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5 factors from Canada's maiden T20 World Cup win

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Last updated on 07 Jun 2024 | 06:30 PM
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5 factors from Canada's maiden T20 World Cup win

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Young dismantles Canada’s top-order

The New York surface was always going to misbehave and Craig Young made the most of it. Canada lost four wickets inside nine overs and two of those came from Young. 

Kirton and Movva’s match-winning stand

Having lost four wickets for 53 runs, Canada needed a rescue partnership and it came from Nicholas Kirton (35-ball 49) and Shreyas Movva (36-ball 37).

The two scored 75 runs—the second-highest fifth-wicket stand for Canada in the 20-over format. Thanks to them, Canada posted an above-par score of 137 and became the first team to cross the 100-run mark at this venue.

Stirling fails again

Paul Stirling has been in terrible form in T20s this year. The Ireland skipper has managed only 162 runs across 10 innings at an average of 16.2 and a strike rate of 115.7.

In the first game against India, the opener got out for 2, top-edging one to the wicketkeeper while trying to pull the wrong length. He got out in a similar fashion against Jeremy Gordon after scoring 9 off 17 deliveries.

Gordon, Heyliger get their lengths right

It was Gordon and Dillon Heyliger who killed the game in the second innings. The two big fast bowlers hardly went full and made full use of the surface.

While Gordon picked up 2/16 in his four overs, Heyliger finished with figures of 2/18.

Dockrell, Adair try their best

Ireland were 59/6 at one stage, but that’s when George Dockrell (23-ball 30) and Mark Adair (24-ball 34) started putting up a fight.

The two added 62 runs but were left with a bit too much to do. They couldn’t stop Canada from winning its first T20 World Cup.

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