It was a good performance. Getting 180 was a decent score on that wicket. We knew we had to lay the foundation early and couldn’t risk being 4-5 down. Just a little bit of hammy tightness, he (Tim David) sat out as a precaution. It is nice when it works like that (not opening with Starc), doesn’t always work but there’s a lot of time and planning that goes into it, sometimes you look great and sometimes you look stupid, you take the good with the bad in this format.
It was hardly fought. The first innings got away, we bowled well but a couple of overs didn’t go our way and certainly didn’t get the start with the bat, but to show the fight at the end was nice. Looking at the scoreboard we thought it wasn’t against us, again the wickets column was a problem and who knows if someone had stayed with Tucker. He has had a really good World Cup and these wickets here suit him.
Player of the Match is Aron Finch
It wasn’t the easiest wicket, it was a lot slower than what we expected. They changed their pace really well and bowled a lot of cutters early in the innings, it was hard to get a rhythm and we did well to get 180. Not at all (felt the pressure). The support from the change room and support staff has been unbelievable. T20 is a high risk game, sometimes you get it off the middle and sometimes you don’t.
Australia vs Ireland Cricket Highlights today. 31th Match, Group 1, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Monday 31-10-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Ireland won the toss and decided ball first
Australia Playing XI
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Ireland Playing XI
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Fionn Hand, Joshua Little
Head to Head In T20I’s: 1
Australia Won: 1
Ireland Won: 0
Australia T20I Rankings: 6th
Ireland T20I Rankings: 12th