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Ireland defeats England by five runs in a match plagued by rain

Ireland vs England

In the ICC Men T20 World Cup 2022 super 12 matches on October 26, at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Ireland defeated England by five runs (D/L method)

After winning the toss in the game that was hampered by weather, England bowled out Ireland for 15.7. In the chase they flattered, reaching 105/5 in 14.3 overs. Ireland was declared the winner since they were ahead on the DLS score and no further play was possible due to the weather.

England, who were attempting to chase down 158, got off to a terrible start, losing their captain Jos Buttler for a two-ball duck. Josh Little’s outside off stump was the target of the aggressive opener, who only succeeded in edging the ball to the keeper.

Alex Hales also passed away for a pittance of seven. He skied a short ball from Little to short fine leg in an effort to pull.

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Ben Stokes (six) was struck out by a jaffa from Fionn Hand in the final over of the powerplay, dealing a devastating blow to England.

The right-arm pacer managed to clean up the batter through the gate with a length delivery that jagged back sharply. On 37/3, England’s dreadful powerplay came to an end.

England’s innings were led by Dawid Malan from one end, but Ireland kept making significant contributions. In the 11th over, bowled by George Dockrell, the fielding side missed catches on two consecutive balls.

On the other hand, the left-arm spinner struck in the same over that Harry Brook (18) misplayed a short ball to deep midwicket.

Malan also died for 35 off 37 balls, giving Ireland control of the game. The left-hander was caught at the deep third man after making a complete mess of an attempt to pull off Barry McCarthy.

With only 12 balls, Moeen Ali quickly reached 24* as he took on the Ireland bowling. Then the weather made its decision, and England suffered as a result of their subpar batting performance.

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