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Porterfield proud of Ireland performance

After crashing to defeat against the West Indies on Friday night Ireland skipper William Porterfield was proud of his team after their performance against England last night.

Despite restricting England to just 120 runs; Irelands Group D clash was abandoned because of heavy rain during the Irish run chase. After waiting for more then an over for the rain to clear the game was abandoned a few minutes before the 5pm local time cut-off arrived.

The point awarded to both teams wasn’t enough for Ireland to reach the Super Eights meaning they crashed out of the tournament in the group stages because of a poorer run rate to that of England’s.

"I think the way we came out, especially after the disappointment of Friday was great the way we bounced back," said Porterfield.

“We spoke about it before the game, the feeling you get from getting through and kicking on. That's what we wanted to do this time, progress and move on to the Super Eights and beat the big teams in there and be competitive with them," he added.

"We had our sights on getting to the Super Eights and I think the way we performed showed glimpses that we can do that. If we can take that attitude into every game, the way we came into today (Tuesday), then we'll go places."

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