Ireland in England, Only Test, 2019

England vs Ireland - One-off Test

Venue: Lord's, London

Date: 24 July-26 July, 2019

Ireland 38/10

RR: 2.42 | England beat Ireland by 143 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
William Porterfield c Jonny Bairstow & b Chris Woakesc Jonny Bairstow & b Chris Woakes21900
James McCollum c Joe Root & b Chris Woakesc Joe Root & b Chris Woakes111710
Andy Balbirnie c Joe Root & b Stuart Broadc Joe Root & b Stuart Broad51010
Paul Stirling bowled Chris Woakesbowled Chris Woakes0200
Kevin O'Brien lbw Stuart Broadlbw Stuart Broad4810
Gary Wilson lbw Chris Woakeslbw Chris Woakes0200
Stuart Thompson c Joe Root & b Chris Woakesc Joe Root & b Chris Woakes4910
Mark Adair bowled Stuart Broadbowled Stuart Broad81501
Andy McBrine c Joe Root & b Stuart Broadc Joe Root & b Stuart Broad0200
Tim Murtagh bowled Chris Woakesbowled Chris Woakes2500
Boyd Rankin not out not out 0500
Extras 2 (b 1, lb 1, w 0, nb 0)
Total 38 (10 Wkts, 15.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
11-1 (William Porterfield,4), 18-2 (Andy Balbirnie,7), 19-3 (Paul Stirling,7.3), 24-4 (James McCollum,9.1), 24-5 (Gary Wilson,9.3), 24-6 (Kevin O'Brien,10.1), 32-7 (Mark Adair,12.5), 36-8 (Stuart Thompson,13.5), 36-9 (Andy McBrine,14.1), 38-10 (Tim Murtagh,15.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Stuart Broad8 3 19 4 2.38
Chris Woakes7.4 2 17 6 2.30
Jason Roy0 0 0 0 0
Rory Burns0 0 0 0 0
Joe Denly0 0 0 0 0
Joe Root 0 0 0 0 0
Jonny Bairstow 0 0 0 0 0
Moeen Ali0 0 0 0 0
Sam Curran0 0 0 0 0
Jack Leach0 0 0 0 0
Olly Stone0 0 0 0 0

So that is it from this game! It ended in a very one-sided manner but, trust me, it was one enjoyable game. In the end, the team which everybody thought would come out on top, did. England now will turn their attention to the all-important Ashes. There are still a few days to go for it though. For now, you can switch tabs and catch all the action from the ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Let me remind you, it is Malinga's last ODI so you do not want to miss it. Until next time, goodbye and take care!

Jack Leach has been awarded the MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD for his excellent 92 in England's second innings. He was the top scorer of the game and to add to that, he is not even a regular batsman.

It was quite obvious that England were going to put in a better effort with the bat than they did in the first innings. However, the batter who top scored for them was a surprise as it was the nightwatchman Jack Leach. Roy too had a good outing in his second Test innings. When the two were batting, it seemed like they would bat Ireland out of the game but the tourists did really well to fight back and enter the 4th innings on level terms. However, the conditions were one which a bowler would love and England made complete use of it and won the game by a whopping 143 runs.

Ireland though will be very disappointed with how this Test match ended having started it off in the best of manners. After being asked to bowl, they toppled England out for just 85. Tim Murtagh was the star as he finished with a fifer. England however, did not let the visitors run away with the game as a combined bowling effort by them only let Ireland take a lead of 122.

WOW! That escalated quickly! England have blown away the Ireland batting line-up in just the 15.4 overs. This Test match started with one team being bowled out in one session and has ended that way too. Yes, this was going to be a tough chase but not many would have thought England would win so easily. Just the two bowlers were needed for them. Woakes and Broad. The former took a six-fer and the latter, a four-fer.

C Woakes to Tim Murtagh, OUT! That is it! Woakes ends the game with the sound of Timber. Fuller ball on leg, Murtagh swings his bat at it but misses. Woakes does not and he disturbs the leg pole. ENGLAND WIN THIS ONE OFF TEST BY 143 RUNS.
C Woakes to Murtagh, Another short ball. It is around the body this time, Murtagh takes his eyes off it and looks to pull but misses.
C Woakes to Murtagh, Short ball now. Murtagh goes for the pull but misses.
C Woakes to Murtagh, In the air but just over. Fuller outside off, Murtagh swings his bat at it. He manages to send it over covers and get a couple.
S Broad to Rankin, Very full outside off, Rankin does well to get bat on ball.
S Broad to Rankin, Bad from Broad. He bowls this one down the leg side, Rankin lets it be.
S Broad to Rankin, Make that three play and misses in a row. Full outside off, Rankin throws his bat at it but gets nowhere close to the ball.
S Broad to Rankin, Another swing and a miss here. This time Rankin swings his bat with little to no movement. It is outside off, Rankin misses his big heave.
S Broad to Rankin, Fuller on leg, Rankin moves away and swings his bat at it. He misses and the ball goes to the keeper.

Boyd Rankin is the last man in.

S Broad to McBrine, OUT! Root with another catch! 4th wicket for Broad and England just a wicket away from wrapping this Test. Broad bowls it fuller around off, it moves away slightly after pitching. This is too good a ball for a number 10. McBrine looks to defend but ends up getting an outside edge to first slip. Joe Root there, takes his 4th catch of the innings.
C Woakes to Murtagh, Play and a miss! Good length ball outside off, Murtagh swings his bat at it but misses.

Tim Murtagh is the next batsman in.

C Woakes to S Thompson, OUT! Caught! 5-fer for Woakes and he goes into the honors board at the Home of Cricket. It is pitched on off and the ball goes with the angle, Thompson goes chasing after it with his drive. He gets nothing but a fat outside edge. The ball goes to the right of Root. The English Test skipper moves to that side swiftly and takes his 3rd catch of the game. Woakes takes the ball, raises it up and soaks in all the applause. He now technically becomes the first Englishman to take a 5-fer against Ireland.
C Woakes to Thompson, Bouncer! It is around the body, Thompson ducks under it.
C Woakes to Thompson, Hit with venom but straight to mid off. Full on off, Thompson hits it right off the meat of the bat but to the man at mid off.
C Woakes to Thompson, Full on off, Thompson drives it off the inner half of his bat back towards the bowler.
C Woakes to Thompson, FOUR! Thompson won't die without a fight. Woakes bowls it full around off, Stuart smashes it through mid off for a boundary.
S Broad to McBrine, Comes around the wicket and bowls full outside off. This comes in with the angle. McBrine lets it carry to the keeper.

Andy McBrine is the new batsman in.

S Broad to M Adair, OUT! Cleaned 'Em! Broad has the last laugh. He serves three short balls and then goes full. It is around off and nips back in, Adair looks to drive but just like the previous batsmen before him he too leaves a big gap between bat and pad. The ball once again goes between that gap to disturb the off pole. England just 3 wickets away from a win here.
S Broad to Adair, SIX! One trick too many and Adair has gone blow for blow here. Broad dishes another short ball, Adair this time pulls it off the middle over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

We will have a slight delay and rightfully so. The physio will be out now to have a look at Adair's helmet. These blows are very dangerous and a slight delay is better than a permanent damage.

S Broad to Adair, Another nasty blow on the helmet. Broad bangs it short on the body, Adair looks to pull but misses and the ball hits him flush on the helmet.
S Broad to M Adair, Short ball, Adair pulls it to mid-wicket.
S Broad to Adair, Good shot but for no run. Full around off, Adair plays a good looking cover drive but straight to the man at short cover.
C Woakes to Adair, On middle and leg, Adair flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
C Woakes to Adair, On middle and leg, Adair tucks it to mid-wicket.
C Woakes to Adair, Outside off and once again Adair misses his stroke.
C Woakes to Adair, A poor delivery after a long while here. It is on the 4th stump line, Adair swings his bat at it but misses.
C Woakes to Adair, UNPLAYABLE! It starts on off and then tails away after pitching. Adair looks to defend but gets beaten all ends up.
C Woakes to Adair, Away swinger. It is on a length outside off, Adair looks to cut but it goes off the inner half of his bat and pitches on the ground.
S Broad to Thompson, BEATEN! This is angled into the off pole, it pitches and straightens. Thompson looks to defend but is beaten. End of a successful over for England.
S Broad to Adair, Adair is off the mark as he works the ball which is on the pads towards fine leg for one.
S Broad to Adair, Another one on a length and around middle, Adair pushes it to mid on.
S Broad to Adair, On the off pole, Adair goes back and keeps it out.
S Broad to Adair, A little too straight this time, Adair works it to short leg.

Mark Adair walks out to bat next.

S Broad to O'Brien, OUT! Ireland are falling like a pack of cards! Broad gets his second and probably Ireland's last hope, Kevin O'Brien is walking back. Stuart lands it on a length and around off, it jags back in sharply. Kevin O'Brien looks to play at it by staying rooted to his crease. He misses and the ball hits the pads. Broad is already celebrating as he starts appealing and the umpire raises the finger. Kevin O'Brien does not review and rightly so as Hawk Eye shows three reds. England just 4 wickets away now. Still just over 30 minutes to go in this session.
C Woakes to Thompson, Brilliant bowling this. Very full, almost a yorker on middle. Thompson does well to get his bat down in time.
C Woakes to Thompson, Outside off on a length, Thompson goes chasing after it but misses.
C Woakes to Thompson, Good length ball on off, Thompson defends it off the front foot.

Stuart Thompson is the new man in.

C Woakes to Wilson, OUT! England manage to overturn the on field umpire's call. Half the side back in the hut for Ireland. Woakes bowls it full and this one comes in to the right-hander. Wilson is done for the pace and swing here. He looks to defend but misses. The ball hits him on his back pad and the English players put in a huge appeal. The umpire though does not agree with him. England players are pretty sure they have their man. Root signals the T. Replays roll in, Ultra Edge shows no involvement of the bat. Ball Tracker rolls in next and it shows three reds. The umpire will have to change his decision and Wilson too is out of here.

LBW appeal taken upstairs. Wilson is the man in question. He has not been given out. Let's see if England can overturn this decision.