Eire chased down 329 runs with one ball to spare to defeat England by seven wickets in third one-day worldwide on the Ageas Bowl on Tuesday (August 4).
Paul Stirling hit a strokeful 142 off 128 balls and captain Andrew Balbirnie scored 113 off 112 to assist Eire register a surprising win. The duo shared a stand of 214 for the second wicket to put the inspiration for a historic win.
Stirling was dismissed with 65 wanted and Balbirnie returned to the pavilion 15 runs later, however Eire didn’t panic and have been ably guided by Kevin O’Brien to safe the memorable win. England, nevertheless, received the collection 2-1.
O’Brien and Harry Tector, who placed on an unbroken 50, hit eight runs wanted of the final over as Eire registered their second win over England in ODIs.
Earlier, England skipper Eoin Morgan hit 106 runs off 84 balls to have put the hosts on track for victory.
Morgan and Banton, who scored 58, added 146 however each of them have been dismissed in fast succession and England to did not capitalise on a stable basis laid down by Morgan and Banton.
It was Eire’s highest profitable chase in ODIs. It could be recalled that in 2011 World Cup, Eire had defeated England by chasing down the identical rating.
“Full credit score to Eire – they outplayed us at the moment. We had a mean day and stuttered all through. It was in and round a par rating however the wicket bought higher and Eire performed higher than that they had within the final two video games,” Morgan mentioned after the match.
Eire captain Andrew Balbirnie mentioned, “I really feel ecstatic. We did not play our greatest cricket within the first two video games however to place in that efficiency, notably with the bat, offers us confidence that we will compete with one of the best at any time when these fixtures come about. It is very satisfying to get the win.”