all over! That's a convincing way to end things as Wood spears a pinpoint yorker through Dockrell
England win by 85 runs and take this short series 2-0, as was expected. Two very efficient victories although they had to dig a little deeper at stages today. It was an improved display from Ireland with bat, ball and in the field even if a gulf still remained. England's innings was set up by Morgan and Root then finished off by Bairstow and Rashid. Ireland made a flyer with the bat before Jake Ball and Liam Plunkett slowed them, followed by Root's career-best with the ball. England's players (most of them) now head back to the Royal London Cup for a few days - Morgan and Billings back to the IPL - then they have a training camp in Spain ahead of the three-match series against South Africa. Their Champions Trophy campaign begins on June 1. For Ireland, it's back home for an important triangular series involving New Zealand and Bangladesh. A chance for more top-level cricket. Will Ireland's selectors decide to look at some new faces? I'll bring you the presentation shortly.
William Porterfield "I thought we were much improved today. We put a lot of things right. We kept going even through that big partnership. With the bat, just a couple of wickets behind the game. Lot of credit Barry McCarthy for coming in for a big game. We did a lot of hard work, not making easy for anyone to start, but credit to Bairstow and Rashid at the end. But lads put their hand up. After Friday it would have been easy to hide away, but we took a step forward. Even when we were six down."
Eoin Morgan "Today presented different challenges, cloud cover this morning and the openers did really well. We should have been more clinical, one of us should have got a big score, but Jonny and Adil led us home really well. [Jonny] is another selection headache, but it's a great position to be in. The quality of cricket coming up is extremely good and that's what we want. Great to see Woody back, getting more overs under his belt."
The Man of the Match is Joe Root. "If we've got guys who can bowl a few overs then it's great. Nice to be able to do that in last few days. It's been nice to get a few runs, a good stepping stone towards the Champions Trophy. The South Africa series will be really good for us to be under some pressure."
That just about wraps things up for today. A gentle start for England to their season. Here's Andrew Miller's report. We'll be back for the series against South Africa, while we will also have coverage of the tri-series from Ireland. For now, though, from Andrew McGlashan and Alan Gardner it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.
spoons this just wide of Plunkett in his follow through
a short ball, he pulls one bounce to deep square leg
gets bat on another full, straight delivery and squirts it down to third man
gets the yorker in, dug out to the off side
wide outside off, takes a thick edge and Rashid at third man can't cut it off
a bouncer that is just a little too far down the leg side
moves well outside leg and clubs this down to long-off
skims past off stump with a yorker that's just a touch wide as Chase leaves his stumps exposed
a shorter delivery, he gets a bottom edge as he works into the leg side...a new ODI best for Dockrell
full and straight, driven to backward point
this is through him for pace at 88mph, beats the inside edge and leg stump. Clips the back pad
flicked from outside off into the leg side
length ball at off stump, 89mph, defended
tries for the yorker, comes out a low full toss which is pushed to cover
back of a length and quite sharp, skims past the outside edge
pushed into the covers
beats the drive with a full delivery outside off
moves outside leg stump and steers a back-of-a-length delivery to point
Plunkett has been outstanding today. Chance of a career-best
spoons a simple catch to backward point, a third catch for Ball. Shimmying to the leg side, then plinks it off the toe of the bat, looping comfortable to the man inside the ring
|Toss||Ireland, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||England won the 2-match series 2-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 3865|
|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 days||7 May 2017 - day (50-over match)|
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|PKD Chase||not out||6||11|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 10)|
|Total||243(10 wkts; 46.1 ovs)|