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News Sports News Cricket News 2nd ODI: Record-equalling Jonny Bairstow stars as England clinch Ireland series


SOUTHAMPTON: Jonny Bairstow equalled the England record for the fastest one-day international fifty as the world champions beat Ireland by four wickets in a series-clinching victory in the second ODI at Southampton on Saturday.

England were cruising to a target of 213 while opener Bairstow, whose 21-ball half-century equalled skipper Eoin Morgan's mark against Australia at Nottingham two years ago, was at the crease.

The wicket-keeper's exit for 82, however, sparked a mini-collapse that saw three wickets lost for six runs.

Both former Ireland batsman Morgan and Moeen Ali fell for ducks as Josh Little -- only playing because ...


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