Irish dance


Southampton, August 5

Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie starred as Ireland claimed solely their second win over England after overcoming the world champions within the last over. Set a goal of 329 — the identical rating they completed on to beat England on the 2011 World Cup — the Irish laid the foundations with a 214-run stand between Stirling and captain Balbirnie within the last match of the collection yesterday. England received the collection 2-1.

Stirling was run out for 142 whereas Balbirnie holed out for 113 with 50 nonetheless required from 33 deliveries, however Kevin O’Brien — the hero of Bengaluru — fittingly bought them over the road from the penultimate ball with seven wickets to spare below lights.

England had stuttered to 44/three however captain Eoin Morgan’s 106 from 84 balls was the cornerstone of 328 all out. — AP



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