After the Test Cricket, ODI cricket also marked its return in the international arena as England took on Ireland in the first game of the 3-match ODI series on Thursday. English skipper Eoin Morgan made sure it was a befitting conclusion to the much-awaited game as he finished the match in style with a monster six.
It was the time to rejoice for cricket fans around the globe as the ODI cricket marked its return after a long sabbatical due to the coronavirus lockdown. After winning the test series against West Indies, the World Champions began their first ODI assignment against Ireland. While the contest was fairly one-sided, English skipper made sure he gave the fans something to cheer about. He finished the game by hitting a huge six off Simi Singh to conclude the game.
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England hosted Ireland at Southampton in the opening game of the 3-match ODI series on Thursday. The captain of the English side – Eoin Morgan won the toss and invited Ireland to bat first. England managed to contain Ireland on a below-par total of 172/10. David Willy was the superstar for England as he registered a five-for with the ball. Only the debutant Curtis Campher (59 runs) and Andy McBrine (40 runs) could put up a fight with the bat.
Chasing the target, the top-order of England failed to impress as no batsman from the top-4 could play a substantial knock. However, Sam Billings ( 67 not out) and Eoin Morgan ( 36 not out) added 96 runs together to chase down the target comfortably. Only Craig Young could trouble the English batsmen up to an extent as he finished with 2 wickets. England managed to win the game by 6 wickets and David Willy was deservingly awarded the man of the match.