England tour of Ireland, Only ODI: Ireland v England at Dublin, Aug 25, 2011
England won by 11 runs (D/L method)
25 August 2011 (50-over match)

10.30am Righty, we're ready for to go. Ireland's side come out after a huddle and England's openers - a fit-again Jonathan Trott and Craig Kieswetter - follow. Trott clearly taking the Alastair Cook role. Two clips in place, big Boyd Rankin - he of England Lions - will open up.

10.20am Hugh O'Connor, who may or may not be an Ireland fan, is bristling with confidence. "Fancy Ireland to do the business today - good, experienced team, they're good at Clontarf, and will be up for this. Double in rugby and cricket this weekend."

An email from Mark Kidger! My morning is complete. "Sorry Hugh, my Boss is Irish. England won't expose me to that kind of punishment! Pity really that England couldn't play one less match against India and on more against Ireland. It's a great chance for players on both teams to get some experience at this level - the rivalry will give the cricket plenty of intensity." Quite right, this ODI actually seems quite interesting, which, four years away from a World Cup, is not easy.

10.15am Eoin Morgan calls heads but it's his old clubmate William Porterfield who wins the toss. Ireland will field first and some news that key bowler Trent Johnston is out. For England Jonny Bairstow and Graham Onions miss out. Eoin Morgan sounds very chipper to be captaining England but managed to forget who was in his side when Mike Atherton asked him.

So England have three debutants - Ben Stokes, James Taylor and Scott Borthwick. Each are very exciting players. Can't emphasise enough just how titchy James Taylor is.

9.55am Joyous news from Clontarf! "Sun out again, covers coming off, players back in the middle," declares Gnasher. That toss might not be delayed by long after all. Mind you, England have a plane to catch at 9.10pm tonight (I know, charming!) so we might start losing overs pretty quickly in the mop-up operation.

9.40am Good morning and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the one-off ODI between England and Ireland in Dublin. The last time these two teams met, in Bangalore in March during the World Cup, it turned into one of the most incredible spectacles of the tournament, as Kevin O'Brien blitzed an astonishing 50-ball century to seal a resounding upset.

Alas, the rematch is so far proving to be a bit of dampened affair. Heavy rain has just swept across the ground, so the toss, which was due at 9.45am, has been delayed.

We can, however, reveal some early team news. Andrew McGlashan is at the ground, and can report that Ben Stokes and James Taylor were handed their caps by Sir Ian Botham during the team huddle about ten minutes ago.

While we wait, why not read Liam Brickhill's match preview, and Gnasher's interview with Ireland CEO, Warren Deutrom, who is busy plotting the next step in their cricket development.

0.1

Rankin to Trott, 1 leg bye, down the leg-side, flicks off the pad, and Niall O'Brien fields that with his throat after a nasty bounce! Ouch.

0.2

Rankin to Kieswetter, no run, a measured start from Kieswetter. There's time to gauge the conditions

0.3

Rankin to Kieswetter, 1 run, on the pads, and flicked urgently through midwicket. A quick call and a misfield lead to an easy single

0.4

Rankin to Trott, no run, big stride forward, solidly behind the line of the ball. Defended back down the track

0.5

Rankin to Trott, no run, squared up a touch as the ball flicks off a leading edge, but safely to short cover

0.6

Rankin to Trott, 1 run, leg-sided again, and three comfortable singles to wrap up the over

John Mooney to share the new ball

End of over 1 (3 runs) England 3/0

    • IJL Trott 1 (4b)
    • C Kieswetter 1 (2b)
    • WB Rankin 1-0-2-0
1.1

Mooney to Trott, no run, in the channel outside off, left well alone

1.2

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, sharp scamper as the ball jags down into the crease, Kieswetter reacted quickly, and made it home as the bails were flicked off

A long delay while an England batsman scratches out his guard, but remarkably, it's not Trott who's taking his time

1.3

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, outside off, no stroke offered

1.4

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, defended into the leg-side

1.5

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, punched out to cover, tight stuff

1.6

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, pitched up, driven airily, Mooney leaps across the crease to snaffle in one hand, but it's a bump-ball, to the crowd's disappointment

End of over 2 (1 run) England 4/0

    • C Kieswetter 1 (6b)
    • IJL Trott 2 (6b)
    • JF Mooney 1-0-1-0
    • WB Rankin 1-0-2-0
2.1

Rankin to Trott, FOUR, Rankin is still feeding the pads a touch too much, and Trott will pick those off for the rest of his career. Nothing more than a nurdle off the hip

2.2

Rankin to Trott, no run, big stride forward and blocked down the track

James is not amused with England's quick escape this evening. "Not happy about the 9.10 flight, which I think shows the wrong attitude. I like the look of this England team though. Plenty of young players with something to prove."

2.3

Rankin to Trott, no run, banged in a touch shorter and quicker, and well left. A good line

2.4

Rankin to Trott, 1 run, nudged out to point

2.5

Rankin to Kieswetter, no run, good wicket-to-wicket delivery, but a hint of inside-edge stifles the lbw appeal

2.6

Rankin to Kieswetter, no run, worked off the pads, but can't find the gap

Martin seems that rarest of breeds, an angry Yorkshireman. "As a Yorkshire fan, can I just wholeheartedly thank the England selectors for pulling our top batsman out of our most important Championship game this season in order to ferry drinks for an England shadow XI."

End of over 3 (5 runs) England 9/0

    • C Kieswetter 1 (8b)
    • IJL Trott 7 (10b 1x4)
    • WB Rankin 2-0-7-0
    • JF Mooney 1-0-1-0
3.1

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, a hint of width to work with, and cut airily down to third man

3.2

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, right on the spot, outside off, defended

3.3

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, jabbed out to point

3.4

Mooney to Kieswetter, 1 run, opens the face, and steers another single down to third man. It's slow-going out there

3.5

Mooney to Trott, no run, fizzes off the seam, and past the off stump as no stroke is offered

3.6

Mooney to Trott, no run, drawn fully forward, and defended to cover. Another fine over

End of over 4 (2 runs) England 11/0

    • IJL Trott 8 (13b 1x4)
    • C Kieswetter 2 (11b)
    • JF Mooney 2-0-3-0
    • WB Rankin 2-0-7-0
4.1

Rankin to Kieswetter, no run, good lift outside off, and Kieswetter acknowledges as much

4.2

Rankin to Kieswetter, no run, climbing onto the hip, and flicked to midwicket

4.3

Rankin to Kieswetter, 1 run, fuller this time, but once again speared onto the pads. More runs on the leg side

James Taylor's helmet is extraordinary. Reminds me of the 1980s cartoon with the four characters in the fiery phoenix-type plane. If that makes any sense. Probably not ...

4.4

Rankin to Trott, no run, better line and length, nothing doing there

4.5

Rankin to Trott, no run, makes some room but can't drill this through the off side

4.6

Rankin to Trott, no run, fuller and defended to mid-on. Tight work from Ireland

"In response to Martin, Woakes, Trott, Rankin and Porterfield are missing for Warwickshire vs Yorkshire," says Tim. Valid

End of over 5 (1 run) England 12/0

    • IJL Trott 8 (16b 1x4)
    • C Kieswetter 3 (14b)
    • WB Rankin 3-0-8-0
    • JF Mooney 2-0-3-0
5.1

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, forward, and defended with an open face to point

5.2

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, effort ball! That one really climbed! Tight line, angling in, and Kieswetter did well to drop his wrists and let that one fizz by

5.3

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, on the toes, and clipped to midwicket

5.4

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, another fine delivery, in the channel, demanding respect, and keeping a touch lower than the last one. No contact, and Kieswetter looks frustrated

5.5

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, solidly blocked to cover. No way through

5.6

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, dabbed down to third man, but slip pounces before it can get through

End of over 6 (maiden) England 12/0

    • C Kieswetter 3 (20b)
    • IJL Trott 8 (16b 1x4)
    • JF Mooney 3-1-3-0
    • WB Rankin 3-0-8-0
6.1

Rankin to Trott, no run, pushed out to point

6.2

Rankin to Trott, no run, whipped off the toes, but straight to square leg

6.3

Rankin to Trott, 1 run, lifting delivery outside off, Trott gets on top of the bounce and dabs another single to third man

6.4

Rankin to Kieswetter, SIX, and out of nowhere, Kieswetter belts a six! Not quite as he'd have planned it though. He moved early, the bowler followed him, and a cramped pull zipped off the edge and over the keeper's head!

6.5

Rankin to Kieswetter, 1 run, and after that excitement, a single to rotate the strike

6.6

Rankin to Trott, no run, banged in short, Trott rides the bounce

James has his second unhappy email of the morning. "Not sure I'm happy with Kieswetter opening (I'd like to see Ian Bell do it in the full England side). You get the impression that, because Gilly was a brilliant keeper/opener, England think the keeper has to open. Nonsense."

End of over 7 (8 runs) England 20/0

    • IJL Trott 9 (20b 1x4)
    • C Kieswetter 10 (22b 1x6)
    • WB Rankin 4-0-16-0
    • JF Mooney 3-1-3-0
7.1

Mooney to Kieswetter, FOUR, on the toes, clipped firmly through square leg. A few boundaries starting to flow now

7.2

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, blocked firmly back down the track

7.3

Mooney to Kieswetter, no run, blocked out to gully, tight line once again

7.4

Mooney to Kieswetter, OUT, cracking ball, and that's the breakthrough! It's been coming for Mooney, who has plugged away on a good length, and that one did just enough. Kieswetter committed, the ball seamed, and O'Brien did the rest. A quick pause to check the no-ball, but all clear

C Kieswetter c †NJ O'Brien b Mooney 14 (32m 26b 1x4 1x6) SR: 53.84

Right, this is an interesting moment. The coming man, James Taylor, has his first hit in international cricket

7.5

Mooney to Taylor, no run, solidly behind his first delivery, an attempted yorker

7.6

Mooney to Taylor, no run, another yorker, well dug out.

End of over 8 (4 runs) England 24/1

    • JWA Taylor 0 (2b)
    • IJL Trott 9 (20b 1x4)
    • JF Mooney 4-1-7-1
    • WB Rankin 4-0-16-0
8.1

Rankin to Trott, no run, defended with soft hands into the slips

8.2

Rankin to Trott, 1 wide, fizzed down the leg side, the first wide of the day

8.2

Rankin to Trott, no run, jabbed down into the crease, and the ball pops up to strike Trott's grille. Surprise, but no damage

8.3

Rankin to Trott, no run, defended into the slips again

8.4

Rankin to Trott, no run, blocked out to cover

8.5

Rankin to Trott, no run, something different from Trott, a skip down the pitch and a bona fide air shot

8.6

Rankin to Trott, FOUR, you can't bowl there to Jonathan Trott! Another trademark midwicket flick. Few batsmen in the world put those away so comfortably

End of over 9 (5 runs) England 29/1

    • IJL Trott 13 (26b 2x4)
    • JWA Taylor 0 (2b)
    • WB Rankin 5-0-21-0
    • JF Mooney 4-1-7-1
9.1

Mooney to Taylor, no run, defended with a hurry, that was a quicker delivery

9.2

Mooney to Taylor, 1 run, tip-and-run to get Taylor off the mark. A fine swoop and shy from cover, but Trott is just home

9.3

Mooney to Trott, no run, attempted pull, but he was through the shot before the ball got there. Trott delivers his verdict through the stump mic

9.4

Mooney to Trott, no run, defended into the leg side

9.5

Mooney to Trott, FOUR, great shot from Trott, a whip through midwicket from outside off, as opposed to his bread-and-butter flick. Lots of bottom hand, and placed it well

9.6

Mooney to Trott, no run, steered to midwicket to complete the first Powerplay. Not the most powerful of all time ...

Here's Sahil Dutta for a stint.

End of over 10 (5 runs) England 34/1

    • IJL Trott 17 (30b 3x4)
    • JWA Taylor 1 (4b)
    • JF Mooney 5-1-12-1
    • WB Rankin 5-0-21-0

Cheers Miller. Slow pitch, slow batting, useful bowling. That's my analysis.

10.1

Rankin to Taylor, no run, Taylor is a busy sort at the crease. Might just be because he's stump high. Prodded to leg

10.2

Rankin to Taylor, no run, left all alone outside off stump. Rankin finding good pace on a slow deck

10.3

Rankin to Taylor, no run, good line from Rankin. He's every bit as massive as Taylor is tiny

10.4

Rankin to Taylor, OUT, all over for Taylor! His much-anticipated first international innings ends with a top-edge pull that looped to midwicket. Good bouncer from Rankin and sound reward for a good morning's work

JWA Taylor c Wilson b Rankin 1 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

England's captain Eoin Morgan gets a decent applause from his former home crowd. Might get a bigger applause if he gets out early. Also, not for the first time in England's ODI cricket. They're in trouble.

10.5

Rankin to Trott, 1 run, Rankin finds a good line to Trott who gets behind it to block to leg and scamper one

10.6

Rankin to Morgan, no run, Morgan gets a sighter first ball. Rankin finding good bounce from back of a length

End of over 11 (1 run) England 35/2

    • EJG Morgan 0 (1b)
    • IJL Trott 18 (31b 3x4)
    • WB Rankin 6-0-22-1
    • JF Mooney 5-1-12-1

Alex Cusack, who plays his cricket at this ground, is on to bowl. Skiddy medium pace.

11.1

Cusack to Trott, no run, ooh, almost strikes first ball. Skids a medium-pace delivery outside off and Trott got an under-edge which reached Niall O'Brien on the half-volley

11.2

Cusack to Trott, 1 run, good delivery here, angling in from wide of the crease, hint of seam movement too. Inside edge squirts down to fine leg

11.3

Cusack to Morgan, no run, Morgan gets another sighter, judging a good leave outside his off stump. Sort of area that he has nibbled at often

11.4

Cusack to Morgan, no run, yeesh, Morgan's knee-flex has reached comedy levels. He gets down to a Taylor height before coming back up to defend

11.5

Cusack to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan dinks a quick single to mid-on. If big KOB's throw had hit though he would have been in trouble

11.6

Cusack to Trott, no run, Trott tries to pinch a single by pushing straight to cover. Morgan rightly sends him back

End of over 12 (2 runs) England 37/2

    • IJL Trott 19 (34b 3x4)
    • EJG Morgan 1 (4b)
    • AR Cusack 1-0-2-0
    • WB Rankin 6-0-22-1

There's some rain in the air and Gnasher informs us " The ground is turning purple as the spectators put on their sponsor-provided ponchos" "Ok...here it is the first e-mail about Trott's strike rate.....the floor is open," says Johnzers. Somewhere Bob Willis is hopping and grumbling. He'll be worse once he sees the score.

12.1

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, 1 wide, Kevin O'Brien's first ball is greeted by Morgan haring down the pitch at him. He slides it down leg to counter but is wided

12.45pm Right, we're ready! Trott and Morgan back out there, and KOB to continue.

12.35pm More good news, we'll be starting at 12.45pm 42 overs per side.

12.20pm Covers coming off! Here's Gnasher: "Mopping up under way, nice and sunny now. Ireland keen to get cracking."

12.05pm It's stopped raining, which is good. The umpires are even out there now. What is less promising, though, is that the clean-up job appears to be one man with a rather rickety water hog thing. It is a club ground after all. Also, Gnasher informs us that though the sun is out, it's still drizzling.

"Enough abuse of our groundstaff," screams Hugh. "When the ICC gives us some decent funding we'll be able to afford TWO rickety hog things." Very fair point. And as if on cue a glorious, massive super sopper machine has wheeled itself on.

11.50am Oh no. It's bucketing down all of a sudden and the covers are rushing back on. Gnasher tells us that it took a few minutes to get the covers back on which might spice the pitch up. For now, though, it's rain rain rain.

11.40am "Forget Trott's strike rate, it is Kieswetter who is in the side to provide dominant starts. A top edged six and a leg stump half volley aside,he barely put bat on ball. Hopeless," fumes Reg. I think after all the success England fans are enjoying seeing them struggle again. In better news, covers coming off. They better hurry because, due to England's early flight, we're in danger of losing overs here. That's pretty poor of England I think. Confirmation that we will indeed lose overs, though as yet I'm not sure how many.

11.35am Rain stopped play That's a bit of a shame, the home side were all over this but the rain has got too heavy. "Where is Jos Buttler then? Averaging over 140 in the CB40 this year. Anyone who saw his destruction of Gloucestershire last night would think they picked the wrong Somerset keeper for today," says Joe Bannister. He does look very bright indeed. As does the weather now, oddly enough. Gnasher tells us " The latest band of showers has moved through...but won't be the last for the day".

The groundstaff are now doing things with covers. Or standing near them at least.

12.1

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, steady from O'Brien after the break, angling in back of a length

12.2

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, for the second time in three balls Morgan races up the wicket to O'Brien. Beaten outside off stump though

12.3

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, Morgan this time stays put and tries to slash a drive. Lack of pace off the pitch perhaps means he can only inside edge

12.4

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, solid defence this time back to the bowler

12.5

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, driven carefully into the covers, which means Ireland have started as well as they were before the break

12.6

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, good over from O'Brien. Morgan wanted to dart but couldn't get anything away

End of over 13 (1 run) England 38/2

    • EJG Morgan 1 (10b)
    • IJL Trott 19 (34b 3x4)
    • KJ O'Brien 1-0-1-0
    • AR Cusack 1-0-2-0
13.1

Cusack to Trott, 1 run, Cusack begins accurately and is pushed to cover for a quick single

13.2

Cusack to Morgan, FOUR, on no! Dockrell has been watching India's fielding! He's had a shocker at third man, sliding, slipping and spilling a take after Morgan cut firmly

13.3

Cusack to Morgan, 1 run, driven carefully down the ground

13.4

Cusack to Trott, no run, left all alone outside off stump

13.5

Cusack to Trott, no run, fuller from the bowler and Trott walked across his stumps to work it to leg, but missed

13.6

Cusack to Trott, no run, the crowd get very excited by Trott bump-balling this back to the bowler

End of over 14 (6 runs) England 44/2

    • IJL Trott 20 (38b 3x4)
    • EJG Morgan 6 (12b 1x4)
    • AR Cusack 2-0-8-0
    • KJ O'Brien 1-0-1-0
14.1

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, FOUR, nicely done by Morgan. Plants a front foot down, swings cleanly through the line and collects four

14.2

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, FOUR, a long on went back after that stroke so Morgan unfurled a bit of magic. That extra cover drive of his. Timed it so well on a pitch where all others have struggled

14.3

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, after the pair of boundaries comes solid defence

14.4

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, again Morgan defends very carefully

14.5

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, Morgan pushed this back, past a diving bowler but couldn't get a single as midwicket scooted round

14.6

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, 1 run, clipped down to deep square. Niall O'Brien's hustling of the fielders helped keep it to a single

End of over 15 (9 runs) England 53/2

    • EJG Morgan 15 (18b 3x4)
    • IJL Trott 20 (38b 3x4)
    • KJ O'Brien 2-0-10-0
    • AR Cusack 2-0-8-0
15.1

Cusack to Morgan, 2 runs, with a whip of his wrists Morgan pings this from off stump past midwicket. He looks in fine fettle

15.2

Cusack to Morgan, 1 run, smart fielding at long-off keeps this well-timed drive to one

15.3

Cusack to Trott, no run, Trott defends off the back foot. He hasn't got the fluency of Morgan but he is coming back from injury remember

15.4

Cusack to Trott, no run, Trott tries to steer this wide of short third man but instead picks out the man

15.5

Cusack to Trott, no run, good work from Ireland. Joining the dots against Trott

15.6

Cusack to Trott, no run, good work from Ireland. Joining the dots against Trott

End of over 16 (3 runs) England 56/2

    • IJL Trott 20 (42b 3x4)
    • EJG Morgan 18 (20b 3x4)
    • AR Cusack 3-0-11-0
    • KJ O'Brien 2-0-10-0
16.1

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, no run, O'Brien manages to slide one past the edge of Morgan's bat. Niall O'Brien is very swift to get the bails off

16.2

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, 1 run, clipped to midwicket calmly. Morgan's face never ever changes expression. Except at the moment of contact with the ball, when he bares his teeth furiously

16.3

KJ O'Brien to Trott, 1 run, nicely done by Trott, opening the face to work a single

16.4

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, FOUR, mid-off is up and Morgan backed himself to clear it. Again just swung his bat cleanly through a full-length ball and is flew to the boundary. Pitch looks a belter when he's batting

16.5

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, 2 wides, slid down the leg side, too far. Niall did well to get a glove in the way

16.5

KJ O'Brien to Trott, 1 run, worked down to third man

16.6

KJ O'Brien to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan this time clips down to third man and will keep the strike

End of over 17 (10 runs) England 66/2

    • EJG Morgan 24 (24b 4x4)
    • IJL Trott 22 (44b 3x4)
    • KJ O'Brien 3-0-20-0
    • AR Cusack 3-0-11-0
17.1

Cusack to Morgan, 1 run, worked off the pads to a wide long-on

17.2

Cusack to Trott, no run, "good Alex" says Niall O'Brien. I suppose it was

17.3

Cusack to Trott, 1 run, back of a length and a touch leg side. Trott loves working it off his legs. That sounds like innuendo, it's not. I think

17.4

Cusack to Morgan, 1 run, ooh Morgan didn't know all that much about this. Tried to work it to third man and it ended up a fine leg. Inside edge

17.5

Cusack to Trott, FOUR, enough width for Trott to slug at, not really timing well but clearing the infield to get a boundary to cover

17.6

Cusack to Trott, no run, worked quietly to midwicket. Trott picked out the man, much to his frustration

End of over 18 (7 runs) England 73/2

    • IJL Trott 27 (48b 4x4)
    • EJG Morgan 26 (26b 4x4)
    • AR Cusack 4-0-18-0
    • KJ O'Brien 3-0-20-0

Ah! One of the most exciting players on either team. The wonderfully spindly George Dockrell. Dare I say he'd be in India's Test team? I kid, before feedbackers go mad.

18.1

Dockrell to Morgan, 1 run, touch of spin to begin with, but from too wide of off stump and Morgan cuts a single

18.2

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, eesh, he's bowling like Bhaji, this is horribly short and clumped to midwicket

18.3

Dockrell to Morgan, no run, very very short again, Morgan tried to smash the life out of it but picked out midwicket

18.4

Dockrell to Morgan, 1 run, fuller ball, better ball but Morgan works it into the leg side for one

18.5

Dockrell to Trott, no run, ah that's the Dockrell I'm madly in love with. Around the wicket, flight, loop and some turn from a perfect line. Trott blocks

18.6

Dockrell to Trott, FOUR, invention from Trott! Off the arm in the end but reverse-sweep beats Niall O'Brien and runs away for four. Not the best opening over from the boy wonder

End of over 19 (7 runs) England 80/2

    • IJL Trott 32 (51b 5x4)
    • EJG Morgan 28 (29b 4x4)
    • GH Dockrell 1-0-7-0
    • AR Cusack 4-0-18-0
19.1

Cusack to Morgan, 1 run, late dab from Morgan runs this to third man

19.2

Cusack to Trott, 1 run, Trott working singles more fluently now as he finds one to mid-on

19.3

Cusack to Morgan, no run, good work at short cover from John Mooney. Sliding well to cut off a single. And looking like he could beat up any player on either team

19.4

Cusack to Morgan, no run, defended carefully and quietly back to the bowler

19.5

Cusack to Morgan, no run, Morgan times his forward block very well to mid-on

19.6

Cusack to Morgan, FOUR, outside edge earns Morgan four. Cusack looks disgusted, as well he might

For the first time today, here's Liam Brickhill.

End of over 20 (6 runs) England 86/2

    • EJG Morgan 33 (34b 5x4)
    • IJL Trott 33 (52b 5x4)
    • AR Cusack 5-0-24-0
    • GH Dockrell 1-0-7-0

Thanks Sahil. Eoin Morgan has given England some great momentum here, despite the slowness of the wicket.

20.1

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, definite grip and spin for Dockrell, but Trott spots the length early and whips him square for a single

20.2

Dockrell to Morgan, 1 run, shovelled down to long-on with plenty of bottom hand for a single

20.3

Dockrell to Trott, no run, tossed up beautifully by Dockrell, Trott stepping to the pitch and pushing back to the bowler

20.4

Dockrell to Trott, no run, attempted sweep from Trott, but the ball dips past bat as it loops down the leg side and he wears one on the pad

20.5

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, very full indeed and Trott jabs down on it at the last moment to squeeze a single through gully

20.6

Dockrell to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan plays with the spin to ease the ball down to long-on for one

End of over 21 (4 runs) England 90/2

    • EJG Morgan 35 (36b 5x4)
    • IJL Trott 35 (56b 5x4)
    • GH Dockrell 2-0-11-0
    • AR Cusack 5-0-24-0

We've got a change in the attack - Nigel Jones comes in to bowl some medium pace.

21.1

Jones to Morgan, no run, is that an edge? Jones came round the wicket and seamed one sharply away off the pitch past Morgan's bat ... O'Brien can't take it cleanly, however, and on second look there doesn't seem to have been anything on it

21.2

Jones to Morgan, no run, Morgan comes forward, punching to cover

21.3

Jones to Morgan, 1 run, again Morgan sticks his left leg down the pitch to drive, this time he's picked the gap

Jones has an odd action. No left arm in it at all - it's just tucked in by his side like a bird's wing. He almost seems to bowl off the wrong foot.

21.4

Jones to Trott, 1 run, a little too wide of off, and Trott chops one down to third man

21.5

Jones to Morgan, 1 run, cracked away square of the wicket, just the single

21.6

Jones to Trott, 1 run, full and quite wide, Trott leaning into a forward press and picking up a single as the cover sweeper runs in

End of over 22 (4 runs) England 94/2

    • IJL Trott 37 (58b 5x4)
    • EJG Morgan 37 (40b 5x4)
    • NG Jones 1-0-4-0
    • GH Dockrell 2-0-11-0
22.1

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, well, Trott really might have made more of this. Short, wide, and sitting up off this slow pitch. He cuts, but picks out the fielder behind square to perfection, so just the single

22.2

Dockrell to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan is doing a good job of milking Dockrell, again just easing him to leg for a single

22.3

Dockrell to Trott, no run, tossed right up to the bat, Trott driving hard back at the bowler

22.4

Dockrell to Trott, no run, what a ball! Dockrell completely squares Trott up with one that landed outside the line of leg and ripped right across him. A wry smile and a nod from the batsman, who acknowledges the quality of the ball

22.5

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, full once again, this time Trott gets bat on the drive through mid-off

22.6

Dockrell to Morgan, 1 run, premeditated paddle sweep from Morgan, who takes the ball on the full toss and sends it bouncing down to fine leg

End of over 23 (4 runs) England 98/2

    • EJG Morgan 39 (42b 5x4)
    • IJL Trott 39 (62b 5x4)
    • GH Dockrell 3-0-15-0
    • NG Jones 1-0-4-0
23.1

Jones to Morgan, no run, Jones offers up some width and Morgan cuts, but straight to backward point

23.2

Jones to Morgan, no run, much better from the bowler, who zones in on off stump to draw a defensive stroke from the left-hander

23.3

Jones to Morgan, no run, nicely straight once more. Morgan flicks to leg, but straight to midwicket

23.4

Jones to Morgan, 1 run, nicely played, Morgan waiting until the very last possible moment and then flicking his wrists at the ball to get it down to third man

Jonny Rice is a man with dreams: "I was playing for Chorleywood CC against Totteridge Millhillians CC (who are known to have a few ringers in their team) in the Hertfordshire Leagues. On 20th June 2009 I had a day to remember hitting ex-England test spinner Peter Such for 2 sixes at number 11 and got Gary Wilson out caught behind for 2. If you don't believe me check out our website (http://www.cwcricket.org/cgi-bin/result.pl?mid=1197&season=all&tid=0). Maybe I'll get a call up if the selectors see this. I promise I'll pay a match fee and not eat too much tea."

23.5

Jones to Trott, 1 run, much too short from Jones at this gentle pace, Trott rocking back to pull into the deep

23.6

Jones to Morgan, no run, Morgan ends up splayed on one knee as he attempts to scythe this through point, but he's beaten my movement off the surface to end another steady over from Jones

End of over 24 (2 runs) England 100/2

    • EJG Morgan 40 (47b 5x4)
    • IJL Trott 40 (63b 5x4)
    • NG Jones 2-0-6-0
    • GH Dockrell 3-0-15-0
24.1

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, Trott gets right back in his crease and rides a hint of extra bounce, chopping to short third man for one

24.2

Dockrell to Morgan, SIX, this isn't the biggest ground in the world, and Morgan has just heaved Dockrell right out of it. Dockrell flighted one up in the slot outside off, and Morgan sent it sailing away with a slog sweep

24.3

Dockrell to Morgan, 1 run, tapped into space on the leg side for a quick single

24.4

Dockrell to Trott, no run, there's some interest from the bowler as Trott is beaten in the flight and struck on the pad, but this was definitely drifting down leg

24.5

Dockrell to Trott, no run, bat on it this time, Trott tapping it defensively to off

24.6

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, driven through the covers once more, this time he finds the gap

End of over 25 (9 runs) England 109/2

    • IJL Trott 42 (67b 5x4)
    • EJG Morgan 47 (49b 5x4 1x6)
    • GH Dockrell 4-0-24-0
    • NG Jones 2-0-6-0
25.1

Jones to Trott, 1 run, cracked down the ground by Trott, an easy single taken

25.2

Jones to Morgan, no run, Morgan ends up in an almost identical position as he did in Jones' last over, getting down on one knee and aiming a fierce swipe towards point ... but getting nothing on it

25.3

Jones to Morgan, no run, straighter from Jones, Morgan leans into a solid defence

25.4

Jones to Morgan, FOUR, there's his fifty! Morgan sliced late at this one to get it very fine towards third man. It was too close to the cut, but he got just enough bat on it to pick up the four

25.5

Jones to Morgan, 1 run, ouch! Now who has this hit? It was pitched right up and Morgan smacked it straight back down in the pitch in the air. It appears the bowler palmed it away and the ball went on to strike the umpire on the back. No harm done, fortunately

25.6

Jones to Trott, 1 run, a touch too short from Jones, and the ball sits up nicely to be pulled out to deep square leg

Robert Ellis seems like our kind of cricket sadist. "Checked out Jonny Rice, turns out he is a bit of a ringer himself, as his batting records show he has previously chalked a 105* himself, presumably not at No11."

End of over 26 (7 runs) England 116/2

    • IJL Trott 44 (69b 5x4)
    • EJG Morgan 52 (53b 6x4 1x6)
    • NG Jones 3-0-13-0
    • GH Dockrell 4-0-24-0

Another change, Dockrell's left-arm spin replaced by Paul Stirling's offspin

26.1

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, clipped into space, Trott playing with the spin, and a quick single is the result

26.2

Stirling to Morgan, 1 run, where Trott plays with the spin, Morgan nudges against it as Stirling comes round the wicket, the single coming at midwicket

26.3

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, Trott is right back on his stumps again, waiting for the ball to spin and then placing it into the leg side

26.4

Stirling to Morgan, no run, beaten by the spin outside off! To his credit, Morgan played the line and didn't push out at it. Appreciable help off the surface for Stirling

26.5

Stirling to Morgan, 1 run, tossed right up, Morgan flicks off the toes for one

26.6

Stirling to Trott, 2 runs, too short, too wide, and Stirling is fortunate this isn't four. Trott cuts, but the fielder is able to get around in time to cut it off

"If Ireland doesn't like Eoin Morgan I can see why. He isn't being very cordial to his former team," says Faisal.

End of over 27 (6 runs) England 122/2

    • IJL Trott 48 (72b 5x4)
    • EJG Morgan 54 (56b 6x4 1x6)
    • PR Stirling 1-0-6-0
    • NG Jones 3-0-13-0

O'Brien, who had been up to the stumps, now goes back to Jones.

27.1

Jones to Morgan, 1 run, and immediately Morgan uses his feet, skipping down to turn this into a half-volley and flicking into the leg side

27.2

Jones to Trott, no run, there's a speculative appeal as Trott walks across to off and is struck on the left pad ... but it quickly fades. And indeed, that would've gone over the top of leg

27.3

Jones to Trott, no run, Trott is much more solid in defence this time, leaning forward with bat and pad together

27.4

Jones to Trott, no run, Jones is finding consistent movement in to the right-hander off the pitch, this one coming in quite sharply to cramp Trott's flat-footed defence

27.5

Jones to Trott, no run, floated up fuller and wider, Trott drives to cover

27.6

Jones to Trott, 1 run, nicely full once more, this time Trott aims through mid-on and moves to 49 not out with a single

James again: "No doubt the selectors are learning something from this game. Not quite sure what, though."

End of over 28 (2 runs) England 124/2

    • IJL Trott 49 (77b 5x4)
    • EJG Morgan 55 (57b 6x4 1x6)
    • NG Jones 4-0-15-0
    • PR Stirling 1-0-6-0
28.1

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, tip-and-run cricket takes Trott to fifty, as he just dinks the ball close in on the off side and sets off

28.2

Stirling to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan angles his bat to get this drive to the left of extra cover, but there's a sweeper out to stop the shot

28.3

Stirling to Trott, no run, attempted late dab from Trott, but this one rushes straight on past the outside edge

28.4

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, a sweep, of sorts from Trott. Fetched really, the ball ending up at long-on

28.5

Stirling to Morgan, 1 wide, Stirling comes round the wicket and spears one down the leg side

28.5

Stirling to Morgan, 1 run, he over-corrects with the next delivery, offering up some generous width outside off. Morgan cuts into the deep

28.6

Stirling to Trott, no run, flighted down outside off, Trott tapping to mid-on and Stirling sprinting round to cut it off himself

End of over 29 (5 runs) England 129/2

    • IJL Trott 51 (81b 5x4)
    • EJG Morgan 57 (59b 6x4 1x6)
    • PR Stirling 2-0-11-0
    • NG Jones 4-0-15-0
29.1

Jones to Morgan, no run, was this the cutter from Jones? It was certainly slower through the air. Morgan nudges to leg, and the bowler leaps athletically across to stop the shot

29.2

Jones to Morgan, 1 run, with Niall O'Brien standing back, Morgan is free to use his feet and does so, swiping out to wide long-on

29.3

Jones to Trott, 1 run, Trott follows suit, staying back to a length delivery and forcing to long-on

29.4

Jones to Morgan, no run, nicely cut towards backward point, but Will Porterfield - Ireland captain and Morgan's childhood friend - is there and dives to his left to pull of an impressive stop

Jeremy Hinds with what I can only presume is an in-joke: "I'd like to point out that Jonny Rice suggests he would pay his match fee....he might, but he would be 2 hours late for the start of the game."

29.5

Jones to Morgan, 1 run, angled away behind square once again, this time he picks the gap

29.6

Jones to Trott, FOUR, just over a widish mid-off! Trott came aggressively down the track to drive in the air, chipping it over the leaping fielder and getting enough on it to pick up four

And that takes us to drinks in Dublin. England are in a far healthier position now, this partnership worth 102 and growing steadily with every over.

Jonny Rice clearly has a lot of mates following our comms. Here's Kevin Murphy: "With reference to Jonny Rice's six-hitting expoits at Chorleywood I can confirm that the boundaries are short enough for even the most sedate of batsmen to hit sixes. I myself hit the ball on top of the pavillion on my last visit there against a particularly tricky leg-spinner. It certainly put a dent in that 15-year-old's figures!"

End of over 30 (7 runs) England 136/2

    • IJL Trott 56 (83b 6x4)
    • EJG Morgan 59 (63b 6x4 1x6)
    • NG Jones 5-0-22-0
    • PR Stirling 2-0-11-0
30.1

Stirling to Morgan, no run, Stirling continues, round the wicket, and flights one down full and straight as Morgan defends

30.2

Stirling to Morgan, OUT, what a catch! What a celebration! Stirling tossed another one up and Morgan turned the bat too early as he looked to nudge to leg, the ball taking the leading edge and flying back to the left of Trott. It didn't look as though Stirling would get close to it, but he shuffled quickly to his left and leapt, full stretch, to pluck it out of the air. That wicket meant a lot, and Stirling boots the ball out into the deep in celebration with a big smile

EJG Morgan c & b Stirling 59 (73m 65b 6x4 1x6) SR: 90.76

30.3

Stirling to Bopara, 1 run, Ravi's off the mark straight away, chopping out towards deep point

30.4

Stirling to Trott, no run, Trott set himself to force through cover off the back foot, but the spin back in to him cramped the shot

30.5

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, hacked down to long-on. Uncharacteristically agricultural

30.6

Stirling to Bopara, 1 run, driven through cover for an ambled single

Great over from Stirling. That catch was one-handed too. Not sure what the umpire made of his celebration though

End of over 31 (3 runs) England 139/3

    • RS Bopara 2 (2b)
    • IJL Trott 57 (85b 6x4)
    • PR Stirling 3-0-14-1
    • NG Jones 5-0-22-0
31.1

Jones to Bopara, no run, on a length, defended to off

31.2

Jones to Bopara, OUT, gone! What was Bopara trying to do? Jones landed another ball on a good length, this one nibbling away off the wicket, and Bopara just stood at the crease and thrust his bat out at it, the thin edge pouched safely by O'Brien. There's an audible sigh from Sahil as Ravi departs for another low score, another chance gone begging

RS Bopara c †NJ O'Brien b Jones 2 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

31.3

Jones to Stokes, no run, Stokes negotiates his first ball in international cricket with a solid-looking defence

31.4

Jones to Stokes, 1 run, and he's off the mark now, easing a cautious drive through the gap at cover

31.5

Jones to Trott, no run, Trott chopped down a little too hard on the cut here, hitting the ball straight down

31.6

Jones to Trott, 1 run, that's better, again width is offered and this time the cut is nailed in front of the point fielder for a single

Two wickets in two overs, and Ireland are right back in this after that 102-run stand between Morgan and Trott.

End of over 32 (2 runs) England 141/4

    • IJL Trott 58 (87b 6x4)
    • BA Stokes 1 (2b)
    • NG Jones 6-0-24-1
    • PR Stirling 3-0-14-1
32.1

Stirling to Trott, no run, very full, right up to the bat, and Trott taps back to the bowler

32.2

Stirling to Trott, no run, a very excitable Niall O'Brien launches into an appeal as Trott is struck on the pad, but there was a big inside edge on that

32.3

Stirling to Trott, no run, driven back to the bowler, who dives to his left to field

32.4

Stirling to Trott, 2 runs, sliced down towards third man, there's a slight fumble and they're back for the second

32.5

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, Trott stays back to punch through cover off the back foot, just the single this time

A slip comes in for Stokes, good pro-active move.

32.6

Stirling to Stokes, no run, arrowed down much quicker and flatter from round the stumps, Stokes coming forward in defence

End of over 33 (3 runs) England 144/4

    • BA Stokes 1 (3b)
    • IJL Trott 61 (92b 6x4)
    • PR Stirling 4-0-17-1
    • NG Jones 6-0-24-1
33.1

Jones to Trott, 1 run, not quite close enough to him for the drive, but plenty of width to work with and Trott gets the ball away through cover

33.2

Jones to Stokes, no run, Stokes walks down into a high-elbowed drive, but mid-off has been brought up and it's straight to him

33.3

Jones to Stokes, no run, again Stokes walks into the stroke, this time angling the bat to look for a single to gully. There's none to be had

33.4

Jones to Stokes, no run, good pressure being built up by Jones, yet again he's on a full length, tight on off stump, and Stokes' drive goes to extra cover

33.5

Jones to Stokes, no run, superb one-day bowling, especially in these conditions. Jones gives Stokes no width to work with, and a defensive push goes to extra cover

33.6

Jones to Stokes, 1 run, leading edge! Jones was wrong-footed in his follow through and couldn't even dive across at the ball as it flew past him and down to long-off. Not really a missed chance though, he'd have struggled to get close. Still, good bowling.

End of over 34 (2 runs) England 146/4

    • BA Stokes 2 (8b)
    • IJL Trott 62 (93b 6x4)
    • NG Jones 7-0-26-1
    • PR Stirling 4-0-17-1

The slip remains in place for the new batsman.

34.1

Stirling to Stokes, 1 run, Stirling comes round the wicket to Stokes, who stretches forward to drive to cover, finding the gap

34.2

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, Trott stays right back in his crease and works with the spin for a single

34.3

Stirling to Stokes, OUT, there's another one! Stokes had been under pressure from the start of his innings. He drove hard, and perhaps a little too early, at this one to send the ball straight back to the bowler, who made no mistake. Stirling has his second.

BA Stokes c & b Stirling 3 (10m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

34.4

Stirling to Patel, no run, Patel gets back to defend to midwicket

34.5

Stirling to Patel, no run, punched back to the bowler, not much flight on this one

34.6

Stirling to Patel, 1 run, pulled down much too short by Stirling, but Patel has only just arrived and is content just to flick him to leg for a single

End of over 35 (3 runs) England 149/5

    • SR Patel 1 (3b)
    • IJL Trott 63 (94b 6x4)
    • PR Stirling 5-0-20-2
    • NG Jones 7-0-26-1
35.1

Jones to Patel, 1 run, Patel didn't look too comfortable as this one seamed sharply back in to him, the inside edge bobbling off the pad to allow a single

35.2

Jones to Trott, no run, angled down towards gully

35.3

Jones to Trott, 1 run, tapped down the ground

35.4

Jones to Patel, no run, Patel stays back to defend to cover

35.5

Jones to Patel, 2 runs, Patel's first really aggressive stroke. He skips down the track and slaps a drive out to deep extra cover

35.6

Jones to Patel, no run, again Patel comes down the track, this time Jone adjusts his length and the batsman can only nudge to point

End of over 36 (4 runs) England 153/5

    • SR Patel 4 (7b)
    • IJL Trott 64 (96b 6x4)
    • NG Jones 8-0-30-1
    • PR Stirling 5-0-20-2
36.1

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, very full outside off, squeezed out in front of point for one. A slightly wild return flies over O'Brien, but there's someone backing up

36.2

Stirling to Patel, no run, dabbed late, but straight to short third man

36.3

Stirling to Patel, FOUR, shot! And almost great fielding from Mooney running round from long-off. Patel chipped the drive to wide long-off and it looked to have beaten Mooney, but he dived over and managed to parry it safely back, only for the ball to keep rolling and touch the rope. Good effort

36.4

Stirling to Patel, FOUR, four more, but not quite as Patel had intended. He was looking to heave over the off side again, but the ball found the edge and flew past short third man

36.5

Stirling to Patel, 1 run, driven down the ground

36.6

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, slapped away through cover for one more

End of over 37 (11 runs) England 164/5

    • IJL Trott 66 (98b 6x4)
    • SR Patel 13 (11b 2x4)
    • PR Stirling 6-0-31-2
    • NG Jones 8-0-30-1

And England have opted to take the Batting Powerplay. The field is set deep on the leg side, close on the off.

37.1

Jones to Trott, no run, on the pads, Trott glances to leg but picks out a fielder

37.2

Jones to Trott, no run, full on off stump, Trott feels his way into the powerplay with a checked drive to cover

37.3

Jones to Trott, 1 run, the offcutter lands on an awkward length, and Trott picks up a single with an ungainly swipe to long-on

37.4

Jones to Patel, OUT, Patel perishes in the pursuit of quick runs! He tried to go over long-off but could only get as far as Kevin O'Brien, and England have been pegged back by another timely wicket.

SR Patel c KJ O'Brien b Jones 13 (12m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

Acker must be a cider drinker. "It really is about time the selectors looked West. James Hildreth, Arul Suppiah, Nick Compton, Jos Buttler to name but four." Come one! Stokes and Taylor have had one innings!

37.5

Jones to Woakes, 1 run, Woakes is off the mark straight away, tapping the ball wide of the man at midwicket

37.6

Jones to Trott, no run, again Trott picks out the fielder. This time it was the man at point. Trott has played some good shots but, generally, he's struggled for fluency in these conditions.

End of over 38 (2 runs) England 166/6

    • IJL Trott 67 (102b 6x4)
    • CR Woakes 1 (1b)
    • NG Jones 9-0-32-2
    • PR Stirling 6-0-31-2
38.1

Stirling to Woakes, no run, bravely flighted by Stirling, Woakes stepping to it and driving back to the bowler

38.2

Stirling to Woakes, 1 run, Woakes uses his feet this time, turning the bat face slightly to get the ball down to long-on

38.3

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, well, Trott is really trying to force the pace here but it just doesn't come naturally to him. He set himself well outside leg as Stirling bowled and aimed a huge heave to midwicket, but picked out the man on the boundary to perfection

38.4

Stirling to Woakes, 1 run, clipped to leg, just the one

38.5

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, Trott gets the left leg out of the way and has a mow, but it's only one down to long on

Good stuff from Andy. "@Acker - Can't say the selectors haven't looked west - Look who's captaining the side "

38.6

Stirling to Woakes, 1 run, Woakes jumps out to turn this into a low full toss, glancing to midwicket

"The problem with Jonathan Trott is not that he doesn't make enough runs, it's that he makes too many. There are times when a brisk 30 is better than a slow 40, and this is one of them," says John Muir. And yet, without Trott's runs today England be even worse off.

End of over 39 (5 runs) England 171/6

    • CR Woakes 4 (5b)
    • IJL Trott 69 (104b 6x4)
    • PR Stirling 7-0-36-2
    • NG Jones 9-0-32-2

John Mooney comes back into the attack. Mooney really has the look of a grizzled streetfighter. You wouldn't want him to catch you staring at him in a bar, I'll say that much. O'Brien up to the stumps.

39.1

Mooney to Woakes, 1 run, nudged down the ground for one

39.2

Mooney to Trott, OUT, the first forcing shot Trott has timed in ages, and it's landed right in the lap of the only man out on the midwicket boundary! The ball was full, the shot was on, and Trott found the middle of the bat - but the fielder didn't have to move. Another wicket, and Ireland will be loving this.

IJL Trott c Jones b Mooney 69 (158m 105b 6x4 0x6) SR: 65.71

39.3

Mooney to Woakes, 1 run, chopped down close and in front of point, a quick single taken

39.4

Mooney to Borthwick, no run, Borthwick goes back and across to defend his first ball in international cricket

39.5

Mooney to Borthwick, no run, fuller, and zoning in on off stump. Borthwick taps watchfully to cover

39.6

Mooney to Borthwick, FOUR, Borthwick isn't going to waste any time here! Mooney sent down an offcutter, but it was much too short and the left-hander rocked back to pull the ball high and out to long leg. It bounced just inside the rope

End of over 40 (6 runs) England 177/7

    • SG Borthwick 4 (3b 1x4)
    • CR Woakes 6 (7b)
    • JF Mooney 6-1-18-2
    • PR Stirling 7-0-36-2
40.1

Stirling to Woakes, FOUR, shot! Controlled aggression from Woakes. He targeted the boundary but didn't lose his shape, and didn't hack across the line, the ball sailing straight back over Stirling's head

40.2

Stirling to Woakes, 2 runs, squirted out behind square, and they sprint back for the second

More chuckles from Andy: "Another great England powerplay brewing up - is there an option not to take the powerplay? I feel England would do better rather than going into capitulation mode."

40.3

Stirling to Woakes, 1 run, Woakes charges out to take the ball on the full toss, driving very hard through cover

40.4

Stirling to Borthwick, 1 run, nice shot from Borthwick, who also uses his feet as Stirling speared down a quicker ball, the single coming to long off

40.5

Stirling to Woakes, 1 run, flicked to leg, Woakes' back leg in the air. The ball goes to midwicket but they commit to a single ... the throw is good, but Woakes is safely in

40.6

Stirling to Borthwick, 1 run, shovelled in the air out to deep midwicket, the ball dropping well short of the fielder

End of over 41 (10 runs) England 187/7

    • SG Borthwick 6 (5b 1x4)
    • CR Woakes 14 (11b 1x4)
    • PR Stirling 8-0-46-2
    • JF Mooney 6-1-18-2
41.1

Mooney to Borthwick, 1 run, great effort by Mooney! He looped down a slow offcutter, Borthwick slicing across it and the ball ballooning up and hanging in the air ... Mooney sprinted back, and even dived, but he couldn't quite get to it. And there's almost a run-out as he flicks the ball back at the stumps!

41.2

Mooney to Woakes, 1 run, Mooney is really throwing himself around to save every run here, great effort again. Woakes swung wildly but the ball came off the toe end, Mooney flinging himself to his left to stop it in his follow through and then back-flicking towards the non-striker's stumps

41.3

Mooney to Borthwick, 2 runs, dropped at short fine leg! Borthwick was attempting the paddle to fine leg, got some bat on it, and the fielder couldn't quite hold onto it. Mooney looks very upset

41.4

Mooney to Borthwick, SIX, well, he'll be just about ready to bottle someone now. Straight after the drop, Borthwick steps down and slams him down the ground for a crisp six

41.5

Mooney to Borthwick, OUT, there's another one! Borthwick perishes in the cause, looking to go over the midwicket boundary but getting only as far as Stirling's save pair of hands

SG Borthwick c Stirling b Mooney 15 (10m 9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

41.6

Mooney to Woakes, FOUR, good finish from Woakes, cracking the ball back over Mooney's head, a couple of bounces and he finishes things with a four

3.00pm Worryingly, it's just started to spit and the cover has been brought on to protect the wicket. The square has not been covered yet.

2.40pm So, England reach 201 for 8 in Dublin. Jonathan Trott top-scored with 69, but never really looked in good touch, especially as the ball got older and softer. As you might expect, Eoin Morgan appeared most at home in the conditions, and England will be thankful for his fifty. Ireland were a little iffy at times in the field, but were generally very good - Mooney and Stirling were particularly impressive. If you missed any of the action, catch up with Andrew Miller's report. Join us in half an hour or so, when Ireland will be chasing 202 to win in 42 overs.

Justin couldn't say it fairer. "You English are never happy are you. You are No.1 in tests, have strength and depth in your squads, have finally found someone that can play the long innings in Trott and yet you still winge. I dont like Trott and Im an Aussie - that means you should love him!"

End of over 42 (14 runs) England 201/8

    • CR Woakes 19 (13b 2x4)
    • ST Finn 0 (0b)
    • JF Mooney 7-1-32-3
    • PR Stirling 8-0-46-2
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