5-star Rashid routs Ireland
Adil Rashid returned the second-best figures by an England spinner in a one-day international as the hosts eased to a seven-wicket win in their series opener against Ireland at Bristol on Friday.
Victory saw England go 1-0 up in the two-match contest ahead of Sunday's showpiece clash at Lord's.
Leg-spinner Rashid took five for 27 as Ireland collapsed to 126 all out after visiting captain William Porterfield won the toss.
Andrew Balbirnie top-scored with 30 in an innings where only openers Ed Joyce (23) and Paul Stirling (20) got to 20.
Rashid's return was second only to that of off-spinner Vic Marks's five for 20, against New Zealand at Wellington in 1984, by a specialist England slow bowler at this level.
England, set just 127 to win, lost Jason Roy for a duck in the first over of their reply when he flicked Peter Chase off his pads to George Dockrell at mid-wicket.
Fellow opener Alex Hales was then dropped on nought, Middlesex quick Tim Murtagh failing to hold a tough caught and bowled chance.
Hales went to make a quickfire 55 that stopped any thoughts of a stunning upset in their tracks.
Both Hales and Ireland-born England captain Eoin Morgan holed out off Chase, the only Ireland bowler to take wickets in a return of three for 44.
But there was never any chance of England losing, with Test captain Joe Root finishing on 49 not out.
Ireland's first international against England in England was desperately disappointing for the visitors, who could be granted Test status next month.
SCORES IN BRIEF
IRELAND: 126 all out in 33 overs (Joyce 23, Stirling 20, Balbirnie 30, O'Brien 16, Murtagh 11; Rashid 5-27, Root 2-9)
ENGLAND: 127 for 3 in 20 overs (Hales 55, Root 49 not out; Chase 3-44)
Result: England won by seven wickets.
Player-of-the-match: Adil Rashid.