England v Ireland
Ageas Bowl, Southampton, 4 August 2020
Royal London ODI Series
Result England lost to Ireland by 7 wickets
Toss Ireland
Last update 10:28 PM Local Time
Commentator Barry Chambers, John Elder
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Andrew Balbirnie: "I feel ecstatic. we didn't play our best cricket in the first two games but to put in that performance, particularly with the bat, gives us confidence that we can compete with the best whenever those fixtures come about.

"I thought we got back into the game really well having had a good start. To let them get 320 was a bit frustrating but we knew it was a good wicket, we just had to apply ourselves. We hadn't done that in the first two years, we relied on a 21-year-old who hadn't played much cricket. It's very satisfying to get the win."
10:23 PM Paul Stirling: "It's a special day for Ireland. To get a win against England on their home turf but to get 10 points on the board is the most important thing. We're delighted with that - it was a pretty solid performance in the end.
10:06 PM Paul Stirling takes the Man of the Match award after a match which featured three superb centuries - all by Irishmen!
10:04 PM This is just what Irish Cricket needed in the current situation, with no cricket behind them for six months and not knowing when they will be in action again. Hopefully this win will get the coverage on TV, radio and the press that it rightly deserves. The decision to bring in the younger players has been completely vindicated and they have all earned the right to be given plenty of chances as soon as possible. This win will give them all confidence to carry forward.
9:58 PM England certainly didn't look like a world champion set up. If this is the best set of bowlers they can put together in the absence of their Test players then they have problems. At no stage in the three matches, apart from one spell from Willey and one from Rashid, did they look near world class.
9:56 PM A special word of mention for young Harry Tector who showed great composure in his 29 run cameo. He played some magnificent cover drives and never let the situation get the better of him. He will be a big star in the future, have no doubt about it.
9:55 PM What a great win and a superb batting performance from the Ireland top order after their problems in the previous two matches. Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie were quite brilliant in their partnership of 214. Stirling hit six sixes, all of them massive - in contrast, Balbirnie hit twelve 4s and concentrated on working the ball through the gaps and rotating the strike throughout.
49.5 Mahmood to O'Brien, 1 run. Pulled down to fine leg and that's the match.
49.4 Mahmood to O'Brien, no run. Goes for the cut against a short ball and misses.
49.3 Mahmood to O'Brien, 2 runs. Bisects long on and mid wicket.
49.3 Mahmood to Tector, NO BALL 1 run. Well that certainly helps. A high full toss is pulled to mid wicket.
49.2 Mahmood to O'Brien, 1 run. Flicked to Curran at deep square leg.
9:47 PM Change of bat for O'Brien.
49.1 Mahmood to O'Brien, 2 runs. Driven wide of mid off for two easy runs.
9:46 PM Final over with 8 needed. I'm definitely backing Ireland.
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End of over 49 (9 runs) Ireland 321-3
H Tector 28* (25 balls, 3x4, 0x6) K O'Brien 15* (10 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 42 in 4.3 overs
Curran 10-0-67-0 Willey 10-1-70-1
Ireland need 8 runs to win in 1.0 overs.
48.6 Curran to O'Brien, 1 run. Steered out to extra cover.
48.5 Curran to Tector, 1 run. Well stopped at point but they still get a single.
48.4 Curran to Tector, FOUR Lovely square drive!
48.3 Curran to Tector, 2 runs. Pulled wide of mid on.
48.2 Curran to Tector, no run.
48.1 Curran to O'Brien, 1 run.
9:42 PM 17 needed from 12 balls. I'm backing Ireland. Tector looks to be very calmly in control of himself and playing some great shots.
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End of over 48 (7 runs) Ireland 312-3
K O'Brien 12* (5 balls, 0x4, 1x6) H Tector 22* (23 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 33 in 3.3 overs
Willey 10-1-70-1 Curran 9-0-58-0
Ireland need 17 runs to win in 2.0 overs.
47.6 Willey to Tector, 1 run. Driven out to cover.
47.6 Willey to Tector, WIDE He doesn't get away with that one.
47.5 Willey to Tector, no run.
47.4 Willey to O'Brien, 4 runs
That would have been a wide. 47.3 Willey to Tector, 1 run. Even wider but he gets it to point and they dash a single.
47.2 Willey to Tector, no run. Slanted cleverly across Tector. Mind you, if he had got an edge it would have been 4 runs.
47.1 Willey to Tector, no run. Misses outside off stump.
9:37 PM 24 from 18 balls.
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End of over 47 (8 runs) Ireland 305-3
K O'Brien 8* (4 balls, 0x4, 1x6) H Tector 20* (18 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 26 in 2.3 overs
Curran 9-0-58-0 Willey 9-1-63-1
Ireland need 24 runs to win in 3.0 overs.
46.6 Curran to O'Brien, no run. Slower ball fools O'Brien.
46.5 Curran to Tector, 1 run. DROPPED by Banton coming in from mid on. Should have taken that chance!
46.4 Curran to Tector, 2 runs. Driven wide of long off.
46.3 Curran to Tector, FOUR Pitched up and driven to the unattended extra cover boundary.
46.2 Curran to Tector, no run. Swings and misses.
46.1 Curran to Tector, no run.
9:33 PM Sorry, 31 needed. I ddidn't count in the no ball.
9:33 PM 32 now from 24 balls (at least).
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End of over 46 (12 runs) Ireland 297-3
K O'Brien 8* (3 balls, 0x4, 1x6) H Tector 13* (13 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 18 in 1.3 overs
Willey 9-1-62-1 Rashid 10-1-61-1
Ireland need 32 runs to win in 4.0 overs.
45.6 Willey to Tector, 1 run. In the sir but short of deep extra cover.
9:32 PM 1 off the free hit.
45.5 Willey to O'Brien, SIX Full toss is smashed into the stands. It's called a no ball
45.4 Willey to Tector, 1 run. Driven to extra cover.
45.3 Willey to Tector, no run. Driven back to Willey.
45.2 Willey to O'Brien, 1 run. Dug out to mid off.
45.1 Willey to Tector, 1 run. Driven to deep mid off.
9:27 PM 44 needed from 30.
9:27 PM There was also an appeal for run out on the same ball and the playback shows it also was not out.
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End of over 45 (10 runs) Ireland 285-3
K O'Brien 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) H Tector 10* (9 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 0.3 overs
Rashid 10-1-61-1 Mahmood 9-0-50-0
Ireland need 44 runs to win in 5.0 overs.
44.6 Rashid to O'Brien, no run. Was hitting but pitched outside leg stump.
9:24 PM LBW appeal being reviewed.
44.5 Rashid to Tector, 1 run. Off his pads to short square leg.
44.5 Rashid to Tector, WIDE Every run helps!
44.4 Rashid to Tector, FOUR Top shot - tossed up and driven through extra cover.
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A Balbirnie c Billings b Rashid 113 (112 balls, 11x4, 0x6) SR: 100.89
Partnership of 15 in 17 balls
Ireland 279-3 in 44.3 overs
44.3 Rashid to Balbirnie, OUT - CAUGHT! Tries to go over wide mid off again but hits it straight to Billings at deep extra cover.
44.2 Rashid to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Swept to fine leg and Vince can't gather it cleanly.
44.1 Rashid to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Driven to wide mid on.
9:20 PM 54 from 36 balls - 9 runs per over.
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End of over 44 (5 runs) Ireland 275-2
H Tector 5* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 109* (109 balls, 11x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 2.2 overs
Mahmood 9-0-50-0 Rashid 9-1-51-0
Ireland need 54 runs to win in 6.0 overs.
43.6 Mahmood to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven to mid on - direct hit and he was well gone.
43.5 Mahmood to Tector, 1 run. Driven hard to mid on.
43.4 Mahmood to Balbirnie, 1 run. Yorker is dug out to point.
43.3 Mahmood to Balbirnie, no run. That seemed to slip out of his hand and flies wide of off stump.
43.2 Mahmood to Balbirnie, no run.
43.1 Mahmood to Balbirnie, 2 runs. High over mid off.
9:15 PM Mahmood to bowl.
9:15 PM 59 needed from 42 balls now.
43
End of over 43 (4 runs) Ireland 270-2
H Tector 4* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 105* (104 balls, 11x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 1.2 overs
Rashid 9-1-51-0 Curran 8-0-51-0
Ireland need 59 runs to win in 7.0 overs.
42.6 Rashid to Tector, no run.
42.5 Rashid to Tector, 2 runs. Out to square leg and they take on Willey's arm.
42.4 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Leans back and chops it gently and short of cover.
42.3 Rashid to Tector, 1 run. Worked round the corner.
42.2 Rashid to Tector, no run. Goes for the reverse sweep but misses.
42.1 Rashid to Tector, no run.
42
End of over 42 (8 runs) Ireland 266-2
A Balbirnie 104* (103 balls, 11x4, 0x6) H Tector 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.2 overs
Curran 8-0-51-0 Rashid 8-1-47-0
Ireland need 63 runs to win in 8.0 overs.
41.6 Curran to Tector, 1 run. Played off his pads to mid wicket.
41.5 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Hit uppishly to third man.
9:10 PM That was probably the only way that England were going to separate this pair. What a fabulous partnership!
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P Stirling run out 142 (128 balls, 9x4, 6x6) SR: 110.94
Partnership of 214 in 196 balls
Ireland 264-2 in 41.4 overs
41.4 Curran to Balbirnie, RUN OUT! Cut to point, Stirling rushes down the pitch and can't get back before the throw comes in and Curran hits the stumps from three feet.
41.3 Curran to Stirling, 1 run. Stirling waits on that one and swats it to deep mid off.
41.2 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven over cover to the sweeper.
41.1 Curran to Balbirnie, FOUR Wide and driven square on the off side to bring up his 6th ODI century.
9:06 PM 71 needed from 54.
41
End of over 41 (5 runs) Ireland 258-1
P Stirling 141* (127 balls, 9x4, 6x6) A Balbirnie 98* (99 balls, 10x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 208 in 32.0 overs
Rashid 8-1-47-0 Curran 7-0-43-0
Ireland need 71 runs to win in 9.0 overs.
40.6 Rashid to Stirling, 2 runs. DROPPED by Vince running back at mid on. He may have lost it in the lights as it went very high.
40.5 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Worked round to short fine leg.
40.4 Rashid to Balbirnie, no run.
40.3 Rashid to Balbirnie, no run.
40.2 Rashid to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Good running as they take on deep square leg.
40.1 Rashid to Balbirnie, no run.
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End of over 40 (5 runs) Ireland 253-1
P Stirling 139* (126 balls, 9x4, 6x6) A Balbirnie 95* (94 balls, 10x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 203 in 31.0 overs
Curran 7-0-43-0 Moeen Ali 7-0-51-0
Ireland need 76 runs to win in 10.0 overs.
39.6 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Has to reach for a wide delivery and steers it to the cover sweeper.
39.5 Curran to Balbirnie, no run. Cut straight to point.
39.4 Curran to Stirling, 1 run. Full toss is hit to mid off along the ground.
39.3 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 leg bye.
8:59 PM 200 partnership from 185 balls.
39.2 Curran to Stirling, 1 run. To deep mid on.
39.1 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed to mid off.
8:58 PM 81 from 66 - should be a cruise from here given the state of England's bowling.
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End of over 39 (9 runs) Ireland 248-1
P Stirling 137* (124 balls, 9x4, 6x6) A Balbirnie 93* (90 balls, 10x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 198 in 30.0 overs
Moeen Ali 7-0-51-0 Willey 8-1-50-1
Ireland need 81 runs to win in 11.0 overs.
38.6 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, 1 run. Played round to short fine leg.
38.5 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Swept square this time.
38.4 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, FOUR Swept high and fine.
38.3 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, no run.
38.2 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Great work on the boundary to dsave two runs.
38.1 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, no run.
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End of over 38 (3 runs) Ireland 239-1
P Stirling 137* (124 balls, 9x4, 6x6) A Balbirnie 84* (84 balls, 9x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 189 in 29.0 overs
Willey 8-1-50-1 Moeen Ali 6-0-42-0
Ireland need 90 runs to win in 12.0 overs.
37.6 Willey to Stirling, no run. Full toss but he can't get it away.
37.5 Willey to Stirling, 2 runs. Driven wide of extra cover.
37.4 Willey to Balbirnie, 1 run.
37.3 Willey to Balbirnie, no run.
37.2 Willey to Balbirnie, no run.
37.1 Willey to Balbirnie, no run. Slanted across Balbirnie and he drives at thin air.
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End of over 37 (7 runs) Ireland 236-1
P Stirling 135* (122 balls, 9x4, 6x6) A Balbirnie 83* (80 balls, 9x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 186 in 28.0 overs
Moeen Ali 6-0-42-0 Willey 7-1-47-1
Ireland need 93 runs to win in 13.0 overs.
36.6 Moeen Ali to Stirling, no run.
36.5 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 2 runs. Hit very high over mid off and it falls safely away from any fielder.
36.4 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, 1 run. Punched off the back foot to mid on.
36.3 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, no run.
36.2 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, FOUR Swept from outside off stump with great power.
36.1 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, no run.
8:46 PM 100 needed - from 84 balls.
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End of over 36 (12 runs) Ireland 229-1
P Stirling 133* (120 balls, 9x4, 6x6) A Balbirnie 78* (76 balls, 8x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 179 in 27.0 overs
Willey 7-1-47-1 Rashid 7-1-42-0
Ireland need 100 runs to win in 14.0 overs.
35.6 Willey to Stirling, no run.
35.5 Willey to Balbirnie, 1 run. Full toss is steered to third man.
35.4 Willey to Balbirnie, FOUR Short, he swivels, and pulls it wide of the fielder at mid wicket.
35.3 Willey to Balbirnie, no run. That misses everything - Balbirnie's bat and the stumps.
35.2 Willey to Stirling, 1 run. Runs it down to third man.
35.1 Willey to Stirling, SIX Slog sweep from well outside off stump into, yes, the stand at mid wicket!
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End of over 35 (4 runs) Ireland 217-1
A Balbirnie 73* (73 balls, 7x4, 0x6) P Stirling 126* (117 balls, 9x4, 5x6)
Partnership of 167 in 26.0 overs
Rashid 7-1-42-0 Willey 6-1-35-1
Ireland need 112 runs to win in 15.0 overs.
34.6 Rashid to Balbirnie, no run.
34.5 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run. Exposes his stumps and drives to extra cover.
34.4 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Wristily flicked out to square leg.
34.3 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run. A long hop is dragged to fine leg.
34.2 Rashid to Stirling, no run. Defended off the back foot.
34.1 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed wide of mid wicket.
8:39 PM Moeen is just going through his bowlers in the hope that one get somehow get a wicket. At the momemnt none looks like doing so.
8:38 PM the 150 partnership came up in that over. As they take drinks the two batsmen must feel very confident of taking their team home, or very close to it, from here.
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End of over 34 (10 runs) Ireland 213-1
P Stirling 124* (114 balls, 9x4, 5x6) A Balbirnie 71* (70 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 163 in 25.0 overs
Willey 6-1-35-1 Rashid 6-1-38-0
Ireland need 116 runs to win in 16.0 overs.
33.6 Willey to Stirling, no run.
33.5 Willey to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven through cover.
33.4 Willey to Stirling, 1 run. Tickled down to third man.
33.3 Willey to Stirling, no run.
33.2 Willey to Stirling, FOUR Flicked off leg stump in the air to dep mid wicket.
33.1 Willey to Stirling, FOUR A very stiff looking Willey bowls a half volley outside off stump and Stirling drives it to the mid off boundary.
33
End of over 33 (5 runs) Ireland 203-1
A Balbirnie 70* (69 balls, 7x4, 0x6) P Stirling 115* (109 balls, 7x4, 5x6)
Partnership of 153 in 24.0 overs
Rashid 6-1-38-0 Mahmood 8-0-45-0
Ireland need 126 runs to win in 17.0 overs.
32.6 Rashid to Balbirnie, no run.
32.5 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run. Again pushe dto wide mid on.
32.4 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Flicked off middle stump to backward square leg.
32.3 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run. Again pushed to wide mid on.
32.2 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven wide of mid on.
32.1 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run. Dabbed out into the leg side.
8:29 PM Moeen, desperate for a wicket, brings back Rashid.
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End of over 32 (6 runs) Ireland 198-1
A Balbirnie 68* (66 balls, 7x4, 0x6) P Stirling 112* (106 balls, 7x4, 5x6)
Partnership of 148 in 23.0 overs
Mahmood 8-0-45-0 Curran 6-0-39-0
Ireland need 131 runs to win in 18.0 overs.
31.6 Mahmood to Stirling, 1 run. Leans back and chops it down to third man.
31.5 Mahmood to Stirling, FOUR Overpitched and smashed back past the bowler.
31.4 Mahmood to Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed to mid on and they take on Moeen successfully.
31.3 Mahmood to Balbirnie, no run.
31.2 Mahmood to Balbirnie, no run.
31.1 Mahmood to Balbirnie, no run.
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End of over 31 (7 runs) Ireland 192-1
P Stirling 107* (104 balls, 6x4, 5x6) A Balbirnie 67* (62 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 142 in 22.0 overs
Curran 6-0-39-0 Mahmood 7-0-39-0
Ireland need 137 runs to win in 19.0 overs.
30.6 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Leans back and drags it out to deep mid wicket.
30.5 Curran to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Great fielding at deep cover to stop another boundary.
30.4 Curran to Balbirnie, FOUR Hit out to wide mid on and Livinstone can't stop it going over the rope.
30.3 Curran to Balbirnie, no run. Driven straight at cover.
30.2 Curran to Balbirnie, no run. Driven uppishly back past Currand and mid on does the fielding.
30.1 Curran to Balbirnie, no run.
8:20 PM A few signs that Stirling may be losing concentration but otherwise Ireland seem to be in total control.
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End of over 30 (3 runs) Ireland 185-1
P Stirling 107* (104 balls, 6x4, 5x6) A Balbirnie 60* (56 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 135 in 21.0 overs
Mahmood 7-0-39-0 Curran 5-0-32-0
Ireland need 144 runs to win in 20.0 overs.
29.6 Mahmood to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven out to cover.
29.5 Mahmood to Stirling, 1 run.
29.4 Mahmood to Stirling, no run.
29.3 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Wild swing and the ball goes over the top of middle stump.
29.2 Mahmood to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven to deep extra.
29.1 Mahmood to Balbirnie, no run.
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End of over 29 (3 runs) Ireland 182-1
P Stirling 106* (101 balls, 6x4, 5x6) A Balbirnie 58* (53 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 132 in 20.0 overs
Curran 5-0-32-0 Mahmood 6-0-36-0
Ireland need 147 runs to win in 21.0 overs.
28.6 Curran to Stirling, no run.
28.5 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run.
28.4 Curran to Balbirnie, no run.
28.3 Curran to Balbirnie, no run.
28.2 Curran to Stirling, 1 run.
28.1 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run.
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End of over 28 (8 runs) Ireland 179-1
P Stirling 105* (99 balls, 6x4, 5x6) A Balbirnie 56* (49 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 129 in 19.0 overs
Mahmood 6-0-36-0 Curran 4-0-29-0
Ireland need 150 runs to win in 22.0 overs.
27.6 Mahmood to Stirling, no run.
27.5 Mahmood to Balbirnie, 1 run. Good running as Balbirnie plays it short of cover.
27.4 Mahmood to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Nicely worked off his hip through mid wicket.
27.3 Mahmood to Balbirnie, no run. Short and harmless and Balbirnie ducks under it.
27.2 Mahmood to Stirling, 1 run. Chopped down to third man.
27.1 Mahmood to Stirling, FOUR What a great shot - he throws his wrists at a ball outside off stump and it races square to the rope.
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End of over 27 (7 runs) Ireland 171-1
A Balbirnie 53* (46 balls, 6x4, 0x6) P Stirling 100* (96 balls, 5x4, 5x6)
Partnership of 121 in 18.0 overs
Curran 4-0-29-0 Mahmood 5-0-28-0
Ireland need 158 runs to win in 23.0 overs.
26.6 Curran to Stirling, 1 run. Well, he couldn't have been given a friendlier ball with which to reach his century - a gentle full toss on leg stump!
26.5 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven to deep extra cover.
26.4 Curran to Stirling, 1 run.
26.3 Curran to Stirling, no run.
26.3 Curran to Stirling, WIDE
26.2 Curran to Stirling, 2 runs. Swung down to fine leg.
26.1 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run.
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End of over 26 (4 runs) Ireland 164-1
P Stirling 96* (92 balls, 5x4, 5x6) A Balbirnie 51* (44 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 114 in 17.0 overs
Mahmood 5-0-28-0 Vince 3-0-20-0
Ireland need 165 runs to win in 24.0 overs.
25.6 Mahmood to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven to wide mid off.
8:01 PM That may have been a chance.
25.5 Mahmood to Stirling, 1 run. Good diving stop by mid on.
25.4 Mahmood to Stirling, 2 runs. Full toss is swung away and well stopped at deep mid wicket.
25.3 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Stirling has a wild swing and could have dragged that on.
25.2 Mahmood to Stirling, no run.
25.1 Mahmood to Stirling, no run.
7:57 PM This is looking very good for Ireland as the English bowlers have shown no penetration whatsoever in this innings. All that's need from here on is cool heads all round by Ireland.
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End of over 25 (8 runs) Ireland 160-1
A Balbirnie 50* (43 balls, 6x4, 0x6) P Stirling 93* (87 balls, 5x4, 5x6)
Partnership of 110 in 16.0 overs
Vince 3-0-20-0 Rashid 5-1-33-0
Ireland need 169 runs to win in 25.0 overs.
24.6 Vince to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Driven tot he deep extra cover boundary.
24.5 Vince to Balbirnie, no run.
24.4 Vince to Stirling, 1 run. Driven off leg stump to wide mid on.
24.3 Vince to Stirling, FOUR Pulled over the head of mid on.
24.2 Vince to Stirling, no run. Almost chops it into the hands of backward point.
24.1 Vince to Balbirnie, 1 run. Bottom edge runs out into the leg side.
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End of over 24 (11 runs) Ireland 152-1
P Stirling 88* (84 balls, 4x4, 5x6) A Balbirnie 47* (40 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 102 in 15.0 overs
Rashid 5-1-33-0 Vince 2-0-12-0
Ireland need 177 runs to win in 26.0 overs.
23.6 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
7:52 PM That's the century partnership between this pair at better than a run a ball.
23.5 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
23.4 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
23.3 Rashid to Stirling, SIX Stirling loves hitting it into those stands at mid wicket!
23.2 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Beats the sprawling dive at cover.
23.1 Rashid to Balbirnie, FOUR Tossed up and Balbirnie takes the offer to drive it through mid off.
7:49 PM Vince may only be a part-time bowler but he looks better than both Mahmood and Curran!
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End of over 23 (4 runs) Ireland 141-1
P Stirling 82* (80 balls, 4x4, 4x6) A Balbirnie 42* (38 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 91 in 14.0 overs
Vince 2-0-12-0 Rashid 4-1-22-0
Ireland need 188 runs to win in 27.0 overs.
22.6 Vince to Balbirnie, 1 run. Off his pads to mid wicket.
22.5 Vince to Balbirnie, no run.
22.4 Vince to Stirling, 1 run. Played on the move wide of mid on.
22.3 Vince to Balbirnie, 1 run. Beats backward point and gets it down to third man.
22.2 Vince to Stirling, 1 run. Short and swung out to deep square leg.
22.1 Vince to Stirling, no run. Good yorker is dug out by Stirling.
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End of over 22 (3 runs) Ireland 137-1
A Balbirnie 40* (35 balls, 5x4, 0x6) P Stirling 80* (77 balls, 4x4, 4x6)
Partnership of 87 in 13.0 overs
Rashid 4-1-22-0 Vince 1-0-8-0
Ireland need 192 runs to win in 28.0 overs.
21.6 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run.
21.5 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
21.4 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
21.3 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Chopped out to cover.
21.2 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run. Pushed to deep mid on.
21.1 Rashid to Stirling, no run. Almost holes out to mid off.
21
End of over 21 (8 runs) Ireland 134-1
A Balbirnie 39* (34 balls, 5x4, 0x6) P Stirling 78* (72 balls, 4x4, 4x6)
Partnership of 84 in 12.0 overs
Vince 1-0-8-0 Rashid 3-1-19-0
Ireland need 195 runs to win in 29.0 overs.
20.6 Vince to Balbirnie, FOUR Going down the leg side and it is helped on its way to the boundary.
20.5 Vince to Balbirnie, no run.
20.4 Vince to Balbirnie, no run.
20.3 Vince to Balbirnie, no run. A play and a miss.
20.2 Vince to Balbirnie, FOUR Goes for the pull shot but gets a big top edge that flies over BAirstow's head.
20.1 Vince to Balbirnie, no run.
7:38 PM Moeen turns to James Vince.
7:37 PM Great over there from Rashid who is now bowling a little flatter and quicker.
20
End of over 20 (0 runs) Ireland 126-1
P Stirling 78* (72 balls, 4x4, 4x6) A Balbirnie 31* (28 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 76 in 11.0 overs
Rashid 3-1-19-0 Moeen Ali 5-0-35-0
Ireland need 203 runs to win in 30.0 overs.
19.6 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
19.5 Rashid to Stirling, no run. Goes for the sweep but misses.
19.4 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
19.3 Rashid to Stirling, no run. Better length here from Rashid.
19.2 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
19.1 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
19
End of over 19 (13 runs) Ireland 126-1
A Balbirnie 31* (28 balls, 3x4, 0x6) P Stirling 78* (66 balls, 4x4, 4x6)
Partnership of 76 in 10.0 overs
Moeen Ali 5-0-35-0 Rashid 2-0-19-0
Ireland need 203 runs to win in 31.0 overs.
18.6 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 1 run. Worked off his pads to mid wicket.
18.5 Moeen Ali to Stirling, FOUR That is cut with enormous power. The cover sweeper had no chance.
18.4 Moeen Ali to Stirling, no run.
18.3 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 2 runs. Runs it behind point.
18.2 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 2 runs. Comes down and gashes it out to wide mid on.
18.1 Moeen Ali to Stirling, FOUR Paddled from outside off stump over the keeper's shoulder.
18
End of over 18 (8 runs) Ireland 113-1
A Balbirnie 31* (28 balls, 3x4, 0x6) P Stirling 65* (60 balls, 2x4, 4x6)
Partnership of 63 in 9.0 overs
Rashid 2-0-19-0 Moeen Ali 4-0-22-0
Ireland need 216 runs to win in 32.0 overs.
17.6 Rashid to Balbirnie, no run. Pushes forward and gets a thin edge into his pads.
17.5 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run. Pushed through the cover area.
17.4 Rashid to Stirling, SIX Pitched up and it bounces back off the tenth row of seats into the playing area.
17.3 Rashid to Stirling, no run. Better now from Rashid.
17.2 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Goes right back on his stumps and plays it to mid wicket.
17.1 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run. Out to the extra cover boundary.
7:26 PM Ireland are cruising here against some very unimpressive English bowling. Balbirnie looks to be in good nick and Stirling is completely in charge and putting a lot of pressure on the bowlers.
17
End of over 17 (6 runs) Ireland 105-1
A Balbirnie 30* (26 balls, 3x4, 0x6) P Stirling 57* (56 balls, 2x4, 3x6)
Partnership of 55 in 8.0 overs
Moeen Ali 4-0-22-0 Rashid 1-0-11-0
Ireland need 224 runs to win in 33.0 overs.
16.6 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, FOUR Short, leans back and chops it through point.
16.5 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, no run.
16.4 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, no run.
16.3 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, no run.
16.2 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 1 run.
16.1 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, 1 run.
16
End of over 16 (11 runs) Ireland 99-1
P Stirling 57* (56 balls, 2x4, 3x6) A Balbirnie 24* (19 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 49 in 7.0 overs
Rashid 1-0-11-0 Moeen Ali 3-0-16-0
Ireland need 230 runs to win in 34.0 overs.
15.6 Rashid to Stirling, SIX Slog sweep into the stands!
15.5 Rashid to Balbirnie, no run.
15.4 Rashid to Stirling, 1 run.
15.3 Rashid to Stirling, no run.
15.3 Rashid to Stirling, 3 WIDES.
15.2 Rashid to Stirling, no run. Appeal for lbw but hit outside the line of off stump.
15.1 Rashid to Balbirnie, 1 run. Played with the spin out to deep cover.
15
End of over 15 (9 runs) Ireland 88-1
P Stirling 50* (53 balls, 2x4, 2x6) A Balbirnie 23* (16 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 38 in 6.0 overs
Moeen Ali 3-0-16-0 Curran 3-0-22-0
Ireland need 241 runs to win in 35.0 overs.
14.6 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushe dup to deep mid on.
14.5 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, FOUR Swept powerfully from outside off stump.
14.4 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, no run.
14.3 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 1 run. They are milking the bowling here as Stirling goes to 50.
14.2 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, 1 run.
14.1 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 1 run.
14
End of over 14 (7 runs) Ireland 79-1
P Stirling 47* (51 balls, 2x4, 2x6) A Balbirnie 17* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 29 in 5.0 overs
Curran 3-0-21-0 Moeen Ali 2-0-8-0
Ireland need 250 runs to win in 36.0 overs.
13.6 Curran to Stirling, no run.
13.5 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Wide and a diving stop at point saves three runs.
13.4 Curran to Stirling, 1 run. Pushed out into the covers.
13.3 Curran to Stirling, no run. Off his pads to mid wicket.
13.2 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven square on the off side.
13.1 Curran to Balbirnie, FOUR Driven through mid off.
7:12 PM Very innocuous stuff from Moeen who has contributed nothing to England's cause in this series.
13
End of over 13 (9 runs) Ireland 72-1
P Stirling 46* (48 balls, 2x4, 2x6) A Balbirnie 11* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 22 in 4.0 overs
Moeen Ali 2-0-8-0 Curran 2-0-14-0
Ireland need 257 runs to win in 37.0 overs.
12.6 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, 1 run. Worked off middle stump to deep square leg.
12.5 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, no run. Plays and misses.
12.4 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 1 run. Driven to deep mid on.
12.3 Moeen Ali to Stirling, no run.
12.2 Moeen Ali to Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed gently to mid on. Easy run.
12.1 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 1 run.
7:09 PM They have decided that the last delivery was a no ball so the over has to continue. Balbirnie hits a short ball high over point for FOUR.
12
End of over 12 (4 runs) Ireland 63-1
A Balbirnie 5* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 44* (45 balls, 2x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 13 in 3.0 overs
Curran 2-0-9-0 Moeen Ali 1-0-4-0
Ireland need 266 runs to win in 38.0 overs.
11.6 Curran to Stirling, 1 run. A big inside edge runs out to mid wicket.
11.5 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Full length delivery is driven to deep cover.
11.4 Curran to Stirling, 1 run. Driven through cover out to the sweeper.
11.3 Curran to Stirling, no run. Pushed firmly to cover.
11.2 Curran to Stirling, no run. A cross bat shot and he gets an inside edge into his pads.
11.1 Curran to Balbirnie, 1 run. Nudges it wide of cover.
11
End of over 11 (5 runs) Ireland 59-1
P Stirling 42* (41 balls, 2x4, 2x6) A Balbirnie 3* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 2.0 overs
Moeen Ali 1-0-4-0 Curran 1-0-5-0
Ireland need 270 runs to win in 39.0 overs.
10.6 Moeen Ali to Stirling, no run.
10.5 Moeen Ali to Stirling, no run. Pushed to Moenen.
10.4 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 2 runs. Driven to the empty deep mid off area.
10.3 Moeen Ali to Stirling, no run.
10.2 Moeen Ali to Stirling, 2 runs. Goes back and hits over wide mid off.
10.1 Moeen Ali to Stirling, no run.
10
End of over 10 (4 runs) Ireland 54-1
P Stirling 37* (35 balls, 2x4, 2x6) A Balbirnie 3* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.0 overs
Curran 1-0-4-0 Willey 5-1-25-1
Ireland need 275 runs to win in 40.0 overs.
9.6 Curran to Stirling, no run.
9.5 Curran to Balbirnie, 3 runs. Gets off the mark with a lovely drive through mid off.
9.4 Curran to Balbirnie, no run. Balbirnie goes back and defends.
9.3 Curran to Balbirnie, no run. Pushed firmly to mid off.
9.2 Curran to Balbirnie, no run. Straight delivery is met with a straight bat.
9.1 Curran to Stirling, 1 run. Pushes it through the leg side and the sweeper comes in to do the fielding.
6:56 PM Tom Curran comes on to bowl.
9
End of over 9 (6 runs) Ireland 50-1
P Stirling 36* (33 balls, 2x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Willey 5-1-25-1 Mahmood 4-0-24-0
Ireland need 279 runs to win in 41.0 overs.
1
G Delany bowled Willey 12 (21 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 57.14
Partnership of 50 in 54 balls
Ireland 50-1 in 9.0 overs
8.6 Willey to Delany, OUT - BOWLED! Goes across and exposes his leg stump which is knocked back by Willey.
8.5 Willey to Stirling, 1 run. Nudged round the corner wide of short fine leg.
8.4 Willey to Delany, 1 run. Another sharp single as the ball bounces square on the off side.
8.3 Willey to Stirling, 1 run. Worked into the leg side for an easy single.
8.2 Willey to Delany, 1 run. Hits it towards mid off and sets off immediately.
8.2 Willey to Delany, WIDE Awful delivery balloons wide down the leg side.
8.1 Willey to Stirling, 1 run. Nudged off his pads to backward square leg.
8
End of over 8 (16 runs) Ireland 44-0
G Delany 10* (18 balls, 1x4, 0x6) P Stirling 33* (30 balls, 2x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 44 in 8.0 overs
Mahmood 4-0-24-0 Willey 4-1-19-0
Ireland need 285 runs to win in 42.0 overs.
7.6 Mahmood to Stirling, 1 run. In the air down to third man.
7.5 Mahmood to Stirling, SIX That's not quite so big and ends up in the seats in the stand.
7.4 Mahmood to Stirling, SIX Short and that ends up in he walkway between two of the stands.
7.3 Mahmood to Delany, 1 run. Run down to third man.
7.2 Mahmood to Delany, no run.
7.1 Mahmood to Stirling, 1 run. Punched to deep mid on.
7
End of over 7 (4 runs) Ireland 29-0
G Delany 9* (17 balls, 1x4, 0x6) P Stirling 19* (25 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 29 in 7.0 overs
Willey 4-1-19-0 Mahmood 3-0-9-0
Ireland need 300 runs to win in 43.0 overs.
6.6 Willey to Delany, no run. Defends
7
End of over 7 (3 runs) Ireland 28-0
G Delany 9* (17 balls, 1x4, 0x6) P Stirling 19* (25 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 28 in 7.0 overs
Willey 4-1-18-0 Mahmood 3-0-9-0
Ireland need 301 runs to win in 43.0 overs.
6.6 Willey to Delany, no run.
6.5 Willey to Delany, no run.
6.4 Willey to Delany, no run.
6.5 Willey to Delany, no run. Misses pull
6.4 Willey to Stirling, 1 leg bye. Hit on pad and they scamper through
6.3 Willey to Stirling, 2 runs. Flipped out to deep square. Bottom hand flick as he moved across.
6.2 Willey to Stirling, no run. Solid defence
6.3 Willey to Stirling, 2 runs. Flicked from off stump over mid wicket and it's cut off just inside the rope.
6.2 Willey to Stirling, no run. Pushed out to cover
6.1 Willey to Stirling, no run.
6.1 Willey to Delany, 1 run. Quick single to mid on
6:41 PM Steady as she goes for Ireland. Untold riches. They were five wickets down in the first match at this juncture.
6
End of over 6 (5 runs) Ireland 25-0
P Stirling 17* (22 balls, 2x4, 0x6) G Delany 8* (14 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 25 in 6.0 overs
Mahmood 3-0-9-0 Willey 3-1-16-0
Ireland need 304 runs to win in 44.0 overs.
5.6 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Defends to point
5.5 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Defends to point
5.4 Mahmood to Delany, 1 run. Inside edge goes past keeper
5.3 Mahmood to Delany, no run. Punched to cover
5.2 Mahmood to Delany, no run. Starts to advance but beaten outside off
5.1 Mahmood to Delany, FOUR Bang. Delany love sit there. Width and crashed square and it races away
5
End of over 5 (11 runs) Ireland 20-0
P Stirling 17* (20 balls, 2x4, 0x6) G Delany 3* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 5.0 overs
Willey 3-1-16-0 Mahmood 2-0-4-0
Ireland need 309 runs to win in 45.0 overs.
4.6 Willey to Delany, 1 run. Short ball and pulled to square leg. Didn't time it as it hit high on the bat
4.5 Willey to Stirling, 3 runs. Moves across the crease and manoeuvres it away to fine leg
4.4 Willey to Stirling, no run. Tighter line and defended
4.3 Willey to Stirling, FOUR Hammered uppishly though cover as he was given width. He loves it there.
4.2 Willey to Stirling, 2 runs. Punched through cover off the back foot and just stopped by Billings before it goes over the boundary
4.1 Willey to Delany, 1 run. Driven at point and parried away.
4
End of over 4 (2 runs) Ireland 9-0
P Stirling 8* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6) G Delany 1* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 4.0 overs
Mahmood 2-0-4-0 Willey 2-1-5-0
Ireland need 320 runs to win in 46.0 overs.
3.6 Mahmood to Delany, 1 run. Miscues pull and it just loops over midwicket
3.5 Mahmood to Delany, no run. Through to the keeper
Delany takes guard and surveys the field. Shortis point in place for his aerial drives. 3.4 Mahmood to Stirling, 1 run. Guided to third man
3.3 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Pushed to point
3.2 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Misses attempted pull
3.1 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. To point
3
End of over 3 (0 runs) Ireland 7-0
G Delany 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 7* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 3.0 overs
Willey 2-1-5-0 Mahmood 1-0-2-0
Ireland need 322 runs to win in 47.0 overs.
2.6 Willey to Delany, no run.
2.5 Willey to Delany, no run.
2.4 Willey to Delany, no run. Defends to point.
6:26 PM His technique being analysed and the feeling is he will be strong outside off and struggle with straighter line of attack.
2.3 Willey to Delany, no run. Misses attempted cut
6:25 PM Lots of discussion about Gareth Delany backlift
2.2 Willey to Delany, no run. Misses outside off
2.1 Willey to Delany, no run. Left alone outside off
2
End of over 2 (2 runs) Ireland 7-0
P Stirling 7* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6) G Delany 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 2.0 overs
Mahmood 1-0-2-0 Willey 1-0-5-0
Ireland need 322 runs to win in 48.0 overs.
1.6 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Defends to point and good stop by Banton
1.5 Mahmood to Stirling, 2 runs. In the zone and a bit of an agricultural heave over mid on
1.4 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Driven to short cover
1.3 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. And again. Lucky not to get an edge, 87 mph
1.2 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Beaten outside off by good ball
1.1 Mahmood to Stirling, no run. Misses attempted booming drive
6:19 PM Saqib Mahmood to share the new ball with him.
1
End of over 1 (5 runs) Ireland 5-0
G Delany 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 5* (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 1.0 overs
Willey 1-0-5-0
Ireland need 324 runs to win in 49.0 overs.
0.6 Willey to Stirling, 1 run. Guided to third man
0.5 Willey to Stirling, no run. Defended to mid-off
0.4 Willey to Stirling, no run. Punched to cover
0.3 Willey to Stirling, FOUR Trademark Stirlo. Punched through cover
6:17 PM Liam Livingstone the sub fielder.
0.2 Willey to Stirling, no run. Misses cut
Eoin Morgan off the field with tight groin. Moeen Ali will skipper. 0.1 Willey to Stirling, no run. Driven to mid off
5:48 PM Can the Irish top order finally fire? Stirling, Balbirnie and O'Brien all due a big score. Let us hope today is their day.
5:48 PM I'm off to grab some dinner - I smell cooking in the kitchen. Lamb chops for me. Yum yum.
5:47 PM Can Lightning strike twice? Join us in 30 minutes when John Elder will be your commentator.
5:46 PM A pretty tough total to chase. But I was there 9 years ago when Ireland chased one run less as they successfully passed England's 327.
5:45 PM He really is an exceptional player. Can we have him back please?
5:45 PM Could have been better but could have been a lot worse when Morgan was in full flow.
10
S Mahmood c Balbirnie b Little 12 (15 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 80.00
Partnership of 30 in 28 balls
England 328-10 in 49.5 overs
49.5 Little to Mahmood, OUT - CAUGHT! Lofted high in the air but only as far as mid-off where the skipper takes comfortable catch.
49.4 Little to Curran, 1 leg bye. Off the pad and they get through as Little and Mahmood collide
49.3 Little to Curran, no run. Way outside off and misses
49.2 Little to Curran, no run. Nowhere near the bat
5:42 PM We have a review for caught behind. Original is not out but Ireland heard a noise.
49.1 Little to Curran, 2 runs. Moves way across his crease and sliced to deep point
5:40 PM Josh Little to bowl the final over.
5:40 PM Young bowled very well today.
5:40 PM Final over coming up.
49
End of over 49 (7 runs) England 325-9
S Mahmood 12* (14 balls, 1x4, 0x6) T Curran 36* (50 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 27 in 3.5 overs
Young 10-1-53-3 Little 8-0-60-1
48.6 Young to Mahmood, no run. Defended
48.5 Young to Curran, 1 run. Off the dge to third man
48.4 Young to Mahmood, 1 run. Miscues pull and falls just short of mid-on. Could he have put a dive in?
48.3 Young to Mahmood, no run. Played back to the bowler
48.2 Young to Curran, 1 run. Slower ball pulled to midwicket
48.1 Young to Curran, FOUR Crashed past mid on as he just misses yorker.
48
End of over 48 (4 runs) England 318-9
S Mahmood 11* (11 balls, 1x4, 0x6) T Curran 30* (47 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 2.5 overs
Little 8-0-60-1 Adair 7-0-45-1
47.6 Little to Mahmood, 2 runs. Played into leg side and good wuick running with all the fielders back on the ropess
47.5 Little to Mahmood, no run. Mistimes pull to midwicket
47.4 Little to Curran, 1 run. Pulled to long leg
47.3 Little to Mahmood, 1 run. Attempted pull goes to mid on and they scamper through
47.2 Little to Mahmood, no run.
5:33 PM Michael Carberry on 5 Live very critical of Ireland tactics and field placings
47.1 Little to Mahmood, no run. Beaten outside off
47
End of over 47 (8 runs) England 314-9
T Curran 29* (46 balls, 3x4, 0x6) S Mahmood 8* (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 1.5 overs
Adair 7-0-45-1 Little 7-0-56-1
46.6 Adair to Mahmood, 1 run. Slower ball skews off the edge to third man
46.5 Adair to Mahmood, no run. Defends to short midwicket
46.4 Adair to Curran, 1 run. Yorker dug out to cover
46.3 Adair to Curran, FOUR Poor ball sits up and pulled away bisecting the men on the long leg and deep square boundaries
46.2 Adair to Curran, 2 runs. Great stop on cover boundary
46.1 Adair to Curran, no run. Through to keeper
5:29 PM Adair back as Balbirnie rings the changes.
46
End of over 46 (8 runs) England 306-9
S Mahmood 7* (4 balls, 1x4, 0x6) T Curran 22* (43 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 0.5 overs
Little 7-0-56-1 Young 9-1-46-3
45.6 Little to Mahmood, 2 runs. Out to the leg side
45.5 Little to Mahmood, no run. Defends
45.4 Little to Curran, 1 run. To deep square
45.3 Little to Mahmood, 1 run. Pushed to cover
5:25 PM That's the 300 up.
45.2 Little to Curran, FOUR Chinese cut goes all the way. Streaky
9
A Rashid run out 3 (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 100.00
Partnership of 9 in 11 balls
England 298-9 in 45.1 overs
45.1 Little to Curran, RUN OUT! Good work by keeper Tucker. Took glove out as it came to him and hits with Rashid barely in the frame. I could have gove him out from Ardmore.
5:22 PM Looking at a run out. Looks to be in Ireland favour.
45
End of over 45 (6 runs) England 298-8
A Rashid 3* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) T Curran 21* (40 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 1.4 overs
Young 9-1-46-3 Campher 10-1-68-2
44.6 Young to Curran, 1 run. Out to the cover sweeper
44.6 Young to Curran, WIDE Slower ball bouncer over head height
44.5 Young to Curran, 2 runs. Slapped through point and gets back for easy two.
44.4 Young to Curran, no run. Short ball flies through. Signal of one for the over by the umpire.
44.3 Young to Rashid, 1 run. Guided to third man
44.2 Young to Curran, 1 run. Off back foot to mid on
44.1 Young to Curran, no run. Left alone outside off
5:18 PM Craig Young returns. Could he claim the last two and get a five-for?
44
End of over 44 (4 runs) England 292-8
A Rashid 2* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) T Curran 17* (35 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 0.4 overs
Campher 10-1-68-2 McBrine 8-0-61-0
43.6 Campher to Rashid, no run.
43.5 Campher to Rashid, 2 runs. Just wide of diving midwicket.
43.4 Campher to Curran, 1 run. Hit to long on.
43.3 Campher to Curran, no run. Good yorker trying to get some reverse on it
5:14 PM That was Willey's highest ODI score.
8
D Willey c Balbirnie b Campher 51 (42 balls, 3x4, 3x6) SR: 121.43
Partnership of 73 in 60 balls
England 289-8 in 43.2 overs
43.2 Campher to Willey, OUT - CAUGHT! Hand comes off the bat as he lofts to the skipper at long on and decent catch running around. Bit of a cutter from Campher
43.1 Campher to Curran, 1 run. Yorker dug out to cover
43
End of over 43 (11 runs) England 288-7
D Willey 51* (41 balls, 3x4, 3x6) T Curran 15* (32 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 72 in 9.4 overs
McBrine 8-0-61-0 Campher 9-1-64-1
42.6 McBrine to Willey, no run. Driven one bounce to short cover
42.5 McBrine to Willey, no run. To point
42.4 McBrine to Curran, 1 run. Sliced through point
42.3 McBrine to Willey, 1 run. Out to deep midwicket off back foot
5:11 PM 38 balsl, 3 fours, 3 sixes from 38 balls.
5:10 PM That's a very good 50 for Willey.
42.2 McBrine to Willey, SIX BOOM. That os massive. Picked up and hit away deep into the stands. Huge blow.
5:09 PM Would have hit the stumps but impact just outside off
42.1 McBrine to Curran, 3 leg byes. Off the pad and they appeal. Impact outside off.
5:08 PM Ireland review for an lbw but looks optimistic. More in hope than expectation.
42
End of over 42 (8 runs) England 277-7
D Willey 44* (37 balls, 3x4, 2x6) T Curran 14* (30 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 61 in 8.4 overs
Campher 9-1-64-1 McBrine 7-0-53-0
41.6 Campher to Willey, no run.
41.5 Campher to Willey, FOUR Free hit driven and Balbirnie can't get there
41.5 Campher to Willey, NO BALL 2 runs. Oh my God. Overs steps and it's another free hit
41.4 Campher to Curran, 1 run. Pushed to point and they scamper through
41.3 Campher to Curran, no run. Hit to point
41.2 Campher to Curran, no run. Misses cut outside off
41.1 Campher to Curran, no run. Pushed to cover
As is Curtis Campher who is back into the attack.
5:03 PM Useful man to have in your side David Willey.
41
End of over 41 (10 runs) England 269-7
D Willey 38* (34 balls, 2x4, 2x6) T Curran 13* (26 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 53 in 7.4 overs
McBrine 7-0-53-0 Adair 6-0-37-1
40.6 McBrine to Willey, no run. Pushed to mid-off
40.5 McBrine to Willey, SIX BOOM. Rank long hop hit into the stands at deep midwicket
40.4 McBrine to Curran, 1 run. Down the pitch and hit on the full to long on
40.3 McBrine to Willey, 1 run. To midwicket
40.2 McBrine to Curran, 1 run. Pushed through the covers
40.1 McBrine to Willey, 1 run. On leg and tucked to midwicket
4:59 PM Ten overs left. These two have rebuilt and the stand is worth 43.
40
End of over 40 (13 runs) England 259-7
T Curran 11* (24 balls, 2x4, 0x6) D Willey 30* (30 balls, 2x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 43 in 6.4 overs
Adair 6-0-37-1 McBrine 6-0-43-0
39.6 Adair to Willey, 1 run. Slower ball bouncer swotted to long leg
39.5 Adair to Willey, SIX BOOM. Free ht is pulled one handed over deep square.
39.5 Adair to Willey, NO BALL 2 runs. Clipped through midwicket and worse he has over stepped.
39.4 Adair to Curran, 1 run. Driven to long on
39.3 Adair to Curran, no run. Hot on the body as he tried to pull slower ball
39.3 Adair to Curran, WIDE Down leg
39.2 Adair to Curran, no run. Misses attempted dab and goes through to the keeper
39.1 Adair to Willey, 1 run. To fine leg
39
End of over 39 (7 runs) England 246-7
T Curran 10* (21 balls, 2x4, 0x6) D Willey 20* (26 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 30 in 5.4 overs
McBrine 6-0-43-0 Adair 5-0-24-1
38.6 McBrine to Curran, no run. to mid on
38.5 McBrine to Curran, no run. Back to the bowler
38.4 McBrine to Willey, 1 run. Quick single to point
38.3 McBrine to Willey, FOUR Down the pitch and hit powerfully over mid on. Good connection
38.2 McBrine to Curran, 1 run. Rocks back and hit to cover sweeper
38.1 McBrine to Willey, 1 run. Easy single as it goes to to long off
4:49 PM Andy McBrine returns
38
End of over 38 (7 runs) England 239-7
T Curran 9* (18 balls, 2x4, 0x6) D Willey 14* (23 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 23 in 4.4 overs
Adair 5-0-24-1 Delany 6-0-29-1
37.6 Adair to Curran, no run. Beaten outside off
37.5 Adair to Curran, FOUR Hit high in the air and goes over the rope first bounce at long on
37.4 Adair to Willey, 1 run. Hooked one bounce to long leg
37.3 Adair to Curran, 1 leg bye. Scampered leg bye as Tucker shapes to throw
37.2 Adair to Curran, no run. Back to the bowler
37.1 Adair to Willey, 1 run. Pulled to long leg
4:45 PM Mark Adair comes back.
37
End of over 37 (7 runs) England 232-7
T Curran 5* (14 balls, 1x4, 0x6) D Willey 12* (21 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 3.4 overs
Delany 6-0-29-1 Young 8-1-40-3
36.6 Delany to Curran, no run. and again
36.5 Delany to Curran, no run. Back to the bowler
36.4 Delany to Willey, 1 run. Off back foot out to cover sweeper
36.3 Delany to Curran, 1 run. out to cover sweeper off back foot
36.2 Delany to Curran, FOUR Driven through extra cover. Well put awa
36.1 Delany to Willey, 1 run. Out to the sweeper
36
End of over 36 (1 run) England 225-7
T Curran 0* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6) D Willey 10* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 2.4 overs
Young 8-1-40-3 Delany 5-0-22-1
35.6 Young to Curran, no run. Betaen by slower ball. Another good over
35.5 Young to Curran, no run. Pushed to cover
35.4 Young to Curran, no run. Drives to id off
35.3 Young to Curran, no run. Misses attempted drive from well pitched up ball
35.2 Young to Willey, 1 run. Helped down to fine leg
35.1 Young to Willey, no run. Defends to midwicket
35
End of over 35 (8 runs) England 224-7
T Curran 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) D Willey 9* (17 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 1.4 overs
Delany 5-0-22-1 Young 7-1-39-3
34.6 Delany to Curran, no run. Back to the bowler
34.6 Delany to Curran, WIDE Down leg
34.5 Delany to Curran, no run. Defends
34.4 Delany to Willey, 1 run. To point
34.3 Delany to Willey, FOUR Driven through cover
34.2 Delany to Willey, 2 runs. Back for 2ndD
34.1 Delany to Willey, no run.
4:35 PM Wicket maiden for Big Red. Might even get a smile out of him? Maybe not..
34
End of over 34 (0 runs) England 216-7
T Curran 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) D Willey 2* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.4 overs
Young 7-1-39-3 Delany 4-0-14-1
33.6 Young to Curran, no run. And again
33.5 Young to Curran, no run. Solid defence
33.4 Young to Curran, no run. Left outside off
33.3 Young to Curran, no run. Back to the bowler
4:33 PM Did England get little complacent? Tom Curran in.
4:32 PM Four wickets have fallen for just 26 runs.
4:32 PM Big wicket that one. Billings had been in supreme form.
7
S Billings c Adair b Young 19 (18 balls, 3x4, 0x6) SR: 105.56
Partnership of 13 in 25 balls
England 216-7 in 33.2 overs
33.2 Young to Billings, OUT - CAUGHT! And there is one of them. Chipped tamely to Adair at mid on who takes comfortable catch low down
4:31 PM Another wicket or two and Ireland will feel they have a sniff
33.1 Young to Billings, no run. Back to the bowler
Craig Young returns. He got two early wickets
33
End of over 33 (2 runs) England 216-6
D Willey 2* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Billings 19* (16 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 13 in 3.5 overs
Delany 4-0-14-1 Campher 8-1-56-1
32.6 Delany to Willey, no run. Driven back
32.5 Delany to Willey, no run. To short midwicket
32.4 Delany to Billings, 1 run. Out to deep midwicket off the back foot
32.3 Delany to Willey, 1 run. Short and hammered to deep square
32.2 Delany to Willey, no run. Driven back at the bowler who half stops
32.1 Delany to Willey, no run. Pushed into off side
4:26 PM Ready to go again. Crucial last phase of the innings.
4:26 PM England have depth though and bat the whole way down.
4:24 PM Good little spell for Ireland ended by those two fours. Delany if he gets it right great asset.
4:24 PM Short break for drinks.
32
End of over 32 (8 runs) England 214-6
S Billings 18* (15 balls, 3x4, 0x6) D Willey 1* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 2.5 overs
Campher 8-1-56-1 Delany 3-0-12-1
31.6 Campher to Billings, FOUR Lovely flowing cover drive
31.5 Campher to Billings, no run. Defends to mid on
31.4 Campher to Billings, FOUR Overpitched and drilled down the ground
31.3 Campher to Billings, no run. Soft hands to point
31.2 Campher to Billings, no run. Out to point
31.1 Campher to Billings, no run. Driven back to bowler
31
End of over 31 (3 runs) England 206-6
D Willey 1* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Billings 10* (9 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 1.5 overs
Delany 3-0-12-1 Campher 7-1-48-1
30.6 Delany to Billings, 1 run. Played through mid on
30.5 Delany to Billings, no run. Almost gets through but he jabbed down on it just in time
30.4 Delany to Willey, 1 run. Off to the cover sweeper
30.3 Delany to Willey, no run. Misses attempted drive
30.2 Delany to Willey, no run. To cover
30.1 Delany to Billings, 1 run. Hit to deep midwicket
4:18 PM Those two wickets put different complexion onto the game
30
End of over 30 (0 runs) England 203-6
D Willey 0* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Billings 8* (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.5 overs
Campher 7-1-48-1 Delany 2-0-9-1
29.6 Campher to Willey, no run.
29.5 Campher to Willey, no run.
29.4 Campher to Willey, no run. Pushed to point.
29.3 Campher to Willey, no run. Back to the bowler
29.2 Campher to Willey, no run. Defends into off
Old Geoff Boycott adage - add two wickets to scoreboard.
4:14 PM Irish taking few drinks on board. 300 now looking way off never mind 400 which seemed a real chance when Morgan was swaggering around.
4:13 PM Ireland alive again. Looks different game now.
6
Moeen Ali c Stirling b Campher 1 (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 20.00
Partnership of 1 in 5 balls
England 203-6 in 29.1 overs
29.1 Campher to Moeen Ali, OUT - CAUGHT! Got him. Leading edge sppons to Paul Stirling at short cover.
4:12 PM Moeen looks rattled.
29
End of over 29 (2 runs) England 203-5
S Billings 8* (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Moeen Ali 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.4 overs
Delany 2-0-9-1 Campher 6-0-48-0
28.6 Delany to Moeen Ali, 1 run. Suicide run and Billings would have been gone if it haddhit direct
28.5 Delany to Moeen Ali, no run. Full toss to mid off
28.4 Delany to Moeen Ali, no run. Pushed to point
28.3 Delany to Moeen Ali, no run. Off the gloves and just short of slip
4:10 PM England vice captain Moeen Ali in.
4:09 PM Well done Gareth Delany.
5
T Banton lbw b Delany 58 (51 balls, 6x4, 1x6) SR: 113.73
Partnership of 12 in 11 balls
England 202-5 in 28.2 overs
28.2 Delany to Banton, OUT - LBW! Yes. Plumb. Tossed up and hit on back leg. Stone dead.
28.1 Delany to Billings, 1 run. Short and pulled to deep square.
Gareth Delany back.
4:07 PM 200 up. Can Ireland keep it to nearer 300 than 400? Maybe England will get over confident. Few more wickets needed. That will slow the rate.
28
End of over 28 (8 runs) England 201-4
T Banton 58* (50 balls, 6x4, 1x6) S Billings 7* (5 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 1.3 overs
Campher 6-0-48-0 Little 6-0-48-1
27.6 Campher to Billings, 1 run. To midwicket
27.5 Campher to Billings, no run. Defended
27.4 Campher to Billings, FOUR Hammered away
27.3 Campher to Billings, 2 runs. Review for run out but well in
27.2 Campher to Billings, no run.
27.1 Campher to Banton, 1 run. To deep midwicket
4:03 PM Curtis Campher returns
27
End of over 27 (4 runs) England 193-4
S Billings 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6) T Banton 57* (49 balls, 6x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 3 in 0.3 overs
Little 6-0-48-1 Delany 1-0-7-0
26.6 Little to Banton, 1 run. Pulled to deep square
26.5 Little to Banton, 2 runs. Pulled through midwicket
26.4 Little to Banton, no run. Into the off side
4:00 PM If Morgan had stayed 400 was a possibility, such was the form he was in.
3:59 PM Boy, did Ireland need that. Plan B worked. I'd have tried it bit sooner than on 106 though!!
4
E Morgan c Tector b Little 106 (84 balls, 15x4, 4x6) SR: 126.19
Partnership of 146 in 110 balls
England 190-4 in 26.3 overs
26.3 Little to Morgan, OUT - CAUGHT! Pitched up and skewed leading edge well held on edge of circle at point running in from the deep
26.2 Little to Morgan, no run. Defended to mid off
26.1 Little to Banton, 1 run. Into the off side
26
End of over 26 (7 runs) England 189-3
E Morgan 106* (82 balls, 15x4, 4x6) T Banton 53* (45 balls, 6x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 145 in 17.5 overs
Delany 1-0-7-0 Little 5-0-44-0
25.6 Delany to Banton, 1 run. Keeps the strike as he scampers risky run
25.5 Delany to Morgan, 1 run. Pulled away
25.4 Delany to Morgan, no run. Pushed back
25.3 Delany to Morgan, FOUR Swept powerfully to deep square
25.2 Delany to Morgan, no run. Hit on the top of the leg
25.1 Delany to Banton, 1 run. Cut into the off side
3:53 PM Gareth Delany on. Good luck Gareth.
3:52 PM You just knew he was in the mood today.
3:52 PM 14th ODI hundred. 2nd fastest. Came off 78 balls, 14 fours, 4 sixes.
25
End of over 25 (11 runs) England 182-3
E Morgan 101* (78 balls, 14x4, 4x6) T Banton 51* (43 balls, 6x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 138 in 16.5 overs
Little 5-0-44-0 McBrine 5-0-36-0
24.6 Little to Morgan, FOUR Superbly timed down the ground. That's the hundred
24.5 Little to Morgan, no run. Back to the bowler.
3:51 PM Not the smartest piece of bowling.
24.4 Little to Morgan, SIX BOOM. Short again and smashed into the stands.
24.3 Little to Morgan, no run. Defends to mid on.
24.2 Little to Banton, 1 run. Pulled to long leg
24.1 Little to Banton, no run. Misses cut
3:48 PM Moggie into the 90s. This could get messy.
24
End of over 24 (11 runs) England 171-3
E Morgan 91* (74 balls, 13x4, 3x6) T Banton 50* (41 balls, 6x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 127 in 15.5 overs
McBrine 5-0-36-0 Little 4-0-33-0
23.6 McBrine to Morgan, FOUR Swept fine to deep square leg
23.5 McBrine to Morgan, no run. Defends into the leg side
23.4 McBrine to Banton, 1 run. To midwicket and that's his maiden ODI 50
23.3 McBrine to Banton, no run. Thought about the run but no is the call
23.2 McBrine to Banton, no run. To mid on
23.1 McBrine to Banton, SIX BOOM! Launched away into the stands at long on
3:45 PM Reminded of Mike Tyson quote "Everybody has a plan against me until I punch them in the face."
3:44 PM Almost half the balls to Morgan have been short. Clear tactic but not worked. Plan B chaps?
23
End of over 23 (13 runs) England 160-3
E Morgan 87* (72 balls, 12x4, 3x6) T Banton 43* (37 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 116 in 14.5 overs
Little 4-0-33-0 McBrine 4-0-25-0
22.6 Little to Morgan, 2 leg byes. Off the pads and they get back for the second as Tucker has to run back
22.5 Little to Morgan, SIX BOOM. Short ball and hooked over the stands into the concourse. Shirt ball ploy not worked today apart from one that hit him.
22.4 Little to Banton, 1 run. Sliced to third man
22.3 Little to Banton, 2 runs. Cut powerfully and sprawling stop on boundary by Campher
22.2 Little to Morgan, 1 run. Off the back foot to the cover sweeper.
22.1 Little to Banton, 1 run. Out to the cover sweeper.
3:40 PM Josh Little returns.
3:39 PM 103 stand in 83 balls.
22
End of over 22 (8 runs) England 147-3
E Morgan 80* (69 balls, 12x4, 2x6) T Banton 39* (34 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 103 in 13.5 overs
McBrine 4-0-25-0 Campher 5-0-40-0
21.6 McBrine to Morgan, FOUR Slog sweot to deep midwicket
21.5 McBrine to Morgan, no run.
21.4 McBrine to Morgan, no run. Defends back
21.3 McBrine to Morgan, no run. Back to the bowler who hurls at the stumps
21.2 McBrine to Morgan, no run.
Not the greatest effort you'll ever see. McBrine says a few words under his breath. 21.1 McBrine to Morgan, FOUR In the air and Little can't get there at long on.
21
End of over 21 (10 runs) England 139-3
T Banton 39* (34 balls, 6x4, 0x6) E Morgan 72* (63 balls, 10x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 95 in 12.5 overs
Campher 5-0-40-0 McBrine 3-0-17-0
20.6 Campher to Banton, FOUR Slashed to third man and bounces inside rope
20.5 Campher to Banton, FOUR Pulled through midwicket
20.4 Campher to Banton, no run.
20.3 Campher to Morgan, 1 run. Helped to long leg and easy run
20.2 Campher to Morgan, no run. Back to the bowler
20.1 Campher to Banton, 1 run. Pulled to long leg
20
End of over 20 (6 runs) England 129-3
E Morgan 71* (61 balls, 10x4, 2x6) T Banton 30* (30 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 85 in 11.5 overs
McBrine 3-0-17-0 Campher 4-0-30-0
19.6 McBrine to Banton, 1 run. Pulled to long on
19.5 McBrine to Banton, FOUR Lofted to long off
19.4 McBrine to Morgan, 1 run. Cut to point
19.3 McBrine to Morgan, no run. Swept to short fine
19.2 McBrine to Morgan, no run. Almost a mix up but safe
19.1 McBrine to Morgan, no run. Pushed to mid off.
19
End of over 19 (4 runs) England 123-3
T Banton 25* (28 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Morgan 70* (57 balls, 10x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 79 in 10.5 overs
Campher 4-0-30-0 McBrine 2-0-11-0
18.6 Campher to Banton, 2 runs. On leg and helped off his hip to deep square.
18.5 Campher to Banton, no run. Misses as he tries to hit on the up outside off. Not a great shot.
18.4 Campher to Banton, no run. To mid off
18.3 Campher to Morgan, 1 run. Drilled to cover point sweeper
18.2 Campher to Morgan, no run. Cut to point.
18.1 Campher to Banton, 1 run. Flicked off his legs to deep square.
3:26 PM Ireland needed that to stick. Powerfully hit but got hands to it.
18
End of over 18 (5 runs) England 119-3
E Morgan 69* (55 balls, 10x4, 2x6) T Banton 22* (24 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 75 in 9.5 overs
McBrine 2-0-11-0 Campher 3-0-26-0
17.6 McBrine to Morgan, no run.
17.5 McBrine to Morgan, no run.
17.4 McBrine to Morgan, 2 runs. DROPPED. Pulled to Balbirnie at midwicket above his head but can't hold on
17.3 McBrine to Morgan, 2 runs. Driven and Campher makes good stop at deep extra cover
17.2 McBrine to Banton, 1 run. Eased to deep midwicket
17.1 McBrine to Banton, no run. Gets attempted reverse all wrong
3:23 PM Runs flowing and little sign of a breakthrough at the minute.
17
End of over 17 (12 runs) England 114-3
E Morgan 65* (51 balls, 10x4, 2x6) T Banton 21* (22 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 70 in 8.5 overs
Campher 3-0-26-0 McBrine 1-0-6-0
16.6 Campher to Morgan, FOUR Edged through vacant first slip area.
16.5 Campher to Morgan, no run. Misses with dab shot and Tucker takes.
16.4 Campher to Morgan, FOUR Full toss wristily flicked to deep square and one bounce four.
16.3 Campher to Morgan, no run. Short of a length and defended into off side
16.2 Campher to Banton, 1 run. Tucked to leg and they scamper run
16.2 Campher to Morgan, 2 WIDES. Defelcts off gloves and goes to third man
16.1 Campher to Morgan, no run. Misses attempted late cut. Tucker standing up.
16.1 Campher to Morgan, WIDE Outside off and signalled
16
End of over 16 (6 runs) England 102-3
T Banton 20* (21 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Morgan 57* (46 balls, 8x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 58 in 7.5 overs
McBrine 1-0-6-0 Campher 2-0-14-0
15.6 McBrine to Morgan, 1 run. Keeps the strike as he plays it to deep square.
15.5 McBrine to Morgan, no run. Defends as McBrine comes around thw midwicket
15.4 McBrine to Morgan, no run. Off back foot to mid-on
15.3 McBrine to Morgan, FOUR Launched over midwicket as he got down on one knee.
15.2 McBrine to Morgan, no run. To mid-on
3:16 PM Morgan surveys the field with that steely gaze. Like a shark eyeing his prey.
15.1 McBrine to Banton, 1 run. To long on
3:15 PM Time for spin. Andy McBrine comes on.
3:13 PM These two have put on 52 in 41 balls.
15
End of over 15 (12 runs) England 96-3
E Morgan 52* (41 balls, 7x4, 2x6) T Banton 19* (20 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 52 in 6.5 overs
Campher 2-0-14-0 Little 3-0-22-0
14.6 Campher to Morgan, 2 runs. Off the toe of the bat as he pulls through midwicket.
14.5 Campher to Morgan, no run. Defends back to the bowler.
14.4 Campher to Banton, 1 run. Out to deep square.
3:10 PM 39 balls, 7 fours and 2 sixes
14.3 Campher to Morgan, 1 run. Edged to third man and that's his 50.
3:10 PM Tucker comes up the stumps.
14.2 Campher to Morgan, SIX BOOM! Shimmed down the pitch and smashed over long on. Effortless.
14.1 Campher to Morgan, 2 runs. Easy two there
3:08 PM Good job this game isn't at Bready. It's pelting down with rain and wind howling.
14
End of over 14 (4 runs) England 84-3
T Banton 18* (19 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Morgan 41* (36 balls, 7x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 40 in 5.5 overs
Little 3-0-22-0 Campher 1-0-2-0
13.6 Little to Morgan, 1 leg bye. On leg and hits the pad and they get easy run
13.5 Little to Banton, 1 run. Punched to mid-off and good running
13.4 Little to Banton, no run. Defends to Stirling at short midwicket
13.3 Little to Banton, 2 runs. On leg and played nicely to deep midwicket
13.2 Little to Banton, no run. And again
13.1 Little to Banton, no run. Defends to cover
3:04 PM Vic Marks says Little reminds him of Neil wagner.
13
End of over 13 (2 runs) England 80-3
E Morgan 41* (35 balls, 7x4, 1x6) T Banton 15* (14 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 36 in 4.5 overs
Campher 1-0-2-0 Little 2-0-19-0
12.6 Campher to Morgan, no run. Round the wicket and hit to cover
12.5 Campher to Banton, 1 run. Short and pulled powerfully to Delany at deep midwicket
12.4 Campher to Banton, no run. Defends to midwicket
12.3 Campher to Morgan, 1 run. Easy single to vacant midwicket
12.2 Campher to Morgan, no run. Shuffles down the pitch but straight to short cover
12.1 Campher to Morgan, no run. Defended back
Time for Curtis Campher.
12
End of over 12 (10 runs) England 78-3
T Banton 14* (12 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Morgan 40* (31 balls, 7x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 34 in 3.5 overs
Little 2-0-19-0 Young 6-0-39-2
11.6 Little to Morgan, 1 run. Into the leg side.
11.5 Little to Morgan, SIX Short and pulled over deep square leg. Good connection
11.4 Little to Morgan, no run.
11.4 Little to Morgan, WIDE
11.3 Little to Morgan, no run.
11.2 Little to Banton, 1 run. In the air but drops safe
11.1 Little to Morgan, 1 run. Pulled to long leg and good fielding by Young
11
End of over 11 (9 runs) England 68-3
T Banton 13* (11 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Morgan 32* (26 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 24 in 2.5 overs
Young 6-0-39-2 Little 1-0-9-0
10.6 Young to Banton, no run. Good stop at mid on by Kevin O'Brien
10.5 Young to Banton, FOUR Short of a length and pulled through midwicket
10.4 Young to Banton, no run. Driven to mid off
10.3 Young to Banton, no run. Misses full ball as he tried to drive
10.2 Young to Morgan, 1 run. Eased into leg side
10.1 Young to Morgan, FOUR Lovely straight drive
Ireland will be happy with the three wickets. Need to keep taking them. Run rate is highish at almost six.
2:52 PM End of the first powerplay
10
End of over 10 (9 runs) England 59-3
T Banton 9* (7 balls, 2x4, 0x6) E Morgan 27* (24 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 15 in 1.5 overs
Little 1-0-9-0 Young 5-0-30-2
9.6 Little to Banton, no run. Edged along the ground to slip
9.5 Little to Banton, FOUR Better ball but similar shot goes all the way to the boundary
9.4 Little to Banton, FOUR Short of a length and hammered off back foot through mid off
9.3 Little to Banton, no run. Defended to midwicket
9.2 Little to Banton, no run. Misses attempted cut
9.1 Little to Morgan, 1 run. Edged drive to third man
2:48 PM First change as Josh Little comes on.
9
End of over 9 (6 runs) England 50-3
T Banton 1* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Morgan 26* (23 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 0.5 overs
Young 5-0-30-2 Adair 4-0-18-1
8.6 Young to Banton, no run. Punched to mid-on and good sprawling stop.
2:46 PM Delay while Morgan gets new helmet and it needs some running repairs. He's not happy with it.
2:45 PM Good start by the Irish. Niall O'Brien says to get Campher on against Banton. I'd say he and Josh Little will be on shortly.
2:44 PM He's fine and smiling away. Talking with the physio.
8.5 Young to Morgan, 1 leg bye. Hit on the helmet as he took evasive action. Got himself in a tangle. Time for concussion protocols. Not great as he took his eyes off it.
8.4 Young to Morgan, FOUR Flowing cover drive. Stroked effortlessly
8.3 Young to Morgan, no run. Short ball at 85mph
8.2 Young to Banton, 1 run. On leg and tucked off his hip square.
2:41 PM Tom Banton the new man in.
2:40 PM Good ball and that nipped back. Young is a wicket taker. So important to take early wickets.
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J Vince c Tucker b Young 16 (18 balls, 3x4, 0x6) SR: 88.89
Partnership of 30 in 29 balls
England 44-3 in 8.1 overs
8.1 Young to Vince, OUT - CAUGHT! Inside edge and Vince goes cheaply again
2:39 PM Successful. Clear spike. Decision reversed.
2:38 PM Gave not out but Irish reviewed straight away.
2:38 PM We have a review. Ireland think there was an edge.
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End of over 8 (5 runs) England 44-2
E Morgan 22* (20 balls, 5x4, 0x6) J Vince 16* (17 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 30 in 4.4 overs
Adair 4-0-18-1 Young 4-0-25-1
7.6 Adair to Morgan, no run. Defends to short cover
7.5 Adair to Morgan, no run. Misses flashing drive outside off
7.4 Adair to Morgan, FOUR Down the pitch and hits it through midwicket. Didn't get all of it but goes all the way
7.3 Adair to Morgan, no run. Left alone outside off
7.2 Adair to Morgan, no run. To short cover
7.1 Adair to Vince, 1 run. Helped to fine leg
2:34 PM Adair looks as if he's been to the hairdressers. Blond tips on his barnet.
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End of over 7 (11 runs) England 39-2
E Morgan 18* (15 balls, 4x4, 0x6) J Vince 15* (16 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 25 in 3.4 overs
Young 4-0-25-1 Adair 3-0-13-1
6.6 Young to Morgan, no run. Misses short ball.
6.5 Young to Morgan, FOUR Half tracker absolutely smeared through midwicket.
2:33 PM Morgan looks ominous. In the mood here.
6.4 Young to Morgan, no run. Punched to mid off
6.3 Young to Morgan, FOUR Smashed back and hots stumps but still goes all the way.
6.2 Young to Morgan, 2 runs. Short and pulled away, not convincingly. Hit top of the bat
6.1 Young to Vince, 1 run. Half stopped at cover
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End of over 6 (4 runs) England 28-2
E Morgan 8* (10 balls, 2x4, 0x6) J Vince 14* (15 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 2.4 overs
Adair 3-0-13-1 Young 3-0-14-1
5.6 Adair to Morgan, FOUR Short and hammered off the back foot through extra cover
5.5 Adair to Morgan, no run. Pushed out to square cover.
5.4 Adair to Morgan, no run. Beaten outside off
5.3 Adair to Morgan, no run. Back to the bowler
5.2 Adair to Morgan, no run. Pushed to mid off.
2:27 PM Adair warming to his task. 85 mph.
5.1 Adair to Morgan, no run. Leaves it outside off.
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End of over 5 (6 runs) England 24-2
J Vince 14* (15 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Morgan 4* (4 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 1.4 overs
Young 3-0-14-1 Adair 2-0-9-1
4.6 Young to Vince, no run. Left alone outside off stump.
4.5 Young to Vince, 2 runs. Full on leg and whipped away to deep square.
4.4 Young to Vince, no run. Hit high on the pad as it moved in a little. Half appeal.
4.3 Young to Vince, no run. Defends to point.
4.2 Young to Vince, no run. Left alone outside off as it came back slightly. Good line.
4.1 Young to Vince, FOUR Flies off thick edge to third man,. Well wide of slips.
2:23 PM Great start for Ireland. Can they get Morgan? Tempted to give Little an over. he's got him early twice.
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End of over 4 (4 runs) England 18-2
E Morgan 4* (4 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Vince 8* (9 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 0.4 overs
Adair 2-0-9-1 Young 2-0-8-1
3.6 Adair to Morgan, no run.
3.5 Adair to Morgan, no run.
3.4 Adair to Morgan, FOUR Thick edge just beats despairing dive in the boundary
3.3 Adair to Morgan, no run. Driven to short cover
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J Bairstow bowled Adair 4 (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 57.14
Partnership of 12 in 15 balls
England 14-2 in 3.2 overs
3.2 Adair to Bairstow, OUT - BOWLED! Yes. Hint of movement in off the seam and clatters into middle and off.
2:18 PM Bairstow been in great touch. Can Ireland get him?
3.1 Adair to Bairstow, no run.
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End of over 3 (7 runs) England 14-1
J Vince 8* (9 balls, 2x4, 0x6) J Bairstow 4* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 2.1 overs
Young 2-0-8-1 Adair 1-0-5-0
2.6 Young to Vince, no run.
2.5 Young to Vince, no run. Pushed to mid off.
2.4 Young to Vince, FOUR Overpitched and beautiful cover drive. Textbook
2.3 Young to Vince, no run.
2.2 Young to Bairstow, 1 leg bye.
2.1 Young to Bairstow, 2 runs.
2:14 PM Easing his way back into international action. Top wicket taker in 2019 for the Irish with 48 scalps. Always makes things happen. Bothamesque.
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End of over 2 (5 runs) England 7-1
J Vince 4* (5 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Bairstow 2* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 1.1 overs
Young 1.5-0-7-1 Adair 0.1-0-0-0
1.6 Young to Vince, no run. Defends to mid-off
1.5 Young to Vince, no run. left alone outside off
1.4 Young to Vince, no run. Defends
1.3 Young to Vince, FOUR Flashed hard over second slip
1.2 Young to Bairstow, 1 run. Inside edge out to leg
1.1 Adair to Bairstow, no run. Leaves it alone outside off. 80 mph
2:09 PM Fine leg up inside the circle so there is a third man and deep midwicket for Bairstow who was so impressive in first game.
2:09 PM Excellent start by Young. Mark Adair to share new ball duties. Had surgery on his left ankle earlier this year.
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End of over 1 (2 runs) England 2-1
J Vince 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Bairstow 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.1 overs
Young 1-0-2-1
0.6 Young to Vince, no run. Good line and defended to midon
2:07 PM James Vince to the crease.
2:07 PM Great start for Ireland. Jason Roy has had a poor series.Well bowled Craig Young.
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J Roy c Balbirnie b Young 1 (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 25.00
Partnership of 2 in 5 balls
England 2-1 in 0.5 overs
0.5 Young to Roy, OUT - CAUGHT! Got him. Good line and legth and he pushed hard at it. Flew to second slip but at nice waist height.
0.4 Young to Roy, no run. Defends to mid-on.
0.3 Young to Roy, no run. Outside off and left alone. Good carry.
0.2 Young to Bairstow, 1 run. On leg and helped down to fine leg
2:03 PM Two slips in place. Stirling and Balbirnie.
0.1 Young to Roy, 1 run. On leg and played to deep square.
2:03 PM Right, here we go.
2:02 PM Players 'taking the knee'
2:01 PM Teams now in the middle. Craig Young marking his run up.
2:01 PM Ross McCollum CI Chairman said: “We were all saddened to hear of the passing of John Hume. He was a tremendous man with fantastic vision and a relentless commitment to peace. He will no doubt be remembered as a giant of his time, and his legacy will extend for many generations to come. On behalf of the Irish cricket community, we pass on our condolences to John’s family and friends.”
2:00 PM God bless John Hume.
1:57 PM Umpires make their way to the middle.
1:57 PM John Hume played cricket for the Waterside, useful left-arm spinner by all accounts.
1:56 PM John Hume went to my old school St Columbs in Derry. Produced some great alumni over the years..and me....
1:54 PM The teams will wear black armbands and observe minute's silence for John Hume, who sadly passed away yesterday.
1:52 PM Pitch according to the captains looks better than first two.
1:52 PM One change for England. Reece Topley has groin injury and replaced by Tom Curran.
1:51 PM One change is that Mark Adair comes in for Simi Singh. Ireland opting "to give younger players more exposure rather than reverting to older guard."
1:50 PM News from the middle is that Ireland have won toss and will bowl first.
1:50 PM Hello and welcome to our coverage of the third and final ODI game. England lead 2-0 but 10 Super League points at stake so not by any means a dead rubber.