The final England vs Ireland 3rd ODI, held in Bristol, was unfortunately abandoned due to persistent rain, leading to England clinching the series 1-0. Despite the weather’s intervention, the match had its moments of brilliance and showcased the talents of various players from both teams.
England vs Ireland Performance
England’s performance was on point before the rain interruption. The openers, Will Jacks and Philip Salt, provided a rollicking start, adding 50 runs inside four overs. Jacks smashed a quick-fire fifty in just 22 balls, and England brought up their 100 in eight overs, marking the fastest in this format for them. Ben Duckett also registered his maiden ODI century and remained unbeaten as the rain came down in Bristol.
Ireland, on the other hand, showed resilience . The bowlers, including Craig Young and debutant Theo van Woerkom, managed to pick up wickets. This achievement provided some relief for the Irish side.
Looking ahead, England will now travel to India for the World Cup. Their next game, a warm-up match against the hosts, is scheduled for 30th September, Saturday at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT). Ireland, having failed to qualify for the mega event, will have a bit of a rest.
In conclusion, the final England vs Ireland 3rd ODI might have been cut short, but it still offered glimpses of exceptional cricket from both England and Ireland. Fans and teams are eagerly anticipating upcoming matches. They hope for uninterrupted play in the future.