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Canada Stuns Ireland by 12 Runs in T20 World Cup Upset

June 8, 2024
Canada Stuns Ireland

In a stunning upset, Canada defeated cricket powerhouse Ireland by 12 runs in their ICC T20 World Cup Group A match on Friday. This victory marks Canada’s first-ever win in the prestigious tournament.

Electing to bat first, Canada posted a competitive total of 137 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Opener Nicholas Kirton led the charge with a brilliant 49 runs off just 35 balls. Shreyas Movva also chipped in with a valuable knock of 37 runs.

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Ireland, chasing a modest target, faltered in their pursuit. The Canadian bowlers displayed exceptional discipline, restricting the Irish batsmen throughout their innings. Medium pacers Jeremy Gordon and Dillon Heyliger emerged as the bowling heroes, claiming two wickets apiece for economical figures of 16 and 18 runs respectively.

Despite a late fightback from George Dockrell (30* off 23 balls), Ireland fell short of the target, managing only 125 runs for 7 wickets. This historic win for Canada sends shockwaves through the cricketing world and serves as a testament to the team’s growing potential.

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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