Ireland v England ODI

In a reduced overs innings [42 overs] Ireland restricted the Eoin Morgan led England One Day International side to 201 for 8 at Clontarf.  Morgan made 59 from 65 balls.  Ireland had won the toss and put England in to bat.  Cricinfo scorecard.  Radio Test Match Special live coverage.  Or Guardian or BBC text commentary.  Ireland require 202 from 42 overs.  Duckworth-Lewis may come into play…  Added  D/L applied to England’s total.  Ireland now require 203 from 42 overs.  Apparently they were using the old D/L method.  According to the new D/L method the target is back to 202 from 42 overs.  And the rain is back.  There’ll be a delay.  Update  Re-start at 5pm and Ireland’s innings will be reduced to 28 overs.  The BBC reckon Ireland’s new target will be 154.  But the rain’s back…  New re-start at 5.20pm.  New target of 129 from 23 overs.  That’s 87 from 10 overs.

Update  Stirling c Bopara b Finn 6 (3b 0x4 1×6) FoW 12 for 1 from 1.3 overs

Joyce c †Kieswetter b Finn 10 (22b 2×4 0x6) FoW 24 for 2 from 7.1 overs

Porterfield run out 15 (37b 3×4 0x6) FoW 43 for 3 from 13.2 overs

Niall O’Brien c Finn b Dernbach 13 (24b 1×4 0x6) FoW 66 for 4 from 15.5 overs

Jones b Bopara 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) FoW 71 for 5 from 17 overs

Kevin O’Brien b Dernbach 26 (15b 2×4 2×6) FoW 77 for 6 from 17.4 overs

Mooney c Stokes b Dernbach 15 (8b 1×4 1×6) FoW 97 for 7 from 19.6 overs

Wilson c Bopara b Patel 13 (14b 1×4 0x6) FoW 108 for 8 from 21.5 overs

Ireland 117 for 8 from 23 overs.  England win.  After a good fielding performance Ireland faltered at the start of their innings.  After the rain delay, and with a reduced target, they just couldn’t make it in the end.

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  • Into the west

    hard to know who is ahead ..
    oops its raining .. could always catch 15m of shuttleworths
    Caravan Capers

  • Into the west

    Its all about kevin o’brien then !

  • john

    Another case of poor batting!!! – so close but they should be winning more of these matches if they want the ICC to wake up

  • I suppose that Ireland can take some comfort from the fact that their leading cricket son played a huge part in England’s win both with the bat and with his skippering.

    On the other hand, this was a match that Ireland had a very good chance of winning, particularly after their target was reduced under the Duckworth Lewis rule. They will rue an opportunity lost.

    For England, they will be happy to have seen Trott and Morgan show form with the bat. The big headache is finding that fifth bowler, with Collingwood now retired. Bopara and Patel did nothing to suggest that either of them would trouble the Indians next week. On paper, Dernback was the pick of the bowlers but in between wickets, he gave away quite a few runs.

    Steve Finn’s higher quality did come through. He was economical and he took two of Ireland’s biggest scalps. England have enough power in their batting line up to be able to carry a fifth front-line bowler. Having established that, do England go with a fourth seamer or a second spinner (ie Panesar)?

    The Indians play spin very well and as the Autumn draws nearer, the ball tends to swing more wildly. I would therefore take a fourth seamer. Assuming Tremlett is still unfit, I would take Finn. The following is my suggested team (and batting line-up) for England’s first ODI with India.

    Cook (capt)
    Prior (wkt)