England’s bid to become the first team to score 500 runs in an ODI was scuppered by bad weather as Ben Duckett scored his maiden century in the format in an abandoned match against Ireland.
Duckett’s hundred and Phil Salt’s blistering 61 were the highlights of a curtailed match in Bristol as England won the three-match series 1-0.
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Duckett’s 107 not out off 78 balls included 12 fours and two sixes, while Salt’s 61 from 28 deliveries featured seven fours and four sixes.
In a remarkable first over of the match, Salt hit 18 runs off Mark Adair before the bowler sent down a wide to make it England’s highest-ever opening over in ODI cricket.
It also equalled the world record of 19 set by South Africa in 2003 when Graeme Smith…