Adelaide: Ireland’s World Cup is over after they lost their last outing by 35 runs against New Zealand. Ireland chased down the target of 186 runs but failed to cross the 150-run mark.
Irish captain Andy Balbirnie said after the loss to New Zealand that they were satisfied with their performance and improvement. In the post-match conference, he said: “We played a top team and when you play teams like that you have to take every opportunity. We did well throughout the tournament, the field was a little behind. (He’s coming today) It was good to create a platform – that’s been the trend in this tournament, but we needed someone to start from here.”
We are very happy… Andy Balbirnie said after losing
“We’re very pleased with what we achieved (in the tournament), compared to where we were in the last 12 months, we’ve improved a lot, especially against good teams, and we’re looking forward to meeting those teams again. (on Josh Little) He’s a class operator and he showed it today,” the skipper added.
Ireland could only win one game
Ireland managed to qualify for the Super 12 of the competition. However, the game became difficult from here and the Irish players could not handle the scale of the game. Ireland have been drawn in Group 1 with giants such as England, Australia and New Zealand.