New Zealand beat West Indies by five wickets in first T20

New Zealand beat West Indies by five wickets in first T20

Auckland New Zealand beat West Indies by five wickets in the rain-fed first T20 cricket match on Friday by Duckworth Lewis, with the help of Lockie Ferguson's superb fast bowling and Jimmy Neesham's unbeaten 48 runs. Neesham scored his highest score in T20 cricket and shared a 77-run partnership with Devon Conway (41). He also shared an unbroken 39-run partnership with Mitchell Santner (31 not out) to lead New Zealand to victory with four balls to spare. The West Indies batting first scored 180 for seven wickets while the match was reduced to 16 overs per team due to rain.

In response, New Zealand scored 176 for five, losing the revised target by five wickets. Captain Kieron Pollard scored an unbeaten 75 off 37 balls for the West Indies, hitting four sixes and eight fours in his innings. The rain disrupted the Caribbean innings three times. Ferguson took a wicket on the very first ball and took one more wicket in the same over. He took five wickets for 21 runs. He became the second Kiwi bowler after Tim Southee to take five wickets in a T20 match.

New Zealand had lost four wickets for 63 runs at one time. After this new player Conway played Neesham very well. After Conway's dismissal, Neesham and Santner took over the innings and led the team to victory.

Bad news for Ireland between ODI series from Afghanistan, death of this legendary cricketer

Bad news for Ireland between ODI series from Afghanistan, death of this legendary cricketer

One day series between Afghanistan and Ireland is being played in UAE. Ireland are trailing 1-0 in the 3 ODIs series. But this is not the only thing that hurts Ireland. Even bigger shock has come from the demise of one of his former cricketers.

Yes, the news from Ireland is very disappointing for the Irish team. It is reported that former Ireland cricketer Roy Torrance has passed away. He was 72 years old, Cricket Ireland itself confirmed this news.

Former Ireland cricketer dies

Roy Torrance was an all-rounder. Apart from being a right-handed batsman, he was also a right-arm fast bowler. Torrance played his first match against Middlesex in 1966.

Cricket career was 18 years

Roy Torrance's cricket career was a total of 18 years. He played cricket from 1966 to 1984. During this, he played a total of 30 matches. In these 30 matches, Torrance took 77 wickets at an average of 25.6.

Been manager of Ireland cricket team for 12 years

Even after retiring from cricket, Torrance remained involved with the sport. He became the President of the Irish Cricket Union in the year 2000. Apart from this, in the year 2004, he became the manager of the Ireland Men's Cricket Team. Torrence held the office for 12 years. Former Australian cricketer Roy Torrance was awarded the Aubie at Queens Birthday Honor in 2009.

Big loss for ireland cricket

There is no doubt that the death of Roy Torrance is a big blow to Ireland cricket. It will not be easy to compensate for this loss.

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