Another big upset of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 was seen on 26 October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Ireland beat England by 5 runs in a rain-affected match.

In this match, England, captained by Jos Buttler, had won the toss and decided to bowl first, after which the Ireland team was taking advantage of it and moving towards a big score, then a run-out struck Ireland. The brakes were put on the speed of the runs.

A great partnership of wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker with captain Andrew Balbirnie

Ireland vs England t20 worldcup 2022
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After losing the toss and opting to bat first, Ireland’s team had made a great start and started increasing their innings as opener Paul Stirling went on after scoring 14 runs off 8 balls, but after that Ireland’s innings progressed in the best way by Captain Andrew Balbirnie and wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker.

Together, they shared a partnership of 82 runs off 57 balls for the second wicket to take Ireland’s score past 100 runs, when wicket-keeper Tucker was unfortunately run-out after scoring 34 runs off 27 balls.

After this Ireland’s innings collapsed, and the team, which scored 103 for the loss of 2 wickets in 12 overs, was all-out for 157 runs in 19.2 overs.

In this match, captain Andrew Balbirnie played a captaincy inning of 62 runs in 47 balls. For England, Mark Wood and Liam Livingstone got 3 wickets each and Sam Curran got 2 wickets, then Ben Stokes got 1 wicket in the account.

Ireland beat England by 5 runs using the Duckworth-Lewis rule

England vs Ireland t20 WorldCup 2022
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Chasing the target of 158 runs from Ireland, the England team could not have imagined that Ireland is going to give them such a surprise, which will blow the senses of every England cricketer including the players.

In this rain-affected match, England lost their 3 wickets in just 5.1 overs on the score of 29 runs. In which captain Jos Buttler was dismissed for 0 off 2 balls, Alex Hales 7 off 5 balls, and Ben Stokes scored 6 runs off 8 balls.

After this, David Malan and Moeen Ali tried to manage England’s innings a bit but Malan was dismissed for 35 runs in 37 balls, Harry Brook made only 18 in 21 balls and Moeen Ali remained unbeaten on 24 runs off 12 balls. 

Before the rain, the England team had scored 105 runs in 14.3 overs for the loss of 5 wickets, but according to the Duckworth-Lewis rule, the England team was 5 runs behind in this match and Ireland won the match by 5 runs.

Playing 11 of Both Team

England – Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, David Malan, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brooke, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

Ireland – Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Camper, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fiona Hand, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.

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