Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    23
    20
    31
    3
    0
    115.00
    6.6 much fuller, strikes the pad and up goes the finger! Joyce might felt that was sliding down leg, but if so, he should have got bat on it and sent it on its way. Batsman error, and England have both openers! 46/2
    5.4 through the gate! Through the canyon, if truth be told, as Stirling gave himself acres of space outside the leg stump, but Wood's angle from wide on the crease, and nip off the surface, pinged his delivery with a pleasing 'clunk' into the top of middle stump 40/1
    21.2 gives it some air, Porterfield tries to get on with it... and chips to mid-off! A gift of a wicket and Ireland's captain trudges off, having done neither one thing nor the other with that stodgy innings 90/4
    17.4 edged and gone! A flat-foot waft as Ball found some lift outside off, and Billings grabs well, moving to his right. The end of what became a combative knock from Balbirnie 81/3
    32.2 gives it some air, O'Brien heaves to leg, misses the ball - and whaddayaknow, that's out! NOB rolls his eyes as Dar pulls the trigger again, think more in disappointment at the shot than the decision. Simple legbreak, pitching on leg and straightening to hit the back leg 121/9
    22.5 slides this one on, Wilson plays with an angled bat, the ball thuds into the front pad... and Dar gives it! Wilson quickly reviews, however, seemingly confident he got some bat on it... but no, it passed under the edge, missed the glove and he was pinned right in front! England have another and Ireland are in a spot of bother now. Rashid liked the look of it from the start, scrambled the seam so minimal turn and Hawk-Eye had it hitting the top of middle and leg 93/5
    26.3 tosses up the googly, spins back in to hit the front pad, the ball loops to slip... and up goes Aleem Dar's finger again! Think this has clipped the inside edge and been given as a catch, though Rashid was initially appealing for lbw and KOB didn't bother asking for a second opinion, Hawk-Eye eventually showing it to be smashing leg stump; either way, Ireland are six down and England are all over them like a knock-off kit 104/6
    26.6 bowled him, another one goes! Two in the over for Rashid and Thompson's three-ball stay is over, completely deceived playing back to a slider, or googly, that thuds resoundingly into off stump 108/7
    27.4 raps the pads, Root appeals... and up goes the finger! Ireland are swaying the breeze, looking anything but shipshape and Bristol fashion as Root wins another lbw decision, this time from Rob Bailey. He fired it into the pitch, skidding on without turn and homing in on leg stump 109/8
    32.6 humpty again, but he picks out long-on - Rashid has his five-for and Ireland have been dumptied for 128! Tossed up the googly and Murtagh obliged by picking out the safe hands of Alex Hales, Ireland dismissed for a calamitously low score, looking green in more than one sense 126/10
    not out
    1
    2
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    126 all out (33 Overs, RR: 3.81)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (PR Stirling, 5.4 ov), 2-46 (EC Joyce, 6.6 ov), 3-81 (A Balbirnie, 17.4 ov), 4-90 (WTS Porterfield, 21.2 ov), 5-93 (GC Wilson, 22.5 ov), 6-104 (KJ O'Brien, 26.3 ov), 7-108 (SR Thompson, 26.6 ov), 8-109 (GH Dockrell, 27.4 ov), 9-121 (NJ O'Brien, 32.2 ov), 10-126 (TJ Murtagh, 32.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.4 shuffles forward, whipped off the pads... but taken low at midwicket by Dockrell! Ireland have their breakthrough, an impetuous shot from Roy, not keeping the ball down and sharply taken. In the words of Jeremy Corbyn: The fightback starts here! 1/1
    11.3 short ball, swings hard again, there's a big top edge on this, swirling towards backward point - well taken by Porterfield! Hales' luck runs out, but not before he'd taken advantage with a rapid fifty. Another wicket for Chase but Ireland need a few more to make the home fans nervous 78/2
    not out
    49
    52
    78
    7
    0
    94.23
    15.3 short ball, Morgan swings it to leg, high in the air... and Kevin O'Brien makes his ground from fine leg to take an excellent running catch! England are three down, another for Chase... and Jonny Bairstow will get a bat after all! 99/3
    not out
    10
    15
    19
    1
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    3 (nb 3)
    TOTAL
    127/3 (20 Overs, RR: 6.35)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (JJ Roy, 0.4 ov), 2-78 (AD Hales, 11.3 ov), 3-99 (EJG Morgan, 15.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    PKD Chase804435.50297002
    TJ Murtagh613305.50236000
    GH Dockrell302006.6693000
    SR Thompson3030010.0044001

Match Notes

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1AD HalesJJ Roy
2nd77AD HalesJE Root
3rd21EJG MorganJE Root
4th28JM BairstowJE Root