New Zealand became the first team to reach the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. New Zealand defeated Ireland by 35 runs in the match played at the Adelaide Oval on Friday and became the first team in Group 1 to reach the semi-finals with 7 points.
New Zealand defeated Ireland by 35 runs | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
Batting first, New Zealand scored 185 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs, in response to which the Irish team could only score 150 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Ireland had the remotest of chances of qualifying for the semi-finals had they been able to win and somehow take their net run-rate above New Zealand’s.