England win by six wickets! That's it! England go one up in the three-match series. Eoin Morgan hits the winning runs as hosts register a comfortable win. Sam Billings finishes unbeaten on 67 off 54 balls and Morgan on 36 not out.
Good knock this by Sam Billings. He gets to his half-century with a boundary. Meanwhile, the partnership between him and Eoin Morgan is now worth 63 off 62 balls as England need 32 more runs to win.
OUT! What a debut Curtis Campher is having. He picks a wicket in his first over. Tom Banton is caught! The ball went high in the air and wicketkeeper setteled under it to take the catch. T Banton c Lorcan Tucker b Curtis Campher 11(24)
OUT! England lose one more wicket. Things getting interesting here. James Vinces edges one to the wicket-keeper. Second wicket for Craig Young. James Vince c Tucker b Young 25
OUT! England have now lost both the openers. Craig Young now traps Jason Roy in front of the wickets. This is plumb! And now review needed. Ireland are off to a good start with the ball. J Roy lbw b Young 24(22)
OUT! Andy McBrine strikes. Jonny Bairstow has to go. He is trapped in front of the wickets. Good review by Ireland. J Bairstow lbw b Andy McBrine 2(7)
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are the two England openers. Barry McCarthy opened the bowling for Ireland, but couldn't finish it as he injured his ankle. He is off the field and Paul Stirling will bowl the remaining ball. Four runs from the first over.
OUT! That's five-wicket haul for David Willey. He fittingly takes the final wicket. Craig Young is caught at mid-off. Debutant Curtis Campher finishes unbeaten on 59. Young c Roy b Willey 11(14)
OUT! Ireland nine down now. McCarthy is caught near boundary. Curtis Campher is running out of partners now. McCarthy c James Vince b Saqib Mahmood 3(11)
OUT! Sam Curran breaks the partnership. Andy McBrine has to go. Not a good shot as he picks a fielder at deep square-leg. Tom Curran picks his first wicket in the match. Andy McBrine c Billings b Tom Curran 40(48)
After a long wait of about three months now, the ODI cricket is back into action with the first ODI between England and Ireland. The three-match ODI series starts today at the Ageas Cricket Ground in Southampton. The match which begins at 6. 30 PM IST is a part of Cricket World Cup Super League. The toss will happen at 6.00 pm. The day and night match will bring back the shorter format in action once again. The sporting schedules had been ruined due to the menace of the coronavirus and the fabs from all over the world had to wait for a long time for the ODIs to begin. Live Cricket Streaming of England vs Ireland 1st ODI 2020 on SonyLiv: Check Live Score Online, Watch Free Telecast of ENG vs IRE Match on Sony SIX.
So England head into the series with 2-1 win in the Test matches. Whereas the visitors, on the other hand, played their last ODI in March against Afghanistan. So ahead of the three-match series they had a two-game warmup match which proved to be quite a vital one for them. Since the England Test squad is not allowed to break the biosecure bubble the ODI team will look different. Eoin Morgan will lead the side whereas Ireland will be led by Andrew Balbirnie.
There is no forecast for the rains and thus the fans can enjoy the full game. The hosts are eyeing a win in this series and this would affect their qualification for the 2023 Men's World Cup.
Ireland Squad: Andrew Balbirnie(c), William Porterfield, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(w), Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Kevin O Brien, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy
England Squad: Jason Roy, James Vince, Eoin Morgan(c), Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Sam Billings, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood