In the first ODI against Ireland, the favorites of the ICC World Cup 2019 England dodged a bullet. In their pursuit of 199, England lost half of their side inside 70 runs. However, Ben Foakes stood there and made sure he took his team over the line.
The stylish wicket-keeper batsman scored 61* along with Tom Curran who scored 47 and played a significant role in England’s victory.
The top order of England failed miserably as Joe Root, Joe Denly, the captain Eoin Morgan and James Vince couldn’t stand in front of the Irish bowling line up.
Josh Little of Ireland was on his ODI debut and he impressed everyone with his lethal fast bowling. Little took 4 wickets for 45 runs in his 8 overs. However, the highlight of the match was Ben Foakes who scored a match-winning half-century for England.