Thursday 21 November 2019

Cricket: What the UK papers say about Irish win

The Sun: Andrew Strauss tore into his England flops after their shock World Cup defeat to Ireland

Daily Star: Smash-hit Kevin O'Brien taunted Andrew Strauss' flops after inspiring Ireland to the greatest ever World Cup cricket shock.

Daily Mirror: Andrew Strauss admitted England faced a struggle to stay in the World Cup last night after they became the victims of one of the biggest upsets in the history of cricket.

Daily Express: Ireland's Kevin O'Brien added to Andrew Strauss's misery last night by saying England's bowlers did not know what they were doing as they slumped to World Cup humiliation.

Daily Mail: The innings of a lifetime from Kevin O'Brien inspired Ireland to a stunning three-wicket win and inflicted the greatest smash-and-grab raid in World Cup history on England's stunned cricketers.

The Times: Kevin O'Brien offered a damning indictment of England's bowling after his record-breaking hundred for Ireland sparked the biggest upset in cricket World Cup history.

The Independent: On the scale of sporting shocks, Ireland broke the sound barrier last night. It was not so much that they defeated England in the World Cup - though that could reasonably be described as sensational - but the unthinkable fashion of their three-wicket victory. .

The Guardian: Kevin O'Brien, crashing the fastest century ever in the World Cup, conjured the greatest victory in Ireland's history yesterday.

The Daily Telegraph: One of the charities attached to this tournament has asked the players to nominate their favourite book. Perhaps the England team will name We Need to Talk About Kevin following their punishment by one of the most amazing one-day innings of all time.

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