T20 World Cup: Updated Points Table Of Group 1 After Australia’s Win Over Ireland | Cricket News | ANewsHub

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Australian gamers have a good time after the win over Ireland© AFP

Australia received their Twenty20 World Cup defence again on monitor with a 42-run win over Ireland  on the Gabba in Brisbane on Monday. Ireland, chasing Australia’s 179-5, had been all out for 137 within the nineteenth over to place Australia degree on 5 factors with leaders New Zealand, who’ve a sport in hand, on the prime of Group 1. England, who play New Zealand on Tuesday, are third, two factors behind Australia however with a superior web run fee, an element that might grow to be essential in a decent group.

Ireland, additionally on three factors, had exterior hopes of reaching the semi-finals earlier than the match however they had been blown away within the chase by the tempo and inswing of Mitchell Starc after which by the scoreboard strain of their 180-run goal. They slumped to 25-5 and handed the World Cup hosts a snug win regardless of an outstanding unbeaten 71 from Lorcan Tucker.

Australia captain Aaron Finch, who gained the person of the match award for his 63 runs, mentioned scoring had not been simple.

“It wasn’t the simplest wicket, it was lots slower than what we anticipated,” Finch mentioned. “They modified their tempo rather well and bowled a whole lot of cutters early within the innings. It was laborious to get a rhythm and we did nicely to get 179.”

Earlier Finch had stormed again into kind together with his 44-ball knock which contained 5 fours and three sixes, answering critics who had referred to as for him to be dropped after a poor run with the bat.

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