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  1. England win by seven wickets in Bristol - Hales 55, Root 49 not out
  2. Ireland collapse from 81-2 to 126 all out in 33 overs
  3. Rashid takes 5-27, second-best figures by an England spinner in ODIs
  4. Two wickets for Root, one each for Wood, Willey and Ball
  5. Chase takes all three England wickets to fall
  6. England lead two-match ODI series 1-0 (second game at Lord's on Sunday)

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By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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That's all from us for today - we'll be back on Sunday for the second and final ODI of this series.

You can read Phil Dawkes' report of England's dominant performance over here and watch the performance from man of the match, Adil Rashid, below.

Cheers for keeping us company. We'll see you Sunday. Go enjoy the sunshine!

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One-Day Cup action

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Given the cricket in Bristol has finished early, 5 live sports extra is now turning its attention towards the One-Day Cup, with coverage of Surrey v Middlesex.

You can listen to commentary of that game, and the rest of today's 50-over matches, over here.

Watch the champagne, or maybe prosecco, moment

Watch as Jonny Bairstow gets England over the line with the winning runs. Just 53 overs of action today.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Ireland need to approach the game on Sunday like they did when they beat us in the World Cup in 2011. They need to expect to win. 

'Rashid showed the threat of leg-spin'

England captain Eoin Morgan, speaking on Sky Sports: "In the first 10 overs we bowled too many bad balls but it was a really good wicket. 

"Adil's day shows the threat leg-spin poses to any team."

Asked if Rashid is bowling the best he's ever done, Morgan says: "Yes, he had a tough winter with some quality opposition and to come back from that to show calmness and composure, all credit to him." 

On Mark Wood, who was playing his first ODI since September, Morgan adds: "Any first game back it's important to just get some overs under your belt. It's important to get some momentum building towards the Champions Trophy." 


'The spin damaged us'

Ireland captain William Porterfield, speaking on Sky Sports: "It wasn't the seamers that damaged us, it was the spin. We could have played that a lot better.

"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. 

"Mark Wood is a quality bowler. From their point of view it's good to have those lads back fit.

"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."

Rashid feeling 'quite confident' after 5-27 haul

Man of the match Adil Rashid, who took 5-27 off eight overs, tells TMS: "It was okay today, it felt quite good. It was nice to bowl my variations and it came out quite good. Hopefully I can carry it on.

"This is our first game of a long summer. Hopefully we have shown we can do some damage and we can carry it on. 

"I don't know if I'm on the top of my game but I feel quite confident. Ireland didn't have their best day but on Sunday they might come back stronger."

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Man of the match

And, unsurprisingly, it's leg-spinner Adil Rashid who is man of the match.

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Malcolm Emmett: Looking forward to Eng v Ire at Lords on Sunday. Debating whether or not to pack lunch? 

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Hales' stock plummeted because he played in Test cricket but if you separate the two forms of the game, it would still be very high. He's brilliant in one-day cricket. 

As for England? Well, they were clinical, and it was pleasing to see Mark Wood back. And those five wickets will have done Rashid's confidence some good. But they were helped along by Ireland's dodgy batting. Alex Hales' performance with the bat was emphatically brutal, too.

Watch: Rashid five-for secures England victory

And here is the performance that put Ireland in such a mess; Adil Rashid finished with figures of 5-27, the second best one-day figures by an England spinner.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It was terrible batting from Ireland's senior players. You don't sweep when it's on your stumps. Three in the space of five overs is just daft. 

William Porterfield
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Ireland managed to face just 33 overs; the batting collapse saw them lose eight wickets for 45 runs. The top five managed double figures, but captain William Porterfield's toil - making 13 from 45 deliveries - just showed how tough they found maneuvering the ball around.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

You want full value for your day. Most people will have taken a day off work, or convinced the Missus that going to the cricket is a better idea than Ikea.

It took England just 20 overs to chase down Ireland's total. Ireland got off to such a promising start, too, but once the collapse started, no-one could stop it. Seven wickets to spin, on a pitch that wasn't turning, saw Ireland completely tail off. 

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

The Irish are looking very dejected walking off, and so they should be. Joe Root is even more dejected, he's missed out on his fifty.

Let's be honest, that was disappointing. Ireland have to be much better than what they've shown today - and they'll have to turn it around quickly. The next ODI is just two days away at Lord's.

England win by seven wickets

Eng 127-3

Bairstow gets off strike with a single before Root cracks a short ball, looking for the boundary, but a fielder cuts it off on the ropes. The scores are level, Bairstow pops the ball up into the covers - and that's a very comfortable win for England!

Three runs to win, and it's Peter Chase who will bowl what you'd assume is the final over.

Eng 124-3

Root 48, Bairstow 8

Free hit called as Thompson over-steps, and Bairstow slaps it away into the covers, but it's cut off by the fielder. That's four from Root though. He takes a step back, cracks the ball through square, and it races across the outfield.

Watch: Morgan caught as Chase claims third wicket

Watch as England captain Eoin Morgan is caught by Kevin O’Brien as Peter Chase claims his third wicket.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

The good news is, if this game finishes early, there is a ticket for Bob Dylan waiting for me in Nottingham tonight. It's the only thing me and Bob Willis have in common - we both like Bob Dylan.

Bob added 'Dylan' as an extra middle name, such is his obsession with Bob. Graeme hasn't gone that far. Yet.

Eng 118-3

Porterfield takes an age to fiddle about with his field as he brings Stuart Thompson back on. All that arm-waving goes to waste, though, as Thompson bowls a horrible leg-side delivery that Root tickles down to the boundary. Bairstow then gets in on the act with a straight drive that makes a glorious sound off the bat. 

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

If I was a gambling man, I'd back England to finish this before lunch. And if I was Irish, I'd want this game to finish too. You don't want to wait for 40 minutes. 

Eng 106-3

Target 127

100 up for England, courtesy of a Bairstow thwack into the covers. Chase then gets Root playing edgily and away from his body, but the ball ricochets into Gary Wilson's leg at slip and away for a boundary. Chase responds by tucking Root up for room.

We play on - for now

Now, we were supposed to go off for lunch at 14:30 BST. But, rather than going off with England needing 28 runs, the umpires have taken the extra 15 minutes available. So now it's a question of, can England knock 28 runs off in 15 minutes? You'd like to think so, although I can't think of anything more cricket-y than England trooping off for a cuppa, still needing three runs to win.

Eng 99-3

Murtagh continues and Root is watchful, flicking into the on-side. It's been a belter of a day for his brother, Billy, who has made his first one-day century for Nottinghamshire.

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Alan Lewis

Ex-Ireland batsman and chairman of selectors on BBC Test Match Special

The one heartening bit from an Ireland perspective has been Peter Chase, who has bowled with good direction. 

Eng 99-3

Here's Jonny Bairstow and he's struck on the pad first ball! Aleem Dar shakes his head though; it's sliding down leg.

Morgan out for 10

Eng 99-3

Eoin Morgan does get out quite a bit, doing that. A short ball from Chase, Morgan tries to swing it over leg but he only gets the toe-end of the bat. Kevin O'Brien comes charging around and clings on while he's on the move. Excellent work.


Morgan c K O'Brien b Chase 10 (Eng 99-3)

That's a cracking catch from Kevin O'Brien!

Watch: Hales caught by Porterfield off Chase's bowling

It was a typically entertaining innings from Alex Hales but this is how it ended, caught by Ireland skipper William Poterfield off Peter Chase...

Alan Lewis

Ex-Ireland batsman and chairman of selectors on BBC Test Match Special

At Tim Murtagh's pace, you can't bowl that short to Eoin Morgan.

Eng 96-2

Root 29, Morgan 10

England aren't even strolling to victory. They're just meandering along. Murtagh continues and it's a quiet over before Morgan leans back and scythes his bat down on a short delivery. The ball flies in front of square and smacks into the boundary rope. Lunch is at half past two - can England knock the remaining runs off before then?

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Eng 89-2

Root 26, Morgan 6

Peter Chase has bowled tidily to pick up both wickets, but he just drifts slightly onto Morgan's pads and he's whipped away for a couple. He straightens his line up and Morgan and Root drop the ball here and there. There's a few glum faces in the Ireland line-up now.

Eng 87-2

Murtagh v Morgan - who will win the battle of the county team-mates? First strike goes to Morgan, who takes a step down and cracks a straight drive down to the boundary, Murtagh only able to stand and watch it fly past. Murtagh responds by playing a bit of football with the ball, and bowls tidily for the rest of the over.