England vs Ireland 3rd ODI Live Score: Stirling,Balbrine’s heroics propel Ireland to 7 wickets win

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Match Summary

Aaaand Ireland wins by 7 wickets!

A flamboyant performance from the team in the series finale to eclipse the defending world champions and secure a scintillating win.


2,1,1- Ireland needs 5 more from three balls. Can they upset England?

Down to the wire!

Eight needed of six deliveries. Will we see a super over?


Willey makes a superb start to the over – he spears in two wide yorkers – but once again, it unravels as he serves up another full toss to O’Brien, who slices it over the off-side field for four. Game still evenly poised with Ireland needing 17 off 12. 

Ireland need 31 runs from 24 balls

Kevin O’Brien absolutely slams a Willey high full-toss out of the park through deep square and that should relieve some of the pressure. IRE are 298/3 after 46 overs.

Ireland lose 3rd wicket

Rashid comes up trumps in his final over as he tempts the Ireland captain to drive uppishly and Billings makes no mistake at deep extra cover. FOW-279/3

Partnership broken after 214 runs
Stirling run-out

No escape for Stirling this time as the pair attempt to steal a quick single and Curran breaks the wicket before he can make his ground; departs after an incredible knock of 142. FOW-264/2

Century for Balbrine!

Applause from the dressing room as he kisses the badge on his helmet. Can he stay out there till the end?

200 runs partnership for Stirling-Balbrine

200 partnership has just come up between this pair, courtesy of a comfortable single for Stirling.

Ireland cruising at moment

Willey got hammered by Stirling (135*) and Balbirnie (83*). A four and a six. Up next, the stand-in captain and he gets smacked for a four too by Balbirnie. The visitors are not stopping anytime soon. Moeen must have a headache now. IRE-236/1 after 37 overs

Back to back boundaries
Drinks break!

Stirling smashes Willey in the first ball back through mid-off and flicking the next over square leg – back-to-back boundaries to bring the required rate down again.

150 partnership comes up for Stirling-Balbrine
Ireland cross 200 runs mark

ENG slowing visitors down

Curran and Mahmood have slowed down the runrate with Ireland batsmen only managing singles now. The match is poised very delicately right now, and if the visitors have to win, they have to continue with this partnership. IRE-185/1 after 30 overs.

Century for Stirling

Innocuous full toss on the pads, flicked away easily and that’s a fantastic hundred from Stirling, off 96 balls and his first against England!

Stirling dropped on 96

Short and slapped to midwicket by Stirling, it goes quickly and Vince cannot cling on! How costly might that prove?

Half-century for Balbrine!

A bit of in-swing for Vince as he goes full to Balbirnie but the Ireland captain drives it nicely through the covers, two runs and that takes him to fifty!

150 up for Ireland

Stirling (88*) and Balbirnie (47*) giving it their all to instill hopes in the Irish’s hearts. After two slow overs, the fireworks are back again as Stirling sends one out of the park. IRE-152/1 after 24 overs.

100 runs partnership for Stirling-Balbrine

Maiden from Adil Rashid
After 20 overs; IRE-126/1 (Stirling 78*, Balbirnie 31*)

Really good from Adil Rashid, keeping Stirling on his toes as he works through his variations and nearly traps the opener with one out of the front of the hand. Nothing too loopy though and so Stirling stays sensible.

100 comes up for Ireland
50 partnership for Stirling-Balbrine

Stirling hits half-century

Stirling plays it off for a single to raise his half-century – a vital knock for his side, from Ireland’s vice-captain. Can he turn it into a three-digit score?


Here’s how the Ireland run chase looks so far!

Watch the cracking delivery here!

Ireland lose Delaney!

Denied his usual swing with the new ball, Willey decides on another plan of attack – and it works a treat – as he bowls Delany, who shuffles too far across his stumps, behind his legs. FOW-50/1

Back to back sixes!

Mahmood sends one in half way down and Stirling is onto it in a flash, swivel-pulling six high and handsomely over deep square-leg. He then repeats the dose with the next delivery, fuller this time. IRE-44/0 after 8 overs

Stirling, Delany start steady for IRE

David Willey restarts the proceedings with the ball as Paul Stirling and Gareth Delany open for Ireland to chase a massive target of 329. Apart from Stirling’s cover-drive, not much in the first over. IRE-9/0 after 4 overs.

Aaaand we are back!

Ireland resumes innings

Summary so far

Innings break!

Ireland needs 329 for a win. Can they chase it down?

England all out for 328

Saqib Mahmood dismissed off the penultimate ball by Little who picks up his second wicket of the match. Mahmood caught by Balbirnie at mid-off as he tried to hit over the top. A second wicket for Little as England are bowled out for the first time since the World Cup final.

After 49 overs; ENG-325/9 (Mahmood 12*, T Curran 36*)

Curran drills the first ball of Young’s over through mid-on for four, just the start to the over England were after. Just three singles follow though as Young comes back well, Mahmood fortunate that the ball dropped just short of the fielder when it looked as though he had chipped to mid-on. Curran is on strike to start the last.

England cross 300 runs

The 300 comes up for England with yet another boundary. After 46 overs; ENG-306/9 (Mahmood 7*, T Curran 22*)

Sloppy from England as Adil Rashid is run out!

Rashid calls Curran through for a single after the latter’s inside edge through to the ‘keeper. Lorcan Tucker picks it up quickly though and his shy at the stumps is on target, Rashid dives but is out by a distance. FOW-298/9

Willey dismissed!

Campher gets his second wicket of the day. Willey picks out Andrew Balbirnie at long-on after being deceived by Curtis Campher’s slower ball. That could make a big difference in how many runs Ireland end up chasing! FOW-289/8

Second ODI 50 for David Willey!

Willey who proved his talent with the ball earlier in the series, put up a superior display with the willow today to save England from a crucial stage as hr brought up his half-century with a smashing sixer!

50 runs partnership for Willey and Curran

Willey rocks back and heaves McBrine over deep midwicket as the off-spinner drops short. That brings up the 50 partnership from just 48 balls.

250 comes up for England

The England tail-enders are doing a neat job with Tom Curran and David Willey playing a responsible innings as they bring up England’s 250-runs mark.

Curran, Willey take it slowly

Tom Curran (9*) has added a bit of verve to the England batting since coming on as he hits Adair for a well-time boundary after his four in the last over. Willey is on 14* on the other end. They are taking it a tad bit slow now. ENG-239/7 after 38 overs.

England are now 7 down

Craig Young is back into the attack and back with a wicket! Billings has been in brilliant touch but he miscalculates this time as he tries an on-drive on the up and ends up just chipping it straight to Mark Adair at mid-on. FOW-216/7

Moeen Ali dismissed cheaply

Poor shot from Moeen, who is squared up by Campher and the ball loops off the leading edge into the hands of Stirling at short cover. FOW-203/6

5 wickets down for England!

Delany’s change of ends pays off immediately as he pins Banton on the back foot. No point in reviewing that one. FOW-202/5

200 up for England

Shot ball from Campher as Billings dispatches it through midwicket! Larruped in front of deep square to bring up England’s 200.

Eoin Morgan dismissed after a blistering innings of 106

It’s Little who gains the prize scalp of the England captain, who attempts to hit him through the leg side and gets a leading edge, with Tector running back from point to take the catch. FOW-190/4

The captain is on fire!
Century for Morgan!

Eoin Morgan completes his century- 14th overall and second against his former side. Beautifully struck straight four to bring up his ton, from 78 balls, a cracking knock so far from England’s captain.

First ODI half-century for Tom Banton

Banton goes down the track again to McBrine, depositing him for a maximum – and then snatches a single on the leg side to bring up his first ODI half-century from 41 balls.

ENG cross 150

A boundary at long on and another slog sweep — there’s no stopping Morgan (87*) tonight as he races into the 80s now. Banton is also on 43* as he nears his fifty. ENG -160/3 after 23 overs.

100 runs partnership for Morgan-Banton

Morgan follows Banton’s lead on this occasion, taking a couple of boundaries off McBrine – one of them down the ground and just eluding the man on the fence and the second, a sweep shot, bringing up the 100 partnership.

Morgan- the lone ranger!

With ten fours and two sixes, Morgan (71*) has absolutely smacked the Irish bowling attack in Southampton. Despite losing Roy, Bairstow and Vince early in the match, the captain alongwith Banton (30*) has stabilised England’s innings with a 85-run partnership. ENG are 129/3 after 20 overs.

100 up for England!

Andy McBrine introduced as a spin option but there’s simply no stopping Morgan in this mood as he slog-sweeps four more down to deep midwicket to bring up England’s 100.

Half-century for the England skipper
What a cracking way to bring it up!

Fifty for Morgan as he skips down the track and launches a second six of his innings over long-off on his way through to a 39-ball fifty.

SIX- first of the match!

Morgan expecting the bumper from Little and when it arrives he hammers it away effortlessly for six over deep square-leg. What a peach of a shot!

ENG are 59/3 after 10 overs

Morgan, Banton try to restart innings. Morgan streakily edging one backward of point and Banton playing and missing at a couple of attempted drives. But Banton gets the better of the battle, picking up back-to-back boundaries through the covers in between those two loose shots.

Is the end of James Vince?

A disappointing end for Vince yet again who fails to churn out a big number. Another dismissal before getting start, this time feathering a thin inside edge through to the keeper – initially not given out, but detected on DRS. FOW-44/3

After 6 overs; ENG: 28-2 (Vince 14*, Morgan 8*)
England are dealing almost exclusively in boundaries at the moment – not too much rotating of the strike going on.

Second wicket down for England

Both openers gone cheaply and England in a spot of bother as the in-form Bairstow is bowled by Adair. FOW- 14/2

First boundary for England!

Vince-edged but races to the rope to bring up the first boundary of the England innings.

Cracking start!

And there’s a wicket just at the end of the first over. What a start to the game!! Jason Roy’s poor run with the bat continues, but what a start for Ireland! Craig Young strikes in the first over, getting Roy pushing at one outside off and edging to slip. FOW-2/1

Aaand we are underway in Ageas Bowl

Here’s how the two teams line up today.

Jonny Bairstow shattered a host of record in the 2nd ODI. Let’s have a look.


Mark Adair returns for Ireland.


Curran comes back into the fold for England.

Team News

Each team have made just the one change, with England bringing back Tom Curran for the injured Reece Topley, while Ireland have left out spinner Simi Singh for seamer Mark Adair.

Toss results

Ireland have won the final day toss and elected to ball first. They have lost the first two encounters after batting first. Will there be a turnaround in the fortunes?

A minute’s silence to be observed today in memory of John Hume

Both teams will be wearing black armbands today, to mark the death of John Hume, the Irish politician and Nobel peace prize winner. There will also be a minute’s silence before the match.


England already have the series wrapped up, leading 2-0, but Ireland has precious points at stake to propel their cause for the 2023 World Cup. Who will take home the series finale?

Can Ireland eclipse England?

The defending champions have been in sublime form and will be looking to extend it. Can Ireland spark a surprise?


Stay tuned as we’ll be back for news of the toss and teams shortly.

Can Ireland open their account?

Despite the series out of hand, Ireland still has an objective to look forward to in a bid to return with some points and propel their cause for the 2023 World Cup.


Hello and welcome back guys to the live coverage for the third and the final ODI fixture of the Royal London series between England vs Ireland.

England vs Ireland 3rd ODI Live 

The defending world champions lived up to their lofty repute as the Eoin Morgan led English side secured the Royal London series with a match left.

After a comprehensive win in the series opener, the Three Lions continued their momentum as they wrapped up the second encounter with a 4 wickets win and in the process sealed a series win as well.

Jonny Bairstow was the star performer with his quick-fire 41 balls 82 to propel England to a win in the second fixture in Southampton.

With a series win not on the cards, Ireland will come into the dead-rubber fixture with honour at stake.

Furthermore, with the series being a part of the newly-formatted World Cup Super League, Ireland will be keen to get the important points to progress their cause for the qualification into the 2023 cricket World Cup.

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