Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    45.1 full and follows Porterfield again, who is stepping to leg this time, he's ended up yorked well outside leg stump and the ball cannons into the stumps. Bit unfortunate for Porterfield but well bowled Rankin, realising the batsman had stepped away and followed him to cramp him up, it was a good full, straight delivery and Porterfield was nowhere near it 224/6
    3.5 gone! Rankin has his first England ODI wicket. Back of a length at off stump, squares up Stirling with a touch of seam movement, takes a thick edge high on the bat and carries low to second slip where Ballance held a sharp chance 25/1
    7.3 punched into the off side, what's happened here? A bail has fallen off. Rankin is pointing at it. Has it blown off? Or has Joyce touched his stumps? Umpires having a quick look at the TV. Looks like he's hit wicket! His heel just rocked the base of leg stump. Umpires still checking. No real signals given, but Joyce is now walking off. What a way to go. All rather subdued. Not sure the crowd have been given any information. Complete silence. 36/2
    20.6 quicker ball, slides past the attempted defensive stroke off the back foot and takes the off stump and Tredwell has a much-deserved wicket. He's bowled with lovely flight and generated good turn, should have had a catch in the deep but now deceives O'Brien with a quicker delivery that skidded on; arm ball does the trick 95/3
    26.2 floated up on off stump, turns back and strikes the batsman on the front pad, did he get outside the line, no, he's been given out the turn has convinced the umpire that came back enough, probably going on to hit the stumps but Wilson may feel he got outside the line, it was certainly very close. Well bowled from Tredwell though, nicely floated up again and finds more turn 121/4
    34.4 top catch! Bonus for England. Another short delivery but this time O'Brien's pull picks out Morgan at midwicket who takes a sharp diving catch to his right. Then drop-kicks the ball in celebration. 161/5
    45.5 full and straight, Mooney misses and is given out lbw it looked very straight that. Good pace from Rankin, the batsman hurried in trying to play to leg and misses, caught very low on the pad in front of middle. Slight question over whether it might have pitched just outside leg but it was so full it's very hard to tell and looked very straight 229/7
    not out
    not out
    32 (b 6, lb 13, nb 3, w 10)
    269/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Paul Stirling, 3.5 ov), 2-36 (Ed Joyce, 7.3 ov), 3-95 (Niall O'Brien, 20.6 ov), 4-121 (Gary Wilson, 26.2 ov), 5-161 (Kevin O'Brien, 34.4 ov), 6-224 (William Porterfield, 45.1 ov), 7-229 (John Mooney, 45.5 ov)
    ST Finn1014404.40424202
    WB Rankin914645.11375140
    RS Bopara704115.85226020
    BA Stokes1005105.10243001
    JC Tredwell1003523.50384000
    LJ Wright302107.0072000
    MA Carberry1012012.0012000
    3.1 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 11/1
    8.2 stays back and attempts to run the ball to third man - but Wright has played on! The slowness of the pitch did for him, cross-batted shots always dangerous in these circumstances and a thick bottom edge sent the ball straight down on to the base of off stump. Wright's head sags in unison, he kicks the turf - Ireland are right on top here 25/2
    14.5 skids on, through the defences and bowled him! Murtagh has a third, England's little man defeated by one that came back at him - though in truth it was a loose shot, left a gap between bat and pad and Murtagh located it 48/4
    8.4 tries to leave, doesn't withdraw the bat quickly enough and there's a feather on it - Ballance is gone, caught behind! Indecision from Ballance, facing only his second ball, he wanted to leave but his muscles took a moment to catch up with his brain and the ball brushed the face on its way through 25/3
    not out
    not out
    9 (b 4, lb 2, w 3)
    274/4 (43 Overs, RR: 6.37)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Michael Carberry, 3.1 ov), 2-25 (Luke Wright, 8.2 ov), 3-25 (Gary Ballance, 8.4 ov), 4-48 (James Taylor, 14.5 ov)
    TJ Murtagh1023333.30456000
    DT Johnston703414.85273120
    MC Sorensen402406.0081000
    GH Dockrell1007307.30256310
    KJ O'Brien4041010.2595200
    PR Stirling503607.20131200
    JF Mooney302709.0072100

Match Details


England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England won the one-off match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15

Match days

3 September 2013 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • What more are Ireland supposed to do?

    They have shown the ambition, drive and talent needed to earn Test status. But does the ICC have the vision to make it happen?

  • How Ireland got their groove back

    Cricket was played on the island as far back as the 1730s. How the game fell out of favour, and is now finding its feet again, is a tale and a half

  • Business is booming

    Sport for business reveals despite Ireland's loss to England in the only ODI at Malahide, cricket in the region has lots to benefit from such a grand debut for international-standard stadium

  • Rankin beats homecoming nerves

    Boyd Rankin did well to conquer the nerves inherent in playing against his native country and return England's best bowling figures on debut for eight years, according to his coach, Ashley Giles

  • The future is green

    They couldn't quite stick it to the old enemy, but hey, watching cricket in Ireland seems to be becoming cool

England 2nd innings Partnerships

11MA CarberryLJ Wright
14LJ WrightJWA Taylor
0GS BallanceJWA Taylor
23EJG MorganJWA Taylor
226RS BoparaEJG Morgan