Ireland began their T20 World Cup campaign this afternoon against Oman. The game featured this incredible save by Irish wicket-keeper Gary Wilson at the boundary to prevent Oman hitting six:
— Kevin Coghlan (@kevin_coghlan) March 9, 2016
Sadly, in spite of Wilson's best efforts, Ireland lost out to Oman by two wickets in a desperately disappointing defeat. It was a shock defeat for Ireland, with this clash Oman's first ever appearance in the tournament. The result all but ends Ireland's hopes of progressing to the next round, with Bangladesh to come on Friday.
Here is a portion of the reaction:
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) March 9, 2016
Oman!! Wow!! Biggest moment in their little history. But what was that, Ireland!!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 9, 2016
Never seen any lowest ranked team of the tournament 1st, talk the talk & 2nd, walk the talk. Class apart Oman. What a result. Cricket won.
— Momo Cricket (@momocricket) March 9, 2016
Looks like we'll have to be content with our excellent record against Oman in football internationals. Alex Pearce, your boys took one hell of a beating.