Ireland surprised everyone by defeating England in T20 World Cup!


Ireland’s team beat England by 5 runs by Duckworth-Lewis rule and added two important points to their account. Playing first, Ireland’s team got out after scoring 157 runs in 19.2 overs. In reply, England scored 105 for 5 in 14.3 overs. At this time the game was stopped due to rain and the England team was 5 runs behind according to the Duckworth-Lewis rule. The umpires declared Ireland the winner after the game did not start.

England won the toss and decided to bowl which proved to be correct. Ireland opener Paul Stirling was dismissed after scoring 14 runs. From here, captain Balburni and Tucker put together a half-century partnership for the second wicket. Tucker was dismissed after scoring 34 runs. From here, Harry Tector kept walking without opening an account and the series of wickets falling continuously also started. 

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However, Balbirnie stood at one end and scored a half-century. He was dismissed after scoring 62 runs in 47 balls. In this way the entire Irish team was reduced to a score of 157 runs. Mark Wood and Livingstone took 3 wickets each for England.

Playing in reply, England had a poor start. Jos Buttler was out without opening the account. While Alex Hales scored 7 runs. David Malan tried to stay on one end. But Ben Stokes continued on the personal score of 6 runs. Harry Brooke failed to carry on the good start and went on to go on 18 runs. Malan was playing with a pause but in an attempt to play fast, he too got out for 35 runs. At the score of 105 for 5 wickets, rain came and the game stopped. Moeen Ali was at the crease for 24 and Livingstone scored 1. Ireland were 5 runs ahead of the Duckworth-Lewis rule and were declared the winners. Joshua Little took 2 wickets for Ireland.


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