Twitter erupts as Nicholas Kirton leads Canada to historic win over Ireland in T20 World Cup 2024

Jun 8, 2024

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In an exhilarating contest at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, Canada emerged victorious against Ireland by 12 runs in Match 13 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. After winning the toss, Ireland elected to bowl first, putting Canada into bat.

Nicholas Kirton takes Canada to a respectable total

Canada’s innings started with a cautious approach, but they managed to post a competitive total of 137 for 7 in their 20 overs. Nicholas Kirton was the standout performer with the bat, scoring a crucial 49 off 35 balls, including three fours and two sixes. Shreyas Movva provided valuable support with a steady 37 off 36 deliveries.

Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Canada managed to maintain a decent run rate, thanks to contributions from Aaron Johnson (14) and Pargat Singh (18). Ireland’s bowlers had a mixed day, with Craig Young and Barry McCarthy both picking up two wickets each, while Mark Adair and Gareth Delany chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Disciplined bowling keep Ireland at bay

In response, Ireland’s chase got off to a shaky start as they lost wickets early. The Canadian bowlers kept the pressure on with disciplined bowling and sharp fielding. Jeremy Gordon was the pick of the bowlers for Canada, claiming 2 wickets for just 16 runs in his 4 overs. Dillon Heyliger also impressed with figures of 2 for 18. Despite a resilient knock of 34 off 24 balls from Adair and a fighting 30 off 23 balls from George Dockrell, Ireland fell short of the target, finishing their innings at 125 for 7.

Also READ: Meet Saurabh Netravalkar, the India-born USA cricketer who shocked Pakistan at T20 World Cup 2024

Here is how Twitter reacted:

First win for Canada🇨🇦 in

ODI WC – Beat Bangladesh in 2003
T20 WC – Beat Ireland in 2024

BOTH have come against a full-member team.

— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) June 7, 2024

Bigger World Cups are better World Cups. Canada defeat full member Ireland – two upsets in two days. #T20WorldCup

— Adam Collins (@collinsadam) June 7, 2024

And they did it because it’s their first three letters! 👏🔥

— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) June 7, 2024



— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 7, 2024

Canada win their First World T20 Match.

They beat Ireland by 12 runs.

Ireland has lost both their matches in World T20 so far.

— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) June 7, 2024

Nicholas Kirton bags the Player of the Match award 👊#NicholasKirton #CANvIRE #cricket #T20WorldCup2024 #CricketTwitter

— (@CricketTimesHQ) June 7, 2024

3rd team now winning their maiden game in t20 wc, you love to see it.
Brilliant bowling to defend this total against Ireland.

— arfan (@Im__Arfan) June 7, 2024

Yesterday – USA Beat Pakistan in this T20 World Cup.

Today – Canada Beat Ireland in this T20 World Cup.

– Both teams Registered their first Win against a Test playing nations in World Cup History. 🤯🙌

— Tanuj Singh (@ImTanujSingh) June 7, 2024

Canada have provided yet another shock in the #T20WorldCup. They’ve beaten Ireland by 12 runs. Two test playing nations beaten by associate nations in consecutive days! What a tournament! #IREvCAN

— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) June 7, 2024

After the USA, Canada has won. Jyada promotion ho gaya Cricket ka.

— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 7, 2024

Also READ: T20 World Cup 2024 – Saurabh Netravalkar’s sister pens a heartwarming post after USA cricketer’s heroics against Pakistan

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