Match Result: Australia won by 42 runs
Player of the Match: Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch Australia captain Says:
It was a good performance. Getting 180 was a decent score on that wicket. We knew we had to lay the foundation early and couldn’t risk being 4-5 down. Just a little bit of hammy tightness, he (Tim David) sat out as a precaution. It is nice when it works like that (not opening with Starc), doesn’t always work but there’s a lot of time and planning that goes into it, sometimes you look great and sometimes you look stupid, you take the good with the bad in this format. It would have been nice, having them 5 for 25 to really push that forward, Tucker played a helluva knock there.
Andy Balbirnie Ireland captain Says:
It was hardly fought. The first innings got away, we bowled well but a couple of overs didn’t go our way and certainly didn’t get the start with the bat, but to show the fight at the end was nice. Looking at the scoreboard we thought it wasn’t against us, again the wickets column was a problem and who knows if someone had stayed with Tucker. He has had a really good World Cup and these wickets here suit him.
Weather and Pitch Report:
The Gabba will provide decent speed and carry, but the bounce should be true and it may be a great location to bat, despite the fact that Bangladesh and Zimbabwe made it appear difficult. There is a slight probability of rain late in the day.
While it is not yet confirmed, it appears like this group is becoming a contest for the second semi-final position, following New Zealand’s stunning win against Sri Lanka. If that is the case, Australia and Ireland are squarely in the fray. It may have seemed strange that these two sides would be level on points heading into this match, but Ireland’s victory against England is one of the reasons things are so close – Ireland enters this match narrowly ahead of the hosts on net run rate.
It will be only the second T20 match between the two nations, following a World Cup meeting in 2012 in which Australia won by seven wickets. Despite the fact that it was ten years ago, Australia will most certainly have five players from that game. Regardless of the England outcome, Australia will be heavy favorites at the Gabba, but there is still enough doubt about their form that nothing can be taken for granted. Marcus Stoinis got them over the line against Sri Lanka, but the washout against England left issues unanswered.
The biggest question is if Steven Smith will be able to return to the team after being forced out before the competition. Australia has gone with a power-heavy lineup – skipper Aaron Finch remarked on Sunday that the squad has batters who can adjust – but in a tournament where the ball is king, there is a case to be made for Smith’s talents.
Ireland would likely be more disappointed by the double-header snub at the MCG since, after defeating England, they would have been confident of putting up another fight against Afghanistan. Captain Andy Balbirnie believed they were one ball away from losing with the way Moeen Ali was playing, but they deserved to win. They will, however, seek to strengthen their middle-order batting after losing 9 for 54.
Given that Australia’s group matches conclude with games against Ireland and Afghanistan, there has been a lot of talk about net run rate, which could still decide qualification, but Finch echoed Glenn Maxwell’s comments from the day before, saying that such a focus can be dangerous and that a position of strength must be earned before it can be exploited. However, in a group with razor-thin margins, it might be critical.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Fionn Hand, Joshua Little
- Match: AUS vs IRE, 31st Match, Super 12 Group 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
- When: Mon, Oct 31, 2022
- Time: 08:00 AM GMT
- Where: The Gabba, Brisbane
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Australia Inning: (20 ovs maximum)
|David Warner||c Adair b McCarthy||3||7||13||0||0||42.85|
|Aaron Finch (c)||c Adair b McCarthy||63||44||87||5||3||143.18|
|Mitchell Marsh||c †Tucker b McCarthy||28||22||28||2||2||127.27|
|Glenn Maxwell||c †Tucker b Little||13||9||18||0||1||144.44|
|Marcus Stoinis||c Dockrell b Little||35||25||41||3||1||140.00|
|Tim David||not out||15||10||15||2||0||150.00|
|Matthew Wade †||not out||7||3||7||1||0||233.33|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 13)||15|
|TOTAL||20 Ov (RR: 8.95)||179/5|
Did not bat: Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (David Warner, 2.1 ov), 2-60 (Mitchell Marsh, 8.1 ov), 3-84 (Glenn Maxwell, 10.5 ov), 4-154 (Aaron Finch, 16.5 ov), 5-160 (Marcus Stoinis, 18.4 ov)
Ireland Inning: (T: 180 runs from 20 ovs)
|Paul Stirling||c Cummins b Maxwell||11||7||11||1||1||157.14|
|Andy Balbirnie (c)||b Cummins||6||7||11||0||1||85.71|
|Lorcan Tucker †||not out||71||48||81||9||1||147.91|
|Harry Tector||c sub (SPD Smith) b Maxwell||6||4||3||1||0||150.00|
|Curtis Campher||b Starc||0||1||5||0||0||0.00|
|George Dockrell||b Starc||0||4||4||0||0||0.00|
|Gareth Delany||c Maxwell b Stoinis||14||10||27||2||0||140.00|
|Mark Adair||st †Wade b Zampa||11||11||13||1||0||100.00|
|Fionn Hand||b Zampa||6||6||10||1||0||100.00|
|Barry McCarthy||c sub (SPD Smith) b Cummins||3||7||16||0||0||42.85|
|Josh Little||run out (Marsh/Maxwell)||1||5||6||0||0||20.00|
|Extras||(b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 4)||8|
|TOTAL||18.1 Ov (RR: 7.54)||137|
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Andy Balbirnie, 1.6 ov), 2-18 (Paul Stirling, 2.2 ov), 3-24 (Harry Tector, 2.6 ov), 4-25 (Curtis Campher, 3.2 ov), 5-25 (George Dockrell, 3.6 ov), 6-68 (Gareth Delany, 9.2 ov), 7-91 (Mark Adair, 12.2 ov), 8-103 (Fionn Hand, 14.2 ov), 9-136 (Barry McCarthy, 17.2 ov), 10-137 (Josh Little, 18.1 ov)