NZ vs IRE: New Zealand registered a series whitewash against Ireland after winning the third consecutive ODI by just 1 run. In what was a last-ball thriller, nobody knew who would get over the line till the very end of the game. Batting first, New Zealand managed to score a mammoth 360 runs in the first innings.
Martin Guptill set the foundation with a 115-run knock off just 126 balls, a knock which was laced with 15 fours and 2 sixes. Finn Allen also provided valuable support with 33 runs in 28 balls. Later, Latham chipped in with 30 off 26, while Henry Nicholls made a solid knock of 79 runs in 54 balls, a knock which had 7 fours and 3 sixes.
Coming in at number three, Glenn Phillips also produced a beautiful knock of 47 runs in 30 deliveries, including 5 fours and 2 sixes. For Ireland, Joshua Little picked 2 wickets but went for 84 runs in 10 overs. In pursuit of the score, Paul Sterling kept the game in the team with a sensational knock of 120 runs in just 103 balls. His knock was laced with 14 fours and 5 sixes.
Harry Tector, continued his fine form as he produced another gem of a knock on Friday. He amassed 108 runs in 106 balls, including 7 fours and 5 sixes. Lorcan Tucker (14 off 15) and George Dockrell (22 off 17) also made notable contributions with the bat.
Needing in 10 runs off the last over, Young scored a boundary on the third ball but got run-out on the very next ball. The next two balls had two runs, thereby losing the game by just 1 run.
NZ vs IRE Brief Scores: New Zealand 360 for 6 (Guptill 115, Nicholls 79, Little 2-84) beat Ireland 359 for 9 (Stirling 120, Tector 108, Henry 4-68, Santner 3-71) by one run
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