Watch Eng v Ire highlights today – from County Ground, Bristol (England) Friday 5th April 2017. All eight qualified teams for ICC Champion’s Trophy have started to prepare themselves for the tournament. Now England will play two one day matches against Ireland at home. Morgan felt that the pitch had a touch less grass on it than he might otherwise have imagined but, with the weather set to be overcast, England’s most full-throttle batting may not come immediately to the fore.
Kevin O’Brien’s return from a hamstring injury is a welcome boost for an Ireland team who will need their veterans to rise to one of their biggest occasions in recent times. That said, his brother, Niall, could conceivably give way to Andy Balbirnie, with Gary Wilson taking the gloves. Murtagh will lead the line with his intelligent swing bowling.
Toss: Ireland won and chose bat first.
JJ Roy, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan*, JM Bairstow, SW Billings†, AU Rashid, DJ Willey, LE Plunkett, JT Ball, MA Wood.
WTS Porterfield*, PR Stirling, EC Joyce, NJ O’Brien†, GC Wilson, A Balbirnie, KJ O’Brien, SR Thompson, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh, PKD Chase.
Match Timings: 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT)
Ireland tour of England, 1st ODI Highlights
ODI no. 3864 | 2017 season
Played at County Ground, Bristol
5 May 2017 (50-over match)
Umpires – Aleem Dar and RJ Bailey
TV umpire – PR Reiffel
Match referee – RS Madugalle
Reserve umpire – RT Robinson
Ireland 126 33 overs
England 127/3 20 overs
England won by 7 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)