Michael Bracewell's hat-trick helped New Zealand to defeat Ireland in an 88-run victory during the second T20 at Belfast with a hat-trick. Ireland was chasing 180 for triumph but couldn't even score a century. They were all out within 14 overs. Bracewell gave an excellent performance where he smoothly removed Craig Young, Mark Adair, and Barry MvCarthy. With this, he has become the third New Zealand bowler who has managed a hat-trick to this level.
Ireland was chasing runs with a good pace and style and opener Paul Stirling crushed spinner Mitchell Santner for a 4 and 6 in the first over. When NZ was in the fifth over with 44/1, Cleaver dealt with 55 balls with 5 fours, and 4 sixes after he got the bat into his hand. Also, this is supposed to be his second T20 international.