From the fields of north Dublin to lording it at Lords, Eoin Morgan has had some journey
An incredible day of sport.
Aaaand breathe. Wow. That was exhausting.
We just had an absolutely brilliant day of Gaelic football, hurling and a Wimbledon Final that will be talked about for years to come.
So in fairness, you'd be forgiven for not paying too much attention to the cricket.
But if you were, my God you got your money's worth.
New Zealand bat first, and got a total of 241 runs. England went second, and after 50 overs, they ended up getting the exact same amount of runs.
They did so with the help of one of the flukiest moments in sports history, which you can see here. INSANE:
😲 New Zealand would be Cricket World Cup champions already had this most fortuitous stroke of luck not happened to Ben Stokes with just three balls remaining...#CWC19 #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/T9xCnKKjBW
— Sporting Life (@SportingLife) July 14, 2019
At that point, only the most die-hard of cricket fans fully understood what was coming next - something called a Super Over.
And super it was.
A Super Over is essentially a penalty shootout. Each team selected two batsmen, who faced a total of six balls between them. All they had to do was get as many points as possible.
England went first and got 15, while New Zealand went second and it got to the point where they needed two runs from the final ball.
They went for it, and were ultimately bowled out. England won by one point, after a Super Over, and one of the luckiest moments in any sport, ever.
Absolutely incredible scenes, an incredible comeback from England and to make it all more relatbale for Irish onlookers, it was all inspired by their Irish leader.
Eoin Morgan - the Dubliner, England's captain fantastic lifted the trophy. Born in Rush in the north of the capital city, Morgan honed his skills there before becoming Ireland's youngest senior international at 17.
He moved to play with England, the land of his mother's birth at 19 and this was his most famous day in their jersey.
From the fields of Dublin to lording it at Lords, fair play to him.
Paul Clarke, the former All-Star winning Dublin footballer reminded us where it all began.
An Irishman and Dub who gathered footballs at training in Santry Ave during our All Ireland year '95 now captains England to cricket World Cup. Who'd have guessed what would happen nearly 30yrs later. Well done @Eoin16
— Paul Clarke (@ClarkePaul1995) July 14, 2019