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216/10 (48)
219/7 (38.1)
NZ won by 3 wickets
Player of the match: Michael Bracewell
 
That's all we have from this match. Do check Sportskeeda for the latest sports-related news and match commentaries. Until next time, it is goodbye from me, Lavil Saldanha and my colleagues Pradeep, Rishabh and Bidipto, SEE YA!
Tom Latham (New Zealand captain): Winning the toss and bowling upfront was pretty crucial. Jacob Duffy and Matt Henry set the tone for us with the new ball. Very happy to have restricted them to only 216. Finn Allen played positive cricket, it was a shaky start but we played really well to put the pressure back on them. Michael showed good composure at a position he is not used to and has performed really so far. Hopefully he continues doing so for us in times to come
Andrew Balbarnie (Ireland captain): When the ball was nipping for 20 overs on the bounce, our batter tried to put runs on the board but in the end, it wasn't enough for them. We could have had a few guys forging a good partnership with George Dockrell down the order and could have scored 230-240 on the board. He is a huge guy and hits it pretty long. Andy McBrine at the top of the order also batted well. We weren't a hundred per cent on the field and that's why we are disappointed after losing this game
Michael Bracewell has been adjudged the Player of the Match for his splendid all-round performance, 2-26 with the ball and then a crucial 42 with the bat!

Michael Bracewell: 
We got off to a great start, Henry set the tone with three maidens in a row as a bowling unit and Jacob was outstanding at the start. McBrine and Tector have played well the other day, fortunately enough it was a different wicket and swung for us a bit more. I think we're able to extract some turn as well as a spin bowling unit. Really pleased to see the game through, it's one of those days, you're always in a chance as a bowling side.
New Zealand win the match by 3 wickets and win the 3-match ODI series 2-0

Finn Allen: 60(58b) | Tom Latham: 55(78b)
Mark Adair: 2/29 (5 overs) | Simi Singh: 2/51 (8.1 overs)

A good win for New Zealand as they have their hands over the elusive trophy. This win seemed very unlikely if you tuned in earlier in this innings as New Zealand lost two wickets for nought with Martin Guptill and Will Young being dismissed for first-ball ducks. Post that, it was Finn Allen and Tom Latham who took the responsibility for scoring the bulk of the runs as the duo put together 101 runs for the third wicket. 

Finn Allen scored his first ODI half-century but was dismissed soon. Henry Nicholls stayed at the crease for a while but was done by an excellent run-out from Curtis Campher who was stationed at deep backward square leg. Glenn Phillips was looking to go hell for leather before he chopped it back onto his stumps and brought about a premature end to his innings. Latham got his 50 and was dismissed soon after. When all seemed far away, Michael Bracewell played an excellent knock of 42 runs and took his team over the line.

New Zealand bowlers tried hard, but couldn't get much out of the surface like their Kiwi counterparts. Simi Singh and Mark Adair led the bowling charts as they picked up two wickets, with Adair shaking the Kiwi batting lineup by dismissing their number 1 and 3 off consecutive deliveries. Curtis Campher and Craig Young chipped in with a wicket each, while the latter also contributed a run-out to account for the wicket of Henry Nicholls. 

With this win, New Zealand has won 10 points and has registered 80 points in the ICC CWC Super League Table. Let's now go down to the presentation ceremony to see what the captains and the Play of the match has to say  
38.1 Simi Singh to Michael Bracewell, SIX! FINISHES THINGS IN STYLE! Game, set and match. New Zealand win the second ODI and seal the series as well. Good length, tossed up on the stumps, Bracewell shimmies down the track and another clean hit from him as he PUMMELS it way over long-on for a maximum.
New Zealand need 4 runs to win in 12 overs. Once again, it is Bracewell who is at the crease and will be taking his side over the line. Good bowling from Ireland who will hold their heads high after this performance but will be disappointed not taking their chances in this game.
38
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209 /7 score
2
0
1
0
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1
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cricket bat icon Michael Bracewell *
36 (39)
cricket bat icon Matt Henry
3 (3)
cricket ball icon Joshua Little
0 /25
37.6 Josh Little to Michael Bracewell, back of a length on the middle and leg, Bracewell on the backfoot tucked it to deep square-leg for a single.
37.6 Josh Little to Michael Bracewell, FIVE WIDES! Horrendous delivery, full and way down the leg-side, the keeper with a full length dive doesn't stop it, runs down to fine-leg for a boundary.
37.5 Josh Little to Michael Bracewell, LOUD SHOUT FOR LBW, NOT GIVEN! Length delivery on the fourth stump, Bracewell moves across off-stump to whip but misses, clips the back pad and goes to the keeper. Balbirnie reviews it, UltraEdge confirms there was nothing off the bat and the impact was way outside the off-stump and Ireland burn a review.
37.4 Josh Little to Michael Bracewell, back of a length on the fourth stump, Bracewell on the backfoot rides the bounce into the off-side.
37.3 Josh Little to Matt Henry, OH! Flies wide of gully, length delivery on the outside off, Henry goes to drive on the up, goes aerial towards deep backward point for a single.
37.2 Josh Little to Matt Henry, length delivery from around the wicket, on the fifth stump, Henry has a loose waft it and gets beaten.
37.1 Josh Little to Matt Henry, back of a length delivery on the outside off, Henry on his toes, punched it in the gap, through the covers as they come back for a brace.
New Zealand, in a bid to finish the match in a canter, is making a hash out of this game. They have conceded another wicket to Simi Singh and now have Michael Bracewell as the only specialist batter out in the middle. New Zealand need 13 runs in 13 overs
37
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197 /7 score
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0
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cricket bat icon Michael Bracewell *
29 (35)
cricket bat icon Mitchell Santner
6 (11)
cricket ball icon Simi Singh
2 /38
36.6 Simi Singh to Michael Bracewell, SIX! BOOM! Punishes Simi for that mistake. Length delivery, fired on to the stumps, Bracewell clears his front foot and DISPATCHES it way over deep square-leg fence for a huge maximum.
36.6 Simi Singh to Michael Bracewell, good length delivery, just outside off, Bracewell gets forward and firmly defends it into the off-side. Late call from the umpire, Simi has overstepped and it's called a NO-BALL!
36.5 Simi Singh to Michael Bracewell, pushed it through, slides the length delivery into Bracewell, he leans to defend but gets the inside edge on to his pad.