Ireland pulled off a stunning six-wicket upset of Scotland at the Twenty20 World Cup Wednesday with George Dockrell and Curtis Campher starring in a 119-run partnership after they looked out for the count.
In perfect conditions at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, the Scots powered to 176-5 — the tournament’s highest score so far on the back of 86 from Michael Jones — then reduced the Irish to 65-4 after 10 overs.
But Campher (69 off 32 balls) and Dockrell (39 off 27) came to the crease and unleashed some fireworks to steer them home against the odds with an over to spare.
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It was their first win of the tournament after crashing to Zimbabwe on Monday and leaves Group B wide open.
“Pretty special, I can’t remember a more important partnership,” said Ireland…