Netherlands folded cheaply in their T20 World Cup campaign opener against Ireland, with Curtis Campher being the wrecker-in-chief as he arrested four wickets in four balls. The Dutch side did not have enough runs on the board and Ireland were steady in the chase, wiping off the modest 106-run target with almost five overs to spare. Although pros Kevin O’Brien and skipper Andrew Balbirnie perished early, fluent knocks from Gareth Delany and Paul Stirling saw Ireland home. It was fitting that Curtis Campher hit the winning run after his four in four set up a big win for his team.
That’s the win!
We’ve kicked off our @T20WorldCup campaign with a seven-wicket victory. Fittingly, Curtis Campher hit the winning run!
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— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) October 18, 2021