England Vs Ireland: The first ODI between England and Ireland (Eng Vs Ire ODI) was played in Southampton, where England won the match easily. Ireland scored 172 runs batting first, which England completed in 27 overs. In England’s bowling, David Willie performed well while Sam Billings performed well in the batting. England were all out in 45 overs. A video is going viral on social media, where England spin bowler Adil Rashid took the wicket of Kevin O’Brien on a lolly-pop ball.
Ireland had lost 5 wickets in 21 overs. Kevin O’Brien was batting for Ireland. Adil Rasheen bowled an easy ball like lolly-pop to Kevin. He wanted Kevin to play the big shot and be caught out on the boundary. Something similar happened, Rashid bowled an easy ball and Kevin tried to play a big shot, but the ball could not cross the boundary. The catch went straight to David Willey. He caught it easily.
Rash has it on a string!
– England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 30, 2020
David Wiley bowled brilliantly for England, taking 5 wickets for 30 runs. At the same time, Saqib Mehmood took 2 to Rashid and Tom Karan took 1-1 wickets. Kurtis Kampfer scored the highest 59 runs for Ireland. He remained unbeaten till the end.
England players dominated the batting as well. Sam Billings came out to bat after losing 3 wickets early. He played a strong innings of 67 runs and won England in 27 overs. Now the second ODI between the two will be played on 1 August. If England have to capture the series then they will have to win this match. Ireland will also have to win this match to make a comeback.