'Another test side went belly up' - Fans react as Canada beat Ireland in T20 World Cup 2024 to register first-ever win in T20 WC history

Notably, it was only the second match for Canada in the history of the T20 World Cup and they managed to defeat a full-time member Ireland by 12 runs to register the first-ever win in the tournament.

Umesh Sharma
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Canada beat Ireland by 12 runs (File Photo: Internet)

Canada beat Ireland by 12 runs (File Photo: Internet)

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Just another day in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and another World T20 debutant stunned a test-playing nation as Canada outplayed Ireland in the 13th game of the tournament. Both teams took on each other in a Group A game at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

The Ireland skipper Paul Stirling won the toss and asked the Canadians to bat first; batting first, Canada scored 137 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Middle-order batter, Nicholas Kirton played an important knock of 49 runs off 35 balls, with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Later, wicketkeeper-batter Shreyas Movva contributed with 37 runs off 36 balls, with 3 fours.

Craig Young and Barry McCarthy bagged 2 wickets each, alongside one wicket each picked by Mark Adair and Gareth Delany.

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Jeremy Gordon and Dilon Heyliger trap Ireland to push them away from the chase 

While chasing the target, Ireland struggled a lot in surviving against Canada’s bowling attack led by Jeremy Gordon and Dilon Heyliger. The Irish side kept losing wickets at regular intervals. George Dockrell and Mark Adair were the only two Irish batters to cross the individual mark of 30+ runs, scoring 30 and 34 runs, respectively.

Ireland failed to chase down the target and they were restricted by Canada to a total of 125 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the entire 20 overs.

Eventually, Canada won the match by a margin of 12 runs and registered their first-ever victory in their journey to the T20 World Cup. Notably, Canada are also making their debut in the T20 World Cup with their appearance in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Canada batter Nicholas Kirton won the ‘Player of the Match award for his match-winning knock of 49 runs in his side’s favour.

Here’s how fans reacted to Canada’s 12-run win against Ireland:


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