England had Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara, who both struck unbeaten centuries, to thank as they survived a brief scare to overcome a resilient Ireland side by six wickets in their One-Day International at Malahide.
Eoin Morgan, the Dublin-born batsman who will captain England in today’s RSA Challange One-Day International in Malahide, does not feel his adopted country are patronising their neighbours by fielding a weakened side in the biggest game to place on Irish soil.
Ireland’s quest to join the top table of international cricket reaches another important landmark this week as they welcome near neighbours England to the new international ground at Malahide for the RSA Challenge One-Day International.
Exactly two and a half years after smashing England’s attack to all four corners of the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien is still reaping the rewards from the historic innings and is hoping to produce more fireworks when the two sides meet again in Dublin next week.
There were no major surprises on the opening day of the ICC Women's World T20 qualifier, with hosts Ireland, favourites Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and the Netherlands all winning their respective matches.