7.43pm Well, that wraps things up for the prologue to England's season. It's been a terrifically entertaining day. From Alan, Justin and myself, goodbye!
Eoin Morgan: "At certain stages we knew it would be challenging, but the bowlers did a great job, and three or four of us batted really poorly. But Foakes outstanding on debut, he and Curran got us over the line, last year against Scotland we got beaten at our own game, but today we found a way to win."
Man of Match is Ben Foakes "Nipping about a bit, had to take what was on offer. Because we kept them under 200, the rate never got away from us." Well, that was brief.
Will Porterfield "The start we got, was tricky in the morning, but we can't fault the fight with three debutants, didn't look out of place. The lads that played today have a bright future. Seven ODIs in next 15-20 days, great time for us."
7.34pm Tom: "Didn't we have basically the same result last time England played at Malahide? " Last but one visit had similarities ....
7.28pm Gosh, that was more of a thriller than we had bargained for when the pitch inspection was taking place some seven and a half hours ago. It's been a blazing contest, lit up by debutants galore. Ben Foakes and Josh Little share top billing, Jofra Archer attracts the scrutiny, and England head home for their Biggest Summer of Cricket Of All Time with more questions than answers ... though, in the form of Willey, Curran, Plunkett et al, mostly good ones, to be fair.
Robin: "To be fair England hasn't had a debutant wicketkeeper since Davies in 2009. Just off the top of my head Prior, Bairstow, Kieswetter, Buttler, Billings have probably all kept wicket just not on debut." Never let facts get in the way of a good stat
Right, last roll of the dice. This needs to be the over, surely, to get the breakthrough
Usman: "I don't know why everyone is forgetting that this is England." Oh, I haven't, don't you worry...
Hypocaust: "Ben Foakes is the first English keeper to make a fifty on men's ODI debut" Well, well ...
Vanja Patrakar: ".... but can he do it in cold murky day in Dublin? Tom Curran ticking all boxes today."
Ronak: "Hats off to Foakes but how good has his Surrey team-mate Tom Curran has been with the bat tonight? Sensible batting for the most part and seeing the bigger picture of not losing to Ireland." Surrey will be wondering where all this 50-over knowhow has been hiding all summer. They've been a shambles in the Royal London Cup
George Macphers: "Andrew slogging can win you matches. " Well duh, it's the only way I've ever won any game. But I've also lost most of them by slogging too!