English left-arm pacer David Willey kept on having a great time in the series against Ireland as he bowled the Irish opener Gareth Delany around his legs during the 3rd and final ODI on Tuesday.
The left-arm seamer marked his return to the English side in the 1st ODI against Ireland during the 3-match ODI series. He went on to impress everyone with his improved performances with both bat and the ball during the first two games of the series. During the 3rd ODI, England batted first to put up a huge target of 329 runs in front of Ireland courtesy Eoin Morgan 14th ODI hundred. Tom Banton and David Willey also helped the cause with their respective half-centuries.
Chasing the target, Irish openers – Paul Stirling and Gareth Delany gave their side a perfect start. They added 50 runs for the first wicket inside 9 overs to give their team a chance to chase the target. While Paul Stirling was going berserk on the bowlers, Delany was happy to play the 2nd fiddle in the partnership.
At the last delivery of the 9th over, Gareth Delany tried to get innovative as he walked across to play his shot off David Willey. The opener did a bit too much and missed the ball altogether and got bowled around his legs. Willey provided England with a much-needed breakthrough.
In case you didn't know:
England and Ireland faced-off each other in a 3-match ODI series which concluded on Tuesday. The Eoin Morgan-led English side won the first 2 games easily to seal the series. However, in the 3rd game, the Irish side managed to bounce back owing to the brilliant centuries by Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie to complete a record chase to finish the series 2-1. David Willey ended up as the player of the series due to his all-round contribution with both bat and the ball.