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[WATCH] Ireland Celebrate Memorable Win Over England With Their Loved Ones

[WATCH] Ireland Celebrate Memorable Win Over England With Their Loved Ones
Ireland players celebrate their win against England. (Credit: Twitter)

Ireland defeated mighty England today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground by five runs due to the D/L method. Jos Buttler, who won the toss, sent the Irish to bat first. Ireland posted 157 runs courtesy of Andrew Balbirnie’s half-century. 

They were on a path to score above 170, given that they were batting at a run rate of almost nine runs per over. Due to solid back-end bowling by England, the Irish were restricted. 

Ireland was at the top of their game in the second innings as they dismissed Buttler for a duck and kept picking wickets regularly. They never allowed the English batters to settle, and at the end of 10 overs, they scored only 63 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.

 The weather was always going to play a factor, as it had once already interrupted the game. England was always behind due to their poor start and unsettled batters. 

England was 105-5 in 14.3 overs when the game came to an end due to rain. Ireland was declared the winner as the game couldn’t be resumed in the stipulated time. The English were behind by five runs because of the DLS score.

Following this memorable win, the players celebrated with their families and thanked the fans who supported them. 

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“It is amazing and kind of emotional” – Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie 

At the end of the game, Balbirnie termed this win amazing and emotional. He was also the player of the match. In his post-match presentation, he said:

“It is amazing and kind of emotional. We haven’t played a game here (MCG), to come and play the tournament favourites, with so many big names and to put on a show is very satisfying.”

“We had a great week in Hobart and to do this was at one of the biggest grounds is pretty special. A few (supporters) of them extended their trip, they are so passionate about the game, and we are trying to make the sport big in Ireland,” he further added. 

Ireland will be expected to carry this momentum when they face Afghanistan in their subsequent encounter on Friday at the same venue. 

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