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IRE198(43.1ov)ENG199/6(42.0ov)

England beat Ireland by 4 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Ben Foakes

42.1Little to Curran

1
FOUR AND IT IS A NO BALL! England have sealed the deal in style in the end! A short ball and around middle, TC goes back and pulls it hard through mid-wicket and the ball races away. He has also overstepped so an extra run which means, 5 and England needed 5. SO THEY WIN ONLY ODI BY 4 WICKETS!

41.6Adair to Curran

1
Full on middle, Curran drives it towards mid on for a run. England need just 5 runs to win the match.

41.5Adair to Curran

2
Short delivery on middle, Tom pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.

41.4Adair to Foakes

1
Full and outside off, Foakes drives it towards point for a run.

41.3Adair to Foakes

2
On a good length and outside off, Foakes looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen get two runs.

41.2Adair to Curran

1
OUT! NO DROPPED! However, I do not think, it would have made a difference. Curran who is in a hurry to finish this, dances down the track. Adair bangs it short and outside off. Tom slaps it hard but uppishly towards sweeper cover. Tucker there gets two hands to it but spills it. Adair is not a happy man as he is robbed of his first ODI wicket. The batters take a run.

41.1Adair to Curran

4
FOUR! Excellent shot from Tom Curran. Full toss on leg, Curran smashes it over mid-wicket for a boundary. England need just 12 runs to win the match.

40.6Little to Curran

1
Short outside off, flayed away for a single to deep cover for a run. 16 needed now in the last 4 overs.

40.5Little to Curran

0
Fuller outside off, driven along the ground to mid off for a single by Curran.

40.4Little to Curran

0
Another one from around the wicket, short of a length on middle. Curran looks to pull it away but fails to put any bat on it.

40.3Little to Foakes

1
On a length on top of off from around the wicket, pushed towards long on for a run by a single.

40.2Little to Foakes

2
Short of a length, pulled away wide of long on for a couple of runs. Runs flowing now.

40.1Little to Foakes

4
FOUR! England now coasting! A length ball on top of off stump, whipped away through mid-wicket with ease by Foakes. Finds the fence. Just 20 off 29 needed now!

39.6Adair to Foakes

1
Another single as this is eased down to long on. 8 from this over as well, it is now England's game to lose.

39.5Adair to Curran

1
On the shorter side again and outside off, Curran cuts it through point for a single.

39.4Adair to Foakes

1
50 for Foakes on debut! Excellent innings and a very, very important one. England were reeling at once but he has stepped up to the occasion and is now playing a match-winning knock. His job is not done as of now though. He gets there by pushing this through covers and takes a single.

39.3Adair to Foakes

2
Overthrows! Bonus runs, something Ireland can't afford at the moment. Full and on off, Foakes drives it crisply towards the bowler. The ball hits his boot and then rolls towards mid off. They take one.The fielder has a needless shy at the non-striker's end but misses. No one backing up and an extra run is taken.

39.2Adair to Curran

1
Short and outside off, Curran slaps it hard but straight to sweeper cover for a single.

39.1Adair to Curran

2
Mistimed but no damage done! Short and it keeps rising on the batsman. Curran fails to get on top of the bounce but still hits it well enough to get it over mid-wicket. Collects two.

38.7Little to Curran

1
He shows good maturity as he works it through square leg and takes one. 12 from the over and England now only need 32 in 36.

38.6Little to Curran

4
FOUR! Second boundary in the over! This time by Curran. Straight down the ground. It is on a length and outside off, TC slaps it through mid off and it races away.

38.5Little to Curran

WD
WIDE! This is probably a harsh call! Short and outside off, Curran lets it be and it has been wided.

38.4Little to Foakes

1
Now a single, sensible batting! This is guided through point for a single.

38.3Little to Foakes

4
FOUR! The pressure that was building has been released! Runs needed now below 40. Short and on middle, Foakes goes back and pulls it hard through backward square leg and the ball races away.

38.2Little to Curran

1
On the pads, this is flicked through square leg for a single.

38.1Little to Curran

0
Good length and on off, the batter strokes it to mid off. Another dot, pressure building here.

37.7Adair to Curran

1
On the pads, it is worked around the corner for an easy run. Just the three from the over, runs needed now more than the balls to be bowled. 44 in 42.

37.6Adair to Curran

0
Attacks the off pole, Curran lunges and defends it onto the ground.

37.5Adair to Curran

0
An effort delivery this! It is short and outside off, Curran throws his bat at it but misses. Too close to play that shot.

37.4Adair to Curran

WD
Down the leg side, Curran does go after it but misses. Wided.

37.3Adair to Curran

0
On the fuller side on off, TC strokes it to covers.

37.2Adair to Curran

0
On the shorter side again, Curran stands tall and defends it onto the ground.

37.1Adair to Foakes

1
Good length and around off, this is guided through covers for a single.

36.6Murtagh to Curran

0
On a good length on off, Tom plays it to point. Just 2 runs off this one, the need of the hour for Ireland. Such overs can build the pressure which can lead to wickets falling. 47 from 48 needed now!

36.5Murtagh to Curran

0
On a good length on middle, Curran keeps it out.

36.4Murtagh to Foakes

1
On a good length on off, Foakes looks to defend but it goes of the inner half of the bat. It goes towards square leg for a run.

36.3Murtagh to Curran

1
Full on off, Curran drives it towards covers for a single.

36.2Murtagh to Curran

0
On a good length on off, Tom blocks it well.

36.1Murtagh to Curran

0
On a good length on off, Curran keeps it out.

35.6Dockrell to Foakes

2
Flighted delivery on middle, Foakes comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs. 150 up for England.

35.5Dockrell to Curran

1
Tossed up on off, Curran plays it towards point for a single.

35.4Dockrell to Curran

0
Floated delivery on middle, Curran plays it to mid-wicket.

35.3Dockrell to Curran

0
Tossed up delivery on middle, Curran keeps it out.

35.2Dockrell to Curran

2
A couple now! This is worked with soft hands through mid-wicket. Some good running by the batsman sees them take two.

35.1Dockrell to Curran

0
This is tossed up around off, Curran squeezes it out to point.