England defeated Ireland by 4 wickets in the ODI played at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton on 1 August. With this, he won the 3 ODI series. England won the first ODI of the series by 6 wickets. The third ODI of the series will take place on 4 August.
In this match, Ireland won the toss and decided to bat. He scored 212 for 9 wickets in 50 overs. England won the match by scoring 216 runs for 6 wickets in 32.3 overs. Johnny Bairstow was elected man of the match. Apart from Bairstow for England, Sam Billings and David Wiley played a key role in the team’s victory.
Bairstow scored 82 off 41 balls with the help of 14 fours and 2 sixes. Bairstow had completed his half-century off just 21 balls. Along with this, he also completed his 3000 runs in One Day International. He reached this point in 72nd innings. He became the batsman to complete 3000 runs in the shortest innings for England jointly with Joe Root. Joe Root also completed 3000 ODI runs in 72 innings. These two are followed by Graham Gooch, Jason Roy and Kevin Pietersen. All three had completed 3000 ODI runs in 76 innings.
England started off chasing the target earlier. Opener Jason Roy returned to the pavilion without opening an account. But then Bairstow and James Vince shared a 49-ball 71 for the second wicket. Vince had 16 runs in it. Vince was out on this score.
At one time, England’s condition was again deteriorated when 6 wickets fell for 137 runs in 17.5 overs, but after that Sam Billings and David Wiley showed awesome. Sam Billings and David Wiley shared an unbeaten 79-run partnership for the 7th wicket. Billings was unbeaten on 46 and Ville 47. Joshua Little took 3 wickets for Ireland. At the same time, Curtis Kampfer showed the path of pavilion to 2 batsmen. One wicket came to Craig Young’s account.
Ireland also did not start well. However, he was able to cross the 200-run mark on the strength of the tail batsmen. Curtis Kampfer, who scored an unbeaten half-century in the debut match, also put a fifty in this match. He scored 68 runs. He was also the team’s highest scorer. Not only this, Kampfer made the biggest score for Ireland at number 7 in ODIs. He broke Gary Wilson’s record. Wilson had scored 60 runs.
Not only this, Ireland’s batsmen from number 7 to 11th scored 119 runs in this match. This is the second highest score for players in ODIs to bat on these sequences. Earlier in 2006 against Ireland in Belfast, the number 7 batsmen of Ireland added 128 runs.
Adil Rashid took the most wickets from England. Rashid took 3 wickets for 34 runs. At the same time, Saqib Mehmood took 2-2 wickets for 45 and David Wiley gave 48 runs. Racey Topley and James Vince were also successful in taking one wicket each. Apart from Camfer, Harry Tector scored 28, Simi Singh 25, Andrew McBrine 24 for Ireland.