Middlesex's Tim Murtagh has one of the new balls in hand, two slips in

Hello everyone, how are we? This has been teed up nicely for England to scrap and nurdle their way to an inglorious one-wicket victory with two balls to spare. Michael Carberry and Luke Wright will begin England's pursuit of 270 - can Carberry's day get any worse?

0.1
0
Murtagh to Carberry, no run, pitched up wide of the off stump, Carberry watches it through to the keeper
0.2
1
Murtagh to Carberry, 1 run, length ball, angled across the left-hander from over the wicket, opens the face and steers one into the gully
0.3
0
Murtagh to Wright, no run, length delivery, holding its line on off stump, Wright covers up in defence
0.4
0
Murtagh to Wright, no run, goes across his stumps and defends the ball softly into the covers
0.5
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Murtagh to Wright, no run, this nearly does Wright a mischief, pitching and seaming back at the batsman, maybe stays a touch low too and he does well to get his bat down
0.6
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Murtagh to Wright, no run, bounces off a length and Wright defends square on the back foot

He's not express, Murtagh, troubling the speed gun at under 80mph but he's a canny operator whose adept at moving the ball and he could cause a few problems on this pitch

END OF OVER:
1 | 1 Run | ENG: 1/0 (269 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 5.48)

  • LJ Wright0 (4b)
  • MA Carberry1 (2b)
  • TJ Murtagh1-0-1-0

Trent Johnston creaks to the top of his mark with the other new ball

1.1
4
Johnston to Carberry, FOUR, full and sliding down the leg side, just a tickle of bat on it but the ball races fine for a first boundary, for England and Carberry
1.2
0
Johnston to Carberry, no run, better line, Carberry stays back and gets behind a length ball
1.3
0
Johnston to Carberry, no run, angled across and left alone outside off
1.4
0
Johnston to Carberry, no run, good ball, nibbles away from Carberry off a length and zips past the outside edge
1.5
0
Johnston to Carberry, no run, length delivery on the stumps, Carberry taps into the leg side from the crease
1.6
0
Johnston to Carberry, no run, drops back and steers a length ball down into the ground behind point

END OF OVER:
2 | 4 Runs | ENG: 5/0 (265 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 5.52)

  • MA Carberry5 (8b)
  • LJ Wright0 (4b)
  • DT Johnston1-0-4-0
  • TJ Murtagh1-0-1-0
2.1
0
Murtagh to Wright, no run, Murtagh maintains a disciplined line in the channel outside off, Wright lunges forward to defend
2.2
1
Murtagh to Wright, 1 run, straighter, goes across and works a fullish ball to leg, midwicket fields but they pick up one
2.3
0
Murtagh to Carberry, no run, touch shorter, on the stumps, nudged to square leg
2.4
0
Murtagh to Carberry, no run, an appeal ripples round the ground, taken up by the crowd even as it died in Murtagh's throat... Carberry played back and got an inside edge on to his pads, hit him outside the line of off, too, on its way across the left-hander
2.5
4
Murtagh to Carberry, FOUR, drops short and scooped over square leg, Carberry leaning back on a solid base and helping the ball to the boundary
2.6
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Murtagh to Carberry, 1 run, another lbw appeal, must have been a bit of bat involved, though, as a run is signalled, a full ball striking Carberry in front of leg and rolling away

END OF OVER:
3 | 6 Runs | ENG: 11/0 (259 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 5.51)

  • MA Carberry10 (12b)
  • LJ Wright1 (6b)
  • TJ Murtagh2-0-7-0
  • DT Johnston1-0-4-0
3.1
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Johnston to Carberry, OUT, pitched up and swinging in, hit in front again - and that's out! Carberry manages just 10 runs in atonement for his two drops (plus 0-12 with the ball) and his ODI debut is ended by a man who has played 66 of them with distinction for Ireland. Johnston got the right line to a left-hander, the ball pitching on middle, holding its line and would have lopped the top of the pole

MA Carberry lbw b Johnston 10 (12m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

In comes James Taylor at No. 3, this is his first ODI since the last time England and Ireland met in 2011

3.2
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Johnston to Taylor, no run, shapes back in from outside off, Taylor gets his bat down to block
3.3
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Johnston to Taylor, no run, gets forward and defends into the off side
3.4
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Johnston to Taylor, no run, touch short, holding its line around off stump, defended playing back
3.5
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Johnston to Taylor, 1 run, fullish and angling in on middle and off stump, Taylor works it off his pads through midwicket for a scampered single to get off the mark
3.6
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Johnston to Wright, no run, tight lines from Wollongong's favourite son, Wright presses forward to block

END OF OVER:
4 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | ENG: 12/1 (258 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.60)

  • LJ Wright1 (7b)
  • JWA Taylor1 (4b)
  • DT Johnston2-0-5-1
  • TJ Murtagh2-0-7-0

Still two slips in for Murtagh to Taylor...

4.1
1
Murtagh to Taylor, 1 run, length delivery, Taylor takes the bottom hand off the bat as he jabs it to leg for a single