England Vs Ireland LIVE SCORE (odi)

England Vs Ireland At The Rose Bowl, Southampton, 04 August, 2020

04 August, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

328/10 (49.5 ov)

3rd ODI

329/3 (49.5 ov)

Ireland beat England by 7 wickets

328/10

Overs

49.5

Fours

35

Sixes

8

Extras

19

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Tom Curran not out 38 54 4 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Craig Young 10 1 53 3
Mark Adair 7 0 45 1

329/3

Overs

49.5

Fours

26

Sixes

7

Extras

12

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Harry Tector not out 29 26 3 0
Kevin O'Brien not out 21 15 1 1
Bowling 0 M R W
David Willey 10 1 70 1
Saqib Mahmood 9.5 0 58 0

That's all from this series! Ireland win the last match and they go home with 10 points in the ICC World Cup Super League. England though have won the series 2-1. This series has ended but cricket is back again on 5th August, 2020 when England take on Pakistan in the first Test. Join us at 1100 Local (1000 GMT). Until then, cheers and take care.

Eoin Morgan, the England skipper, says that it is a disappointing way to end the series but credits Ireland for the way they played. He feels that they were quite average today and could not capitalize on the crunch moments. He reckons the wicket got a little better as the game progressed and Ireland cashed in on that. He thanks Ireland for coming to England and play the game. He feels 329 was defendable. Says that Stirling and Balbirnie were good but England failed to take the opportunities that came their way. Adds that they are learning more and more, especially the players who are getting an opportunity. Says that Moeen Ali did a good job, he used all his experience and he did everything he could do but they did not grab the opportunities which came their way. Ends by saying he is grateful to be playing cricket again and he hopes this is just the start.

Andy Balbirnie, the Ireland skipper, says that he is delighted with how they finished the series. Adds that chasing down a total like that is very pleasing. States that they absolutely believed that they can chase this down. Goes on to say that they played very well and they created a big partnership. Adds that they need to be competitive in all the games they play. Is grateful to the England board for conducting this series. Adds that it has been great to come to England and play against them.

David Willey, the MAN OF THE SERIES, says it is nice to get a go and be back and he is pleased with how things went. He wishes that he is not needed to do the job with the bat but he is happy with how he performed. Further adds that he is pleased to get a chance, he was not sure he would get a game after the World Cup but he is happy that he is playing. Ends by saying that he might need a week now to prepare for County cricket.

Paul Stirling, the MAN OF THE MATCH, says that yes it was nice to get the win after two losses and he is delighted to get the win. Adds that they knew they could chase down 300 as they have done it before. States that they had not played cricket for long and it was expected that they would be nervous. Says that he loves batting with Balbirnie and they bat well together. Goes on to say that this is one of his best knocks.

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The English bowling looked flat today! The spinners, the pacers, nobody seemed at their best. To add to that, their fielding was also poor and it is that department which probably cost them the game. A few catches in total were dropped out of which some were of Stirling who one can say was the mainstay for the visitors.

Now why we write easily is because, they were always in control of the game! The start has been a problem for them and in this game, the openers got them off to a brisk start. However, after Delany fell, came the partnership which took the game away from the hosts. The stand between Stirling and Balbirnie. The two added a massive 214 with both scoring tons. It seemed like they would cruise to victory but there was some drama when Stirling and Balbirnie fell in quick succession. Harry Tector and Kevin O'Brien though ensured the good work from the two mentioned above did not go in vain and they beat England for the second time in their cricket history.

Jubilation scenes in the Ireland camp! What a humongous effort from them! Take a bow Stirling, take a bow Balbirnie, take a bow the whole Ireland side. Not many, to be honest none of us gave them a chance when they came out to bat. 329 was always going to be a stiff chase especially for a side who has been batting poorly in the last two games but they have done it quite easily.

49.5

There it is! A night to remember for Ireland! Short ball on middle, Kevin O'Brien pulls it to deep square leg for a single. Absolute brilliant performance from Ireland. They have beaten England for the first time since the 2011 World Cup. IRELAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS.

49.4

MISSES! One from Two! Short ball outside off, O'Brien looks to cut but misses.

49.3

Two runs off the Free Hit! Only a run needed in 3 balls! Full ball on middle, O'Brien whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.

49.3

NO BALL! No, no, Saqib Mahmood, you cannot bowl that in the final over when you are defending 8. Poor stuff! A full toss on middle, Tector lifts it towards deep mid-wicket. A single.

49.2

Only a single! A low full toss on the pads, O'Brien gets cramped for room and he can only flick it to deep square leg for a single.

49.1

A couple to start! Full delivery outside off, Kevin hammers it through extra cover and picks up a couple before the fielder cuts it off.

Saqib Mahmood will bowl the final over. Can he hold his nerve and win the game for his side?

48.6

Slower delivery outside off, O'Brien drives it to deep cover for a single. 8 runs needed. 321/3

48.5

Fantastic piece of fielding! Short ball outside off, Tector cuts but the fielder dives and stops it. Only a single.

48.4

FOUR! Perfect placement and timing. Curran has his hands on his head! Full delivery outside off, Tector drives it through the point region for a boundary.

48.3

Livingstone does a good job! Short ball on middle, Tector pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Liam runs across and dives to make a terrific stop. The umpires check whether it is a clean save and it is. Two runs.

48.2

Short ball outside off, Tector attempts to play the upper cut but fails to make any connection with it.

48.1

Full delivery on middle, Kevin punches it to long on for a single.

47.6

Full ball outside off, O'Brien drives it to deep cover and keeps the strike for the next over. 17 required from 2 overs. 312/3

47.6

WIDE! Very full delivery outside off, O'Brien looks to smash it but fails. Wided.

47.5

MISSED OUT THERE! This was in the slot! Full ball outside off, O'Brien looks to heave it away but misses. O'Brien is disappointed with that.

47.4

FOUR! Clever batting from Kevin O'Brien! Full toss outside off, O'Brien slices it over the point fielder for a boundary. 19 needed from 14 balls.

47.3

Low full toss way outside off, Harry pushes it to point for a single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.

47.2

Another play and a miss! Wide yorker outside off, Tector looks to go hard at it but fails to make any connection. Good start to the over.

47.1

Well bowled! Very full delivery outside off, Tector fails to dig it out as the ball goes to the keeper.

46.6

Another dot! Slower and shorter outside off, Kevin swings but misses. 305/3

46.5

Dropped! Another chance put down by an English fielder! Banton is probably the culprit. It is a short ball, Tector flat-bats it towards long on. The fielder there runs in and dives forward but spills it.

46.4

A slower one now, this is hit wide of long off for two. So 6 from 4 balls.

46.3

FOUR! Crunched! That should release the pressure a little. It is not a very bad delivery. It is full and outside off, Tector hammers it wide of the fielder at covers for a boundary.

46.2

Another lovely slower one outside off, Tector is way too early in the shot. He misses.

46.1

A dot! Gold dust! A slower one outside off, Tector looks to be cheeky as he tries to play the reverse but does not connect.

45.6

Just short! Full ball outside off, Tector plays it uppishly towards the cover region but it lands safely. A single taken. 31 more runs required from 4 overs. 298/3

45.5

Not much from the Free Hit! Good length ball outside off, O'Brien drives it straight to covers for a single.

45.5

WIDE! Free Hit continues! Good length ball outside off, Kevin looks to drive but misses. Wide signalled.

45.5

NO BALL AND SIX! Tries the yorker but it ends up as a waist high full toss! This is poor from Willey. It is bowled around middle, O'Brien says thank you very much as he hammers it over the deep mid-wicket region for a biggie.

45.4

Low full toss on off, Harry makes room and then drives it through the cover region for a single.

45.3

Another excellent yorker from Willey! It is bowled around middle, Tector can only play it back to the bowler.

45.2

Full again on off, O'Brien drives it through mid off. The batsmen cross ends.

45.1

Full delivery on off, Tector drives it through mid off for a run.

David Willey is back on. 8-1-50-1 are his figures so far.

44.6

NOT OUT! It is pitching outside leg! Review lost. Floated on the pads, spinning in. O'Brien bends his knees and then looks to sweep. He misses and gets rapped on the pads. England appeal but nothing from the umpire. England take the review. Rashid is fine on the front foot while the Ball Tracker shows that it is pitching outside leg. The umpires check whether Kevin O'Brien is inside the crease and the replays show that he is in comfortably. 285/3

England have taken a review for lbw! It looks close. Let's see what happens.

44.5

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.

44.5

Wide! Down the leg side, Tector looks to flick but misses. Wided.

44.4

FOUR! Lovely shot from Tector! Loopy ball outside off, Tector drives it through the extra cover region for a boundary.

Kevin O'Brien comes out to bat.

44.3

OUT! CAUGHT! End of a brilliant innings from Balbirnie but could he have waited for Rashid to finish his spell? That will be the question going into his mind. Rashid does the trick again. He has been a pivotal bowler for England and he has delivered yet again. Tossed up ball outside off, Balbirnie makes room in order to target the short boundary. He does not time it well and the ball goes straight into the hands of Sam Billings at long off.

44.2

Tossed up ball on middle, Balbirnie sweeps it to deep square leg where the fielder fumbles, allowing the batsmen to take two.

44.1

Floated outside off, Balbirnie makes room and drives it through the extra cover region for a couple.

43.6

Needed a direct-hit! Full toss outside off, Balbirnie drives it to cover and takes off for a single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Balbirnie had given up. 275/2

43.5

Full ball on middle, Tector drives it to long on for a single.

43.4

Excellent yorker on middle, Andy digs it out towards third man for a single.

43.3

Balbirnie should have done better there! A full toss outside off, Balbirnie makes room and then looks to hammer it away but fails to make any connection with it.

43.2

Tries to be cheeky but misses! Very full ball on the pads, Balbirnie bends on his knees and then looks to paddle but misses it completely.

43.1

A couple now! Full delivery outside off, Balbirnie makes room and then drives it over the cover fielder and picks up a couple before the fielder cuts it off.

42.6

Loopy ball on middle, defended out. 270/2

42.5

A googly which is bowled on middle, Tector looks to drive but it goes off the inside edge towards deep square leg. Two taken.

42.4

On off, pushed to the off side for a single.

42.3

EDGY! Tossed up outside off, Tector looks to drive but it takes the inside edge and goes to the leg side. A single taken.

42.2

Floated on middle, Tector looks to reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the gloves.

42.1

Loopy ball on middle, played back to the bowler.

41.6

On the pads, it is worked on the leg side for one. End of an action-packed over. 266/2

41.5

Fuller and outside off, it is driven through covers for one.

41.4

OUT! Stirling is indeed short! He is already on his way out of the ground. End of a magnificent innings by the opener. Had there been a crowd in here, everybody would have bee on their feel applauding the effort just like his teammates have. Not many would have given Ireland a chance when they were set this target but due to his innings, the visitors are favourites at the moment. Still though there is some time to go and this could well be the opening England needed. Coming to the ball now, This is on off, it is carved towards point. Stirling sets off, he wants a run but his partner is not interested. He sends him back from halfway down. The fielder at point throws it to Curran who hits the stumps at his end. An appeal and it is taken upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Stirling is short.

Big moment in the game! England feel they have ran Stirling out. Stirling too feels the same as he is already walking back. The umpire has taken it upstairs.

41.3

Fuller and on off, it is driven through mid off for one.

41.2

Length again, it is lofted over covers for one more run.

41.1

FOUR! Balbirnie gets to his ton in style! His 6th ODIs! It has come in less than a run-a-ball. Just what was needed. Outstanding from the skipper. Saved his best for the last. He though knows the job is not done as of now. It is a full ball outside off, Balbirnie carves it over point and it races away to the fence.

40.6

DROPPED! Stirling gets another opportunity! England have not been so good in the field today and this is affecting their chances. They desperately needed this wicket. Floated ball on middle, Stirling goes on his knees and then looks to play the slog sweep. It takes the top edge and goes towards mid-wicket. Vince chases after it but puts it down. Two taken. Can England still make a comeback? 258/1

40.5

The batsman plays a sweep shot. One run added to the total.

40.4

Tossed up ball on off, Stirling pushes it to the bowler.

40.3

Quicker delivery on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

40.2

Flatter ball on middle, Andy flicks it to the deep square leg region and picks up a couple.

40.1

Loopy ball on middle, Balbirnie plays it back to the bowler.

Powerplay 3 has been signalled. 5 fielders can be stationed outside the circle. Ireland need 76 in 10 overs. Adil Rashid is back on.

39.6

Outside off, Balbirnie drives it to deep cover for a single. 253/1

39.5

Length ball outside off, Balbirnie pushes it to point.

39.4

Back of a length ball on off, Stirling punches it to mid off and takes a single.

39.3

On the pads, Balbirnie looks to flick but it takes the pads and goes to the fine leg region. A leg bye taken.

39.2

200-run partnership comes up! This has been a terrific partnership and are taking Ireland home. Brilliant stuff from the duo. Good length ball on middle, Stirling drives it to long on for a single.

39.1

Good length ball on off, Balbirnie pushes it to mid off for a single.

Tom Curran is back into the attack. 6-0-39-0 are his figures so far.

38.6

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 248/1

38.5

Another sweep shot through the leg side, no boundary this time but two.

38.4

FOUR! Swept brilliantly! Just uses the pace of the bowler. Gets down on one knee and scoops it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

38.3

On middle, it is pushed back to the bowler.

38.2

Sensational stuff from Livingstone! This is swept uppishly towards deep mid-wicket. It seems to be a boundary but Livingstone leaps outside the ropes and is airborne as he flicks it into play. Saves two for his side.

38.1

Flatter and on off, it is driven towards cover.

37.6

Full toss on middle, Stirling pushes it to mid on for a dot. 239/1

37.5

Good length ball outside off, Stirling punches it through the cover region and picks up a couple.

37.4

Full ball on the pads, Balbirnie looks to flick but it hits the inside edge and onto the pads. The ball rolls to the off side and the batters take a run.

37.3

Poor shot from Balbirnie! Full delivery down the leg side, Balbirnie shuffles across and then looks to paddle sweep it as the fine leg fielder is up in the circle but misses.

37.2

On a length on off, Balbirnie pushes it to cover.

37.1

BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Balbirnie looks to push at it but misses it altogether.

36.6

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 7 from the over, 93 needed in 78. 236/1

36.5

Takes the aerial route but it is safe! Lofts it over mid off. Does not get it off the middle and hence, it does not go all the way. Two taken.

36.4

Shorter and around off, it is pushed down to long on for one.

36.3

On middle, Balbirnie pushes a touch hard at it but it does not carry to the bowler.

36.2

FOUR! Bisects the gap brilliantly! Ireland are managing to hit a boundary almost every over! Balbirnie brings out the sweep. He hits it right in between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg. The former runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.

36.1

On middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket.

Moeen Ali is back on. His figures read 5-0-35-0 so far.

35.6

A dot to end but the damage had been done earlier. It is a yorker on middle, it is jammed out. 229/1

35.5

Edgy run! Almost a yorker on off, Balbirnie looks to jam it out but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

35.4

FOUR! Up and over! The bad balls though have to be put away and Andy does that. It is short and on middle, it sits up to be hit. Balbirnie pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. This is turning out to be another expensive over by Willey.

35.3

Silly from Balbirnie! He need not do this. Yes, the mid on and mid off are up but he needs to hang in there with Stirling. He looks to loft this full ball outside off over mid off but misses.

35.2

Stirling really wants to stay there till the end! He is playing so sensibly. He just taps it towards point and follows the biggie with a run.

35.1

SIX! Outrageous! Once again a boundary to start the over. This is right in the arc for Stirling. He shuffles across and it is bowled on a length and around off, Stirling goes down on one knee and heaves it over the mid-wicket fence. Once again pressure on the bowler.

34.6

On middle, it is blocked nicely. 217/1

34.5

On the shorter side, Stirling slaps it through covers for one more.

34.4

On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.

34.3

Rashid gets away with one there! It is short and begging to be hit. Stirling pulls it hard but towards deep square leg for one.

34.2

On middle, it is pushed back to the bowler.

34.1

On middle, AB looks to defend but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one. 2000 ODI runs for the Irish skipper.

DRINKS! Ireland are cruising at the moment with Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie still at the crease. They need 116 runs from 16 overs and with the way, these two batsmen are batting, it looks easy for them. England need wickets if they want to make a comeback. Can they do it?

33.6

A dot to end but 10 from the over! 116 more needed in 16 overs. Fuller and on off, it is stroked to mid off. 213/1

33.5

One more single! Fuller and around off, Balbirnie strokes it through covers for one.

33.4

A single now! Outside off, it is guided down towards third man for one.

33.3

A dot! Bowls it on the body of the batter, cramps him for room. Stirling pushes it to mid on.

33.2

FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! This is brilliant stuff from Stirling. The bowlers are clueless as to where can they bowl to him. Willey this time shortens his length, it is on middle, Stirling plays the pick-up shot. It is wide of the fielder at deep square leg and a boundary results. 8 from the first two balls. This could well be a big over.

33.1

FOUR! Powered! Top start to the over, pressure on the bowler. Stirling does not let Willey settle here. Straightaway goes after him. It is a loosener, full and on off, Stirling smashes it past the diving mid off fielder and into the fence.

David Willey is back on. 5-0-25-1 are his figures so far.

32.6

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 203/1

32.5

Floats it up on middle, Paul strokes it down to long on and gets to the other end.

32.4

One more run, Balbirnie this time works it through square leg.

32.3

Another single as this is eased down to long on.

32.2

150-run stand between the two! Brilliant, brilliant batting but they would know, they have to keep going. They can't just relax now. The milestone is achieved after Balbirnie pushes this ball down to long on for one.

32.1

On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.

Adil Rashid is back on. 5-1-33-0 are his figures so far.

31.6

Good length ball outside off, Stirling guides it to third man for a single. 6 from the over. 198/1

31.5

FOUR! Powered down the ground! Full on middle, Stirling hammers it towards the mid off region for a boundary.

31.4

On a length on off, Balbirnie dances down the track and hits it to mid off. He takes off for a single. Ali has a shy at the bowler's end but misses the stumps and hits Balbirnie on the foot.

31.3

BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle, Balbirnie ducks under it.

31.2

Back of a length ball on middle, Balbirnie punches it to mid off.

31.1

Length ball on middle, Balbirnie pulls it to mid on.

30.6

Short ball on middle, Balbirnie pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 192/1

30.5

Excellent work in the deep! Short ball outside off, Balbirnie rocks on his back foot and then cuts it through the point region. Liam Dawson, the substitute runs across and dives to make a stop. The third umpire checks whether the stop is fine and the replays show that it is. Only 2 in the end.

30.4

FOUR! The fielder should have done better there! Slower ball on middle, Balbirnie lifts it towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs across and slides but fails to stop it as the ball touches the fence.

30.3

Back of a length ball on off, Andy punches it to cover.

30.2

Good shot for nothing! Fullish ball on middle and leg, Balbirnie drives it crisply past the non-striker. The mid on fielder runs across and makes a stop. No run.

30.1

Good length ball on middle, Balbirnie defends it to mid on.

29.6

Just 3 runs from the over. Good length ball outside off, Balbirnie drives it to deep cover for a single. 144 more required from the last 20 overs. 185/1

29.5

Length ball on middle, Stirling flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

29.4

Good length ball on middle, defended to cover.

29.3

Is that a drop? From the looks of Saqib Mahmood, it looks like it! Short ball on middle, Stirling looks to pull but he seems to have missed it. Bairstow fails to collect it as well. Mahmood thinks there was bat on it but the replays show that it has missed the bat.

29.2

Length ball outside the off stump line, Andy punches it to deep cover for a single.

29.1

Good length ball on off, Balbirnie pushes it to cover.

28.6

Full toss on middle, Stirling fails to make full use of it as he pushes it to mid off for a dot. 182/1

28.5

Fullish outside off, Andy drives it to deep cover for a single.

28.4

On a length on off, Andy punches it to cover for another dot.

28.3

Good length ball on off, Balbirnie defends it out onto the pitch.

28.2

Slower ball on middle, Balbirnie tucks it to the deep square leg region and picks up a single.

28.1

Good length ball on off, Balbirnie pushes it to the cover region for a single.

27.6

Good length ball on off, Paul blocks it to the off side. 179/1

27.5

On a length on off, Andy pushes it to point and takes a quick single.

27.4

Back of a length ball on middle, Andy tucks it to deep square leg for a couple.

27.3

Bouncer bowled around middle, Balbirnie ducks under it.

27.2

Good length ball on off, Stirling guides it to third man for a single.

27.1

FOUR! That went like a rocket! Short and outside off, Stirling cuts it through point for a boundary.

26.6

Century for Paul Stirling! 9th ODI century! Brilliant. He was out of form in the first two matches but has made it up with a terrific innings. Now his aim would be to take Ireland home. Curran bowls a full toss on middle, Stirling flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 171/1

26.5

Good length ball outside off, Balbirnie drives it to deep cover for a single.

26.4

Full on middle, Paul flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

26.3

Excellent delivery from Curran! Very full delivery on middle, Stirling looks to defend but it seems to have hit the bat first and goes to point. Curran appeals for LBW but nothing from the umpire. The replays show that it has gone straight off the bat.

26.3

WIDE! Full delivery down the leg side, Stirling looks to flick but misses. Wide signaled.

26.2

Well fielded! Short ball on middle, Paul pulls it to deep square leg. The fielder comes across and cleans it up. Stirling moves on to 98 with a couple.

26.1

Good length ball on the pads, Balbirnie flicks it to fine leg for a single.

25.6

Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single. 164/1

25.5

Tough chance! Dropped! Vince did get two hands to it but couldn't hang on. A short one on middle, Stirling hammers the pull towards mid-wicket. Vince dives to his right and looks to take it but spills it. This could well prove very costly.

25.4

A full toss on middle, it is a little too quick. Stirling mistimes it over mid-wicket for two.

25.3

Shorter in length and around off, Stirling swings his bat but misses.

25.2

On middle, defended.

25.1

Fuller and around off, Stirling looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Saqib Mahmood is back into the attack. 4-0-24-0 are his figures so far.

24.6

FIFTY! 10th ODI fifty for Andy Balbirnie! He has played a very good innings here and has complemented Paul Stirling really well. The job is only half done and he needs to continue. Floated ball outside off, Balbirnie drives it to deep cover and picks up a couple. 160/1

24.5

Good length delivery on off, Balbirnie defends it off the back foot.

24.4

Full delivery on middle, Stirling flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

24.3

FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Stirling pulls it over mid on for a boundary.

24.2

Length delivery on off, Stirling dabs it to third man.

24.1

On a good length on off, Balbirnie looks to cut but gets an inside edge. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single.

23.6

Quicker one on middle, played back to the bowler. 152/1

23.5

Loopy ball on off, Stirling defends it to cover.

23.4

Flatter on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.

23.3

SIX! Top edge but it still has enough to go for a maximum! Tossed up ball on middle, Stirling goes for the sweep but it takes the top edge and goes over the deep mid-wicket region for a biggie. 100-run partnership comes up.

23.2

On off, pushed to deep cover for a single.

23.1

FOUR! There's no stopping that! Loopy ball outside off, Balbirnie prods forward and creams the drive through the covers for a boundary.

22.6

Good length ball on the pads, Balbirnie tucks it to deep square leg for a single. 141/1

22.5

Good length ball on middle, Balbirnie defends it back to the bowler.

22.4

Full ball on middle, Paul works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

22.3

Back of a length ball outside off, Balbirnie guides it to third man for a single.

22.2

Short ball on middle, Paul pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

22.1

Very full delivery on off, Stirling digs it out to cover.

21.6

Full delivery on middle, Stirling drives it through mid on for a run. 137/1

21.5

Loopy delivery on middle, Stirling looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes towards the leg side.

21.4

On off, Stirling keeps it out.

21.3

Flighted delivery on off, Balbirnie punches it through point for a run.

21.2

Full delivery on middle, Stirling drives it through mid on for a single.

21.1

Flighted delivery on off, Stirling lofts it towards mid off. It lands safely towards the long off fielder.

20.6

FOUR! Spoils the over! A poor ball. Down the leg side, easy pickings for Balbirnie. He works it fine on the leg side and bags a boundary. 134/1

20.5

Angled into the batter, it is worked towards mid-wicket.

20.4

Outside off, it is pushed towards cover.

20.3

Poor stroke! Outside off and on a length. Balbirnie pushes at it tentatively. It beats his outside edge and goes to the keeper.

20.2

FOUR! Top edge! Ireland won't mind how they come as long as they do. Short and around off, Balbirnie looks to pull but it flies off the top edge over the keeper and into the third man fence.

20.1

On middle, kept out nicely.

James Vince comes into the attack.

19.6

A dot to end! A maiden, England would love a couple more to build the pressure. On off, kept out. 126/1

19.5

Stirling gets into position early to play the sweep. Rashid fires it outside off, Stirling misses.

19.4

On the stumps again, Stirling keeps it out.

19.3

On the middle pole, defended.

19.2

Very full and on off, it is pushed back to the bowler.

19.1

Flatter and around off, this is guided to point.

18.6

Flatter one on middle, Stirling works it to deep square leg for a single. 126/1

18.5

FOUR! Hammered! Shorter one outside off, Stirling thrashes it to the deep point region for a boundary.

18.4

On off, Stirling defends it to cover.

18.3

Flatter one outside off, Stirling moves inside his crease and then cuts it towards the deep point region for another couple.

18.2

Tossed up ball on middle, Stirling hammers it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.

18.1

FOUR! Excellently played! Loopy ball on middle, Stirling paddle sweeps it to the fine leg region for a boundary.

17.6

An appeal but turned down. It lands on leg pole. Balbirnie looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Another good over for the Irish. They are going along well here. 113/1

17.5

Superb batting! This is where experience comes into play. Got a biggie on the last ball, now gently pushes it towards cover for one.

17.4

SIX! Huge! That is right in the arc of Stirling. It is tossed up but ends up being a little too full. Stirling tonks it well over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

17.3

Floats it up on middle, defended.

17.2

The flipper, it lands on middle and then skids through. Balbirnie goes back and gets his bat down in time. He manages to work it through square leg for one.

17.1

Lovely drive! Tossed up nicely on off, Stirling leans into it and creams it through covers but only for one.

DRINKS! Ireland have started really well in their run chase. They have lost just 1 wicket but they need to continue from hereon as the job is not done yet. England need wickets. Looks like this game will go to the wire.

16.6

FOUR! Very nicely played from Balbirnie! These two are looking really good! Flatter one outside off, Balbirnie cuts it through the point region for a boundary. 104/1

16.5

Floated on off, Balbirnie blocks it out onto the pitch.

16.4

Loopy ball on middle, Balbirnie defends it back to the bowler.

16.3

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

16.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Stirling sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single. 50-run stand is up between Stirling and Balbirnie.

16.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Balbirnie drives it through mid on for a run.

15.6

SIX! Connects this time and connects beautifully! Loopy ball on off, Stirling slog sweeps it over the deep mid-wicket region for a biggie. 98/1

15.5

BEATEN! Loopy ball outside off, Stirling attempts the sweep but misses.

15.4

Floated ball on middle, Andy works it to deep square leg for a single.

15.3

Short ball outside off, Balbirnie punches it to point.

15.3

TWO WIDES! Down the leg side, Stirling looks to sweep but misses. The keeper fails to collect it as well. The batters collect a single.

15.2

An appeal for LBW turned down! Floated ball around off, Stirling goes on his knees and then looks to sweep. He misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but nothing from the umpire.

15.1

Rashid starts with a flatter one outside off, Balbirnie punches it to deep cover for a single.

Adil Rashid is into the attack.

14.6

Clever batting! A boundary of the last ball, now he eases it down to long on for one. 88/1

14.5

FOUR! Powered! Bairstow yelled catch it but that went to the fence like a tracer bullet. It is on middle, Balbirnie who is a good sweeper, goes down and one knee and hammers it through mid-wicket.

14.4

Tossed up on middle, blocked.

14.3

Fifty for Stirling! A much-needed one for him and his team. He was poor in the first two games but he has found some form here. Needs to continue as the target is a big one. The longer he stays, the higher are the chances of Ireland winning this game. He gets to the milestone by working it through mid-wicket for one. 25th ODI fifty for him.

14.2

It is eased through mid on for one more.

14.1

This is worked with the turn through square leg for one.

13.6

Shortish again and on middle, it is pushed towards mid on. 80/1

13.5

Shortish and around off, it is guided down to third man for one more.

13.4

Good batting! Got a boundary early on, now working it around for singles. On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

13.3

Angled into the batter, it is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

13.2

Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for one.

13.1

FOUR! Cracking shot! One that can give you a lot of confidence. A length delivery on off, Balbirnie creams it on the up through covers and it races away to the fence in a jiffy.

12.6

Looped up ball on middle, Andy flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 72/1

12.5

BEATEN! Lovely! Loopy ball outside off, Balbirnie looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it.

12.4

Tossed up on middle, Stirling plays it to long on for another single.

12.3

Loopy ball on middle, Stirling defends it back to the bowler.

12.2

Full on middle, Balbirnie pushes it to long on for a single.

12.1

Flatter one on middle, Stirling works it to square leg for a single.

11.6

FOUR! Takes full toll of the Free Hit! It is short and wide outside off, Balbirnie hops and cuts it over point for a boundary. 68/1

11.6

A single to end the over! On middle, this is eased down to long on for one. Hold on... the third umpire just passes on the message to the umpire that it is a NO BALL! Not sure about the reason. Free Hit coming up.

11.5

One more single as this is creamed through covers again. This time by Balbirnie.

11.4

A fuller one again and outside off, this is driven through covers for one.

11.3

The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.

11.2

Fuller and around off, Stirling looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

11.1

Fuller and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

10.6

An appeal but turned down! That spun a long way. It lands outside off and then spins back in sharply. Stirling looks to drive but misses to get hit on the pads. 59/1

10.5

Quicker and on middle, PS keeps it out.

10.4

A dot is once again followed by a couple! This is tossed up on off, Stirling looks to go over mid off but it goes off the inner half down the ground. Two taken.

10.3

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket again.

10.2

Just over! Did not time it that well but he just needed to clear the in-field. Quicker and on middle, Stirling makes room and looks to clear the off side. His one hand comes off the handle. It though clears mid off. Two taken.

10.1

Flatter and on middle, this is pushed towards mid-wicket.

Powerplay 2 has been signalled. Now a maximum of four fielders can be stationed outside the circle. Moeen Ali is into the attack.

9.6

On a length on middle, Stirling flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Ireland are 55 for 1 after Powerplay 1. Not a major difference between the 2 sides. England had scored 59 with the loss of three wickets. 55/1

9.5

Excellent piece of fielding! Saved a run for his side! Good length ball outside off, Balbirnie drives it through extra cover. Vince chases after it and makes a good stop. Three taken.

9.4

On a length on middle, Balbirnie solidly blocks it to mid off.

9.3

Full ball on middle, Andy prods forward and drives it to mid off.

9.2

Length ball on middle and leg, Balbirnie defends it to mid on.

9.1

Good length ball on off, Stirling shuffles across and tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Andy Balbirnie, the skipper, makes his way out to the middle. Tom Curran also comes into the attack.

8.6

OUT! TIMBER! Delany has been bowled around his legs! The decent start and the opening stand which looked promising has been cut short. Another low score for Delany and Willey once again draws first blood for his country. Delany looks to be a little fancy, he was generally clearing his front leg but this time shuffles right across. He exposes his leg pole. Willey bowls it on the stumps. Delany looks to flick but he is way too across, he misses and it hits the leg stump. England are delighted. Ireland need another 279 runs. 50/1

8.5

Another single as this is worked towards mid-wicket.

8.4

Shorter and on middle, Delany pushes it towards cover for one.

8.3

On the pads, it is worked around the corner for one.

8.2

A quick run! Exactly what Delany needs to do at the moment, just give the strike over to Stirling. Fuller and around off, it is driven towards mid off for one.

8.2

WIDE! A short one and down the leg side. Delany lets it go.

8.1

On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

7.6

Uppish but wide of the fielder! Length and around off, Stirling pushes hard at it. It goes off the outside edge down to third man for one. A good over for Ireland comes to an end. A huge over actually, 15 from it. 44/0

7.5

SIX! BANG! Almost a carbon copy of the last delivery! This though was slightly fuller, not exactly full but fuller than the last ball. Paul whips it well over the square leg fence. Once again he picked the length early and hit it with the angle. The two biggies would release some pressure.

7.4

SIX! That is smoked! Wow! What a sound that made off the bat! The key here was Stirling picked the length early. It was slightly short. Stirling pulls it way over the square leg fence for a biggie. Stirling is off to a good start here.

7.3

Shorter and outside off, Delany plays it down towards third man and gets to the other end.

7.2

Uppish but wide of the fielder again! On middle, Stirling looks to go downtown but mistimes it towards mid on for one.

7.1

On middle, it is kept out.

6.6

A dot to end! On middle, it is kept out nicely. 29/0

6.5

Shorter in length and outside off, Delany wants to cut but misses.

6.4

A leg bye! On the pads, PS looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A single taken.

6.3

Nicely played! Catch it is the call but it is well wide of the fielder! On off, Stirling shuffles across and whips it uppishly, wide of the fielder at deep square leg for two.

6.2

Good length and on off, Stirling keeps it out nicely.

6.1

On middle, it is worked wide of mid on for one.

5.6

A boundary and a single from the over then! The last ball is defended out towards point. 25/0

5.5

Length and angled into the batter, blocked.

5.4

Edgy run! Delany looks to cut a delivery which is a little too close to the off pole. He gets an inside edge towards the left of Bairstow who half stops it. A run is taken.

5.3

Fuller and on off, Delany strokes it to mid off. A good drive but for no runs.

5.2

Once again looks to make room by clearing his front leg out of the way. It is shorter and just outside off, it zips through. Delany fails to put bat on ball.

5.1

FOUR! First one for Delany! He likes staying leg side of the delivery. Does so again. There is not a lot of room on offer but he still manages to carve it through cover-point. Good start to the over.

4.6

Short ball on middle, Delany pulls it to mid-wicket for a single. 20/0

4.5

Beautifully flicked! Good length ball on middle, Stirling moves to the off side and then flicks it towards deep square leg. Rashid chases after it but Liam Livingstone, the substitute, comes across and cleans it up. Three taken.

4.4

On a length on off, Stirling defends it to point.

4.3

FOUR! Smashed from Stirling! This might make him going! Good length ball outside off, Stirling thrashes it over the cover fielder and into the fence.

4.2

Nicely timed from Stirling! Good length ball on off, Stirling punches it through the cover region and picks up a couple before the fielder collects it.

4.1

Full ball outside off, Delany drives it through cover and collects a single.

3.6

Just over! Short ball on middle, Delany looks to pull but fails to time it well. It takes the top edge but luckily, it lands over the fielder at mid-wicket. A single. 9/0

3.5

SWING AND A MISS! We have seen plenty of plays and misses so far in this innings and it is just the fourth over! Full ball outside off, Delany clears his front leg and looks to heave it away but misses.

3.4

On off, Stirling squeezes it to third man for a single.

3.3

On a length on off, Stirling defends it to point.

3.2

Almost! Stirling is not having a good time out in the middle. He is really struggling! Short ball on middle, Stirling looks to pull but gets beaten.

3.1

Full delivery outside off, Stirling drives it to point.

2.6

Play and a miss! Good over for England! Willey bowls a length ball outside off, Delany looks to cut but misses to get any bat on it. 7/0

2.5

An appeal for LBW turned down! An inside edge probably saved Delany there! Full ball on the pads, Delany looks to push but gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but nothing from the umpire.

2.4

On a length on off, Delany stands tall and blocks it to point.

2.3

BEATEN! Another play and a miss! Back of a length ball outside off, Delany looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it.

2.2

PLAY AND A MISS! Ireland are struggling to get bat on ball at the moment. Good length ball outside off, Delany looks to cut but misses it completely.

2.1

Good length ball outside off, Delany lets it go to the keeper.

1.6

On a length on off, Stirling blocks it to the point region. 7/0

1.5

Not well timed! Full ball on middle, Stirling looks to go over mid on but does not time it well at all. Luckily for him, it goes over the fielder and the batters take two.

1.4

Length ball on off, Paul pushes it to cover.

1.3

BEATEN! Stirling is struggling here! Length ball outside off, Stirling looks to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge and into the mitts of the keeper.

1.2

BEATEN! Excellent piece of bowling from Mahmood! Perfect line and length! Good length ball outside off, Stirling looks to defend but misses it altogether.

1.1

SWING AND A MISS! Mahmood starts with a full delivery outside off, Stirling's eyes lit up and he goes for the big heave but fails to make any connection with it.

Saqib Mahmood will bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6

On a length on off, Stirling guides it to third man to keep strike for the next over. 5/0

0.5

Good length ball on middle, Paul defends it back to the bowler.

0.4

Length ball outside off, Stirling drives again but finds the fielder at cover this time.

0.3

FOUR! What a lovely shot to get off the mark! This will give Stirling a lot of confidence. Good length ball outside off, Stirling drives it crisply through the cover region for a boundary.

0.2

PLAY AND A MISS! Willey bowls a good length ball outside off, Stirling looks to heave it to the off side but fails to get any bat on it.

0.1

Willey starts with a full ball on off, Stirling drives it to mid off.

Welcome back for the second innings! The England players make their way out to the field, followed by Paul Stirling and Gareth Delany. David Willey will start with the ball. Eoin Morgan will not take the field so Moeen Ali will captain in his place.