Bracewell hat-trick seals New Zealand T20I win over Eire

Picture Supply : GETTY IMAGES Michael Bracewell celebrates together with his teammates after taking a hat-trick.

Dane Cleaver’s unbeaten 78 and Michael Bracewell’s hat-trick powered New Zealand to an 88-run win over Eire to clinch their Twenty20 collection 2-0 at Stormont on Wednesday.

New Zealand posted 179-4 and bowled out Eire for 91 to safe its fifth straight win over the hosts. The guests beat Eire by 31 runs on Monday after a 3-0 collection win within the one-day internationals at Malahide.

New Zealand can sweep the three-match T20 collection on Friday.

Cleaver’s whole got here off 55 balls and included 5 fours and 4 sixes in simply his second T20 worldwide look. Finn Allen contributed 35 off 20.

Chasing 180, Paul Stirling gave the Irish a quick begin, hitting Mitchell Santner for a six and a 4 within the first over. However towards Lockie Ferguson, he was caught to complete with 21 and go away the hosts at 23 for 1.

Eire managed simply 4 runs for its subsequent two wickets, as Jacob Duffy was dismissed by Gareth Delany for a first-ball duck earlier than Harry Tector (2) was run out.

Ish Sodhi took three wickets for 21 and Eire was at 86 for seven when Bracewell got here on for his first over. The off-spinner had Mark Adair and Barry McCarthy caught within the deep with successive deliveries earlier than Craig Younger sliced to backward level from the subsequent ball as Eire was all out for 91.

Younger and Josh Little took two wickets apiece for Eire.

(Inputs AP)

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