July 3, 2010

ICC WCL Division One: Kenya vs Ireland

Third match of the ICC WCL Division One was played between Kenya and Ireland at Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam, NED. Ireland won the toss & elected to field first.

Kenya gave a bad start with a poor run rate. They even kept on loosing wickets in regular intervals. No one long lasted so that they could have helped the team to put up a good total. Kenya by 45.3 overs, lost all its wickets and ended up putting a total score of just 163 runs. All the bowlers of Ireland had a good economy rate.

Ireland needed just 164 runs in 50 overs to win their opening match in ICC WCL division one. Even they gave a poor start, by 8.2 overs, they had scored only 28 runs. After the fall of their 1st wicket, there came a big partnership of 137 runs between Paul Stirling and Alex Cusack. In 39.5 overs, Ireland chased the target successfully and won the match by 7 wickets. They scored 164 runs and had lost only 3 wickets. Alex Cusack won the the man of the match award for his brilliant performance both with the bat and ball. He was unbeaten scoring 59 runs and also took 2 wickets.

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