England Win By Four Wickets: David Willey takes England home with a six over backward square leg. England win by four wickets and seal the three-match ODI series with one match remaining. England have now taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Sam Billings and David Willey have taken England closer to victory after the loss of three quick wickets. They have shared a 58-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Both have found boundaries on regular occasions and have kept the scoreboard ticking. England only need 17 runs from 20 overs with four wickets in hand.
Out! Joshua Little picks a third wicket. Now, Moeen Ali goes for a three-ball duck. Another short ball from Little and Moeen Ali goes for a pull but edges it to short fine leg. Moeen Ali c Lorcan Tucker b Joshua Little 0(3)
Out! Now Joshua Little gets his second wicket. Eoin Morgan goes for a two-ball duck. The ball was a half-length delivery and Morgan cut it but mistimed to cover where Curtis Campher is present. Morgan c Curtis Campher b Joshua Little 0(2)
OUT! Joshua Little Removes Jonny Bairstow finally but is it too late. A full ball wide outside the off-stump. Bairstow drives at it and edged back to the keeper. But has done his job. Bairstow c Lorcan Tucker b Joshua Little 82(41)
3000 Runs: Bairstow completes 3000 runs in ODI cricket amd he gets there in style with a boundary off Joshua Little. He gets there in only 79 matches.
England bring up 100 runs on board. Sam Billings takes them past the century-run mark with a boundary through cover-point. Hosts need only 109 runs 37 overs to win the match and the series.
Out! Curtis Campher strikes again. the 21-year-old dismisses Tom Banton for his second wicket of the match. Tom Banton lbw b Curtis Campher 15(15)
Out! James Vince goes. Curtis Campher strikes for Ireland. Young Campher has done it with the bat and is doing his thing with the ball. He runs through Vince. James Vince b Curtis Campher 16(26)
Fifty! Jonny Bairstow smashes England's joint-fastest fifty in ODI matches. Bairstow reaches the landmark with a six over long-off and completes a half-century in just 21 deliveries. Stat: Fastest ODI fifty for England: Eoin Morgan in 21 Balls vs AUS 2018 / Jonny Bairstow in 21 Balls vs IRE, 2020
ENG vs IRE Live Score Updates: England are locking horns with Ireland in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series. Eoin Morgan and Co, who won the series opener by six wickets, have a great chance to seal the series. On the other hand, it’s a do-or-die encounter for Ireland and they must put their best foot forward. Just like the previous game, this match is also being played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton and the track is likely to behave the same. Fast bowlers got some purchase with the new ball but the pitch became ideal for batsmen in the latter half. Meanwhile, stay tuned for live action. Live Cricket Streaming of England vs Ireland 2nd ODI 2020 on SonyLiv.
Unfortunately, rain is expected to play a part in the game and the fans must keep their fingers crossed. However, with the conditions being cloudy, the role of the fast bowlers becomes even more significant. England’s left-arm pacer David Willey, who claimed a five-wicket haul in the opening game, is again expected to play an important part while Saqib Mahmood and Tom Curran will also look to make a mark. In the batting department, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow weren’t able to put on a substantial score in last ODI and will look to redeem themselves while Sam Billings and skipper Eoin Morgan will look to replicate their heroics. England vs Ireland, Southampton Weather, Pitch Report & Rain Forecast.
For Ireland, debutant Curtis Campher impressed one and all in his maiden outing and the home team must vary of him. However, the dismal performance of other batsmen was a major reason behind Ireland’s poor show. Veterans like Paul Stirling and Kevin O’ Brien must put their hands up in order to get a different outcome.
Ireland: 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: Jason Roy, James Vince, Eoin Morgan(c), Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Sam Billings, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood