England v Ireland: Joe Root stars with bat and ball as hosts seal series at Lord's

Joe Root (centre) celebrates a wicket
Second one-day international, Lord’s
England 328-6 (50 overs): Morgan 76, Root 73, Bairstow 72*, McCarthy 2-61
Ireland 243 all out (46.1 overs): Porterfield 82, Stirling 48, Plunkett 3-21, Root 3-52
England won by 85 runs

Joe Root starred as England sealed a series whitewash over Ireland in their two-match one-day international contest courtesy of an 85-run win at Lord’s.

Root scored 73 in a partnership of 140 with Eoin Morgan (76) before Jonny Bairstow’s rapid 72 propelled England to 328-6 at the home of cricket.

Paul Stirling struck 48 but Root’s 3-52 swung the game the home side’s way.

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