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Summary

  1. Three wickets each for Yorkshire duo Root & Plunkett
  2. Porterfield top-scores in the match with 82
  3. England compile 328-6 from their 50 overs
  4. Bairstow hits 72 off 44 balls - seven fours, three sixes
  5. Morgan (76) and Root (73) put on 140 for third wicket
  6. Video clips UK only; TMS overseas link above

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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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. 

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."

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."

'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."

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."

'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."

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."

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.

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.

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."

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Skipper goes big

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

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."

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.

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

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.

WICKET

Dockrell b Wood 28 (Ire 243 all out) ENGLAND WON BY 85 RUNS

What a way to finish, a perfect inswinging yorker from the fit-again Mark Wood, leaving him with figures of 2-38 from 8.1 overs.

A 2-0 series whitewash for England.

Impressive Plunkett

Despite that four, Liam Plunkett's figures are looking very healthy for today after those latest wickets.

Ire 243-9

Target 329

Plunkett did not concede more than singles against the frontline Ireland batsman but last man Chase has snicked him through the vacant slip cordon for only his second boundary in ODI. The number 11 managed only one run in his first six ODI innings.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

England's strength in depth is unbelievable now - it's even better that Mark Wood is back in the mix as that extra strike bowler.

Ire 235-9

Wood 1-38 from 8

Peter Chase looks a little like Peter Crouch trying to bat out there against Wood, reverse swinging the ball at 90mph, but he gets off the mark. Who is going to get the last wicket? Surely they are not going to bat out the overs? I've been up since 4am.

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Josh Verrills‏: Plunkett is underrated; always picks up wickets, always has low economy and seldom goes for significant runs over his 10 overs.

Ire 232-9

Required rate 16.16

Plunkett fizzes one at 84mph past the outside edge of last man Peter Chase, who does not look like he is going to delay matters very long. The 15 runs Plunkett has conceded have all been singles, with just the one wide. Pleasingly parsimonious for the paceman.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Plunkett rolled his fingers over that one. He's becoming much more consistent now.

WICKET

Murtagh c Ball b Plunkett 2 (Ire 231-9)

The end is nigh. Murtagh steers tamely to square cover, a third wicket for Plunkett and a third catch for Ball. Virtual silence from the crowd. The Irish supporters may have relocated to the tavern.

Porterfield out for 82

Will Porterfield's fine innings comes to an end as a ramp shot doesn't quite go according to plan.

Ire 231-8

98 more needed from 42 balls

A yawn from England coach Trevor Bayliss, who looks cold on the balcony, despite the sunshine and an imminent victory for his team. Wood has a short run-up these days, hardly surprising given the amount of injury troubles he has had, but he has been up in the 90s-mph today, as has Plunkett.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Plunkett is under-rated, he's one of my favourite England bowlers. Because of his strong shoulders, he hits the pitch hard and the ball carries through nicely.

WICKET

McCarthy c Ball b Plunkett 2 (Ire 226-8)

Valiant from McCarthy, we don't need him scratching around for another eight overs. He goes for glory and doesn't get it - the boundary would have had to have been brought in significantly more than it already has been - another 40 yards or so in fact - and Ball takes another neatly judged catch at mid-off. Impressive from Plunkett, 2-14 from six.

Six for Dockrell

Ireland will be hoping for a few more of these in the closing overs. Otherwise, it's a 2-0 series win for England.

Ire 224-7

Target 329

Even the exuberant Ireland followers have gone a little quiet now. Barry McCarthy is the new batsman. He's going to have to improve on his highest ODI score - by some way - it is currently only 13.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Mark Wood set him up, cramping him for room and trying to get Porterfield to hit into the leg side. He's done his country proud here today.

WICKET

Porterfield b Wood 82 (Ire 223-7)

Mark Wood returns to bowl his sixth over. Willey has seven left, Plunkett five. Porterfield's enterprising innings ends, he is down one knee trying to play the ramp shot - extremely brave at Wood's pace - but the only contact is with ball on stumps.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

This is a bit more fun. The sun is shining and the sixes are flying.

Ire 221-6

Target 329

Porterfield swings Ball high into the azure blue sky and it thuds into the foam boundary marker at wide mid-wicket, brought in for this match. Ireland's sixth six, they've beaten England in that department at least.

Jonathan Agnew

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Ireland have got to take chances now. Porterfield looks like he's decided he's got to go for it. There's no point in him blocking the game out.