New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs in match number 37 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, November 4. Later in the day, they became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament.
Australia beat Ireland by 42 runs in match number 31 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba in Brisbane on Monday, October 31. Batting first after losing the toss in the Group 1 Super 12 game, the Aussies posted an impressive 179 for 5 on the board in their 20 overs. Aaron Finch led from the front with 63 off 44 balls, while Marcus Stoinis contributed 35 in 25 balls. In response, Ireland were held to 137 all out in 18.1 overs.
Ireland stunned England by five runs via the D/L method in match number 20 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Wednesday, October 26. Bowling first after winning the toss in the Group 1 Super 12 clash, England held Ireland to 157 all out. However, their batting disappointed again. They were 105 for 5 after 14.3 overs when rain forced the game to an end. Ireland were declared winners, being ahead on the DLS score.
Sri Lanka defeated Ireland by nine wickets in Match number 15 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Sunday, October 23. Ireland batted first after winning the toss, but only managed to put up 128/8 on the board. Sri Lanka then got home in the chase in 15 overs.
Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets in the match number seven of the T20 World 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday, October 19. Curtis Campher came up with a brilliant all-round effort to guide Ireland to an important winning following their defeat against Zimbabwe.
Sikandar Raza smashed 82 off only 48 balls as Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 31 runs in a Group B encounter of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 17. Zimbabwe were sent into bat by Ireland after they lost the toss. They got off to a poor start, losing four wickets for 79 by the halfway stage. Regis Chakabva (0), Craig Ervine (9), Wesley Madhevere (22) and Sean Williams (12) were all back in the hut.
Deepak Hooda became only the fourth Indian batter to smash a T20I ton after Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul on Tuesday (June 28). The big-hitter smashed 104 off 57 balls in the second T20I of the two-match series against Ireland at The Village in Dublin. Hooda and Sanju Samson (77 off 42) added 176 runs for the second wicket, the highest-ever partnership for India in T20Is. India put up a mammoth 225 for 7 batting first. However, Ireland gave them a close run, in the end falling just short.
India got the better of Ireland by seven wickets in the first T20I of the two-match series at The Village in Dublin on Sunday. In a game that was reduced to 12 overs per team, India sent Ireland into bat after winning the toss. Ireland did well to post 108 for 4 after losing three wickets for 22. Harry Tector stood out for the hosts with an unbeaten 64 off 33 balls. He hit six fours and three sixes in his excellent innings.
Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie has said that being a full ICC member doesn’t feel like anything more than a name. Balbirnie pointed out that although Ireland were granted Test status in 2018, they have only played three Tests so far, the last of which was against England more than two years back.