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England vs Ireland 2nd ODI Highlights: Bairstow bludgeons Ireland into submission, England seal series

England vs Ireland (ENG vs IRE) 2nd ODI Highlights: Jonny Bairstow scored the joint-fastest 50 by an Englishman as England won the 2nd ODI by 4 wickets with 17.3 overs to spare.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 4, 2020 4:37:47 pm

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England vs Ireland (ENG vs IRE) 2nd ODI Highlights: England chased down 213 with 4 wickets in hand and 17.3 overs to spare to win the 2nd ODI vs Ireland and seal the the three-match series at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday.

In the Irish innings, Curtis Campher, coming at 7, became the first Irish batsman to score back-to-back ODI fifties after debut (Eoin Morgan had scored 99 and 41 in 2006). Following up on his 59* from the 1st ODI, he scored a 68 off 87 balls to again lead a fightback after the top order again failed to put up much fight. David Willey again removed both Irish openers cheaply. Adil Rashid then kept picking up wickets at regular intervals as the Irish innings again tried to hang in there more than looking to get runs. Campher got some able support from lower order batsmen Simi Singh (25) and Andy McBrine (24) as Ireland posted what looked like a more fighting total than the last match.

In reply, Jason Roy fell for a duck, but Jonny Bairstow gave England an explosive start. He scored the joint-fastest 50 by an Englishman, off 21 balls. He was finally dismissed for a 41-ball 82. England lost a flurry of wickets after this, reduced to 137/6 at one point. Sam Billings and David Willey then took a more measured approach to finishing the chase.

Ireland in England, 3 ODI Series, 2020The Rose Bowl, Southampton 26 February 2021

England 216/6 (32.3)


Ireland 212/9 (50.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 2nd ODI ) England beat Ireland by 4 wickets

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England vs Ireland 2nd ODI Highlights:

00:58 (IST)02 Aug 2020
England seal ODI series

England seal the series with one match still to be played. They were in some bother at 137/6 today though. Willey and Billings put on a partnership to see them home fropm that point. 

00:56 (IST)02 Aug 2020
England win by 4 wickets with 17.3 overs to spare

Billings remains not out on 46. Willey remains not out on 47. The stars of the 1st ODI have fired for England again, with a generous dose of Bairstow bludgeoning to help them on their way. England win by 4 wickets.

00:52 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Audacious strokes being tried now

Williey trying some audacious shots with the shore in touching distance. Hits Craig Young for a one-handed six over backward square leg. That's the second six we have seen from Willey today. If his 5/30 had been impressive in the 1st ODI, his batting is sure to make the selectors take note today. Billings then hits a boundary in the over as the two batsmen race to see if either of them can reach a 50 before the target is overhauled. ENG 210/6 after 32, need 3 more to win

00:43 (IST)02 Aug 2020
50 partnership

Ireland, who had done so well to make a fight of this match today, have now been almost played out of the game by this pair. The 50 partnership comes up between them. Billings looks to finish things off, like he had done in 1st ODI, hitting fours in back-to-back overs. he overtakes Willey's score with that burst and inches closer to his 50. ENG 196/6 after 30 overs, 17 more to win

00:30 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Willey, Billings take measured approach to finishing chase

Willey and Billings are putting on the match-winning partnership here. They have now batted 50 balls, for 41 runs. A steady and measured approach to win this game after having been in a spot of bother. Ireland change their bowlers around but Willey is the victor for the moment. He moves into his 30s with ease, batting at a S/R above 100, while Billings scores in singles. ENG 178/6 after 26, need 35 more to win

00:20 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Willey attacks

Some pressure is released as Wiley pulls the last ball of the 22nd over for a six over fine leg. That is the first boundary in three overs. Ireland bring back Curtis Campher to do another of his magic tricks. But Willey has the last laugh, he has taken over the role of the attacking batsman in this partnership. Strokes a shot through the covers for a four. Lofts Campher for another four the very next ball. Willey, on 24 off 20, proves he is a capable all-rounder any day. ENG 167/6 after 23, need 46 to win

00:11 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Ireland smell fear

A more conservative approach from Willey and Billings now, with Ireland having caused some flutters in the dressing room over the last few years. It's not been great bowling but rather rash shots that have brought about this interesting situation. The camera pans to Eoin Morgan sitting in the dressing room, some worry on his face. Craig Young, Ireland's strike bowler in the absence of Rankin and McCarthy, is brought back as Ireland smell the fear. ENG 146/6 after 21

00:03 (IST)02 Aug 2020
More wickets! ENG 143/6 after 19

Joshua Little gets Moeen Ali. Ireland manage to keep chipping at the wickets. Moeen Ali the latest casuality. A thick top-edge and Tucker charges towards his right and takes a safe catch near the short fine leg region. Moeen Ali falls for a duck. Ireland have brought out the tail, even though this English tail can wag quite a bit. David Willey comes out at 8. Willey manages to releases some pressure with a four off the last ball of the 19th over. ENG 143/6 after 19, need 70 more runs

23:55 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Wicket! Morgan falls for duck

Eoin Morgan is gone for a duck! He flashes at a ball and guess who gets the catch in in the infield! Curtis Campher! He is everywhere. Whoops of delight in the field from the Irish batsmen as England lose their fifth. Moeen Ali comes out at 7. Ireland have penetrated England to their non-sepcialist batsmen now. Could they force an opening in this match after all? ENG 137/6 after 17.5

23:48 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Bairstow falls for a 41-ball 82.

Bairstow inches closer to the mark! Gets to 3000 ODI runs with a thick edge for four as Little continues bowling. Little follows up with a short ball and Bairstow slaps it into the cover fence for another four. But then Little claims his wicket.Bairstow gets an edge in chasing after a wide ball. he falls after a 41-ball 82. He struck 14 fours and 2 sixes in his knock. What an entertaining knock! ENG 131/4 after 16, with Eoin Morgan having joined Billings. ENG need 82 more runs

Fewest innings to 3000 ODI runs for England:
72 Joe Root/ Jonny Bairstow*
76 Graham Gooch/ Jason Roy/ Kevin Pietersen
82 Nick Knight/ Marcus Trescothick

23:38 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Bairstow on course for England's fastest 100

Bairstow punishes Joshua Little as he is brought back, with the irish running out of ideas. Carts him down the ground for two fours in the 14th over. Billings starts off the next over by Campher with a fine flick for four. ENG 120/3 after 15. Bairstow, on 73 off 36, needs 27 off 10 balls to equal Jos Buttler's record for England's fastest ODI hundred.

23:28 (IST)01 Aug 2020
One-man army Camphers gets Banton, ENG cross 100

Campher gets Tom Banton again! Is there anything Campher cannot do! What a find he has been for Ireland. Gets Banton out for 15 with an inswinger. Bairstow keeps going at McBrine at the other end. Billings comes in at 5. Billings, the man in form, starts off with a four to sqaure leg. ENG 104/3 after 13. Campher with 2/21.

23:20 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Bairstow keeps taking match further away from IRE

Bairstow continues going after McBrine. Some nothing lengths being bowled by McBrine, with Bairstow having thrown the bowlers completely off their approach. Campher, bowling with two slips, has a go at Tom Banton, who he has dismissed for both South Africa U19 and Ireland already. Banton starts off with a drive for four. ENG 88/2 after 11

23:12 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Campher gets a wicket!

Campherrrr! Ireland's golden boy. Is brought as first change seamer today. And he again gets a wicket in his very first over! Ben Stokes, watch your back for this lad. Campher gets one to creep in between Vince's bat and pads. he falls for 16. England lose their 2nd wicket, even though Bairstow is taking care of all the hitting at the other end. Tom Banton comes out at 4. ENG 71/2 after 9

23:07 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Bairstow scores England's fastest 50

Bairstow reaches his 50 in 21 balls with a dance-down-the-track-and-bludgeon six off Andy McBrine, as Ireland hope against hope spin can do the trick. It can't. Bairstow starts the over with a four and then hits a six. This is the joint fastest 50 by an England batsman ever. Bairstow in some record-breaking mood today! ENG 71/1 after 8

23:02 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Six from Bairstow

Vince plays two elegant shots for four in the 6th over. Bairstow at the other end, is in a more bludgeon-happy mood. Hits a massive six on the leg side. This start from Bairstow has thrown Ireland off their game. ENG 59/1 after 7

22:54 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Bairstow batting at 200 S/R

Vince gets going with a drive off a full delivery from Little. Bairstow, at the other end is unstoppable! Someone tell him he is not playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad here! Hacks Young to the deep mid wicket fence as the 5th over starts. Ireland heave a sigh of relief as a single gets him off strike. He is batting at a strike rate of 200 at the moment. Bairstow ends the over with a lofted boundary down the ground. He is on 32 off 16. ENG 36/1 after 5

22:46 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Bairstow on the charge

And Bairstow carries on in the 3rd over too. Cracks it over midwicket for four as Craig Young steams in with hope again. Cracks another four to deep square leg later in the over. And ends the over with another four on the leg side. Bairstow on 23 off 12! ENG 25/1 after the first thre overs.

22:42 (IST)01 Aug 2020
Bairstow attacks new bowler

Roy's highest score against Ireland remains 24 with that nick that goes through to the keeper in trying to drive Criag Young. James Vince, who picked his first ODI wicket today, comes in at 3. Joshua Little, who has come in for McCarthy today, bowls the 2nd over. And Bairstow pounces on him! Four over extra cover! Four to fine leg! And England's chase is off! ENG 13/1 after 2

22:32 (IST)01 Aug 2020
England begin chase - First Over Wicket! ENG 0/1

Roy and Bairstow are at the crease. Roy is on strike. Young will open the attack. And wicket off the third ball! England are 0/1 in their chase of 213. Jason Roy's woeful run continues. He goes for a three-ball duck.