It was a stunning day for the Irish Cricket team at the ICC Cricket World Cup.
IRELAND WERE 221 runs behind and an unconsidered 399/1 on Betfair before the ‘Blarney Army’ lead by Kevin O’Brien recorded one of the greatest comebacks in the history of Irish sport.
By the time England had finished their innings on 327 there was €3.2m traded at the basement price of 1/100 on a Three Lions victory, although one patriotic Irish punter took the 399/1 and staked €25 on what appeared an impossible win’’.
Betfair Spokesman Barry Orr commented today: ‘’With over €19m traded, the betting peaks and troughs in this match were nothing short of amazing’’.
‘’After England’s innings finished, punters considered them certainties to go on and record a win and backed them accordingly at 1/100’’, (€100 staked wins €1).
‘’When Kevin O’Brien was dismissed Trent Johnston took up the chase and with over €19m traded on the game, it was an historic event in more ways than one’’.
Alex Cusack commented afterwards” Kevin was brilliant today, the quickest 100 in world cup history is the type of form we needed to beat England.
Kevin O’Brien got the man of the match and afterwards he said ”It was the greatest innings of my career, It was our day out there. We went for it and I chanced my arm, getting 60 off the power play set us up for victory.”
IRELAND 329- 7