Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Wow....Just WOW!

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I'm in my tenth year of being a Betfair customer and have seen quite a few things during that time but I've never witnessed a game of cricket like that.  Ireland managed the impossible by beating England but it isn't just the result that is hard to believe but the manner in which they did it.
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England's price remained at sub 1.04 for the length of their innings and when they finished on 327 only the most optimistic of all Irish supporters would have thought their team would get anywhere close.  One ball into the Irish innings and even those wishes would have seemed unrealistic as Porterfield was bowled by Jimmy Anderson.  Wicket after wicket fell and after 25 overs the Irish had slumped to 113/5, England were on cruise control and that may have been the reason for their demise - they fell asleep at the wheel.
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Kevin O'Brien was incredible with a knock of 113, especially when you consider he had the weight of the country on his shoulders, but it has to be said that the English bowling has been woeful in each of their games this tournament.  They are just not suited to these pitches and have conceded 292, 338 and 329 in succession.
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What was that about the luck of the Irish?  No, don't be fooled, this wasn't lucky - it was a well deserved victory.
  


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