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Tucker’s 71* Went in Vain As Australia Overpowered Ireland in WT20 Cup

Tucker’s 71* Went in Vain As Australia Overpowered Ireland in WT20 Cup

Key Highlights

  • Ireland won the toss and invited Australia to bat first. 
  • Aaron Finch scored highest runs, 63, including 5 fours and 3 sixes. 
  • Barry McCarthy delivered to take 3 important wickets for the Australians. 
  • Tucker scored maximum runs, 71* for Ireland. 
  • Australia won the match by 42 runs against Ireland, setting a run chase target of 180 runs. 
  • Aaron Finch became the player of the match. 

At the Gabba, Brisbane, the captains of both the teams came up for the toss and Ireland won it. The Irish squad won the toss and chose to bowl first on the fresh pitch as per the latest cricket news. 

To open the batting for Australia, Aaron Finch and David Warner came to the middle to face the bowling of Joshua Little. 

Australia had a poor start and Ireland pacer McCarthy succeeded to take the first wicket of Warner in the 2nd over only. Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh got the first brutal boundary of the innings and they got a score of 14 after 3 overs with a loss of 1 wicket. 

In the 5th over, Finch played his best shot and got the first and crunched another four in the same over. Marsh kept demonstrating his power and continued to hit fours and sixes, crossing the half-century with a score of 53-1 after 7 overs. 

Bringing 28 runs off 22 for Australia, Marsh lost his wicket to McCarthy. Finch stood at his best and helped his team to move the score up to 84-3 after 11 overs and Stoinis took the batting charge. 

Crunching four and six right after coming to the crease, Stoinis efficiently handled the high scoring goal of the team and crossed the score of century, with figures of 108-3 after 14 overs. By the end of 15 overs, Finch moved up to his 50. 

Scoring a huge 63 off 44, Finch lost his wicket to McCarthy and they had a score of 155-4 after 17 overs. 

With Matthew Wade and Tim David on the pitch, Australia created a run score of 179 in 20 overs with a total loss of 5 wickets. 

For the run chase of 180, Stirling and Balbirnie opened the batting attack with Hazlewood on the bowling attack. 

What a wonderful start for Ireland! Balbirnie rocked with smashing the first six in the first over only but he got an early dismissal from Cummins. In the meantime, Stirling stunned Cummins, flicking away the ball for a four and a six. 

Ireland lost wickets much frequently and their score moved up to 35-5 after 5 overs. Delany fueled some hope for the side and with Tucker on side, both helped the team crossing the half-century with a score of 57-5 after 7 overs. 

Tucker smacked two boundaries in the 12th over and the score reached 90-6 after 12 overs. 

With Tucker playing some good shots, the Irish batters managed to shift the score up to 102-7 after 14 overs. In the 16th over, Tucker got to his 50 and by the end of this over, the side moved up to 118-8 after 16 overs. 

The match got wrapped up in 18 overs only and Ireland failed to chase down the target and could just score 137 in 18.1 overs. 

In the AUS VS IRE match, Australia took the lead on the scoreboard by 42 runs. 

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