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MetiNews.Com - Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of England vs Ireland in the series’ second ODI. England ran out comfortable winners at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday with a six-wicket victory over Ireland. Eoin Morgan’s side will be looking to make it two from two today to secure the series ahead of the third ODI next Tuesday.
Breaking News ! Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of England vs Ireland in the series’ second ODI. England ran out comfortable winners at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday with a six-wicket victory over Ireland. Eoin Morgan’s side will be looking to make it two from two today to secure the series ahead of the third ODI next Tuesday. They will have to do so without Joe Denly however, with the batsman ruled out for the remainder of the series with a back injury . Will Macpherson and Matt Davies will bring you today’s commentary, so stay tuned for updates… Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2020-07-30T19:10:35.943Z And that's that from us tonight!We'll be back on Saturday, where we'll provide full coverage of England's second match against Ireland, again at the Ageas Bowl. See you then! 2020-07-30T19:09:10.703Z David Willey tells Sky Sports of his five-wicket haul:"The last year has been a rollercoaster. Missing out on the World Cup was obviously bitterly disappointing but to be back out here wearing an England shirt is very special." 2020-07-30T18:59:02.236Z England captain Eoin Morgan has been speaking to Sky SportsOn the result and the performance of David Willey:"Yeah, pretty happy. Winning the toss and bowling fist isn't necessarily always easy at a ground like this but David had an outstanding day. Given the story of where he's been in the last year, it's a fantastic story and comeback. He's always shown a lot of heart and soul but his skill-set today was exceptional."Him and Saqib Mahmood were outstanding, we pegged Ireland back. When chasing a low score it's always nice to get a partnership. we're delighted to be out playing, delighted Ireland have come and delighted to start the series with a win."On a number of players receiving opportunities to shine:"The more times we can see guys in pressure situations, the more we get to find out about them. Some guys didn't come off but in the next two games hopefully we'll be put under more significant pressure because we want these guys to push to be in our best 15."On England's squad depth:"It is a great feeling and it's down the 17-18 we've used in the last few years. You've got to do something special to get in the last 15. We'll probably rotate the bowling department, it's a tight turnaround so we'll see how they pull up. The batting department should stay the same." Advertisement 2020-07-30T18:54:34.310Z Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie has been speaking to Sky Sports"It's a very disappointing day, we didn't assess conditions well enough. You can't afford a start like that against a team like England. maybe there was a touch of rust but we need to be able to assess conditions and adapt quicker."They bowled pretty well up front but we played pretty loosely. Curtis Campher came in and assessed conditions well and dug in. 170 is never going to be enough against England, though." 2020-07-30T18:51:21.136Z David Willey receives the player of the match award! Photo: Getty 2020-07-30T18:38:42.356Z A good win in the end for England, who survived a slight wobble at the bat to ease to victory. They take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, which continues on Saturday, again in Southampton at the Ageas Bowl. Advertisement 2020-07-30T18:35:56.026Z Will Macpherson at the Ageas BowlWell that's a job well done for England. Ireland need more runs than they managed today if they are to compete in the last two games of the series. Terrific from Willey and Billings to take England to victory. 2020-07-30T18:34:00.443Z And that's that. Morgan finishes it with a six, in what was a pretty one-sided match, if we're honest. A terrific 67 not out from Billings steals the show, though Morgan provided a much-needed calm with a crucial 36 not out. Earlier, Willey secured his first five-for with a terrific 5/30, of which the first four came in as many overs. England take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. 2020-07-30T18:32:29.546Z England win by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series! Advertisement 2020-07-30T18:30:36.000Z ENG 165/4 (27.0 overs) Morgan 30, Billings 64Great play all round. Billings sends Delaney right back where he came from with a peach of a drive, but an excellent piece of fielding prevents the four. Billings does get his boundary in the very next ball, however, hammering home through midwicket once more. Eight needed.
Will Macpherson at the Ageas BowlSuperb innings from Billings that will take England to victory.
ENG 156/4 (26.0 overs) Morgan 29, Billings 57Another boundary for Billings to start the over, who clips one off the pads through midwicket for four. An easy single then brings up 150 for England, before Morgan whacks a pull shot a mile past the fine leg boundary for six. England took 12 from the over, and need just 16 runs to win.
ENG 144/4 (25.0 overs) Morgan 22, Billings 52Morgan and Billings rotating the strike well, with four consecutive singles coming from the over. If there was ever any momentary doubt, England are now in total control and are cruising towards the 173 target. Won't last much longer, this.
ENG 141/4 (24.0 overs) - 50 for BillingsMorgan 20, Billings 50Billings has really proved himself with an important half-century, brought up with an absolute peach of a pull shot through midwicket. That's 50 in 45 balls for Billings, hitting nine fours on the way. Real, real good knock.
ENG 137/4 (23.0 overs) Morgan 20, Billings 46Cracking play by Morgan, who has stepped up the run-rate after getting himself in. He hits the boundary with a perfect pull shot through midwicket for four. The England captain then backs it up with a sweep straight down to the leg boundary. That's 20 off 26 for Morgan.
ENG 128/4 (22.0 overs) Morgan 12, Billings 45Billings takes eight from the opening two deliveries of the over, whipping away a half-volley towards third man before opening the bat to guide an airborne shot through point. England are less than 50 away from victory, and this is starting to look like a match-winning partnership.
ENG 119/4 (21.0 overs) Morgan 12, Billings 36Billings continues to score well and his variation is certainly impressive. Twice he sweeps behind the wicket towards fine leg, the first for two; the second a single. Morgan then joins Billings in the sweep-for-sweep game, hitting a delightful reverse-sweep marginally over a jumping fielder at point. Good stuff.
ENG 109/4 (20.0 overs) Morgan 7, Billings 32Sam Billings looks very fluent here. He hits consecutive boundaries once more, first with a terrific pull shot through the leg side, before hitting a perfect drive through extra cover.
ENG 100/4 (19.0 overs) Morgan 7, Billings 23Simply brilliant from Billings, who expertly finds the gap through point with an exquisite reverse-sweep. And he's at it again, the reverse-sweep coming out once more, before a swift single brings up the 100 for England.
ENG 90/4 (18.0 overs) Morgan 7, Billings 14Really good fielding from Ireland, with Morgan denied on three occasions after cutting through backward point searching for the boundary. A swift single adds to a wide as England take two from the over.
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TV and live stream details
TV: The match will be shown on Sky Sports Cricket (Sky: 405, Virgin: 504) and Sky Sports Main Event (Sky: 401, Virgin; 501).
Live stream: The match will be available each day on the Sky Go app, with a Sky Sports subscription required. Highlights will be available on the BBC Sport website and app and televised on the BBC also: 1st ODI on BBC Two (23:35 BST); 2nd ODI on BBC One (22:50, not Wales); 3rd ODI on BBC Two (23:30)
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