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England , elected to field first

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Series result

England won the one-off match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.45 start, First Sssion 10.45-14.15 Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30

Match days

03 May 2019 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Scorer: Justin Smyth | Commentator: Andrew Miller

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.

Little to Curran, (no ball) FOUR runs, round the wicket, hauled out through the leg side, and that's an extra too, so that is the end of that!

42 | 11 Runs | ENG: 194/6 (5 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.61, RRR: 1.66)

  • Tom Curran43 (55b)
  • Ben Foakes61 (76b)
  • Mark Adair8-0-48-0
  • Josh Little8-0-40-4

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

Adair to Curran, 1 run, in the blockhole, flogged on the up, and the game is surely up now
Adair to Curran, 2 runs, slapped uppishly, wide of the lumbering Boyd Rankin at mid-on, who gives away the second run
Adair to Foakes, 1 run, slower ball, Foakes waits well and opens the face to third man
Adair to Foakes, 2 runs, squeezed through third man... England are down to single figures
Adair to Curran, 1 run, slashed on the up to deep cover, Curran in a rush to finish this, and dropped by Tucker, sprinting in! So near, he made the ground, but lost his composure, and maybe now, the match...

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st34DJ MalanJM Vince
2nd7DJ MalanJE Root
3rd5EJG MorganDJ Malan
4th16JL DenlyDJ Malan
5th4JL DenlyBT Foakes
6th35DJ WilleyBT Foakes
7th98BT FoakesTK Curran