Ben Stokes and Sam Curran bowled fast, full and straight and knocked over the stumps of the last three batters to limit Ireland to 157 in 19.2 overs. It was an anti-climatic finish to the Irish innings which was going at the rate of knots, with the scoreboard reading 103/1 in the 12th over. However, three wickets apiece by Mark Wood and Liam Livingstone ensured that Ireland managed only 54 runs for the last nine wickets, taken in 45 balls. Jos Buttler has been taken out early in what seems like a manageable chase.
Outstanding bowling comeback helps England restrict Ireland to 157 👊
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