Morgan leads England to victory over his native Ireland

DUBLIN, (Reuters) – 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 to lose by  11 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method.

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.

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