Jonny Bairstow’s quickfire 72 not out set up
England’s 85-run win over Ireland in the second One-Day International at Lord’s
Victory saw England take the two-match series 2-0
after it had launched its build-up to next month’s Champions Trophy tournament
on home soil with a comfortable seven-wicket win at Bristol Friday.
Ireland, in its first ODI at ‘the Home of Cricket’,
fought hard with the ball in front of a 22,000-strong crowd.
But, as was the case Friday, it suffered a batting
collapse after a promising start and was dismissed for 243 chasing 329 to win.
Ireland captain William Porterfield did, however,
make 82, the top score of the match, as his side, which could be granted Test
status next month, restored some pride after being bowled out for just 126 in
33 overs at Bristol.
England risked squandering a strong position when
their Dublin-born captain Eoin Morgan (76) and Joe Root (73) fell in quick
succession following a third-wicket stand of 140 to leave the hosts 213 for
But Bairstow and fellow Yorkshireman Adil Rashid
shared a sixth-wicket stand of 88 in just 46 balls that helped take England to
328 for six.
Their county colleague Root was named Man of the
Match after also taking ODI best figures of three for 52 with his occasional
J. Roy c Stirling b McCarthy 20
A. Hales b Murtagh 32
J. Root c Balbirnie b Chase 73
E. Morgan c Joyce b McCarthy 76
J. Bairstow not out 72
S. Billings c K O’Brien b Dockrell 07
A. Rashid c N O’Brien b Chase 39
D. Willey not out 01
Extras (b4, w4) 08
Total (6 wkts, 50 overs) 328
Did not bat: L Plunkett, J Ball, M Wood
Falls: 1-49 (Hales), 2-60 (Roy), 3-200 (Root), 4-213
(Morgan), 5-229 (Billings), 6-317 (Rashid).
Bowling: Murtagh 10-0-50-1; Chase 10-0-69-2 (2w); K
O’Brien 9-0-71-0 (1w); McCarthy 10-0-61-2; Dockrell 8-0-52-1 (1w); Stirling
E. Joyce b Root 16
P. Stirling c Billings b Ball 48
W. Porterfield b Wood 82
A. Balbirnie lbw b Plunkett 02
N. O’Brien c Willey b Root 15
G. Wilson c Hales b Root 13
K. O’Brien c Ball b Rashid 18
G. Dockrell b Wood 28
B. McCarthy c Ball b Plunkett 02
T. Murtagh c Ball b Plunkett 02
P. Chase not out 06
Extras (lb1, w10) 11
Total (all out, 46.1 overs) 243
Falls: 1-68 (Stirling), 2-77 (Joyce), 3-87
(Balbirnie), 4-113 (N O’Brien), 5-154 (Wilson), 6-178 (K O’Brien), 7-223
(Porterfield), 8-226 (McCarthy), 9-231 (Murtagh), 10-243 (Dockrell).
Bowling: Wood 8.1-0-38-2; Willey 3-0-23-0 (1w); Ball
7-0-38-1 (1w); Plunkett 8-0-23-3 (2w); Root 10-0-52-3 (2w); Rashid 10-0-68-1.