Bairstow's 82 enough to beat Ireland in second ODI
Ireland's Curtis Campher celebrates the wicket of England's Tom Banton in the second One Day International at the Ageas Bowl, SouthamptonJonny Bairstow's quick-fire 82 in half as many deliveries proved enough to help England beat Ireland by four wickets in the second of their One Day Internationals at Southampton on Saturday. Bairstow's innings laid the foundation for a second victory in three days over the Irish, sealing the series win with one game left to come on Tuesday. Ireland, who won the toss and chose to bat, scored 212-9 in their 50 overs, with newcomer Curtis Campher again top-scoring. Bairstow passed 3,000 ODI runs in a demonstration of power hitting that threatened to end the match early before chasing a wide ball from Josh Little and edging through to wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker. Ireland were again slow to get going and lost their first four wickets for 44 runs in just 16 overs.