England win one-off ODI against Ireland by 11 runs

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By CricketCountry Staff

Dublin: Aug 25, 2011

England restricted Ireland to 117 for eight in their rain-truncated one-off One-Day International at Dublin to register an 11-run as per the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Ireland batsmen failed to capitalise on the advantage given by the bowlers after restricting England to 201 for eight in 42 overs. Kevin O Brien was the top scorer for Ireland with 26 off 15 balls, studded with two boundaries and as many sixes.

Jade Dernbach took three for 30 from his five overs and Steve Finn took two for 16 from as many overs.

Earlier, Ireland were eyeing another famous win over England after restricting Eoin Morgan’s team to 201-8 in a rain-affected one-day international at Clontarf on Thursday.

Despite losing to the Irish in the World Cup in March, England opted to make a host of changes for this match and included three debutants in a side captained by Dubliner Morgan for the first time.

England’s understudies found it hard going as new boys James Taylor and Ben Stokes made just four between them in a match reduced to 42 overs after a rain delay.

The visitors were given a solid platform from a century stand between Morgan, who made 59, and Jonathan Trott, who top-scored for England with 69.

But they failed to capitalise and Ireland will fancy their chances of chasing down a target to be decided by the Duckworth-Lewis rules.

John Mooney took the new ball for Ireland in the absence of the injured Trent Johnston and started well, dismissing Craig Kieswetter for 14 when the wicketkeeper edged to Niall O’Brien took a smart low catch.

Brief Scores: England 201 for 8 in 42 overs (Jonathan Trott 69, Eoin Morgan 59; John Mooney 3 for 32, Nigel Jones 2 for 32) bt Ireland 117 for 8 in 23 overs (Kevin O’Brien 26; Jade Dernbach 3 for 30, Steve Finn 2 for 16) by 11 runs (D/L method)

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