Bracewell's unbeaten century guided New Zealand to win against Ireland

Sunday’s first one-day international between New Zealand and Ireland ended in a thrilling one-wicket victory for New Zealand with one ball remaining, thanks to Michael Bracewell’s undefeated century. At 120-5 and needing 20 runs off the last over with only one wicket left, New Zealand, which was chasing 301 to win, was in a terrible situation.

Although the Black Caps completed with a score of 305-9, Bracewell struck Craig Young for 24 off five balls in a row (4, 4, 6, 4, 6), leaving him 127 not out.

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At the Malahide field outside Dublin, Ireland’s Harry Tector earlier scored 113, his first ODI hundred, in the hosts’ final score of 300-9.