England v Eire: Hosts stumble to victory in second ODI to seal collection win

Massive-hitting Bairstow’s 82 units England on their strategy to victory
Second one-day worldwide, Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Eire 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 Eire within the second one-day worldwide however gained by 4 wickets to take an unassailable 2-Zero collection lead.

Chasing 213 on the Ageas Bowl, the hosts had been flying early on, with Jonny Bairstow hanging a 41-ball 82.

However 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 residence, 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 Eire’s disappointing batting efficiency, and when Bairstow was powering England to 131-Three inside 13 overs.

Eire 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 wonderful 3-34, together with his 150th ODI wicket.

The collection finale takes place on the identical venue on Tuesday.

England batsmen stutter once more

Bairstow hammers his second six into the stands to convey up his half-century

England misplaced 4 top-order wickets in chasing 173 within the first match of the collection on Thursday, and this was one other stuttering batting show from the hosts.

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 collection opener.

He noticed off the hazard interval when Eire sensed victory and was composed within the anchor position, permitting Willey to play the extra aggressive pictures, together with two sixes on the pull.

Rashid takes his 150th ODI wicket as Tucker skies an tried sweep

Had England collapsed additional, it will have wasted knowledgeable bowling efficiency during which Rashid continued his fantastic 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 powerful opening spell together with fellow left-arm seamer Willey.

Most ODI wickets for England
James Anderson 269
Darren Gough 234
Stuart Broad 178
Andrew Flintoff 168
Adil Rashid 150

Fightback not sufficient for Eire

Vince will get an sudden wicket as Balbirnie toe-ends by to Bairstow

Eire’s fightback with the ball was admirable, however their performances earlier value them the sport.

Like on Thursday, Campher got here in at quantity seven after a top-order failure and dragged them to a rating that was nonetheless properly beneath par.

Within the collection opener, the Eire high order appeared to assault however on this event they appeared not sure and had been slowed down at 20-2 after 10 overs. In reality, they might have misplaced extra wickets early on.

From there, Eire’s batsmen had been both outdone by Rashid or fell to smooth dismissals – reminiscent of that of captain Andrew Balbirnie, who feathered by a brief ball from part-time bowler James Vince to reward the Hampshire batsman a primary worldwide wicket.

Campher was spectacular once more, displaying composure in tough circumstances and sound method.

Later in his innings, he confirmed higher vary of pictures than on debut, going to his half-century with a scoop over quick fantastic leg, earlier than smashing three boundaries in fast succession off Willey, together with a superb reverse scoop 4.

His continued success and the way in which Little (3-60) responded to being smashed by Bairstow early on had been two of few positives.

‘Bairstow realises he belongs’ – evaluation

Ex-England batsman Michael Carberry on BBC Check Match Particular: “I’ve a whole lot of admiration for Bairstow. I’ve seen him at first of his profession and his confidence took a little bit of a blow within the 2013-14 Ashes.

“He is a extremely decided arduous employee, he is reshaped his method, and he is come again a extra assured participant. What he has now could be that sense of belonging – he realises now that he belongs at this stage.

“Eire had been higher in the present day and there have been some shiny spots within the innings. Curtis Campher has gone about his work so calmly in each innings. They went into their shell till he got here in.

“The dearth of runs and lack of impetus on the high of the order, has value. It is at all times arduous to put up a complete whenever you’re 4 or 5 down inside these first 15 overs.”

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