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England pick 20 points from Ireland series

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England have earned 20 points and Ireland 10 after the opening series of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League finished with a 2-1 score-line in favour of the home side despite Ireland winning the final ODI in Southampton on Tuesday.

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie and vice-captain Paul Stirling both hit centuries as Ireland chased down 329 to win with just one ball to spare to secure their first points in the Cricket World Cup Super League.

Teams are awarded 10 points for a win, five for a tie, no-result or abandoned match and none for a loss in the Super League, which sees 13 teams vie for direct qualifying places in the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023.

India and seven other teams will make it directly from the league with the remaining two getting a second chance through a Qualifier.

More about the Super League is available here.

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