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Morgan leads England to victory over Ireland

August 26, 2011 14:50 IST
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Eoin Morgan led England to victory over his native Ireland in his first match as captain of his adopted country on Thursday, in a rain-affected 50 overs match.

Man-of-the-match Morgan scored 59 in England's 201 for eight while Jonathan Trott collected 69.

Ireland, who defeated England in their last one-day match at the World Cup this year, replied with 117 for eight, and lost by 11 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method.

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England fielded a fledgling side after completing a series whitewash over India at the Oval on Monday.

Only Morgan and Ravi Bopara, who replaced the injured Trott, played in the fourth Test.

Kevin O'Brien, whose 113 from 63 balls propelled Ireland to victory in Bangalore, hit consecutive sixes off debutant leg-spinner Scott Borthwick, but his dismissal for 26 spelt the end of Irish hopes of another upset.


J Trott c Jones b Mooney 69
C Kieswetter c N O'Brien b Mooney 14
J Taylor c Wilson b Rankin 1
E Morgan c and b Stirling 59
R Bopara c N O'Brien b Jones 2
B Stokes c and b Stirling 3
S Patel c K O'Brien b Jones 13
C Woakes not out 19
S Borthwick c Stirling b Mooney 15
S Finn not out 0
Extras: (LB-1, W-5) 6
Total: (For 8 wkts in 42 overs) 201

Fall of wickets: 1-24, 2-34, 3-136, 4-139, 5-148, 6-165, 7-172, 8-197

Bowling: Rankin 6-0-22-1; Mooney 7-1-32-3; Cusack 5-0-24-0; K O'Brien 3-0-20-0; Dockrell 4-0-24-0; Jones 9-0-32-2; Stirling 8-0-46-2.

E. Joyce c Kieswetter b Finn 10
P. Stirling c Bopara b Finn 6
W. Porterfield run out (Kieswetter) 15
N. O'Brien c Finn b Dernbach 13
K. O'Brien b Dernbach 26
N. Jones b Bopara 2
G. Wilson c Bopara b Patel 13
J. Mooney c Stokes b Dernbach 15
A. Cusack not out 6
G. Dockrell not out 5
Extras: (b1, lb1, w4) 6
Total: (8 wkts, 23 overs) 117

Did not bat: B Rankin

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Stirling), 2-24 (Joyce), 3-43 (Porterfield), 4-66 (N.O'Brien), 5-71 (Jones), 6-77 (K.O'Brien), 7-97 (Mooney), 8-108 (Wilson).

Bowling: Woakes 6-1-20-0 (1w); Finn 5-1-16-2 (1w); Dernbach 5-0-30-3; Bopara 4-0-24-1 (2w); Borthwick 1-0-13-0; Patel 2-0-12-1.

Result: England won by 11 runs (D/L method).

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