It was really a gutsy call by Irish captain Trent Johnston to insert the opposition of Pakistan’s caliber in after winning the toss. His bowlers lived up to the expectations of their captain, but it was more of poor shot selection by Pakistani batsmen that led to them getting bundled out for a paltry 132. To their credit Ireland has put up an excellent show on the field whether in bowling or fielding. Pakistani team utterly lacked the kind of composure shown by Trent Johnston and Kevin O’Brien after Pakistan took some momentum away when they took three quick wickets to send Ireland reeling at 113/7 and they still needed 15 runs to register a victory. Earlier Kevin’s brother Niall anchored the innings with an 157 ball innings of 72 runs and made sure Ireland doesn’t falter on their way to registering a historic win.
Today’s Quiztion of the day is related to this biggest upset in the World Cup history. Here it is:
How many times a non test playing nation defeated a test playing nation in World Cup matches so far including Ireland’s win against Pakistan and in what way is Ireland’s victory different from all the other wins by non test playing nations?