“Ireland Played The Best Cricket Ever”, Twitteratti Stunned As Ireland Lost By A Run In A 360-Run Chase

Not every win is a sweet joyride, especially when the underdogs choose to fight back. In a series that witnessed the opener starring a handful of intensifying windings, Ireland made the final contest of the fray an outing to remember as they took New Zealand for a ride that would eventually fall short of the finish line by a very slender margin.

It was a cricketing marvel, to say the least, and the way the Irish batters took the battle right to the heart of the Kiwis, was nothing but the best. Even in the series against India, the last T20I almost had them emerge victorious before a couple of extraordinary last three overs would help India walk away with the bragging rights.

This Ireland stars a string of impressive youngsters who believe in giving back a solid counterblast to the ones who thought playing against Ireland is going to be easy. New Zealand opted to bat first and Martin Guptill put up a swashbuckling show right from the onset as his blistering ton directed the narrative till the halfway stage of the Kiwi innings. However, it was the collective blitzkrieg of Henry Nicholls and Glenn Phillips who would shape up the Kiwi storm, leaving the hosts in utter disarray.

This is how Ireland reshaped the narrative of the thriller

The drama, however, was still to unfold at the Village. Despite the captain’s departure for a duck, a seasoned Paul Stirling took over the wheels to bring out the heavy goods. Andy McBrine got off to a fine start but couldn’t convert it into a biggie.

However, the magic happened right after as Harry Tector decided to fight back. A starry knock from the youngster witnessed Ireland giving it back to the visitors and was en route to toppling some important records along their trail of carnage until Tector existed.

Once Tector fell to Mitchell Santner, it was more of a formality for the Kiwis with the Irish tail struggling to break free. George Dockrell put in a last-ditch attempt to clinch the remarkable only to fall short by whiskers.

No matter the result, it was a heroic act from the Irish forces, and believe it or not, Ireland lost the contest by a solitary run after a redoubtable effort. Twitter took notice of this extraordinary showdown and heaped countless praises on the resolute Irish forces.

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