England skipper Morgan praised Ireland’s Paul Stirling, who helped Ireland secure a second win against England in twelve attempts. An upset by Ireland as Paul Stirling and captain Andy Balbirnie (113) put on 214 for the second wicket to help the Irish secure a second victory over England in 12 attempts. The third one day played between England and Ireland was a remarkable upset for the world champions, who had to go home with a loss.
England skipper Eoin Morgan said Paul Stirling is as dangerous an opener as there is in cricket after the Irishman smashed 142 off 128 balls to help his team. Stirling was dropped twice on 95 and 139. Morgan also scored a century and had to sit on the sidelines due to a minor groin injury as his team fielded against Ireland.
Paul Stirling And Skipper Balbirnie Put 214 For The Second Wicket
A target of 329 was achieved by the Irish thanks to a stellar second wicket partnership between Stirling and captain Andy Balbirnie who scored 142 and 113, respectively.
“Paul Stirling had a day out and he’s the ability to do that,” Morgan told reporters.“But we play against world class players all the time and you know when you do, you need to take those opportunities because they will hurt you.“Ireland played really well and thoroughly deserved to win,” Morgan added.
Ireland born, England skipper Morgan who has previously partnered with Paul Stirling for the Irish side before switching allegiance and also at at English county Middlesex said “He’s as dangerous an opening batsman as there is around the world. I know guys do not like bowling at him, he hits good balls for four or six and, on his day, he can take a game away from you.”
England Are Positive With The Series Win: Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan is having a scan of his groin injury which is dubbed minor. He said, despite a seven wicket loss they are taking the positives of the game and a series they won 2-1 .
“We don’t take winning series for granted. I think today was a kind reminder of how easily you can lose games when you have an average day or an off day,” Eoin Morgan added.
England will now play a three-match Test series against Pakistan, the first of which will begin from July 05. After that, the English team is also scheduled to play against the might Aussies.