The third match played between England and Ireland (ENG vs IRE) in Bristol was canceled due to rain and the host team won the 3-match series 1-0. England got the chance to bat first and with the help of aggressive innings by their batsmen, they scored 280/4 in 31 overs but then rain came and further play was not possible.
After winning the toss, Ireland’s decision to bowl first was completely wrong and England got off to a good start. The pair of Phil Salt and Will Jacques put 50 runs on the board in just 3.3 overs. Salt completed his half-century in 22 balls. He added 87 runs with Jaques before being dismissed in the seventh over and had a stormy innings of 61 runs in 28 balls. His innings included seven fours and four sixes. England completed 100 runs in just 8 overs and scored their fastest century in ODIs. Jacques returned to the pavilion at the score of 104 in the ninth over after scoring 39 runs in 21 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes.
From here captain Jack Crawley and Ben Duckett added 101 runs for the third wicket and took the team’s score beyond 200. Crawley played an inning of 51 runs in 42 balls. Duckett continued to score runs in explosive fashion from one end and completed his maiden ODI century in 72 balls. He remained unbeaten after scoring 107 runs in 78 balls with the help of 12 fours and two sixes. Sam Hain also played an unbeaten inning of 17 runs. There was an unbeaten partnership of 75 runs between these two. After this it rained and the match was cancelled. For Ireland, Craig Young took the maximum of three wickets.
Let us tell you that the first match of this series was also canceled due to rain and the toss was also not possible. In the second match, England won by 48 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the series. For this reason, despite the cancellation of the third match, the series remained in the name of England.