England vs Ireland 2nd ODI at Southampton: Billings, Willey take hosts to 4-wicket win
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England vs Ireland 2nd ODI highlights: Johnny Bairstow scored a 41-ball 82 to take England into the driver’s seat in the 213-run chase against Ireland in the second ODI at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. A few wickets fell in a heap to bring Ireland back in the game but Sam Billings and David Willey put together an unbeaten 79-run stand to take the hosts to victory. Earlier, Adil Rashid picked up three wickets in his 10-over spell after David Willey struck twice with the new ball as England left Ireland gasping for breath. Curtis Campher then came to the visitors’ rescue by hitting his second fifty on the trot to take Ireland to 212/9 batting first. Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie won the toss and opted to bat first. England won the 1st ODI comfortable by six wickets.
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VICTORY! Willey gets another away for a boundary and will finish unbeaten on 47, Billings staying till the end again as he remains not out on 46 and the series is in the bag for England
BOUNDARY! A short ball again and quick hands from Billings, pulls that hard and to the boundary.
SIX! - That was bowled short and David Willey sends it over the boundary line with a single handed shot.
Sam Billings has been quite solid and should be looking to get to a much deserved half-century here. But David Willey with the bat is such an exciting prospect. England are really lucky to have so many good all-rounders.
Good partnership: Sam Billings and David Willey have steadied England after the hiccup in between. Both of them have crossed the 30-run mark.
OUT! Josh Little has got another one. His second off the over and third in a space of six deliveries. Moeen Ali the man dismissed, England have lost six wickets for 137.
OUT! Short and wide, Morgan could have hit it anywhere but he mistimes his cut shot and ends up giving a simple catch to Campher at cover point. The England captain goes for a duck and Ireland are in hunt.
OUT: Edged and taken. Little has dismissed Bairstow. A very good innings from England keeper. He departs after scoring 82 off just 41 balls. England 131/4
OUT: Campher can’t put a foot wrong in this ODI series. He’s got Tom Baton out thrice now. Straight, full, Banton missed and it struck him right in front.
OUT: Bowled’em. Middle stump knocked over. What a time Curtis Campher is having in international cricket. Scores with the bat and now knocks over James Vince on his first over. Big gap between bat and pad, the sharp in swing snuck through it and TIMBER...
Fifty for Bairstow: SIX and that’s for Johny Bairstow off just 21 balls. he equals the fastest fifty by an England cricketer in ODIs.
50 up for England: Johny Bairstow pulls it for a six and that’s the fifty up for England in just the 7th over. Ominous signs for Ireland
England off to flying start: Unlike the last ODI, Johny Bairstow has decided to be positive from the beginning. Despite losing Jason Roy in the first over England don’t want to totter to the 213-run target.
OUT: What a start for Ireland. Young starts in the first over. It was full and wide, Roy tries to reach out for it but ends up scooping it to the cover fielder, who takes a simple catch. Just the start Ireland wanted, Roy goes for a duck. England 0/1
End of Ireland’s innings: OUT! Topley gets a wicket off the last ball of the Ireland innings. They have managed to get 212/9. At one stage it did not look that they would get even close to 200 but Campher’s 68 took them to a respectable total.
OUT: Curtis Campher falls for 68. Mahmood gets his second wicket. But what an innings from the young man. He tried to gave himself room, was aiming to go up and over extra cover but gets an outside edge and Rashid at thirdman takes good catch.
Three fours: Most expensive over of the innings and Willey would be thinking he didn’t do much wrong there. It was just some superb batting from young Campher. Ireland have reached 200 with 3 overs to play.
Fifty for Campher: A ramp shot over short-fine leg and the ball races away to the boundary that brings up successive fifties in ODIs for Curtis Campher. What an innings this has been from the young man, playing only in his 2nd ODI and he has stood up for his time on both occasions.
OUT! Edged and taken. Just as Ireland were clawing their way back into this contest throught this partnership Mahmood has got rid off Simi Singh. Singh just wanted to run it down fine but ended up getting a faint nick to the keeper. Ireland 152/7
150: FOUR! And that will be 150 for Ireland. The partnership between Singh and Campher now crosses the 60-run mark. Finally some fight from the Irish.
100 for Ireland: Ireland have somehow dragged themselves to a 100 with six wickets down. Once again it is up to the young Curtis Campher to bat with the tail and take Ireland to a total with which they can give some sort of fight to England.
OUT: Dreadful shot. Another wicket for Rashid, he has got three now and it’s another soft dismissal. Tossed up outside off from Rashid, Tucker goes for the sweep, tries to drag it fro way outside off, ends up getting a top edge and Topley at 45 makes no mistake. Ireland 92/6
OUT: Soft dismissal. Tector would be disappointed, he had got off to a start, it was now the time to cash in but he falls to Rashid. The idea was right to go over mid-off but he fails to execute it and ends up giving a simple catch. Ireland have lost half their side.
Fifty for Ireland: There’s the fifty for Ireland. They brought up their fifty in 17.3 overs at the loss of four wickets. The wickets column is the problem for Ireland.
OUT: Adil Rashid you beauty! A perfect googly and Kevin O’Brien had no clue. he played for the turn and the ball cannoned onto his stumps, too good. Ireland have lost four wickets for only 44 on board.
OUT: First ODI wicket for James Vince, would you believe it. And it’s that of the Ireland captain. Vince droped it short and well wide of off, Balbirnie was shaping for the pull and decided to let the ball go through at the last moment, couldn’t drag his bat back in time, went off the face and straight into the gloves of Bairstow.
OUT: David Willey has removed both the openers. A fuller length delivery outside off stump, Stirling goes for the flashy drive, gets a thickish outside edge and Tom Banton at point takes brilliant catch divingg towards his left. Stirling goes for 12. Ireland 15/2
OUT: David Willey had to wait for his third over to get into the wickets column but he did it in style. Delany (0), who was struggling to find the middle of the bat plays all around the Willey delivery that just came back in with the angle. The ball hits his oads and umpire had no hesitation in rasing his finger. Stirling rightly says no the DRS. Ireland 12/1 after 4.4 overs
Maiden: Topley finds his line and length, bowls a maiden to Gerath Delany, who is yet to get off the mark.
Two boundaries: Paul Stirling is away. He has welcome Reece Topley, who is playing his first international match in four years, with two delightful strokes for four through the off side.
Good start from Willey: David Willey starts well with the new ball. He beat Paul Stirling with the angle on a couple of occasions. Ireland 1/0 after the first over.
The players, umpires and support staff take the knee to support of the Black Lives Matter campaign. We are minutes away from the first ball.
Stat: With Topley’s return to international cricket, this becomes the first instance in more than four years of en England side having more than one left-arm seamer in their side. David Willey had ran through the Ireland top-order in the first ODI, this might be a good tactical move by England.
“It’s a used wicket so that’s why we want to bat first, but we’ve got to bat better. We need to show a bit more application early on in the innings,” said Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie.
England Playing XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow(w), James Vince, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood
Ireland Playing XI: Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker(w), Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Craig Young
Team News: Ireland’s Barry McCarthy is ruled out for the rest of the series, confirms captain Balbirnie. Josh Little has come into the side. Reece Topley replaces Tom Curran and will play his first ODI in four years.
TOSS: Ireland win the toss and opt to bat first.
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