GALLERY: Ireland's cricketers fall short against England

Adil Rashid was the star performer for Ireland's opposition in Bristol

BY Raf Diallo 18:03 Friday 5 May 2017, 18:03 5 May 2017

The Ireland team after losing ©INPHO/Andrew Fosker

Ireland have suffered a seven wicket defeat to England in the first of their one day internationals.

Adil Rashid's stunning bowling performance helped England's cricketers thrash John Bracewell's Irish side at Bristol.

The Yorkshire leg spinner took 5 for 27 to skittle the Irish for just 126 in the first one day international, with the second historic fixture to come at the iconic Lords venue this Sunday on May 7th.

England reached their target with 30 overs and seven wickets to spare.

Ireland 126 all out in 33 overs (A Balbirnie 30, E Joyce 23, P Stirling 20, A Rashid 5-27, J Root 2-9)

England 127-3 (20 overs, A Hales 55, J Root 49, P Chase 3-44)

England's Eoin Morgan dejected after being caught out ©INPHO/Andrew Fosker


 The Ireland team after losing ©INPHO/Andrew Fosker


 England's Adil Rashid celebrates taking five wickets with Eoin Morgan ©INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Ireland's Tim Murtagh ©INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Ireland's Peter Chase bowls ©INPHO/Andrew Fosker


A view of the Bristol Cricket Ground ©INPHO/Andrew Fosker


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