In this match, the England team got a huge shock. Due to rain, Ireland team won by DLS method by 5 runs. Due to this, huge changes are taking place in the semis calculations.
As part of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia, the first match was played between England and Ireland on Wednesday. However, the England team got a huge shock in this match. Another huge failure took place in the T20 World Cup being held in Australia. 2010 champions England lost to Ireland. Ireland, ranked 12th, beat England by 5 runs under Duckworth-Lewis rules. Due to rain, Ireland team won by DLS method by 5 runs. Due to this, huge changes are taking place in the semis calculations. After winning the toss in Melbourne, England decided to field first.
Batting first, Ireland got off to a good start. The team scored 59 runs in the powerplay and continued the momentum. But England made a brilliant comeback in the death overs. The team lost 7 wickets in 24 balls. With this, Ireland were bowled out for 157 runs in 19.2 overs. Captain Andrew Balbirnie (62) excelled with a half-century. Lorcan Taker scored 34 runs. Comper added 17 runs. In bowling, fast bowlers Mark Wood and Liam Livingston took 3 wickets each. While Sam Karen took 2 wickets.
The England team who started batting did not get off to a good start. Losing wickets in a row, she was in trouble. With this, when they lost 5 wickets and scored 105 runs in 14.3 overs, heavy rain started. As there was no chance to continue the game, the umpires declared the winner by DLS method. With England trailing by 5 runs according to Duckworth-Lewis rules, Ireland was declared the winner.
Ireland Playing XI : Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Lorcan Tucker (keeper), Harry Tector, Curtis Camper, George Dockrell, Gareth Delaney, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.
England Playing XI : Jos Buttler (captain), Alex Hales, David Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingston, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.