Willey’s five-for units the tone in easy England win

David Willey’s bowling set the tone for a complete six-wicket England win in Thursday’s ODI with Eire, whereas Sam Billings impressed on the crease as a 173 goal was reached with little fuss within the collection opener.

England’s Check gamers have been unavailable because of their endeavours towards West Indies, which means a wholly totally different ODI XI was given the possibility to show their credentials, and Willey actually rose to the event.

The 29-year-old was not noted of England’s World Cup squad final 12 months, however in Southampton he supplied a reminder of his qualities with an distinctive 5-30, his first five-wicket haul in ODI cricket.

It didn’t take Willey lengthy to seek out his groove, taking out Paul Stirling (2) and Eire captain Andrew Balbirnie (3) within the first three overs.

Three successive fours – which have been quickly adopted by one other pair – from Gareth Delany (22) a minimum of gave Eire a bit momentum, however he too fell sufferer to Willey having simply seen Mahmood (2-36) cope with Harry Tector (0), and Lorcan Tucker (0) adopted them simply two balls later within the sixth.

Curtis Campher (59 not out) and Kevin O’Brien (22) steadied the ship with some conservative batting, staving off the England assault for 14 full overs, however the latter ultimately paid the worth for opting to change their mentality.

Like Tector and Tucker, Simi Singh returned to the pavilion with no run to his title, and though Andy McBrine’s stable 40 helped he and Campher put up an honest defence, Eire have been ultimately skittled within the 45th over when Jason Roy caught Craig Younger to safe Willey’s fifth wicket.

England’s chase didn’t start notably emphatically, as they discovered themselves at 36-2 after the sixth over – Roy (24) and Jonny Bairstow (2) the early casualties.

Tucker then caught Vince (25) off Younger within the 10th over, however England’s wobble successfully ended together with his substitute, Billings, who impressed with an unbeaten 67, which included 11 fours.

England misplaced Tom Banton (11), however captain Eoin Morgan (36 not out) got here in and finally sealed a snug victory as he blasted Singh’s supply for six – the hosts reaching 174 runs within the 28th over with six wickets to spare.

Revealed 31 Jul 2020, 00:34 IST