By Bhawna Rawat, Updated : Aug 05, 2020 11:42 IST
England Vs Ireland 3rd ODI: Ireland chased down 329, beats England in last thriller over, Stirling & Balbirnie outshine

After two captivating wins against Ireland in first two ODI’s, England lost the third match. Paul Stirling & Andy Balbirnie shine out in the 3rd ODI. After two consecutive losses against England, Ireland got its massive consolation win.  

Ireland won the toss & decide to bowl first, England had set a target of 328. Then the duo of Ireland Stirling-Balbirnie set the ground on fire & gunned down England’s target of 329 & won by 7-wicket in the third match of ODI.  

It was a massive win against England, internet was flooded with lots of praises & support for Ireland. Some called Paul Stirling Greatest of all time (GOAT) player, for his marvelous knock. 

England scored 328/10 in (49.5, whereas Ireland chased down the target by scoring 329/3 (49.5) in the last thriller over, winning by 7 wickets. Stirling scored 142 off 128 whereas Andrew Balbirnie scored 113 off 112, a total of 214 partnership, and rocked the third and last match of ODI. 

After winning the series but losing the third match massively England skipper Eoin Morgan could not stop praising Paul Stirling. “Stirling is as dangerous an opener as there is in cricket after the Irishman smashed 142 off 128 balls to help his team to a remarkable upset of the world champion in the 3rd one-day" said Morgan. 

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