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ODI: Ireland v England

Tue 3 September 2013, 3:23pm

Ireland’s cricketers have set a respectable total of 269 for 7 in their 50 over One Day International at Malahide against an England side captained by Eoin Morgan and featuring former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin.  Rankin picked up 4 wickets [for 46 runs] on his England debut, but a captain’s innings of 112 runs from 142 balls by William Porterfield has made this a testing chase for England.  As the BBC’s Stephan Shemilt put it

Yep, after a bowling and fielding performance that a group of rag dolls would have been ashamed of, England find themselves needing 270 for victory in Dublin. “But 270 isn’t that big a chase in ODIs” I hear both of you cry. Normally not, but this slow deck will suit the Ireland medium pacers. England’s raw batting line-up has big work to do.

You can follow the England innings on the BBC, listen via TMS, cricinfo text commentary, or the Big G’s version

England need 270 from 50 overs to win. But they’ve lost an early wicket…

Carberry  lbw bowled Johnston 10 from 13 balls.  FOW 11 for 1 from 3.1 overs.

Wright bowled Murtagh 5 from 20 balls.  FOW 25 for 2 from 8.2 overs

Ooops.  Ballance caught Wilson bowled Murtagh 0 from 2 balls.  FOW 25 for 3 from 8.4 overs.

Taylor bowled Murtagh 25 from 42 balls.  FOW 48 for 4 from 14.5 overs.

England made 274 for 4 from 43 overs. 

England win by 6 wickets with 7 overs to spare.  Comfortably in the end.  Due in no small measure to a record 5th wicket partnership of 226 runs from 28.1 overs. 

Stunning innings from Morgan who hit 124 runs from 106 balls and Bopara, 101 runs from 75 balls.

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  1. Pete Baker (profile) says:

    England currently 48 for 4 from 14.5 overs.

    [Get the t-shirts ready?! - Ed] Not quite yet…

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  2. Pete Baker (profile) says:

    England currently 102 for 4 from 25 overs.

    Ireland could do with a wicket any time now. Bopara (21) and Morgan (38) looking dangerous…

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  3. Pete Baker (profile) says:

    England currently 124 for 4 from 28 overs.

    On TMS they’ve just pointed out that Ireland were 123 for 4 from 28 overs. But they hit 90 runs off the last 10 overs.

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  4. Mick Fealty (profile) says:

    100 needed off 98 balls, last i heard… England on a run rate of 5.03, they need 6.25… we need a wicket or two, preferably Morgan’s…

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  5. Pete Baker (profile) says:

    England currently 176 for 4 from 35 overs.

    94 runs needed from 90 balls.

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  6. Pete Baker (profile) says:

    England currently 206 for 4 from 38 overs.

    Morgan on 103 from 94 balls.

    England need 64 from 72 balls. Ireland need a miracle…

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  7. iluvni (profile) says:

    Shame Mooney’s back in the Ireland team

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  8. Pete Baker (profile) says:

    England made 274 for 4 from 43 overs.

    England win by 6 wickets with 7 overs to spare. Comfortably in the end. Due in no small measure to a record 5th wicket partnership of 226 runs from 28.1 overs.

    Stunning innings from Morgan who hit 124 runs from 106 balls and Bopara, 101 runs from 75 balls.

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  9. boondock (profile) says:

    Foiled by Rankins bowling and Morgans batting, unbelievable. Good performance by Ireland but just like the 2 games against Pakistan earlier in the year they fail to win after being in a commanding position. I guess im a bit bitter part of me hopes Rankin and Morgan fail to play any future Tests and have to come back to Ireland cap in hand just like Joyce

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