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England v Ireland: Joe Denly ruled out of remainder of ODI series

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Andy Balbirnie in action against England Lions on Sunday

David Willey and Sam Billings guided world champions England to a six-wicket win over Ireland at Southampton on Thursday in the first one-day worldwide.

The 30-year-old all-rounder, whose return surpassed his previous ODI best of 4-34 against Sri Lanka in Cardiff in 2016, also told Sky Sports: "I wasn't sure whether my opportunity would come again, I absolutely loved being out there, wearing the "Three Lions" again, and wickets are just a bonus".

Speaking ahead of the match, England captain Eoin Morgan refused to take Ireland, his former team, lightly.

The three-match series in Southampton kick-starts the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League, which will serve as the qualification process for the 2023 World Cup.

Campher, a South African-born all-rounder who qualifies for Ireland through his mother's passport, showed admirable fortitude on his first worldwide outing, surviving a hat-trick ball before going on to share stands of 51 and 66 with Kevin O'Brien and Andy McBrine.

Together with Andy McBrine (40) he shared a stand of 66 after Ireland were in danger of being dismissed for under 100 at 79-7.

Willey had a second wicket with just his seventh delivery, the left-armer getting a delivery to hold its line as Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie's wild slash took a faint nick before being caught behind.

Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Moeen Ali, Simi Singh, Saqib Mahmood, David Willey, Boyd Rankin, Adil Rashid and Josh Little.

Next ball, the 30-year-old Willey, the son of former England batsman and umpire David Willey, had Lorcan Tucker lbw for a duck to leave Ireland 28-5.

The 21-year-old former South Africa youth global, qualified for Ireland through his mother, went on to an admirable 103-ball fifty.

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The players on both sides took a knee in support of Black Lives Matter - as was the case during England's Test series against the West Indies - before Willey made inroads into the batting line-up with just his fourth delivery.

England's red and white-ball fixtures are overlapping in a season cut short by the coronavirus outbreak and they are maintaining two separate squads, meaning a clutch of World Cup winners including Joe Root and Ben Stokes will not feature against Ireland.

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