T20 World Cup; Rain spoils England’s victory

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Under the Duckworth-Louis method, Ireland beat England by 5 runs.

In the T20 World Cup, Ireland beat England by 5 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Another major upset has occurred due to rain in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup being played in Australia.

On Wednesday, Ireland, ranked 12th in the T20 rankings, beat England by 5 runs under the Duckworth-Louis rule.

In the match played in Melbourne, England won the toss and invited Ireland to bat.

The entire team of Ireland was dismissed for 157 runs on the second ball of the 20th over.

Chasing the target of 158 runs, England got off to a poor start and lost 3 wickets for 29 runs.

Both the England openers could only add 14 runs. Captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler was out for a wicket while Alex Hales scored 7 runs off 5 balls with the help of a four. Both wickets went to Joshua Little.

England scored 105 runs in 14.3 overs and lost 5 wickets. Moeen Ali was at the crease with 24 and Liam Livingstone scoring one run.

Even after losing 5 wickets, it was thought that England would chase down the score, as Moeen Ali was hitting big shots, but rain spoiled the game.

Due to continuous rain, the match was decided on the basis of Duckworth-Lewis method and Ireland was declared winner by 5 runs against England.