England v Ireland, First ODI Review
England dominate Ireland in First ODI
England cruised to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Ireland as the hosts kick start their ICC Champions Trophy preparations in emphatic fashion.
The Three Lions, who were sporting the new One-Day International kit, made light work of the visitors who were bowled all out for just 126 after 33 overs - with Adil Rashid the star man for the hosts who reached England’s second best ever bowling figures in ODI history with 5-27 (Vic Marks has the best England ODI bowling figures with 5-20).
WATCH: England v Ireland highlights
Although Ireland started the game positively, reaching 40 runs before the first wicket was taken, it was the steady collapse of wickets following the first which outlined the gulf in class between the two nations.
England only needed 20 overs to reach their target of 127 – with Alex Hales (55) and Joe Root (49) seeing England over the line in Bristol.
The Three Lions will hope to replicate their success on Sunday when they face Ireland for the Second One-Day International at Lord’s.
What they said
England captain Eoin Morgan “Putting in a clinical performance is as good as we can ask for as a side. It shows how ruthless we need to be going forward."
Courtesy of BBC Sport
Ireland captain William Porterfield "When it comes to this stage, when games come thick and fast, it's more mentally that anything. You have to put yourself back on track mentally.
"We've had a lot of support here today and there'll be that again at Lord's - we've got to put a performance in for them more than anything."
Courtesy of Sky Sports
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