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So that's it from us for this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. There wasn't much to write about today, let's hope Ireland put up a better show in the second and final ODI at Lord's on May 7, 2017. Match begins at 1100 local (1000 GMT). You can switch tabs now to catch all the action from the Indian T20 League 2017. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

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Man of the Match, Adil Rashid says that he is feeling very confident about his game. Adds that he has worked hard in the nets and it's all about knowing the field and bowling according to it. Also says that he relies on his variations and is feeling really confident about that.

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England skipper, Eoin Morgan says that he is pleased with the win. Calls it a very convincing one. Confesses that they did bowl a few poor balls in the Powerplay but is happy with the overall effort as it was the first game. Adds that losing the toss was not a bad thing. Feels that this was the best he has seen Adil Rashid bowl after a tough winter against some strong teams. Hopes that Wood can continue to build on the good work in the upcoming games. Mentions that they have a stiffer test coming up in South Africa. Does not want to discredit Ireland and says that they are taking it one game at a time and not taking the visitors for granted. Admits that they are aware of their best XI for Champions Trophy and changes, if any, will be mostly due to the conditions on offer.

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Ireland skipper, William Porterfield says that they started well but failed to get the partnerships going. Feels that there was a little bit of nibble but is quick to add that anyway the seamers didn't do the damage, spinners did. On playing against spin, Porterfield replies it's more of a mental thing. He is expecting a lot of support in the second ODI at Lord's.

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The game was one to forget for the visitors. They got off to a decent start but surrendered to the spin and guile of Adil Rashid. The leg spinner finished with his career best figures of 5 for 27 to bundle out the away side for 126. The Irish will hope to put up a better performance in the second ODI.

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That's as clinical as it gets. Chasing a modest target of 127, England lost Jason Roy for a duck but Alex Hales hit his way to a 39-ball 55 to squash any hopes Ireland had of forcing a collapse. He was given a couple of reprieves and made the most of it. Joe Root held the innings from the other end with an unbeaten 49 as the hosts did lose a couple of wickets towards the end but the result was never in question.

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to Jonny Bairstow

That's it! Fuller in length, on the pads, Jonny Bairstow works it wide of mid on and takes the winning run. ENGLAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

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to Jonny Bairstow

Fuller in length and outside off, Jonny Bairstow looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge on the pads again.

19.4
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to Jonny Bairstow

Fuller on middle and leg, Bairstow looks to work it across the line but gets an inside edge on the pads.

19.3
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to Joe Root

Short on middle and leg, pulled towards deep square leg for just a single. Root moves to 49!

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to Joe Root

Shortish on middle and off, Joe Root defends it off the back foot.

19.1
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to Jonny Bairstow

Short and angling in on middle, helped down to fine leg for a single.

18.6
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Stuart Thompson to Joe Root

FOUR! Flayed! Short on off, Root stays back and cuts it between cover and point for a boundary to end the over. 18 off the over!

18.5
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Stuart Thompson to Jonny Bairstow

Angles in a length delivery on middle, Bairstow swipes it across the line off the inner half for a single.

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Stuart Thompson to Jonny Bairstow

Shortish outside off, JB cuts it towards the man at point. Thompson oversteps which means Free hit coming up next ball.

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Stuart Thompson to Jonny Bairstow

FOUR! Shot! Fuller in length on the stumps, Bairstow caresses it straight down the ground for a boundary.

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Stuart Thompson to Joe Root

On a good length and just around off, Root punches it nicely off the back foot through extra cover. Won't get a boundary but picks up a comfortable three.

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Stuart Thompson to Joe Root

FOUR! Easily done! Fuller on the pads, Root clips it fine down the leg side for a boundary.

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Stuart Thompson to Jonny Bairstow

Fuller in length around off, Jonny drives it through covers for a single.

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Can England finish this inside 3 overs? If they do that, we won't have the innings break. In the meanwhile, Stuart Thompson comes back on for a bowl.

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