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England v Ireland: second one-day international – live!

England resist the temptation to change a winning team, which is understandable but perhaps harsh on Moeen Ali. Ireland make one change, bringing in Barry McCarthy for Stuart Thompson, one seamer for another. You may not have heard of McCarthy, but he has two four-fors in ODIs, which is two more than Mark Wood, for all his pace, has in 50-over cricket.

Heads, says William Porterfield, and heads it is. He opts to have a bowl, for obvious reasons: “it’s a bit cold, and there’s a bit of cloud around”. Eoin Morgan confirms that he would have done the same.

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England v Ireland: second one-day international – live!

England resist the temptation to change a winning team, which is understandable but perhaps harsh on Moeen Ali. Ireland make one change, bringing in Barry McCarthy for Stuart Thompson, one seamer for another. You may not have heard of McCarthy, but he has two four-fors in ODIs, which is two more than Mark Wood, for all his pace, has in 50-over cricket.

Heads, says William Porterfield, and heads it is. He opts to have a bowl, for obvious reasons: “it’s a bit cold, and there’s a bit of cloud around”. Eoin Morgan confirms that he would have done the same.

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