Paul Stirling Became The 3rd Opener To Score 3000 T20I Runs

Paul Stirling became the third opener to surpass 3,000 runs in T20I. In their pivotal final match in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022's First Round, Irish sensation Paul Stirling showed heroism with the bat. Stirling became the third opener to surpass the 3000 T20I run mark during that game, making him the sole other opener to do so.

The only players to surpass the 3,000-run threshold in the game's shortest format are Martin Guptill of New Zealand, the Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, and Paul Stirling of Ireland.

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Ireland's Triumph

After suffering a few losses against India, New Zealand, and South Africa, respectively, Ireland has now won a series at home. In the fifth T20 International, which was postponed due to rain on Wednesday at Belfast's Civil Service Cricket Club, they defeated Afghanistan by 7 wickets. 

The hosts won the five-match series 3-2 with the victory. Paul Stirling, the opener for Ireland, set a remarkable milestone during the game by being the fourth player to surpass the 3,000-run threshold in T20 Internationals, cementing his place in cricket history.

Following the accomplishment, Paul Stirling joined the exclusive group that already includes well-known athletes like India's Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, New Zealand's Martin Guptill, and Rohit Sharma. Guptill is currently in first place with 3,497 runs scored in 121 games, Rohit Sharma is second with 3,487 runs in 132 games, and Virat Kohli is third with 3,308 runs in 99 games.

Paul Stirling  Achievement

There weren't many matches scheduled in the early years of international T20s, which began in 2006–07. Nowadays, a lot of bilateral T20 series are being played, giving players more opportunities to achieve milestones in this format. Paul Stirling, Ireland's opening batsman, is one player who has excelled in this format over the years.

After struggling against India, New Zealand, and South Africa this summer, Irish opener Paul Stirling is currently competing against Afghanistan in a home series and has now amassed 3,000 T20I runs. But in this case, Ireland defeated Afghanistan 3-2, and Stirling played a significant part in this series. 

Ireland won the last match by a score of 7 wickets (using the D/L method), completing a well-earned series victory. While it was a great victory for the hosts, Paul Stirling ODI and match accomplishments would have made it even better. 

Who does Paul Stirling play cricket for?
Paul, a member of the younger Irish squad, earned his first cap against the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi in March 2008 at the age of 17. 
How many T20 matches did Ireland play?
Ireland has played 106 T20I matches as of September 2021, with a winning percentage of 45.45 and results of 44 wins, 53 losses, 2 draws, and 7 no-results.