London, July 26 (IANS) England’s bowlers produced a world class efficiency as they bowled Ireland out for the lowest-ever Take a look at rating at Lord’s, to win the one-off check by 143 runs and guarantee they go into subsequent week’s Ashes on a excessive.
Chris Woakes (6/17), who performed a significant position in England’s 50-over World Cup win, and veteran Stuart Broad (4/19) took all ten wickets between them to skittle Ireland for simply 38 runs in lower than 16 overs, with just one Irish batsman reaching double figures.
Ireland had a good probability to script a historic victory after dominating a lot of the four-day Take a look at since bowling England out for 85 inside one session on the primary morning. In reply, they managed 207 after which bowled England out for 303 to chase 181 for victory.
However the hosts ran amok with Woakes and Broad not letting Ireland batsmen settle in any respect.
It rained for one over of the Irish chase, and after that, they fell aside like a pack of playing cards. James McCollum was their high scorer scoring 11 runs.
On the primary day, Ireland, led by veteran pacer Murtagh’s maiden 5 wicket haul in worldwide cricket, surprised the cricketing world with their efficiency as they ended day 1 with a 122-run lead over England who lifted the 50-over World Cup right here earlier this month.
London-born pacer Murtagh, 37, returned spectacular figures of 5/13 in 9 overs as Adair (3/32) and Rankin (2/5), who grew to become the primary participant in over seven many years to play Take a look at cricket for and towards England, supported him properly. England have been bundled out for 85 in 23.Four overs after opting to bat.
Ireland, in reply, have been dismissed for 207 as Andrew Balbirnie top-scored with 55 off 69 balls (10×4) with pacers Sam Curran (3/28), Olly Stone (3/29) and Broad (3/60) taking three wickets apiece.
Transient scores: England 1st innings: 85 all out (Tim Murtagh 5/13), 2nd innings: 303 all out (Jack Leach 92, Jason Roy 72; Mark Adair 3/66); Ireland 207 all out (Andy Balbirnie 55; Stuart Broad 3/60; Olly Stone 3/29, Sam Curran 3/28), 2nd Innings 38 all out (Chris Woakes 6/17, Stuart Broad 4/19)