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As you’d expect there’s been a lot of media interest in today’s clash in the Cricket World Cup between Ireland and England – 2.30pm start – including some tongue-in-cheek references to Ed Joyce. As for the match itself, as well as RTÉ updates, there’s the cricinfo scoreboard, the Guardian’s usual over-by-over coverage can be followed here, and, for once, we’re promised live radio commentary. Adds Spotted by merrie, the Guardian says, “The tournament’s plucky minnows are taking on Ireland.” Heh. Update Those ‘plucky minnows’ won the toss and decide to bat More Ed Joyce bowled for 1 run! Pietersen out for 48! England 266-7 from 50 overs Next Ireland’s response: 218 all out from 48.1 overs – the difference was that 94 runs from the last 10 overs in England’s innings. And Even more telling was the 65 from the final five overs.