Ireland’s epic reply to Bopara’s ‘Only Pakistan can challenge England’ tweet | Cricket

England produced a exceptional outing within the T20 World Cup semi-final on Thursday in opposition to India, thrashing the aspect by 10 wickets in a one-sided encounter in Adelaide. After limiting the aspect to 168/6 in 20 overs, England, using on unbeaten half-century knocks by openers Alex Hales and Jos Buttler, chased down the goal with 24 balls to spare. England will now face Pakistan within the ultimate of the match on Sunday, the place either side might be eyeing a second T20 World Cup title.

Ahead of the match, England star Ravi Bopara lauded the aspect for its spectacular marketing campaign thus far, and even claimed that the one aspect that can cease England within the match is Pakistan.

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“Great performance and display of power and ruthlessness from England. There’s only one team that can actually challenge England and that is Pakistan. Otherwise If England could enter a 2ndXI in the #T20Iworldcup2022 it would be a England v England2XI Final. #fact #milesahead,” Bopara wrote on his official Twitter account.

England, nonetheless, had confronted a shock defeat to Ireland within the T20 World Cup earlier within the Super 12 stage; in a rain-hit match in Melbourne, England fell brief by 5 runs in opposition to Ireland. Following Bopara’s tweet, Ireland had an epic two-word reply.

Ireland, nonetheless, failed to progress to the knock-out stage of the match. It was their sole win within the Super 12 stage as Ireland misplaced three matches (to New Zealand, Australia, and Sri Lanka), whereas their recreation in opposition to Afghanistan was washed out. They completed fifth of their group with three factors.

Earlier, Pakistan had defeated New Zealand within the first semi-final of the match to e-book a berth within the titular conflict on the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. While England had lifted their solely T20 World Cup title in 2010, Pakistan, below the captaincy of Younus Khan, had gained the trophy in 2009.

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