England vs Ireland, 2nd ODI: England beat Ireland by 48 runs
England convincingly beat Ireland by 48 runs, at Trent Bridge, today, to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
England vs Ireland, 2nd ODI, Ireland tour of England ODI Series
England 334/8 (50 ov)
Ireland 286/10 (46.4 ov)
Result - England won by 48 runs
England's rising stars underlined their potential as Will Jacks, Sam Hain and Rehan Ahmed took centre-stage in a 48-run win against Ireland in Saturday's one-day international.
With England's established white-ball players resting ahead of the World Cup in India in October, the three-match series with Ireland offered a chance for the next generation to show their qualities.
After the first match of the series at Headingley was abandoned due to rain on Wednesday, England's prodigies seized their opportunity in the second game at Trent Bridge.
Jacks smashed 94 off 88 balls, including seven fours and four sixes, while Hain made 89 off 82 deliveries as England amassed 334-8 after being put into bat.
Teenage leg-spinner Ahmed recorded impressive figures of 4-54 as Ireland were all out for 286 in 46.4 overs.
Phil Salt was the most experienced England player in the line-up in his 15th ODI, with England's 11 players having a combined 38 ODI appearances compared with Ireland's 720.
Hain took top billing among the four England debutants, but George Scrimshaw had fluctuating fortunes, bowling six front foot no-balls in his first two overs before rebounding with figures of 8.4-0-66-3.
Jamie Smith and Tom Hartley had more modest outings but this was still an impressive display amid an expected changing of the guard after the World Cup.
Jacks' dazzling innings may have given the selectors a nudge about being on standby should injury befall the main group in the subcontinent.
Jacks and Salt feasted on Ireland's fruitless pursuit of early swing with a rash of fours to bring up the 50 stand in the sixth over.
England's stand-in captain Zak Crawley was lbw for a two-ball duck in his first international innings since leading their run-charts in this year's drawn Test series against Australia.
But Jacks maintained his blistering assault, while Hain eventually came in to lay down his own claim for a future role in England's post-World Cup plans.
The series concludes in Bristol on Tuesday.
England Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Philip Salt - 6.1 ov), 2-56 (Zak Crawley - 6.3 ov), 3-158 (Ben Duckett - 23.3 ov), 4-205 (Will Jacks - 31.5 ov), 5-223 (Jamie Smith - 35.1 ov), 6-286 (Brydon Carse - 43.6 ov), 7-300 (Rehan Ahmed - 46.1 ov), 8-328 (Sam Hain - 49.2 ov)
Ireland Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Andy Balbirnie - 3.6 ov), 2-46 (Paul Stirling - 4.1 ov), 3-69 (Curtis Campher - 8.4 ov), 4-103 (Lorcan Tucker - 14.3 ov), 5-121 (Harry Tector - 19.2 ov), 6-137 (Andy McBrine - 23.5 ov), 7-157 (Mark Adair - 25.4 ov), 8-188 (George Dockrell - 31.5 ov), 9-231 (Barry McCarthy - 38.3 ov), 10-286 (Josh Little - 46.4 ov)
England: Philip Salt(WK), Will Jacks, Zak Crawley(C), Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, Jamie Smith, Brydon Carse, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Matthew Potts, George Scrimshaw
Ireland: Paul Stirling(C), Andy Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(WK), George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Josh Little
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023 11:00
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Toss: Ireland elected to bowl
Officials Umpires: David Millns (England) Rod Tucker (Australia) Paul Reiffel (Australia TV)
Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)
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