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'Pitch got slower in second half': Canada’s Zafar after Ireland win

Updated on: 09 June,2024 07:04 AM IST  |  New York
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After putting on 137-7 in the first half, Canada restricted the Irish batters to 125 for seven to eke out their first-ever win of the tournament

'Pitch got slower in second half': Canada’s Zafar after Ireland win

Canada’s Saad Bin Zafar (right) celebrates the wicket of Ireland’s Harry Tector with teammates in New York on Friday. Pic/AFP

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Canada captain Saad Bin Zafar on Friday said the pitch at the Nassau County ground got slower in the second half of their T20 World Cup match against Ireland which they won by 12 runs.


After putting on 137-7 in the first half, Canada restricted the Irish batters to 125 for seven to eke out their first-ever win of the tournament.


“The wicket got a bit slow today, so it worked to our advantage. We gambled with an extra spinner and I feel both myself and Junaid [Siddiqui] bowled really well,” Zafar said at the post-match presentation.


The pitch at this venue has been in spotlight for being tough to bat on, since it has produced very low-scoring games.

“One game at a time, we need to enjoy this win and come back strong against Pakistan. We are here to play positive cricket,” Zafar said while talking about his team’s show.

“[It’s a] very proud moment for the team. The way Kirton and Movva batted, we knew we had a good total to defend. We needed a good performance from the bowling unit and I am so proud of my bowlers for putting their hand up and delivering,” he said.

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