Twenty20 worldwide collection: Dominant New Zealand hammer Eire by 88 runs in Belfast

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Dan Cleaver
Dane Cleaver top-scored with the bat for New Zealand
Second Twenty20 worldwide, Stormont:
New Zealand 179-4 (20 overs): Cleaver 78 not out, Allen 35; Little 2-31, Younger 2-34
Eire 91 all out (13.5 overs): Adair 27; Bracewell 3-5, Sodhi 3-21
New Zealand received by 88 runs
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Michael Bracewell received a hat-trick as New Zealand hammered Eire by 88 runs within the second of three Twenty20 internationals in Belfast.

The vacationers noticed Dane Cleaver hit an unbeaten 78, with Finn Allen making 35 of their complete of 179-4.

Mark Adair and Craig Younger took two wickets every for the hosts.

Adair then posted 27 late on for Eire, however Ish Sodhi and Bracewell took three wickets apiece as Eire had been all out for 91.

New Zealand received the opening match by 31 runs and the edges will return to Stormont on Friday for the ultimate match of the collection, with Eire nonetheless on the lookout for a first-ever win over New Zealand.

Eire, chasing 180 to win, collapsed to 91 inside 14 overs and had been all-but-beaten when off-spinner Bracewell eliminated tailenders Adair, Barry McCarthy and Younger with successive deliveries.

In doing so, he turned solely the third New Zealand bowler to take a hat-trick at this degree, following pacemen Jacob Oram and Tim Southee.

Eire, unchanged from the opening match, received the toss and elected to bowl, however the guests had 44 runs on the board earlier than their first wicket fell.

New Zealand had been effectively of their rhythm on 123 when Craig Younger took his second wicket, and his facet’s third, earlier than the fourth wicket fell with the vacationers 171-4 and an over to play.

Eire started their response strongly with Paul Stirling hitting 11 from the primary over, earlier than falling for 21 to go away Eire on 23-1 after three overs.

The house facet’s wickets started to tumble quickly after that, with Gareth Delany, George Dockrell and Younger all out for a duck.

Adair made a struggle of it, along with his 27 coming off 22 balls, as New Zealand’s bowlers as soon as once more proved to be too sturdy for his or her hosts.

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