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Friday, July 31, 2020

England beat Ireland by 6 wickets & leads series by 1-0: Highlights

England won the first ODI match against Ireland by 6 wickets, in the three-match ODI series. Ireland, who played first scored only 172 runs and made all out by the England bowlers in 44.4 overs. Though, England lost some early wickets, then however they chased the total easily.

England cricket team
England cricket team

The return of white-ball cricket after the International break, made excitement towards the cricket fans. The first ODI to be played after the outbreak of coronavirus. It is a three match ODI series between England & Ireland. The first match in the series took place on Wednesday in Southampton. 

Ireland struggles

The England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss & elected to bowl. The Ireland batting stumbled badly on the England team's bowling. Ireland, particularly, struggled to cope with David Willey's bowling.

Ireland lost 5 wickets for 28 runs in 6.3 overs. David Willey dismissed Stirling, Gareth Delaney, Andy Bilbirney, Lorraine Tucker lined up. And Harry Dector lost his wicket in Shakib Mahmood's bowling. Ireland's top order were swiped out by the England bowlers.

The veteran batsman Kevin O'Brien took just 22 runs & bowled out by Rashid. The next batsman Simi Singh went for a duck. Ireland lost 7 wickets for 79 runs. At that time, only the debutant Curtis Camper gave confidence for the team.

Debutant's show

Curtis Camper added 59 off 118 balls. He was assisted by Andy McBrien and scored 40 runs. And then Ireland lost their all the wickets for 172 runs in 44.4 overs. David Willey took a 5-wicket haul.

England's Top order dismissed 

Then England went on to chase down an easy target of 173 runs. The England top order Johnny Bairstow (2), Jason Roy (24), James Vince (25), Tom Ponton (11) were all dismissed by the Irish bowlers at earlier. England lost 4 wickets for 78 runs in 13.4 overs. 

Ireland cricket team after dismissing England batsman
Ireland cricket team after dismissing England batsman

Sam Billings & Eoin Morgan Partnership

Then the pair Sam Billings & Captain Eoin Morgan joined together in action. Sam Billings scored 67 off 54 balls. Eoin Morgan scored 36 runs. They both remained unbeaten until the last and led the team into victory.

England won

England won by 6 wickets at 174 runs in 27.5 overs. David Willey, who took 5 wickets, won the man of the match award. The next match is scheduled on August 1.

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