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186 runs target from New Zealand
In this match New Zealand team lost the toss and batted first. Meanwhile openers Finn Allen (32) and Devon Conway (28) got off to a brilliant start. After this, skipper Kane Williamson came in at number three and played an innings of 61 off 35 balls. In between, Darrell Mitchell scored 31 runs off 21 balls. Thus the New Zealand team scored 185 for 6.
Ireland’s fast bowler Joshua Little did a brilliant bowling performance. He took his second hat-trick of this World Cup. Joshua drove Kane Williamson, Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner into the tent. Joshua bowled 4 overs in this match, in which he took 3 wickets for 22 runs.
Ireland lost the match by 35 runs
Chasing the target of 186 runs, Ireland got off to a good start. Paul Stirling scored 37 off 27 balls. While the other opener and captain Andrew Balburnie scored 30 runs off 25 balls. Apart from this, not a single batsman could score runs. In this way the team of Ireland could score only 150 runs for 9 wickets. Thus Ireland lost the match by 35 runs. Loki Ferguson took 3 wickets.
Can New Zealand be eliminated after this win?
Fans are now trying to find out the answer to this question, can the New Zealand team exit the race for the semi-finals despite this win? The answer is yes, Kiwis can be eliminated. But for this, Australia will have to win the last remaining match by a margin of around 185 runs. Along with this, England also have to beat Sri Lanka by almost 128 runs in their last match.