England come out on top against Ireland by 4 wickets
England won the toss and decided to bowl against Ireland at The Village, Dublin today in their only ODI.
Ireland 198 (Paul Stirling 33, Mark Adair 32, Andrew Balbirnie 29; Liam Plunkett 4-35, Tom Curran 3-35)
England 199 - 6 (Ben Foakes 61*, Tom Curran 47*; Joshua Little 4-45)
Result - England won by 4 wickets
Put in to bat first, Ireland scored 198 after a rain affected start to the match - Paul Stirling 33, Mark Adair 32 and Andrew Balbirnie 29 were the main run scorers and Liam Plunkett 4-35 and Tom Curran 3-35 the stars with the ball for England.
In reply, England made heavy weather of the run chase and were at one stage 101-6 before Ben Foakes 61* and Tom Curran 47* came together to take them to a 4 wicket win.
England captain Eoin Morgan commented after the match: "I knew it would be challenging at stages but the bowlers did a great job. Three or four of us batted poorly but Ben Foakes batted superbly on debut and he and Tom Curran got us over the line."
Ireland - William Porterfield(c), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Kevin O'Brien, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson(wk), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little
England - James Vince, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Joe Denly, Ben Foakes(wk), David Willey, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer
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