The Irish selectors will have a lot on their minds as they select a final squad of 14 for the ODI series today, having watched their bowling attack being savaged by England Lions in the warm-up game.

Mark Adair gave the Irish a dream start as he had Jason Roy well caught by Lorcan Tucker diving across to his right from the first ball of the reply, but thereafter it was car-crash viewing as a boundary blitz ensued.

Phil Salt and James Vince punished anything remotely errant in line or length as the bowling attack was treated with contempt.

The pair added 141 in 14 overs to take the Lions almost half-way to their pursuit of 297.

Vince retired having hit 12 boundaries in  his 66 from 43 balls, while Eoin Morgan made a brief cameo, hitting five boundaries in his 22 before he too went and put the feet up and gave others an opportunity.

Salt reached his 100 from 58 balls (14 fours, 2 sixes) before he too retired out to give the beleaguered bowlers breathing space.

Simi Singh accounted for Laurie Evans with the total on 232, while Adair got his second wicket by accounting for Liam Livingston with just five needed.

(Harry Tector was one of three Irish centurions)

The seven-wicket win was achieved with 15.2 overs remaining - a huge margin and none of the Irish bowlers will have been in any rush to check their analysis at the end.

Barry McCarthy, Craig Young and George Dockrell who were all left out of the match-day squad of 12 will have been the only beneficiaries of what was in truth a day to forget.

The batters emerged with greater credit with a total of 296 near enough par on a ground where 300 is felt par.

The top seven all reached double figures with Paul Stirling (53), Andy Balbirnie (60), and Harry Tector (55) all making half centuries.

William Porterfield (32), Kevin O'Brien (28) and Lorcan Tucker (26) all contributed too, but in the end 296 proved nowhere near enough.

Ireland traditionally don't perform at their best in warm-ups, needing the competitive element of games to be at their best.

Let us hope this is the case when the real action starts on Thursday.

England Lions Vs Ireland
1-Innings Match Played At Ageas Bowl, Southampton, 26-Jul-2020, One-Day
England Lions Win by 7 wkts

Toss won by Ireland
Umpires M Burns - MJ Saggers
Scorers AC Mills - SE Robinson
Home Side England Lions
Comment Players 12-a-side; 11 batting 11 fielding
England Lions retirees , 1-141* (JM Vince, 13.6 ov), 1-167* (EJG Morgan, 17.6 ov), 1-205* (PD Salt, 22.4 ov)

Ireland 1st Innings 296/10 All Out (Overs 49.4)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
PR Stirling c LJ Evans b LA Dawson 53 90 55 4 3
GJ Delany   b TG Helm 10 24 18 2 0
A Balbirnie* c JJ Roy b LS Livingstone 60 82 73 7 0
WTS Porterfield c SW Billings b HJH Brookes 32 63 48 2 0
HT Tector c TG Helm b TK Curran 55 62 49 3 3
KJ O'Brien c SW Billings b TG Helm 28 27 14 3 1
L Tucker+ c SW Billings b TK Curran 26 37 24 2 0
MR Adair   b HJH Brookes 1 5 2 0 0
Simi Singh   b HJH Brookes 0 2 2 0 0
AR McBrine c EJG Morgan b TG Helm 14 23 13 1 0
J Little not out   2 5 3 0 0
extras   (b0 lb5 w7 nb3) 15        
TOTAL   10 wickets for 296        
FOW
1-25(GJ Delany) 2-117(PR Stirling) 3-137(A Balbirnie) 4-210(WTS Porterfield)
5-238(HT Tector) 6-262(KJ O'Brien) 7-265(MR Adair) 8-265(Simi Singh)
9-292(L Tucker) 10-296(AR McBrine)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
TK Curran 9 0 60 2 3 -
TG Helm 8.4 1 49 3 2 1
BA Carse 6 0 40 0 - 2
HJH Brookes 9 0 52 3 2 -
LS Livingstone 7 0 41 1 - -
LA Dawson 10 0 49 1 - -

England Lions 1st Innings 297/3 Closed (Overs 34.4)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
JJ Roy c L Tucker b MR Adair 0 1 1 0 0
PD Salt Retired Not Out   100 93 58 14 2
JM Vince Retired Not Out   66 54 43 12 0
EJG Morgan* Retired Not Out   22 18 20 5 0
LJ Evans c HT Tector b Simi Singh 18 36 28 1 0
SW Billings+ not out   54 48 36 4 2
LS Livingstone   b MR Adair 28 27 20 3 0
LA Dawson not out   2 3 2 0 0
BA Carse dnb            
TK Curran dnb            
HJH Brookes dnb            
extras   (b0 lb0 w7 nb0) 7        
TOTAL   3 wickets for 297        
FOW
1-0(JJ Roy) 2-232(LJ Evans) 3-292(LS Livingstone)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
MR Adair 8 0 74 2 4 -
J Little 6.4 0 71 0 2 -
WB Rankin 5 1 47 0 - -
AR McBrine 6 0 37 0 - -
Simi Singh 6 1 43 1 - -
GJ Delany 3 0 25 0 1 -