Ireland vs England match at the T20 World Cup, has shocked the cricketing fans and specially England. Playing in a spectacular manner Ireland upset England by five runs using the Duckworth-Lewis method here on Wednesday after the game was delayed for the umpteenth time by rain.
Rain in the 15th over spelled the end for England, who had no luck gaining any momentum during the chase. Without contributing much in the opening four overs, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Alex Hales all fell. While Moeen Ali appeared capable of sparking an unlikely comeback, it wasn’t enough when it came down to the DLS that was used when the rains set in.
Dawid Malan and Harry Brook were also unable to get the England innings going. With five of the six teams in Group 1 now having two points, the outcome has left Group 1 wide open. This is Ireland’s first victory in the Super 12 stage of a T20 World Cup.
Chasing 158, England were 105 for 5 in 14.3 overs when the heavens opened up again in the Super 12 match, which witnessed a delayed start due to wet outfield followed by rain.
Ireland vs England T20 World Cup Match: An upset loss England would love to forget
An upset of gigantic proportion at the #T20WorldCup as Ireland defeat England in a MCG thriller to setup a big clash for Jos Buttler’s side against Australia on Friday.
Ireland Vs England Scores T20 World Cup 2022 Match – History Created
- Ireland: 157 all out in 19.2 overs (Andy Balbirnie 62; Liam Livingstone 3/17, Mark Wood 3/34).
- England: 105 for 5 in 14.3 overs (David Malan 35, Moeen Ali 24 not out; Josh Little 2/16).
According to the Duckworth-Lewis method, England were found to be five runs short when the umpires decided to call off the game.
David Malan made 35, while Moeen Ali was unbeaten on 24. For Ireland, Josh Little (2/16) picked up two wickets.
Ireland, still reeling after their Super 12 opening-round loss to Sri Lanka, jumped out to an aggressive start to to Balbirnie’s 40-ball half-century.
From the other end, Tucker provided him with excellent support as they battled Wood and Chris Woakes, two English speed bowlers, with some superb pull shots.
Ireland reached 100 in just 68 balls, and Tucker’s impressive innings was cut short by a surprise run-out.
OIreland attacked the English pacers on a cloudy afternoon after their innings was once stopped by passing showers, with Paul Stirling gaining the lead with an eight-ball 14. (1×4, 1×6).
Following Stirling’s exit in the third over, Tucker and captain Balbirnie accelerated Ireland to 59 for 1 in the Power Play.