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For his brilliant contribution with bat and ball, Curtis Campher has been awarded the Man of the Match.
The foundation for this win was laid by the Irish bowling. They were very disciplined to restrict UAE to a below-par total and then their opening pair of Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien batted with full control, started slowly and then increased the tempo of their partnership. Their alliance of 90 runs nearly put the chase to bed. A few wickets fells but the victory for Ireland was never in question. The bowling from United Arab Emirates was largely flat in the first 10 overs. Had they picked a few early wickets, the result could have been different. Basil Hameed was the pick of the bowlers with a 3-wicket haul but he was the lone fighter for the home team.
Slight hiccup towards the end but still an easy win for Ireland. Curtis Campher enjoyed a great game with the ball and when his team looked to be heading towards a nervy finish, he emerged with the bat and finished the chase in the three balls he faced.
Basil Hameed to Curtis Campher, There it is! Around off, fuller, hit through covers for a run. IRELAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
Basil Hameed to Curtis Campher, FOUR! That should seal it! Fuller, around off, in the slot and Curtis Campher thumps this one through mid off and gets another boundary.
Basil Hameed to Curtis Campher, FOUR! Could that be the final nail in the coffin for UAE? Looks like Curtis Campher has taken his side home with this boundary. Too short this time, on middle, Curtis Campher shuffles across and pulls this past short fine leg for a boundary.
Curtis Campher walks in next.
Basil Hameed to Kevin O'Brien, OUT! CAUGHT! Is there a twist in this game? Hameed gets his third wicket as Kevin has to go back now. A good knock from him but he falls 4 short of his fifty. This is tossed up, fuller on middle, Kevin O'Brien slams this one towards the long on region and it looks like he has given it enough for it to cross the ropes. It goes high in the air, but straight to Rohan Mustafa who was stationed there. 9 more needed from 10 balls.
The bowler pulls out and gives a long stare to the non-striker. Hmm...
Basil Hameed to Gareth Delany, Shortish, around middle, Gareth Delany makes room and slaps this to sweeper cover for a single.
END OF OVER 18 | 4 Runs & 0 Wkt | IRE 114/2
Zahoor Khan to Gareth Delany, Full, on the off stump, Gareth Delany makes room and carves it towards sweeper covers for a single.
Zahoor Khan to Gareth Delany, Short ball, outside off, Gareth Delany looks to cut but misses. A muted appeal there. No damage done.
Zahoor Khan to Kevin O'Brien, Full ball, on off, Kevin O'Brien makes room and hits it strongly towards the extra cover region. The fielder inside the ring there dives and stops it brilliantly to save crucial 3 runs for his team.
Zahoor Khan to Gareth Delany, Full ball, on off, Gareth Delany drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
Zahoor Khan to Kevin O'Brien, Length ball, around off, Kevin O'Brien makes room again and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
Zahoor Khan (3-0-19-0) is back on.
Zahoor Khan to Kevin O'Brien, Full ball, on off, Kevin O'Brien makes room and looks to hit it towards the off side but fails to get enough bat on that.
END OF OVER 17 | 2 Runs & 0 Wkt | IRE 110/2
Basil Hameed to Gareth Delany, Stumping chance missed! This should have been another wicket for Hameed. A touch shorter, around off, Gareth Delany skips down the track and swings his blade but misses. The ball bounced slightly more than anticipated as it goes over the keeper's gloves and hits him on his body. Delany makes his way back into the crease. 14 more needed in 18 balls.
Basil Hameed to Gareth Delany, Another dot as Delany pushes this to covers.
Basil Hameed to Gareth Delany, Gareth Delany skips down to this shortish ball around leg and just defends it down.
Basil Hameed to Gareth Delany, Around off, a touch short, slashed away but straight to point.
Basil Hameed to Kevin O'Brien, On middle and leg, knocked down towards mid on for one.