Ireland edged England by five points in the Super 12 game, with rain playing a role in the second set to tip the game in their favour. Andrew Balbirnie contributed with a 62-run hit from 47 balls while the bowling unit returned opposing batters at regular intervals.
Ireland scripted a shock win over England at the MCG in a T20 World Cup Super 12 match. They were invited to bat by England and shaped the innings into a decent total. Paul Stirling was dropped early in the innings but Andrew Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker forged a crucial partnership to take the team from 21/1 to 103/2. They were heading for a tough goal, but a late collapse forced them to be knocked out for 157 in 19.2 overs.
Conditions were cloudy throughout the match and the Irish leaders used it to their advantage. Joshua Little fired Buttler in the first round and England then lost regular wickets. Little picked two wickets from his lot and was the highest wicket-taker until the rain stopped play. The game turned out to be a close contest as England needed 52 runs from 33 balls before the rain arrived. They were five points behind the DLS scoreline as the game finished with no sign of the rain stopping.
— Cricsimp (@cricsimp) October 26, 2022
And here is the biggest surprise of this World Cup. #ENGvsIRE
— Ashwani Pandey (@Ap2229678Pandey) October 26, 2022
rain rain go away
What an upheaval!
— Karuntej (@Karuntej) October 26, 2022
—Prasanna Venkatesan (@prasreporter) October 26, 2022
I didn’t expect that
—Yasaran Pitawala (@YasaranPitta) October 26, 2022
Ireland beat England in the World Cup, congratulations to Ireland. Well done ✅. #EngvsIre
— Chaudhary Ali Hamza (@iamalihamxa) October 26, 2022
Man, Aussies are lucky.#ENGvsIRE
— Chanzeb Khan (@Chanzeb10659032) October 26, 2022
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