Foakes sparkles as Britain endure Ireland alarm

DUBLIN: Ben Foakes' unbeaten 61 on his introduction helped Britain recoup from a top-request breakdown to beat Ireland by four wickets in a solitary One-day Worldwide in Dublin on Friday (mostly detailed in Saturday's release).

Britain, the world's top-positioned side in ODI cricket and the hosts of the 50-over World Container beginning not long from now, crumbled to 66 for five pursuing an unassuming 199 for triumph.

They were still in a bad position in a match at Malahide decreased to 45-overs-per-side by a wet outfield when high school debutant left-arm speedy Josh Little took his fourth wicket.

Britain were currently 101 for six against an Ireland side who have not met all requirements for the World Glass.

Be that as it may, wicket-guardian Foakes and Surrey partner Tom Curran (47 not out) saw at that point shared a whole remain of 98 as Britain won with 18 balls to save.

Triumph in their opening match of the period saw Britain evade the shame of a crisp annihilation by a side dubiously avoided from an up and coming World Container currently decreased to 10 groups following their stun misfortune away to Scotland a year ago.

Also, for Ireland this outcome implied they didn't appreciate another success over Britain to set nearby their triumph at the 2011 World Glass.

"I figured the bowlers worked superbly and three or four of us batted actually inadequately," Britain skipper Eoin Morgan revealed to Sky Sports.

"In any case, I thought Ben Foakes was completely extraordinary on his introduction. His and Tom Curran's organization truly got us over the line.

"Furthermore, I feel that is splendid, we went to Scotland a year ago and played splendidly yet got beaten. Today we figured out how to win which is decent."

Foakes' 76-ball innings, including three fours and a six, saw him named man-of-the-coordinate.

It was another formed presentation by the 26-year-old, who made 107 on Test debut, away to Sri Lanka in November.

Foakes, in any case, endure a nearby lbw bid from veteran Middlesex paceman Tim Murtagh on 37, with Ireland selecting against an audit that may have gone their direction.

Ireland commander William Porterfield, while baffled close by aggregate, was cheered by the type of Pretty much nothing, one of three debutants in each side.

"Josh Close to nothing, with the potential he has, to simply settle in there and not watch strange is all credit to him," he said.

Britain were without two experienced top-request batsmen in the harmed Jason Roy and the cut out Alex Hales, sent into worldwide outcast after purportedly falling flat a second test for recreational medication use.

James Vince and Dawid Malan, two of the batsmen hoping to supplant Hales in Britain's Reality Container squad, opened the innings.

Whenever Vince (18) dismantled Little to mid-wicket, Britain were 34 for one.

New batsman Joe Root was before long out for seven, the Britain Test chief falling lbw to Murtagh.

Minimal struck again when he expelled Eoin Morgan for a duck after the Dublin-conceived batsman could just battle a sublime bouncer to Gary Wilson.

Wicket-attendant Wilson, in his 100th ODI, at that point held a far and away superior catch — a plunging one-gave get high to one side — as Malan (24) cut at Close to nothing, who completed with fine figures of four for 45.

Prior, Liam Plunkett took four for 35 out of an Ireland innings where paceman Jofra Bowman denoted his Britain debut with a wicket.



W.T.S. Porterfield c Foakes b Plunkett 17

P.R. Stirling c Bowman b Curran 33

A. Balbirnie st Foakes b Denly 29

L.J. Exhaust c Morgan b Plunkett 7

K.J. O'Brien c Denly b Curran 4

G.C. Wilson c Root b Rashid 8

G.H. Dockrell c Morgan b Plunkett 24

M.R. Adair b Bowman 32

T.J. Murtagh c Foakes b Plunkett 12

J.B. Little b Curran 9

W.B. Rankin not out 5

Additional items (B-4, LB-7, W-7) 18

Complete (hard and fast, 43.1 overs) 198

FALL OF WKTS: 1-55, 2-60, 3-70, 4-77, 5-110, 6-111, 7-157, 8-183, 9-183.

BOWLING: Willey 6-1-26-0 (1w); Toxophilite 8-0-40-1; Curran 8.1-1-35-3 (1w); Plunkett 7-0-35-4 (2w); Rashid 9-0-27-1 (1w); Denly 5-0-24-1 (2w).


J.M. Vince c Dockrell b Little 18

D.J. Malan c Wilson b Little 24

J.E. Root lbw b Murtagh 7

E.J.G. Morgan c Wilson b Little 0

J.L. Denly c O'Brien b Rankin 8

B.T. Foakes not out 61

D.J. Willey c Adair b Little 20

T.K. Curran not out 47

Additional items (B-5, W-8, NB-1) 14

Aggregate (for six wkts, 42 overs) 199

FALL OF WKTS: 1-34, 2-41, 3-46, 4-62, 5-66, 6-101.

DID NOT BAT: Adil Rashid, L.E. Plunkett, J.C. Toxophilite.

BOWLING: Murtagh 9-1-29-1; Adair

8-0-48-0 (2w); Little 8-0-45-4 (1nb, 1w); Rankin 6-0-38-1 (4w); O'Brien 2-0-7-0 (1w); Dockrell 9-0-27-0.

RESULT: Britain won by four wickets.

UMPIRES: P.A. Reynolds (Ireland) and H.D.P.K. Dharmasena (Sri Lanka).

Television UMPIRE: Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

MATCH Ref: R.B. Richardson (West Independents).


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