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USA vs IRE 2021: Ireland beat United States by 9 runs in 2nd Twenty20 match

The U.S. upset Ireland with a 26-run win in the opening match, also at Broward County Stadium, on Wednesday.

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk Fort Lauderdale Updated on: December 24, 2021 15:45 IST
The right-handed batsman Lorcan Tucker smashed 84 runs off just 54 deliveries.
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The right-handed batsman Lorcan Tucker smashed 84 runs off just 54 deliveries to be awarded as the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series. (File Photo)

Highlights

  • Ireland scored 150 and was bowled out with one ball remaining. In reply, the U.S. was 141-7.
  • "It was great to get an opportunity to bat that high in the order," says Lorcan Tucker.
  • The teams begin a three-match one-day international series on Sunday, also at Ft. Lauderdale.

Ireland won the 2nd Twenty20 match against United States by 9 runs after the right-handed batsman Lorcan Tucker smashed 84 runs off just 54 deliveries to be awarded as the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series.

The U.S. upset Ireland with a 26-run win in the opening match, also at Broward County Stadium, on Wednesday.

Ireland scored 150 and was bowled out with one ball remaining in the 19th over. In reply, the U.S. was 141-7 in its 20 overs.

Tucker, batting at No. 3 for only the second time, was named man of the series after top-scoring for Ireland in the first match with an unbeaten 57. Curtis Campher took four wickets for 25 runs to lead the Ireland bowlers.

"It was great to get an opportunity to bat that high in the order," Tucker said in a statement from Cricket Ireland.

"When it’s only 150 on the board and a ground with small enough boundaries, you want to take your chances and I think we did that really well in the field. We took wickets at key moments and closed the game out really well."

Saurabh Netravalkar took three wickets for 33 runs for the U.S., which won the toss and sent Ireland in to bat.

The teams begin a three-match one-day international series on Sunday, also at Ft. Lauderdale. Ireland then travels to Kingston, Jamaica in January for three one-day games and a Twenty20 match against West Indies.

(Inputs from PTI)

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