A record hundred by Kevin O'Brien took Ireland to victory after a record run chase a few hours back. The English and also the world was stunned! Chasing 328 to win, they managed to reach it with three wickets and five balls remaining. When O'Brien and Cusack were piling up runs, the Englishmen had no answer. They put on 162 for the 6th wicket. O'Brien scored 100 from 50 balls and went on to score 113.
This was the slap in the face of the ICC I was waiting for. Now, if the ICC plans to reduce the number of teams in 2015 to 10, they may do so. No problem. But given the pathetic performance of England against the associates, in 2015, England should not be in the first 10 teams. If the number of teams is to be 10, England should stay home.
Long live associate cricket!!!