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  • 12:03 AM IST

    27.4 Simi Singh to Eoin Morgan, No run.

  • 12:03 AM IST

    27.3 Simi Singh to Eoin Morgan, no run, On off, Morgan pushes it to cover.

  • 12:02 AM IST

    27.2 Simi Singh to Sam Billings, 1 run, Tossed up on middle, Billings comes down the track and defends it to the leg side for a single.

  • 12:02 AM IST

    27.1 Simi Singh to Sam Billings, 2 runs, Billings comes down the track and Simi sees it so he darts it around the pads. Sam flicks it wide of short fine leg and gets a single.

  • 12:01 AM IST

    26.6 Gareth Delany to Eoin Morgan, no run, Gives this air on off, Morgan blocks it.

  • 12:00 AM IST

    26.5 Gareth Delany to Sam Billings, 1 run, Follows it up with a single towards mid-wicket.

  • 12:00 AM IST

    26.4 Gareth Delany to Sam Billings, FOUR, FOUR! Dragged down by Delany, Billings says thank you very much I will have this for breakfast, lunch and dinner and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • 11:59 PM IST

    26.3 Gareth Delany to Sam Billings, 2 runs, Good fielding! Tossed up on off, Billings drives it straight down the ground. Harry Tector runs from long off and puts a very good dive to stop the ball before the ropes and saves a couple.

  • 11:59 PM IST

    26.2 Gareth Delany to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Shorter on off, Morgan punches it towards cover and gets a single.

  • 11:58 PM IST

    26.1 Gareth Delany to Eoin Morgan, no run, Flighted outside off, Morgan plays a reverse sweep fine. Stirling at first slip saves it.

  • 11:56 PM IST

    25.6 Craig Young to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Length ball outside off, Morgan dabs it to third man and keeps the strike. End of an expensive over from Young.

  • 11:56 PM IST

    25.5 Craig Young to Eoin Morgan, no run, On the pads, Morgan glances it to mid-wicket and shouts a loud no.

  • 11:55 PM IST

    25.4 Craig Young to Eoin Morgan, no run, On middle and leg, Morgan looks to defend but does so off the outer half of his bat.

  • 11:55 PM IST

    25.3 Craig Young to Eoin Morgan, SIX, SIX! Bang! Captain Morgan joins the party and wants to finish this off as quickly as possible. Bouncer closer to the body, he times it well and swivels his pull over fine leg for a biggie.

  • 11:54 PM IST

    25.2 Craig Young to Sam Billings, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Sam plays it towards mid on and follows the boundary with a single. Smart, sensible batting from Billings.

  • 11:53 PM IST

    25.1 Craig Young to Sam Billings, FOUR, FOUR! Good timing and the reason why he got a boundary here. Full on off and middle, Billings flicks it right off the meat through mid-wicket. The fielder from deep mid-wicket runs to his left and puts on a dive but fails to stop it.

  • 11:52 PM IST

    24.6 Gareth Delany to Sam Billings, 1 run, Short on off and middle, Billings punches it against the spin towards cow corner and keeps the strike. 4 singles off Delany’s over.

  • 11:52 PM IST

    24.5 Gareth Delany to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, On the pads, Morgan turns it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

  • 11:51 PM IST

    24.4 Gareth Delany to Sam Billings, 1 run, Darted on middle and leg, Billings milks it to long on and rotates the strike.

  • 11:50 PM IST

    24.3 Gareth Delany to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Shorter outside off, Morgan punches it against the spin to sweeper cover for one.

  • 11:50 PM IST

    24.2 Gareth Delany to Eoin Morgan, no run, Leg spinner outside the off stump of the southpaw. Morgan looks to reverse sweep but misses.

  • 11:50 PM IST

    24.1 Gareth Delany to Eoin Morgan, no run, Floated on off, Morgan defends it.

  • 11:49 PM IST

    Gareth Delany is into the attack.

  • 11:48 PM IST

    23.6 Craig Young to Sam Billings, no run, Dot to finish the over. It is on off and kept out by Sam.

  • 11:48 PM IST

    23.5 Craig Young to Sam Billings, no run, Length ball on off, SB punches it to cover.

  • 11:47 PM IST

    23.4 Craig Young to Sam Billings, no run, Length ball on middle and off, Billings taps it back to the bowler.

  • 11:46 PM IST

    23.3 Craig Young to Sam Billings, no run, On off, Billings plays it to the off side but finds the fielder.

  • 11:46 PM IST

    23.2 Craig Young to Sam Billings, FOUR, FOUR! FIFTY FOR BILLINGS! He gets it in style. His 3rd ODI fifty and he has played an absolute gem. Slightly short on off, Billings pulls it in front of square on the leg side and gets to his fifty. He needed this to make a mark and put out a statement and now he will look to finish this game as well.

  • 11:45 PM IST

    23.1 Craig Young to Sam Billings, no run, Good length ball on off, Billings defends it with a dead bat.

  • 11:44 PM IST

    22.6 Andy McBrine to Eoin Morgan, no run, Shorter on off, Morgan punches it to cover.

HIGHLIGHTS 1st ODI Southampton: Billings, Willey Star as England Beat Ireland by 6 Wickets to Take 1-0 Lead
Sam Billings in action against Ireland during 1st ODI in Southampton©Twitter

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first ODI of the three-match series between England and Ireland being played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. See the latest England vs Ireland 1st ODI Live Score, 1st ODI live cricket updates here. Also check the live cricket blog of the 1st ODI between ENG and IRE in Southampton’s here. (CRICKET SCORECARD)

England’s white ball captain Eoin Morgan has said the introduction of young players in the team for the Ireland ODI series will help them build for the future with T20 World Cup and 50-over World Cup in mind.
Morgan led England to the ODI World Cup win in 2019 on home soil. It will be a young England side led by Morgan which will take on Ireland with many first team stars like Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Jofra Archer rested after the West Indies Test series.

This series is also the first of the ICC World Cup ODI Super League and the match.

“This series is probably similar in the fact that we at the start of a new journey with new players,” Morgan was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “We’re trying to implement very similar plans but trying to foresee what T20 might look like next year and what 50-over cricket might look like in three years’ time is extremely difficult.

“So our main focus has been to get the best out of all of the players that have come in and hopefully create opportunities for those guys, which will hopefully lead to us getting stronger as a team,” the southpaw added.