T20 World Cup 2024: Inexperienced Canada register 12-run win against Ireland

Canadian bowlers successfully defend 138-run target to register maiden victory

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Andrew Balbirnie of Ireland hits out during the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between Canada and Ireland at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 07, 2024 in New York, New York. — AFP

Inexperienced Canada registered a 12-run victory against Ireland in the 13th match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York on Friday.

The Canadians had a poor start as the Irish bowlers dominated the first innings and removed their top order in the first nine overs for just 53 runs. 

It looked like yet another low-scoring encounter in New York but Nicholas Kirton and Shreyas Movva saved them.

The two batters combined for a crucial 75-run partnership which steered Canada to a defendable total. Kirton played a commendable knock, missing out on his well-deserving half-century by just one run as he got out after scoring 49 runs on 35 balls.

However, Movva remained on the wicket till the last ball and helped his team conclude their innings at 137-7.

For Ireland, Craig Young and Barry McCarthy took two wickets each while Gareth Delany and Mark Adair managed to get one each.

Earlier, Ireland's skipper Paul Stirling won the toss and opted to bat first.