TOM Banton's maiden international half-century came in a losing cause, as England were stunned by Ireland in the final match of their One-Day International series.

Somerset batsman Banton made 58 from 51 balls (including six fours and one six) before being trapped lbw by Gareth Delany, as he and captain Eoin Morgan (106) rescued England from 44-3.

But 190-3 became 216-7, and it took 51 from David Willey and 38* from Tom Curran to see the hosts to 328 all out.

Ireland had a major task on their hands to chase that total down - but chase it down they did, with Paul Stirling (142) and Andrew Balbirnie (113) sharing a 214-run partnership.

Harry Tector (29*) - who was dropped by Banton at long-on when on 19 - and Kevin O'Brien (21*) completed a seven-wicket win for the Irish, with one ball to spare.

England still claim the series, having won the first two matches, while Banton has gained good international experience by playing in all three games.

His Somerset team-mate Dom Bess will hope to continue his run in the England Test side, as their first Test against Pakistan begins today at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Bess' fellow spinner Jack Leach is among the reserves for the match.