Kane Williamson is the Man of the Match
The ball held on the surface a little bit, I think the guys at the top were brilliant to give us the start and help us build the momentum. Then I think the spinners bowled brilliantly to get us the win. I was just trying to build some partnerships and contribute, happy to time a few balls as well today but it was a real team effort.
Kane Williamson New Zealand Captain
Looks a good surface. Some good lessons from the defeat. Hopefully we can build on it today. We know how strong they are. Played them recently. For us the focus is on our plans. Same team.
Balbirnie Ireland Captain
Going to bowl first. Looks a good surface, should stay good for 40 overs. Last push for us, will see where we are at the end. We’re proud of our wins, and don’t see it as giantkillers anymore, just see them as wins for ourselves. Same XI as the last game.
New Zealand vs Ireland Cricket Highlights today. 37th Match, Group 1, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Thursday 04-11-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Pitch Report and Condition
This pitch is smack-bang in the middle of the ground. Looks a pretty good one. Always an inviting place to come as a batter. It’s a fresh pitch, and looks among the best I’ve seen. It’s evenly grassed and quite firm. Runs to be had.
Ireland won the TOSS and chose ball first
New Zealand Line-up
Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little