England vs Ireland 2nd ODI Highlights: Bairstow bludgeons Ireland into submission, England seal series
England vs Ireland (ENG vs IRE) 2nd ODI Highlights: England chased down 213 with 4 wickets in hand and 17.3 overs to spare to win the 2nd ODI vs Ireland and seal the the three-match series at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday.
In the Irish innings, Curtis Campher, coming at 7, became the first Irish batsman to score back-to-back ODI fifties after debut (Eoin Morgan had scored 99 and 41 in 2006). Following up on his 59* from the 1st ODI, he scored a 68 off 87 balls to again lead a fightback after the top order again failed to put up much fight. David Willey again removed both Irish openers cheaply. Adil Rashid then kept picking up wickets at regular intervals as the Irish innings again tried to hang in there more than looking to get runs. Campher got some able support from lower order batsmen Simi Singh (25) and Andy McBrine (24) as Ireland posted what looked like a more fighting total than the last match.
In reply, Jason Roy fell for a duck, but Jonny Bairstow gave England an explosive start. He scored the joint-fastest 50 by an Englishman, off 21 balls. He was finally dismissed for a 41-ball 82. England lost a flurry of wickets after this, reduced to 137/6 at one point. Sam Billings and David Willey then took a more measured approach to finishing the chase.