By Matthew Henry
BBC Sport on the Ageas Bowl
|Second one-day worldwide, Ageas Bowl, Southampton|
|Ireland 212-9 (50 overs): Campher 68*, Rashid 3-34|
|England 216-6 (32.Three overs): Bairstow 82, Willey 47^, Billings 46*; Little 3-60|
|England gained by 4 wickets|
England stumbled in opposition to Ireland within the second one-day worldwide however gained by 4 wickets to take an unassailable 2-Zero sequence lead.
The hosts had been flying early on chasing 213, Jonny Bairstow hanging a 41-ball 82 on the Ageas Bowl.
But when Bairstow fell, Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali quickly adopted – all to seamer Josh Little – leaving England 137-6.
It took a 79-run stand by Sam Billings and David Willey to see England house, albeit with 17.Three overs to spare.
Billings ended with an unbeaten 46 and Willey was 47 not out, however the sport was nearer than had been anticipated throughout Ireland’s disappointing batting efficiency, and when Bairstow was powering England to 131-Three inside 13 overs.
Ireland had been 91-6 at one stage and had 21-year-old all-rounder Curtis Campher to thank once more for taking them to a good rating. He adopted his half-century on debut within the first ODI with 68 and likewise took 2-44.
For England, Willey backed up his maiden worldwide five-wicket haul on Thursday by taking two extra wickets and leg-spinner Adil Rashid claimed a superb 3-34.
The sequence finale takes place on the identical venue on Tuesday.
England batsmen stutter once more
England misplaced 4 top-order wickets in chasing 173 within the first match of the sequence on Thursday, this was one other stuttering England batting show.
Bairstow’s belligerent begin – he equalled England’s quickest fifty in ODIs by passing the landmark in solely 21 balls – ensured there was no want to attain shortly, however Morgan and Moeen each fell to attacking strokes with out scoring.
It was left to Billings to information England to victory for the second time in three days, after his 67 not out within the sequence opener.
He noticed off the hazard interval when Ireland sensed victory and was composed within the anchor function, permitting Willey to play the extra aggressive pictures, together with two sixes on the pull.
Had England collapsed additional, it will have wasted knowledgeable bowling efficiency wherein Rashid continued his advantageous kind.
He was the stand-out bowler, however there was additionally a wicket for Reece Topley on his first England look for greater than 4 years which was deserved after a formidable opening spell together with fellow left-arm seamer Willey.
More to comply with.