England beat Ireland in first ODI: List of records broken
England overcame Ireland in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The hosts dismissed Ireland for 172 after a superb spell from David Willey (5/30) at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. In reply, England lost a few wickets but held on to chase down the total. Here we present the list of records broken.
Ireland were in deep trouble after being reduced to 28/5 in the seventh over. Kevin O'Brien (22) and Curtis Campher (59*) added 51 runs for the sixth wicket. Campher was joined by Andy McBrine (40) and the duo put up 66 runs. Besides Willey's fifer, Saqib Mahmood claimed two scalps. England were reduced to 78/4 but recovered their way to seal a victory.
Willey claimed his maiden fifer in ODI cricket. He now has 57 wickets from 47 ODIs for England. Willey also became the third left-arm bowler for England to take a 5-wicket haul in ODI cricket. Ashley Giles (vs India, 2002) and Samit Patel (vs SA, 2008) are the other two cricketers to script this unique feat.
Campher scored a fifty on debut for Ireland. The 21-year-old cricketer is now the third Irish batsman to score a fifty on debut after Eoin Morgan and Andre Botha. He was part of two fifty-plus stands after the side lost five scalps under 30 runs. Campher joined an illustrious list featuring Kapil Dev, Gavin Hamilton, MS Dhoni, Bairstow, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes.
England's Sam Billings slammed an unbeaten 67. This was his highest ODI score and his third career fifty as well. Billings and Morgan (36*) shared an unbeaten 96-run stand for the fifth wicket. Their partnership is now the second-highest for the fifth wicket for England at Southampton in ODI cricket. England also notched their sixth successive ODI win at this venue.
Campher's 59*-run knock is now the second-highest score by an Irish batsman at number seven. His score is also the second-highest knock by an Irish batsman on ODI debut after Morgan's 99 against Scotland in 2006.