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CWC Elite :Kevin O'Purple And Irish Contemplate On Comeback Win

681   //    04 Mar 2011, 00:56 IST

In the aftermath of Ireland’s scintillating turn-around win, Team Ireland has been put  into the International spotlight and they sure are making some noise.

Ireland celebrate a famous night in Bengaluru

The fastest World Cup centurion was speechless and thrilled after the match,he began by admitting this was the best knock he played in his career.

“I think everybody is going to struggle to beat that innings. I will take a few fines for saying that, a few raps back home but I’ll keep saying it all night. A hundred off 50 balls. In a World Cup. In front of a billion people and against England under lights, it just doesn’t get any better.”

A cocky Kevin O’Brien further admitted that he would grab an oppurtunity to play in the IPL with both hands.

“Who wouldn’t (want to play in the IPL)? A lot of people have said that Twenty20 suits me, the way I swing the bat and hit a few sixes,”

Kevin O'Brien smacked 6 sixes in his 113

Kevin O’Brien showed some glimpses of brilliance in the defeat to Bangladesh, Stroking powerful inside out shots and showing good touch to rattle the Bengal Tigers.He did eventually fall to a bouncer, but continued his stellar form in Bengarulu.

At 111-5,England had controlled 70 overs of the game until Cusack and O’Brien came together.Then followed two slog-sweeps by O’Brien off Swann which showed that he meant business.

England’s bowling lacked flair and cohesion,and judging from the lack of yorkers or short balls bowled at O’Brien they surely weren’t ready for an Irish onslaught.

Trent Johnston has come out and told that Ireland would prefer more ODIs than  Test status,depicting that further structuring should be done at the domestic level to improve their game.

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