Result
1st ODI, Bristol, May 5 2017, Ireland tour of England
126
(20/50 ov, target 127)
127/3
England won by 7 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3y
• The Report by Andrew McGlashan in Bristol

Rashid takes five as Ireland are routed in historic ODI

Adil Rashid bagged a career-best 5 for 27, and Alex Hales made 55 from 39 balls, as England won by seven wickets with 30 overs to spare

Match centre 
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Ireland126(33 overs)
Ed Joyce23 (20)
Joe Root2/9(5)
England127/3(20 overs)
Alex Hales55 (39)
Joe Root*49 (52)
end of over 203 runs
ENG: 127/3CRR: 6.35 
Jonny Bairstow10 (15)
Joe Root49 (52)
Peter Chase8-0-44-3
Stuart Thompson3-0-30-0

3.05pm: It's been short and sweet, from an English perspective; a sour lolly to suck on for Ireland. But take heart, because there's Lord's on Sunday and the chance for redemption in one of the cathedrals of sport... Join us again for the second ODI, and enjoy your Friday afternoon. International cricket is back - we'll be here all summer. Cheerio!

2.55pm: Here we go with the presentations... Ireland captain William Porterfield: "The first five or six overs with the bat we looked like we could put a score on the board but we were in trouble once we lost Stirlo and Joyce. We knew there would be a bit of nibble [batting first] but we thought we could build a platform for the lads at the end. When it comes to this stage, games come thick and fast, it's more of a mental thing, to put yourself back on track. We've had a lot of support here today and they'll be there at Lord's, so we've got to out in a performance for them."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Very pleased, pretty convincing, we bowled one or two bad balls in the first ten overs but it was a good wicket, probably the best Bristol wicket we've played on, so losing the toss wasn't a bad thing. Adil today, it shows the threat legspin poses, turning it both ways, he's very threatening. [Mark Wood?] First game back it's important to get overs under your belt, manage the expectation, important he builds up momentum to the CT. [Rashid?] He's had a tough winter playing against high-calibre opposition, so to come back and show calmness and composure was great. I think we have a stiffer test with the SA series coming up, it's part and parcel of our preparation. Take nothing away from Ireland, they have the ability to beat any side, so we need to start again at Lord's. I think on any given day we probably do [know best XI], given one or two changes for conditions, that's important going into a competition."

Adil Rashid is Man of the Match for his career-best ODI figures: "I feel quite confident at the moment, feel pretty good. It's come from hard work in the nets and practice, knowing my fields, knowing how you feel on a good day and when you don't feel so good. [Favourite ball?] Sometimes it's the googly, sometimes the leggie, I just try and bowl my variations and feel comfortable with that."

2.45pm: That's what you call doing a professional number on the oppo. England wouldn't get much credit for anything other than a thumping - and that's what they have served up, Ireland dismissed for a paltry score in 33 overs and the chase mopped up before lunch. The whole match lasted just a wee bit beyond 50 overs, and Ireland have some work to do if they are going to save face in the second match of the series at Lord's on Sunday. We knew the Old Boys in Green were facing a transition period but they would have hoped to provide a stiffer challenge in their first match on English soil than this.

19.6
1
Chase to Bairstow, 1 run
pitched up and driven wide of mid-on - that's it, England win by seven wickets and there's not even time for an interval
19.5
Chase to Bairstow, no run
full in the channel, YJB pushes at it and gets an inside edge on to his front pad... Root stops him from doing something silly as Porterfield races in from backward point
19.4
Chase to Bairstow, no run
fired in full down the leg side, 83mph and thudding into the pads as Bairstow aims a glance unsuccessfully

One to go...

19.3
1
Chase to Root, 1 run
short ball, Root swivels to swipe another single through square leg
19.2
Chase to Root, no run
there's a dot, back of a length and defended on off stump

Two required from 11 balls

19.1
1
Chase to Bairstow, 1 run
length on the stumps and swished through midwicket on the pull
end of over 1918 runs
ENG: 124/3CRR: 6.52 • RRR: 0.09 • Need 3 from 30ov
Joe Root48 (50)
Jonny Bairstow8 (11)
Stuart Thompson3-0-30-0
Peter Chase7-0-41-3

"Lunch with 6 to win someone said...I'm going with scores level after YJB gets out trying to end it in the grand manner," declares Andy

18.6
4
Thompson to Root, FOUR runs
oh, lovely shot, a back-foot square drive, on top of the bounce and that's the third boundary of the over, bringing England to within touching distance of victory
18.5
1
Thompson to Bairstow, 1 run
back of a length, clubbed out towards deep midwicket, off the toe of the bat for a single
18.5
1nb
Thompson to Bairstow, 1 no ball
chopped square from the crease... but Thompson had overstepped, so that'll be a free hit
18.4
4
Thompson to Bairstow, FOUR runs
full outside off, YJB steps into a princely straight drive, fine of mid-off and that's four more - target being reeled in, single figures now
18.3
3
Thompson to Root, 3 runs
more runs, overpitched and threaded through the covers, holds up just short of the rope
18.2
4
Thompson to Root, FOUR runs
slides on to the pads and Root just needs a tickle of bat on it to pick up four to fine leg
18.1
1
Thompson to Bairstow, 1 run
tip and run into the covers, beats the throw at the non-striker's end

Stuart Thompson back on. England have three overs to score 21 runs and avoid putting everyone into 45 minutes of limbo... Or Ireland could take seven wickets, I suppose

end of over 187 runs
ENG: 106/3CRR: 5.88 • RRR: 0.65 • Need 21 from 30ov
Jonny Bairstow2 (7)
Joe Root37 (47)
Peter Chase7-0-41-3
Tim Murtagh6-1-33-0

"TV saying they're extending by four overs in case of a result. Presumably it's also to make sure they get the minimum of 20 overs in, in case somehow the weather forecasters get it horribly wrong." I don't think it's anywhere near that joined up, Joel... But we'll give them the benefit of the doubt

17.6
1
Chase to Bairstow, 1 run
bouncer from Chase, doesn't get up that high and it's swatted to deep square leg for one more
17.5
Chase to Bairstow, no run
back of a length and tapped down short into the off side
17.4
1
Chase to Root, 1 run
short outside off, Root is up on his toes to cut down and in front of point
17.3
4
Chase to Root, FOUR runs
edged but short of slip and it runs away for four! Decent bowling from Chase, in the corridor and Root was a little flat-footed but he played softly and it scuttled away low through the hands for four
17.2
1
Chase to Bairstow, 1 run
short delivery, Bairstow pulls firmly and picks up his first run to deep midwicket - that's the England 100, too
Best performances - batsmen
AD Hales
55 runs (39)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
cover drive
18 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
6424188211
JE Root
49 runs (52)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
444954217
Best performances - bowlers
AU Rashid
O
8
M
0
R
27
W
5
Eco
3.37
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
2W
PKD Chase
O
8
M
0
R
44
W
3
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
County Ground, Bristol
TossIreland , elected to bat first
SeriesIreland tour of England
Player Of The Match
Adil Rashid
Series resultEngland led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3864
Season2017
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days5 May 2017 (50-over match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Tim Robinson
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle