Ireland v New Zealand

At the Guardian, Mike Selvey is weeping “for the ghosts of calypsos past”.. but the cricket goes on. Ireland face New Zealand today hoping to emulate Bangladesh’s win against South Africa – cabin fever was to blame apparently – and move away from the bottom of the table. They’ve also received a surprise donation. 2.30pm start, coverage via the usual suspects, either over by over, or scorecard, or radio commentary. Adds NZ win toss, will bat first. Then NZ 263-8 from 50 overs. Expensive final overs again, 53 runs from the last four. Now Ireland 134 all out from 37.4 overs. Skittled in the end. Once the O’Briens’ partnership was broken Ireland were always going to struggle. Trent Johnston’s dismissal sealed it.

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