Walk in the park for Kiwis

Walk in the park for Kiwis

The Kiwis first rattled up a healthy 198 for five riding on Redmond’s flourishing start and then skittled out the hapless Irishmen for 115 in 16.4 overs in what turned out to be a lop-sided contest at Trent Bridge.

Andre Botha (28) and opener Gary Wilson (23) were the only two Irish players who could hang around for some time while most of the other batsmen folded up without much of a fight. Nathan McCullum (3/15) and Kyle Mills (2/12) were the pick of the Kiwis bowlers. New Zealand went into their match without the services of three of their top players -- captain Daniel Vettori, Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder -- but it didn’t prove much of a problem for the Kiwis. The Black Caps will take on Pakistan in their next match on Saturday.

Score Board


McCullum c West b McCallan    10
Redmond lbw Cusack    63
Guptill (not out)    45
Styris c O'Brien b McCallan    42
Oram c Botha b Cusack    15
McGlashan b Johnston    5
Franklin (not out)    7
Extras (B-3, LB-4, W-4)    11
Total: (for 5 wkts, 20 overs)    198
Fall of wickets: 1-51, 2-91, 3-152, 4-168, 5-176.
Bowling: Connell 1-0-14-0, Johnston 4-0-43-1, O'Brien 4-0-31-0, McCallan 4-0-33-2, Cusack 4-0-43-2, West 3-0-27-0.


Porterfield (run out)    1
Wilson c Franklin b Styris    23
N O'Brien c Oram b Mills    3
Botha (run out)    28
K O'Brien c Franklin b N McCullum    2
Mooney (run out)    12
Cusack c B McCullum b N McCullum20
Johnston (run out)    14
McCallan lbw N McCullum    0
West b Mills    8
Connell (not out)    1
Extras (LB-2, W-1)    3     
Total (all out, 16.4 overs)    115
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-15, 3-57, 4-58, 5-67, 6-86, 7-104, 8-104, 9-112.
Bowling: Mills 2.4-0-12-2, Franklin 3-0-17-0, Butler 2-0-15-0, Oram 3-0-25-0, Styris 3-0-29-1, N McCullum 3-0-15-3.

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