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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Northern Knights vs Munster Reds: Inter-Provincial Series 2021 IP20:- Match 6

Northern Knights vs Munster Reds
Northern Knights vs Munster Reds
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The 6th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series IP20 2021 will take place between Munster Reds and Northern Knights at the Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin, Dublin.

LIVE - Northern Knights vs Munster Reds- Match 6

Current Form Northern Knights:

Northern Knights have beaten Leinster Lightning in their second match of IP20 tournament by 22 runs.

After losing the toss, Northern Knights were asked to bat first and they put on a huge total of 174 for 7 in 20 overs.

Luke Georgeson and James McCollum provided a flying start to Northern Knights. They added quick 37 runs for the first wicket partnership. Ruhan Pretorius was promoted to number 3 and he didn't disappoint. He made 31 off 25 balls. Harry Tector disappointed once again and was dismissed for 3 by David O'Halloran. John Matchett and Ross Adair in the lower order provided the much needed acceleration and took the team's total past 170. For Leinster Lightning, Joshua Little picked up 3 wickets for 26 runs in his spell.

Chasing 174, Leinster Lightning lost Kevin O'Brien early on in the innings. Simi Singh also failed to provide the start he is known for and got dismissed for 10. Andrew Balbirnie at number 3 made a strong impact with his 42 off 33 balls but he was losing partners at the other end on important occaaions. George Dockrell could not be the hero for Leinster Lightning as he perished for 7. After his dismissal, the chasing team simply collapsed from  41 for 1 to 73 for 6. Barry McCarthy and Joshua Little played cameos in the lower order but they weren't enough as Leinster Lightning were restricted to 152 for 8 in 20 overs, losing the match by 22 runs. For Northern Knights, Ben White picked up 3 wickets for 27 runs in his spell and played an important role in his team's victory over Leinster Lightning.

Current Form Munster Reds:

Munster Reds beat North West Warriors in their second game of the IP20 tournament by 6 wickets.

North West Warriors won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a terrible start losing William Porterfield and Nathan McGuire early on in the innings. Shane Getkate soon followed the suit and the scoreboard read 7 for 3. When North West Warriors looked in deep trouble, William McClintock came to the crease and smashed 23 off 18 balls to give hope for a respectable total.

Andy Mcbrine also played his part in the middle order and made 41 off 30 balls. He got dismissed by Josh Manly at an important time. Jared Wilson down the order played a cameo of 28 in 12 balls to take the total to 146 for 9 in 20 overs.

Chasing 146, Munster Reds lost Peter Moor and Jack Carty early on in the innings. Murray Commins picked up from where he left in the last innings and helped score the vital runs for his team. Fionn Hand was promoted up the order and he scored 16 off 21 balls before being dismissed by Graham Kennedy.

Murray Commins continued to find the gaps and he found an apt partner in Matt Ford. Both stitched a partnership of 35 runs before Commins was holed out to Nathan McGuire after making a valuable contribution of 44 runs. Matt Ford continued to counter attack and kept collecting the important boundaries. He made an unbeaten 39 off 25 balls to win the match for his team in the 18th over by 6 wickets.

 Let's have a look at the squads:

Northern Knights: Harry Tector (capt), Mark Adair, James Cameron-Dow, David Delany, Luke Georgeson, Jeremy Lawlor, Graeme McCarter, James McCollum, Ruhan Pretorius, Neil Rock, Ben White.

Munster Reds: Aaron Cawley, Murray Commins, Gareth Delany, Greg Ford, Matt Ford, Fionn Hand, Tyrone Kane, Seamus Lynch, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin, PJ Moor, Amish Sidhu

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Munster Reds

Who will win? Munster Reds

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Luke Georgeson (Northern Knights), Murray Commins (Munster Reds)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Ben White (Northern Knights), Josh Manly (Munster Reds)

Most Sixes – Luke Georgeson (Northern Knights), Tyrone Kane (Munster Reds)

Player of the Match- Tyrone Kane (Munster Reds)

Team Scores Batting first - Northern Knights 140+, Munster Reds 160+

Match Handicap: Munster Reds

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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