Ireland Cricket Team: The T20 World Cup 2022 is seeing many exciting matches one after another. In these matches, many big teams have had to face upsets. And now England has also been added to this list.
In the match on Wednesday, 26 October, England lost by five runs to Ireland. With this loss, the road to the semi-finals has become difficult for the English team. Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie looked delighted after the win.
#Ireland captain expressed happiness
Balbirnie said it was an emotional moment after the victory in the match.
We are delighted to have won against tournament favourites. The fans’ support has been incredible. On Friday, we will try to win our match against Afghanistan. We were lucky that the catches we dropped didn’t have much of an impact on the match. However, we still need to improve.
#England’s record against European Teams
As far as England is concerned, the T20I team has not won against any European team. In 2009, it had to face defeat against the Netherlands. In 2014, once again, the team had to face defeat against the Netherlands. Now, with the loss in this match, England has become worse against European teams.
#Ireland equals Srilanka’s record
Ireland’s team also equaled Sri Lanka’s 37-year-old record with this victory. This was Sri Lanka’s first international match at Melbourne’s historic ground, and the team won the same match. Sri Lanka had previously won their first match as a visiting team in 1985.
What happened in the #Ireland vs England match?
For the match, England won the tos and chose to bowl first. Ireland scored 157 runs in 19.2 overs for a loss of 10 wickets. Captain Andrew Balbirnie tallied 62 runs, while Lorcan Tucker scored 34 runs. They shared an important partnership of 82 runs in 57 balls.
As England chased the target, they made a very poor start and lost both openers by 14 runs. Butler dismissed for zero and Hales scored seven runs. Only after that did the team continue to lose wickets at regular intervals.
The match was cancelled when the team scored 105 runs for the loss of five wickets in 14.3 overs, and Duckworth Lewis was used to determine the result.
This victory brought back memories of Ireland’s victory against England in the 2011 ODI World Cup. Josh Little was the star of the bowling for Ireland and he took two wickets in the match.
In the next match, Ireland Cricket Team will face Afghanistan and England will face Australia. This high-voltage match is very crucial for both teams. The losing team will have a difficult time getting to the semi-finals.
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