WATCH: Fionn Hand outfoxes Ben Stokes with an absolute ripper in ENG vs IRE clash – T20 World Cup 2022

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  • Fionn Hand dismissed Ben Stokes with a peach of a delivery in the England versus Ireland T20 World Cup game.

  • Ireland managed to win the contest by five runs due to the DLS method.

WATCH: Fionn Hand outfoxes Ben Stokes with an absolute ripper in ENG vs IRE clash – T20 World Cup 2022
Fionn Hand cleans up Ben Stokes (Screengrab: @ICC)

England had an unfortunate outing in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday as they faced a defeat by five runs (DLS method) from Ireland at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Chasing 158, England lost quick wickets early before Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone anchored the innings to calm things down. However, the rain played a spoilsport, and the English side fell 5 runs short of the achievable target in the context of the DLS method.

During England’s innings, a moment caught everyone’s attention when Ireland pacer Fionn Hand dismissed star all-rounder Ben Stokes. It all happened on the first ball of the fifth over, and England were two down with 28 runs on the board.

Hand bowled a good length delivery, and Stokes tried to block it with a defensive shot. But the white leather nipped back in sharply, piercing the defence of Stokes and shattering his stumps.

Here is the video:

Earlier, after being asked to bat first, Ireland skipper Andy Balbirnie top-scored with a 47-ball 62, while Lorcan Tucker chipped in a valuable 34 as the Irish side bundled out for 157 in 19.2 overs.

When it comes to the second match of the day, the heavy evening showers in Melbourne forced the contest between New Zealand and Afghanistan to wash out, and both teams shared one point each.

Afghanistan’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals have received a big blow as they remain at the bottom with one point in two matches. All the other sides in the Group have at least one win in two games. Afghanistan will remain in Melbourne to face Ireland on Friday, while the Black Caps will travel to Sydney, where they play Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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