Ireland had a chance to win their maiden Test against England at Lord’s with only 182 runs to get in the final innings but they were bowled out on just 38 runs.
Ireland had it all covered till day 3rd courtesy some fantastic bowling by Tim Murtagh with his 5 wickets haul in the maiden test against England. England was bowled out for just 85 runs. In reply, Ireland had a decent finish on 207 runs considering the conditions and England were trailed by 122 runs.
In Second innings England started well with Jack Leach scoring bulk of the runs, he got several chances as Ireland could hold on to their catches. Jack Leach was finally dismissed for his match-saving 92 runs innings. Jason Roy also played a good hand with quick 72 on 78 balls. England managed to reach 303 runs with a quick 32 from the lower order Sam Curran. Ireland needed 182 in the last innings to win.
IRELAND CRUSHED IN 4th INNINGS
It was always going to be difficult considering overcast conditions and the quality of English pace battery. However, nobody imagined that Ireland would only manage to get 38 runs off their final innings. It is amongst the top 10 lowest totals in the history of the game from any team.
There was simply no resistance from the Irish batsmen and the top runs scorer was James McCollum with his 11 runs in the 38 run reply of Irish team. England just had to bowl their 2 best strike bowlers and no other bowler had to bowl in the final innings as Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes wrapped it up for England with 4 and 6 wickets. Chris Woakes was the star of the show with his 6 wickets toppling the Irish in just 7.4 overs for 6 wickets.