Jofra Archer is up and running for England – with words of praise from his skipper.

Archer produced a 90mph yorker to bowl Mark Adair for his first international wicket.

England beat Ireland by four wickets in Dublin and captain Eoin Morgan said: “I thought he had a good run out.

“He puts a lot of pressure on himself, which is great because he wants to do well. But, at the back of it, he is really chilled.”

Archer opened his international account in style as England dismissed Ireland for 198.

The Sussex man played his part in what was ultimately a hard-earned win to kick-off the build-up to the World Cup.

After a three-year qualification period, and several months of fevered speculation, the Barbados-born paceman finally made his debut and marked the occasion with an explosive delivery that sent Adair’s off stump cartwheeling.

That was the highlight of an eight-over stint that yielded modest figures of 1-40, but a tantalising second spell did his prospects of gatecrashing the World Cup squad no harm at all.

A two-hour delay caused by a damp outfield delayed Archer’s first taste of action and when it belatedly came, Paul Stirling punctured the moment by defiantly punching his opening delivery for four through point.

Archer managed a couple of successes, beating the outside edge with one that straightened off the pitch and nudging the speed gun to 90mph, but lost his head-to-head with Stirling.

He conceded three more boundaries to the Middlesex man, including a flap past fine leg as he advanced down the pitch. That left the seamer rolling his eyes and his maiden spell wrapped up with figures of 4-0-21-0.

He did not have long to wait to be involved in his first dismissal, though, Curran drawing a mis-hit from Stirling leaving Archer to stoop forward for a well-taken low catch.