IRISH CRICKET experienced one of its most memorable days by toppling England in Southampton on Tuesday.
Ireland won by seven wickets with just one ball to spare to secure the most unlikely of victories.
It was the third and final one-day international (ODI) between the two nations, with England securing comfortable wins in the first two matches.
Yesterday, however, was different.
Paul Stirling and captain Andrew Balbirnie both grabbed centuries, with the duo scoring 255 runs between them.
Ireland were chasing a target of 329 - a difficult task even against a side who hadn't been crowned world champions a year ago - and were over two-thirds of the way there before they even lost two wickets.
Stirling and Balbirnie fell in quick succession soon after though, and it looked as if Ireland's momentum might waver.
But Kevin O'Brien - whose fabulous hundred paved the way for Ireland's incredible win over the English during the 2011 World Cup - dragged Ireland over the line with a single ball remaining.
In their previous fixtures, Ireland had only managed to score 172 and 212, making the feat of reaching 329 all the more impressive.
Not even a century from Ireland-born England captain Eoin Morgan could stop Balbirnie and his men from running out victors.