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T20 World cup 2022, R1, Gr B, SCO v IRE: Campher's 72*(32) helps Ireland win; Gr B also thrown open

ICC Men's T20 World cup 2022, Round 1, Group B, Scotland v Ireland: Curtis Campher's 72 & 2-9, Michael Jones' 86 and Mark Adair's 1-23 are top performances. Ireland beat Scotland by 6 wickets and move to 3rd place in Group B Points table.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022, Round 1, Group B, Scotland v Ireland: Curtis Campher scored 72 off 32 and took 2-9 against Scotland; Ireland beat Scotland | Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©ICC via Getty)
Curtis Campher scored 72 and took 2-9 against Scotland (Photo: ©ICC via Getty)

Brief Scores: Scotland 176/5 (Jones 86, Berrington 37, Campher 2/9) lost to Ireland 180/4 (Campher 72*, Dockrell 39*, Leask 1/16) by 6 wickets

Player of the Match: Curtis Campher (72 runs in 32 balls & 2-9)

Curtis Campher's 32-ball unbeaten 72-run knock helped Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets in their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Group B Round 1 match at Hobart's Bellerive Oval. Aside from this, George Dockrell scored 39 runs in 27 balls. Moreover, Campher and Dockrell teamed up in the tenth over of Ireland's 177-run chase against Scotland when the team was 61 for 4 after 9.3 overs. At that chances of Ireland winning the match were as minimal as anything, but the Irish duo outperformed all expectations with a come-from-behind victory that kept them in the T20 World Cup.

Scotland batted first and lost a wicket early on, but Michael Jones' brilliant 86-run performance powered the side to 176/5 in 20.0 overs. Campher also performed admirably with the ball, taking two wickets for Ireland. Along with him, Joshua Little and Mark Adair each took one wicket.

The Emotional Irish Crowd

The tiny Ireland crowd in Hobart shed tears of joy when Campher scored the winning runs with one over remaining scoring three back to back boundaries with one over still remaining. While speaking with the presenters, Campher, who was clearly emotional, wasn’t able to express himself and had tears of joy coming out of his eyes.

After winning this close encounter against Scotland who also played brilliantly in this match, Ireland’s all-around performance didn’t let one more upset happen in this year's T20 World Cup. However, Scotland after winning their previous match quite comprehensively against West Indies have managed to still keep them at the number 2 position in Group B of the qualifying stages.

Here are the top three performances from the match between Scotland and Ireland in T20 World Cup 2022.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022, Round 1, Group B, Scotland v Ireland_ Michael Jones' 86 went in vain as Ireland beat Scotland by 6 wickets _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©ICC via Getty)
Michael Jones' 86 went in vain as Ireland beat Scotland (Photo: ©ICC via Getty)

Michael Jones (86 off 55 balls)

Starting the innings for Scotland were George Munsey (1) and Michael Jones (86). While Munsey failed to score any crucial runs apart from the single run he added to Scotland’s scorecard, Michael Jones had some other plans.