England beat Ireland by 6 wickets, retain 4 years win in Southampton.
England defeated Ireland by 6 wickets in the first ODI played at the Rose Bowl ground in Southampton. David Wiley was the hero of this victory. He took 5 wickets for 30 runs in 8.4 overs. With this victory, England continued their winning streak in Southampton since 2016. Apart from this, he also took a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. The second ODI of the series is to be played on this ground on 1 August.
In this match, England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and invited Ireland to bat. His decision proved to be correct and the entire Ireland team returned to the pavilion for 172 runs in 44.4 overs. Seven batsmen of the team could not touch the figure of ten.
England, chasing the target, won the match by scoring 174 runs for 4 wickets in 27.5 overs. Sam Billings was England’s highest scorer. He scored 67 runs in 54 balls with 11 fours. Morgan scored 40 off 40 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Morgan and Billings shared an unbeaten 96-run partnership for the 5th wicket. It is the second largest partnership for the 5th wicket in ODIs at Southampton. Paul Collingwood and Jamie Dalrymple shared a 101-run partnership for the 5th wicket against Pakistan in 2006.
Please tell that after 138 days between Coronavirus, the series between England and Ireland from July 30 has returned to ODI cricket. This match saw Harry Tector and Curtis Kampfer debut for Ireland.
Harry Tector returned to the pavilion in the debut match, while Curtis Kampfer remained unbeaten on 59. He hit 4 fours in 118 balls. Curtis Kampfer is Ireland’s third batsman to score a half-century in a debut match.
The special thing is that Ireland’s first batsman Eoin Morgan, who scored a half-century in debut, is the captain of England in this match. Morgan scored 99 in a 2006 match against Scotland. The same year, André Botha scored 52 against England in a debut match.
Ireland started poorly in this match. At one time it seemed that the whole team of Ireland would reach the pavilion within 100. But debut star Curtis Kampfer handled the innings. He shared a 51-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Kevin O’Brien.
In addition to Camfer, Andrew McBrine also contributed significantly to the team. However, after Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy and Craig Young were unable to make the score too big. McCarthy 3 and Young returned to the pavilion by 11 runs. Young was dismissed by Willey and McCarthy by Mahmud.
Andrew McBrine scored 40 off 48 balls with the help of 3 fours and a six. Not only this, he shared a 66-run partnership for the 8th wicket with Curtis Kampfer, Ireland’s second-highest partnership for this wicket in ODIs.
The record for the biggest partnership for the 8th wicket for Ireland in ODIs is by Eoin Morgan and Kay McCallan. Both shared a 73-run partnership for the 8th wicket against Scotland in 2006.