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Live Reporting

Jamie Lillywhite

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  1. Farewell

    And that's where we leave you. Many thanks for being with us today. We saw some spirited batting from Paul Stirling and Will Porterfield, but England's middle order consistency proved too much and it was good to see Mark Wood back in the wickets, let's hope he has a good summer, free of injury.

    As mentioned earlier, the next cricket for England will be the three-match ODI series with South Africa starting at Headingley on 24 May (what will the weather be like?) before they open the Champions Trophy with a match against Bangladesh at The Oval on 1 June.

    I'll be back in the Sportsday hotseat at 08:00 BST so please tune in for that, but for now, from the three of us in the cricket text com box, cheerio now. 

  2. Post update

    A final word from Trevor Bayliss on his forthcoming plans for the England team: "We will be doing as much fielding as we can. We did a lot of catching ahead of the Australia tour [this winter]. You are looking for the perfect performance, which isn’t often possible but it doesn’t stop you trying.

    "The boys will go back and play matches for their county teams. By the time the Champions Trophy [on 1 June] comes around we should hopefully be firing on all cylinders."

  3. Post update

    England coach Trevor Bayliss with thoughts on the squad dilemmas ahead: "From a selection point of view we think there is not a lot between the three keepers we have. It will be hard to leave Jonny [Bairstow] out with the runs he scores. He has shown again today the value he brings the team."

  4. 'We improved a lot today'

    Ireland captain Will Porterfield: "I thought we were much improved today. We put a lot of things right - we bowled well and kept going when the big partnership got going and it took Jonny Bairstow to play well to get them to that big total. I think with the bat we were just a couple of wickets behind and that stopped us going for it at the end."

  5. Post update

    More from England coach Trevor Bayliss on fit-again paceman Mark Wood, who took 2-38 from 8.1 overs: "He is our quickest bowler. If he gets it right he is difficult to play. He has that X-factor. 

    "We are not sure [about his fitness] nor are the medical people at this stage. In the short term we will need to keep a close eye on him. Hopefully as he gets older and has overs under his belt he can perform in all forms of the game."

  6. 'We overcame some different challenge today'

    England captain Eoin Morgan: "Bristol was a more convincing win and today presented us with different challenges. There was some cloud cover this morning and the openers got us off to a fantastic start, I shared in a good partnership with Joe Root and then Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid saw us home after a little wobble.

    "The quality of cricket coming up is extremely good. We play South Africa next and then we're into the Champions Trophy."

  7. Post update

    Thoughts from England coach Trevor Bayliss ahead of the three-match ODI series against South Africa, beginning on 24 May:

    "We know we have sterner tests coming up, against South Africa and in the Champions Trophy. We can do no more than play and win well," he says.

    "We will go into the three games against South Africa wanting to win that series. If we are 2-0 up with a game to go we will look at the team then."

  8. Post update

    After taking 1-24 in the first match at Bristol, Durham paceman Mark Wood consolidated his return from injury with some impressive pace in excess of 90mph and finished the match in style with an inswinging yorker as Ireland were all out for 243 in the 47th over, England winning by 85 runs.

  9. Post update

    Ireland hit six sixes, one more than England. The O'Brien brothers hit three of those, here left-hander Niall dispatches one down the ground.

  10. Man of the match

    Root is named man of the match and is asked if taking wickets gave him more pleasure than scoring runs: "Yes. Quite simply."

    Root adds: "I feel in good order. It's been a slower start to the season than I would have liked but this has been a stepping stone into the Champions Trophy. We want to keep building momentum."

  11. Post update

    Root chipped in with a wicket in his first over and went on to claim two more with his off spin variations.

  12. Post update

    He fell two short of a deserved half-century when he was given out caught behind after a review in the 14th over.

  13. Stirling gets Ireland off to a flyer

    Paul Stirling gave Ireland an electrifying start, bringing up the Ireland fifty in only the seventh over with a series of sweetly-struck strokes.

  14. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Jonny Bairstow has really matured as a batsman. I love the follow-through he has - he's so solid and hits through the line.

  15. The Yorkshire connection

    Jonny Bairstow was playing only his 25th ODI and perhaps only featured because of the absence of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, but the Yorkshireman again proved his worth with an unbeaten 72 from 44 balls, with seven fours and three sixes, to help England to 328-6. 

    He shared a stand of 88 with his county colleague Adil Rashid, who made 39 before he was caught behind.

  16. Skipper goes big

    Skipper Eoin Morgan top-scored with 76, featuring two sixes, including this one when he had scored only a single.

  17. He was good with the ball too...

    England's Joe Root, speaking to Test Match Special after taking 3-52 with the ball: "It's nice for (skipper) Eoin Morgan to have options with the ball and with players missing for this series, it's been nice to chip in. The more options we can have under pressure, the better. If somebody is having a tough day, we want people to be able to help them out."

  18. Root's batting masterclass

    Let's look back at some highlights of the match and Test captain Joe Root was in the runs, with 73 from as many deliveries, including eight boundaries. All manner of shots as always, as this clip demonstrates.

  19. Post update

    England's bowling figures: Wood 8.1-0-38-2; Willey 3-0-23-0; Ball 7-0-38-1; Plunkett 8-0-23-3; Root 10-0-52-3; Rashid 10-0-68-1

  20. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    It's been a very professional performance from England. They haven't taken their foot off the gas at any point in the series. 8.5/10 from England.