The England cricket team, captained by Eoin Morgan, defeated Ireland by 4 wickets in the second ODI played at Southampton to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. Ireland won the toss on Saturday and decided to bat in the second ODI against England. After winning the toss, Ireland young batsman Curtis Kampfer was able to score 212 for 9 wickets in 50 overs, thanks to a brilliant half-century innings of 68 runs. England had won by six wickets in the first match.
For England, Johnny Bairstow hit a brilliant 82 runs in 41 balls with 2 sixes and 14 fours. Sam Billings remained unbeaten on 46 off 61 balls. At the same time, DJ Willie played a fast-paced innings of 47 runs in 46 balls. Barring Johnny Bairstow, the rest of England’s top order could not perform much in this match. Three England batsmen were out on zero. Johnny Bairstow, who scored 82, was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’.
For England, Willie took 2 wickets for 48 runs in 10 overs, Topley took 1 wicket for 31 runs in 9 overs, Vinci took one wicket for 18 runs in 4 overs, Mahmood took 2 wickets for 45 runs in 9 overs. Adil Rashid of England took 3 wickets for 34 runs in 10 overs.
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