London – Eire’s dream of pulling off one of many greatest shocks within the historical past of take a look at cricket was shattered as they collapsed to 38 all out to lose by 143 runs to England at Lord’s on Friday.
Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad ruthlessly exploited the murky situations to take all 10 wickets within the area of 15.Four overs as Eire posted the lowest-ever whole at Lord’s. Eire made a dream begin when Stuart Thompson polished off England’s second innings with the primary ball of the day, clear bowling Olly Stone to dismiss the hosts for 303 and depart themselves two days to knock off 182 runs.
After a rain delay and with the lights required within the gloom, Eire started the chase in encouraging trend, reaching 11 with out loss, however the wheels fell off in spectacular trend as Woakes and Broad ripped them aside in little greater than an hour. Woakes utilized the knockout blow, toppling Tim Murtagh’s leg stump to complete with the spectacular figures of six wickets for 17 whereas Broad took 4 for 19.
It was a shambolic finish to what had been a improbable effort by William Porterfield’s gallant facet in solely Eire’s third take a look at match and their first versus England. They’d bowled England out for 85 earlier than lunch on the opening day of the four-day take a look at on Wednesday and induced one other collapse within the residence ranks in sweltering warmth on Thursday, placing them in sight of a maiden take a look at victory. In the long run, nevertheless, 182 in situations tailored for seam bowling, proved means past their skillset as England efficiently defended their lowest whole ever at Lord’s.
England’s first-innings whole of 85 was the bottom to win a Check for 112 years. Nevertheless, the house facet was indebted to the category of Broad and Woakes and an excellent second-innings 92 from nightwatchman Jack Leach — who batted at quantity 11 first time spherical — to disguise a fragile batting order. That line-up will face a sterner take a look at subsequent week when the Ashes sequence in opposition to conventional rivals Australia begins subsequent week at Edgbaston in Birmingham. “We knew 180 odd was defendable however we didn’t see 38 all out coming our means,” Broad stated.
Eire averted the ignominy of breaking the document for the bottom take a look at rating which remains to be held by New Zealand who have been skittled for 26 in opposition to England in 1955. “We put ourselves ready to win the sport — that’s why we’re so gutted up there,” stated a deflated Porterfield, whose dismissal signalled the beginning of the collapse. “We knew it might be robust with the lights on and drizzle within the air. However we needed to dig deep and get via that. Truthful play to the 2 lads to how they bowled — they made it tough.”
When James McCollum stroked Broad via the covers for a boundary within the third over Irish hopes have been hovering. England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, who suffered two geese with the bat, produced a magical one-handed catch to dismiss Porterfield and provides Woakes his first sufferer within the subsequent over.
Andrew Balbirnie, spectacular in Eire’s first innings, struck one boundary earlier than edging Broad to Joe Root at first slip earlier than Paul Stirling was bowled by Woakes. Eire have been sinking quick and misplaced three wickets on 24. McCollum (11) edged a Woakes outswinger to Root earlier than Gary Wilson was trapped lbw two balls later. Broad then pinned Kevin O’Brien in his crease for a plumb lbw.
A manic three-ball spell then noticed Mark Adair struck on the helmet by Broad, pull him for six, then lose his off stump. Eire knew the sport was up and Woakes accomplished his five-wicket haul as Thompson edged to Root who then gratefully accepted one other catch from Andrew McBrine off Broad.
Woakes wrapped up the match when he knocked over Murtagh’s leg stump handy England an inconceivable victory.
ENGLAND 1ST INNINGS: 85
IRELAND 1ST INNINGS: 207
ENGLAND 2ND INNINGS:
J Leach c Adair b Murtagh 92
R Burns c Wilson b Rankin 6
J Roy b Thompson 72
J Denly run out 10
J Root c Wilson b Adair 31
J Bairstow lbw b Adair 0
M Ali c Wilson b Rankin 9
C Woakes c Balbirnie b Adair 13
S Curran c McCollum b Thompson 37
S Broad not out 21
O Stone b Thompson 0
EXTRAS: (b 1, lb 7, nb 4) 12
TOTAL: (all out, 77.5 overs) 303
FOW: 1-26, 2-171, 3-182, 4-194, 5-194, 6-219, 7-239, 8-248, 9-293, 10-303.
BOWLING: TJ Murtagh 18-3-52-1, MR Adair 20-7-66-3, WB Rankin 17-1-86-2, SR Thompson 12.5-0-44-3, AR McBrine 10-1-47-0.
IRELAND 2ND INNINGS:
W Porterfield c Bairstow b Woakes 2
J McCollum c Root b Woakes 11
A Balbirnie c Root b Broad 5
P Stirling b Woakes 0
Ok O’Brien lbw b Broad 4
G Wilson lbw b Woakes 0
S Thompson c Root b Woakes 4
M Adair b Broad 8
A McBrine c Root b Broad 0
T Murtagh b Woakes 2
B Rankin not out 0
EXTRAS: (b 1, lb 1) 2
TOTAL: (all out, 15.Four overs) 38
FOW: 1-11, 2-18, 3-19, 4-24, 5-24, 6-24, 7-32, 8-36, 9-36, 10-38.
BOWLING: SCJ Broad 8-3-19-4, CR Woakes 7.4-2-17-6.
UMPIRES: Aleem Dar, R Palliyaguruge
TV UMPIRE: Paul Wilson
MATCH REFEREE: Andy Pycroft