New Zealand became the first team to reach the semi-finals, qualifying by defeating Ireland.

New Zealand defeated Ireland by 35 runs in match 37 of the 2022 T20 World Cup played at the Adelaide Oval. With this victory, New Zealand have all but confirmed their place in the semi-finals. Apart from this, he is also believed to be confirmed to be at the top of the New Zealand points table.

New Zealand went 185 for 6 in 20 overs, thanks to stormy tackles from Kane Williamson (61) after playing first. In response, the Ireland team was able to score just 150 runs for 9 wickets in the stipulated overs. This was the last Super-12 match for both teams.

Chasing a grand target of 186 runs, the Irish team got off to a great start under Paul Stirling and captain Andrew Balbirnie. Both added 68 runs for the first wicket in 8.1 overs. Balbirnie came out after scoring 30 runs on 25 balls. During this, three sixes came off his bat.

Following this, Sterling also returned to the arena in the 10th over. He scored 37 runs on 27 balls with the help of three fours and one six. After the dismissal of these two, the Ireland team was unable to return in the match and lost wickets at regular intervals.

During this, Harry Tector 02, Gareth Dilene 10, Lorcan Tucker 13, Curtis Camphor 07 and Fian Hand were ruled out for 05 runs. George Dockrell scored 23 runs on 15 balls with the help of three fours and narrowed the losing margin somewhat. Apart from this, Mark Adair was also able to score only 05 runs.

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At the same time fast bowler Lockie Ferguson took three wickets for just 22 runs in his four overs for New Zealand. Apart from this, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee each took two wickets.

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