Ireland continued their giant-killing act within the T20 World Cup and pulled off one more upset win, defeating England by 5 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method to throw open group 1 of the T20 World Cup right here on Wednesday.
Having stormed into Super 12 by eliminating two-time champions West Indies, Ireland rode on a glowing 47-ball 62 by skipper Andy Balbirnie and regarded for a 180-plus complete earlier than England dragged them again to bowl them out for 157 in 19.2 overs.
Leg-spinner Liam Livingstone triggered the collapse earlier than pacer Mark Wood seized the initiative because the duo returned with three wickets every to disclaim Ireland 15-20 runs further.
Chasing the difficult goal, the 2010 champions have been 105/5 in 14.3 overs, 5 runs in need of the DLS goal of 110 because the play couldn’t be began throughout the cutoff time as a consequence of rain and Ireland accomplished their second win over England in a World Cup.
Eleven years in the past on the ODI World Cup in India, Kevin O’Brien had impressed a shocking win over England on the Chinnaswamy. Overall, this was Ireland’s third win over England with two coming within the ODI format.
The Ireland win has now opened the doorways for Australia as 5 of the six groups within the group now have two factors every.
Left-arm pacer Josh Little swung the brand new ball each methods and dismissed the 2 English openers Jos Buttler (0) and Alex Hales (7) in house of 9 balls.
Fionn Hand then knocked over the damaging Ben Stokes with a again of size supply that sharply reduce within the final over of Power Play.
England misplaced half of their facet when Barry McCarthy induced a high fringe of Dawid Malan inside 14 overs as they nonetheless wanted 72 runs kind 41 balls.
Ireland have been let down by their fielding however general they towered over their English rivals each in batting and bowling.
This was additionally Ireland’s maiden win within the second stage of the T20 World Cup.
Earlier, Ireland skipper Balbirnie smashed a 47-ball 62, his first T20 World Cup half-century and eighth general, in an entertaining 82-run second wicket partnership with Lorcan Tucker (34 from 27 balls) to offer them a flying begin after England opted to bowl in overcast situations.
But Livingstone (3-0-17-3) dismissed Balbirnie and adopted it up with George Dockrell’s wicket within the subsequent ball to set off the collapse earlier than Mark Wood (4-0-34-3) and Sam Curran (3-0-31-2) ran via Ireland’s center and decrease order.
From being 92 for 1 in 10 overs, Ireland collapsed in 19.2 overs.
Smarting from the defeat in opposition to Sri Lanka of their Super 12 opener, Ireland bought off to an attacking begin with Balbirnie slamming a 40-ball half-century.
Tucker gave him advantageous assist from the opposite finish as they took on the English tempo duo of Wood and Chris Woakes with some spectacular pull pictures.
Ireland’s 100 got here up in simply 68 balls earlier than a freak run-out introduced an finish to Tucker’s advantageous innings.
On an overcast afternoon, with their innings halted as soon as by the passing showers, Ireland launched an assault on the English pacers with Paul Stirling taking the early initiative in his eight-ball 14 (1×4, 1×6).
Tucker then continued the momentum after Stirling’s departure within the third over as he together with skipper Balbirnie raced Ireland to 59 for 1 in Power Play.
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