Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie posted centuries to propel Eire to solely its second win over England in worldwide cricket after overcoming the World Cup champions within the remaining over of Tuesday’s one-day match.
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 final match of the sequence.
This was additionally the very best chase by a visiting group in an ODI in England going previous India’s feat within the NatWest Trophy remaining in 2002.
Eire’s chase of 329 is now the very best profitable ODI chase by a visiting group in England.
Earlier Highest: 326 by India in 2002 Lord’s Ultimate. #ENGvIRE
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) August 4, 2020
Highest profitable chase vs ENG in England
329 by Eire, Rose Bowl 2020*
326 by India, Lord’s 2002
322 by Sri Lanka, Leed 2006
317 by India, The Oval 2007
Stirling was run out for 142 and Balbirnie holed out for 113 with 50 nonetheless required from 33 deliveries, however Kevin O’Brien – the hero 9 years in the past in Bangalore – fittingly secured a seven-wicket victory for Eire on the penultimate ball.
After being requested to bat first, England had stuttered to 44-Three however Eoin Morgan’s 106 from 84 balls was the cornerstone of 328 all out in 49.5 overs, the captain sharing a 146-run stand with Tom Banton.
England gained the sequence 2-1 however Balbirnie took satisfaction within the reality his group can now boast victories over the world champions in two limited-overs codecs, having toppled the West Indies in a Twenty20 worldwide in January.
“We’ve overwhelmed the T20 world champions in their very own backyards and we’ve overwhelmed the ODI champions,” Balbirnie mentioned. “It’s an enormous win for us and this group. For the younger guys to be concerned on this sequence however to even be concerned in a win like that’s particular and one we’ll keep in mind perpetually.
“Hopefully we’ve given the children and the younger technology a little bit of a lift and one thing to try in the direction of.”