Irishman Boyd Rankin struck twice against his former team as he was handed his England one-day international debut in the RSA Challenge against Ireland in Dublin.
The 29-year-old seamer, who made 37 ODI appearances for his homeland before switching his allegiance to England, claimed two early wickets after another former Ireland player, Eoin Morgan, won the toss at Malahide.
Rankin recovered from a wayward start to have Peter Stirling caught by fellow debutant Gary Ballance and then benefited when former England player Ed Joyce knocked his own stumps.
His double strike reduced the hosts to 36 for two but captain William Porterfield (40 not out) and Niall O'Brien (seven not out) lifted the score to 68 without further loss after 15 overs.
Rankin shared the new ball responsibilities with Steven Finn and initially made a nervy start with his second delivery going for five wides down the leg side.
Porterfield cracked him for four later in the first over and Stirling then hit him for successive boundaries in his next.
But the Warwickshire paceman responded by catching Middlesex batsman Stirling's edge and Ballance took a low catch at second slip.
That brought Joyce to the crease in an interesting reversal of a clash at the 2007 World Cup.
Back then Rankin was representing Ireland and Joyce England when the paceman claimed his opponent's wicket.
Rankin removed him again, although in fortuitous circumstances as Joyce played back and then clipped the base of a stump with his heel. A bail gently fell off and it took a moment for anyone to notice what happened, but Rankin made a polite enquiry and after umpires consulted their television colleague, Joyce was dismissed.
But after that Porterfield began to look comfortable and one reverse sweep for four off spinner James Tredwell underlined his growing confidence.
England were resting a host of players after their summer Ashes exertions, including regular skipper Alastair Cook.
Three of them - Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root and Jonathan Trott - are due to link up with the squad for Friday's first one-dayer against Australia at Headingley.
Alongside Rankin and Ballance, Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry was also handed an ODI debut.