Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    10.4 driven once more, edged once more, caught once more! This is brilliant from Ireland, loose and irresponsible from England. The ball was once again in the channel on off stump, and lured the wrong stroke at the wrong time! Now England really are in a pickle 36/3
    2.4 edged, and gone! Murtagh makes it happen! Nipping half-a-bat's width down the slope, snicking the edge, and scooped up by Stirling at first slip, more in his wrists than his palms, so low to the ground, but Roy isn't disputing it! First blood to Ireland! 8/1
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    82.14
    9.5 full, straight, gone! Denly departs as well, and Engand's top-order woes are officially still woeful! Adair finds a fractionally fuller length, lovely shape back into the pads on a tight line, and he doesn't bother with the review. Well, well! This is working out nicely for the new boys! 36/2
    11.6 huge appeal again! So, so, so straight! The only thing that could save Root is an inside-edge! A long discussion and Porterfield calls for the review... Nope, no bat there! This is surely out! A yelp of delight from the Ireland fielders as they see that... and with good reason, as that is smashing the stumps! 42/4
    12.4 a loose flat-footed swat, and Bairstow's timbers are wrecked! Yet another irresponsible stroke, the ball was straight and true, the shot was wild and woolly. And Bairstow's off-side fluency in ODIs once again translates to a bowled in Tests ... 42/5
    14.2 nicked off, FIVE for Murtagh! Perfect line and that's too good for Moeen, who feathers through to Wilson, and green tide surges again! That's Murtagh's 14th first-class five-for at Lord's - but the first to get him on the honours board! Just slipped across the bows, hits the seam and grazes the bat through to the keeper - Lord's catnip from the Middlesex man 43/7
    12.6 nips off the seam, into the pad, and up goes the finger! My God! Woakes reviews, it's possible it was high and certainly leg-sided, but it was tight to the stumps ... and no bat to save him... and clipping the top of leg stump! 42/6
    20.1 gone, poked to short leg! Perfectly place, straight into McCollum's break basket! Curran won't be hurting Ireland today, just tucked off his legs but in the vicinity of the catcher and he snapped up a low chance - everything going for Ireland here! 67/9
    18.4 round the wicket, back of a length and beats the bat, Wilson leaping to his right to snag the catch... Ireland are very keen on this and review Aleem Dar's not-out decision. There must have been a noise, because UltraEdge likes it too! A smidge of a spike and Ireland have their eighth! Another good use of the review system and Broad is off... England could be bowled out before lunch, here! 58/8
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    23.4 and that's yer lot! Bowled off the elbow, seaming back and then deflecting down into the timbers to complete an Irish rout at England's HQ! Adair gets his third, Stone's fun is over and England have had their World Cup party well and truly pooped! 85/10
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    Extras
    8 (lb 5, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    85 all out (23.4 Overs, RR: 3.59)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Jason Roy, 2.4 ov), 2-36 (Joe Denly, 9.5 ov), 3-36 (Rory Burns, 10.4 ov), 4-42 (Joe Root, 11.6 ov), 5-42 (Jonny Bairstow, 12.4 ov), 6-42 (Chris Woakes, 12.6 ov), 7-43 (Moeen Ali, 14.2 ov), 8-58 (Stuart Broad, 18.4 ov), 9-67 (Sam Curran, 20.1 ov), 10-85 (Olly Stone, 23.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TJ Murtagh921351.4400
    MR Adair7.413234.1711
    SR Thompson413007.5001
    WB Rankin31521.6600
  • BATSMEN
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    12.1 flumped to midwicket on the pull! Curran strikes with his first ball, though it was a real loosener, plugged halfway down - only for Porterfield to miscue it straight to Leach for a simple catch at head height! The breakthrough at last for England, if not quite in the expected fashion 32/1
    18.4 bowled 'im, McCollum drags on! Curran the man again for England, finding the right pace for this deck, angled in from round the wicket and a thick inside edge cannons into the woodwork! He'd grafted for more than an hour, finally undone by something loose 45/2
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    36.1 howsaboutthat! Middle stump out of the ground! Peach of a nut from Stone, and he has his first Test wicket... Balbirnie knows he couldn't do much about that, but he's loathe to drag himself away. Full and then swinging late past the whip to leg, smack into middle pole! 138/4
    33.3 nip-backer, struck on the knee roll - and Dar's finger goes up! Broad was off in celebrappeal mode, though Stirling looked a little dubious and reviews - but it's umpire's call, so he has to go! Looked pretty good on first sight and it was clipping a good chunk of leg stump. That's the way to do it, for Broad, take the fielders out of the equation 132/3
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    36.5 gottim, fended to slip! Stone roars again, gets his second of the over with an 89mph delivery back of a length, Wilson drawn into feeling for it when he could probably leave, and a fast edge is this time held by Root at first slip! Done by the angle as Stone went wide on the crease 138/5
    39.1 oh dear, that's a bad leave... Broad hits off stump and points to the skies! Angled in from round the wicket and he's misjudged it. Thompson, the man who kept Pakistan at bay alongside KOB at Malahide last year, departs for a duck, and suddenly England have hopes of running through Ireland tonight 141/6
    43.1 Chops on! Back-of-a-length ball shaping away from the right-hander, looks to send it out towards midwicket and only manages a bottom edge which sends the stumps clattering. Will we see England batting again before close? 149/7
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    52.4 snuck through, Broad disturbs the leg bail! Just enough of a gap between bat and pad as he seamed one back, clipped the edge and then shivered leg stump - KOB running out of partners now 174/8
    55.3 bounces him out, Murtagh falling over again and lummoxed to deep midwicket! Stone scratches the itch for England, though not before Murtagh has caused further irritation... A jaunty 16 from 10, which is more runs with the bat than he conceded with the ball 195/9
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    58.2 Boyd swings, Boyd misses, Moeen hits! Rattles into leg stump, and that will be that for the Ireland innings! And it means England will have to face one over this evening, too 207/10
    Extras
    18 (b 10, lb 6, w 2)
    TOTAL
    207 all out (58.2 Overs, RR: 3.54)
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (William Porterfield, 12.1 ov), 2-45 (James McCollum, 18.4 ov), 3-132 (Paul Stirling, 33.3 ov), 4-138 (Andy Balbirnie, 36.1 ov), 5-138 (Gary Wilson, 36.5 ov), 6-141 (Stuart Thompson, 39.1 ov), 7-149 (Mark Adair, 43.1 ov), 8-174 (Andy McBrine, 52.4 ov), 9-195 (Tim Murtagh, 55.3 ov), 10-207 (Boyd Rankin, 58.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SCJ Broad1956033.1500
    CR Woakes1023403.4000
    OP Stone1232932.4100
    SM Curran1032832.8020
    MJ Leach302608.6600
    MM Ali4.211413.2300
  • BATSMEN
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    45.4 [Darth Vader voice] Noooooooooooo!!! Nicked to slip and Adair holds this one! Leach won't be getting on the honours board after all, but what a knock he has contributed. Murtagh the man to get him, as many would have predicted this morning - just with far fewer to his name! A fifth English nightwatchman to get into the 90s but no further, cosying up behind Messrs Russell, Hemmings, Larwood and Tudor 182/3
    10.4 fuller length, and Burns nicks off to the keeper! That's a big wicket, you sense that Leach was the man in Rankin's sights, but having teed up his partner with the short balls, Burns' own weight seems to be on the back foot as he leaned uneasily out of the crease, hands well away from the body... Ireland have their opening! 26/1
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    40.3 bowled 'im, cleaned up through the gate! Roy won't be getting a debut hundred, but he's changed the tone of this match... Seemed to get a little tight over the last few overs, Thompson pitched it up and got some nip back in, beating an expansive drive. You live by the sword, etc and so on 171/2
    52.2 flicked to square leg, and that's an appalling mix-up! Oh my word, Root was two-thirds down the pitch when he sent Denly back. There was no hope whatsoever of him even being in the frame as McBrine whipped the bails off, and suddenly England are keenly aware that a 122-run deficit is no small thing! 194/4
    65.2 Root comes down, drives on the up - BRILLIANT TAKE FROM WILSON! Big outside edge and it was heading for slip but Wilson threw himself across and took charge of it himself! That's a massive wicket, Root ripped out, Adair nipping the ball up the slope to find the edge; Ireland grab history by the lapels and shove it up against the lockers once again! 239/7
    53.6 massive nipbacker and up goes the finger! This could be a pair for Bairstow, but he has reviewed... I reckon that's optimistic though! There's no inside-edge ... very similar to the Root dismissal in the first innings, and yes, it is clipping the top of middle! Wow, this match is rattling along now! 194/5
    60.4 got him, feathers a bumper through to Wilson! Moeen walks, a clear deflection off the edge via a flaccid back-foot prod - and Ireland win another big moment in this Test! They'd just taken a slip out, Moeen seemingly knew a short ball was coming, but was powerless to do anything about it 219/6
    67.5 gone, flashed to slip! Full and wide and Woakes bites, but he's caught hook, line and sinker low down at second slip! England are being reeled in once again, Adair with his sixth in the match 248/8
    73.6 another bumper, Curran splices a pull - and this is taken in the deep! Coolly taken by McCollum, a few yards in from the rope at deep square leg. Thompson stands with his arms aloft, Ireland are almost there... Curran lived fast and perishes accordingly, but that turbo-charged 37 might just make things interesting 293/9
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    77.5 full and straight, and out goes the leg peg! Wow! That's the way to set the agenda for Ireland! Perfect length, big inswing, through the gate, and well, It Is On! Ireland are ecstatic, though you have to say, the movement through the air won't offend England. It's a good morning for bowling, you sense! 303/10
    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 7, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    303 all out (77.5 Overs, RR: 3.89)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Rory Burns, 10.4 ov), 2-171 (Jason Roy, 40.3 ov), 3-182 (Jack Leach, 45.4 ov), 4-194 (Joe Denly, 52.2 ov), 5-194 (Jonny Bairstow, 53.6 ov), 6-219 (Moeen Ali, 60.4 ov), 7-239 (Joe Root, 65.2 ov), 8-248 (Chris Woakes, 67.5 ov), 9-293 (Sam Curran, 73.6 ov), 10-303 (Olly Stone, 77.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TJ Murtagh1835212.8800
    MR Adair2076633.3001
    WB Rankin1718625.0501
    SR Thompson12.504433.4202
    AR McBrine1014704.7000
  • BATSMEN
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    3.6 edged and that's outstanding from Bairstow! His best moment of the match by a distance, a perfect delivery in the channel, drawing the snick and YJB committed to the dive in front of first slip, scooping it up in his left hand then tumbling to the turf! England are up and running! 11/1
    9.1 lovely outswinger and McCollum nicks to slip! Woakes has three and Ireland are sinking fast here... another challenging delivery in the channel, immaculate seam position and McCollum is drawn into a fateful jab. Woakes finding his 2016 groove on this ground 24/4
    6.6 edged, and plops into Root's hands at first slip! You just knew that Broad was coming... tightened his line, snagged the edge, a looping chance was dying as it reached the cordon, but the skipper watched it well into both hands... Now then! 18/2
    7.3 clean through him! And it was the last ball that won that one! The huge movement drew Stirling into covering the wrong line, as Woakes this time aimed fuller and straighter, nipped it back through the gate, and Ireland are suddenly in deep trouble... 19/3
    10.1 another gone, pinned on the crease! Broad barely even looks around, but Aleem Dar wasn't going to take long to think about this one... Jagging back fiendishly down the slope, KOB nowhere near keeping it out! Lord's is actually stunned into silence right now. Ireland's dream is being diminished (© Ian Bishop) by the minute 24/6
    9.3 another seaming ball, strikes the back pad as Wilson plays the wrong line - not given by umpire Palliyaguruge but England review, and this could be close; looked to right on the line of off stump, but was it in line? Yes, says Hawk-Eye! The finger goes up second time around and Wilson walks off for a pair! Woakes has this on a string, in helpful conditions - the puppet-master making Ireland dance! 24/5
    13.5 and now the sucker ball to follow up - steered tamely to first slip! Woakes has five, he's on the honours board (again) and Ireland are beginning to pack their bags. Thompson's brief sally ends flashing at a wide one, having been pushed back by the bouncer 36/8
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    12.5 rewenge for Broad! Off stump splattered! Pitched up and arrowing through the gap as Adair attempts to hit his way out of trouble. Broad purses his lips, that's his third and England are now three away 32/7
    14.1 too easy! Root bags another at first slip! Broad has a fourth, McBrine hoodwinked by another curling outswinger from round the wicket 36/9
    15.4 plucks out leg stump to finish it! Tonks the timber one last time, six-for for Woakes and Ireland have been demolished in barely 90 minutes of cricket. Murtagh was of course looking to Happy Gilmore it into the Mound Stand, but it was Woakes who connected 38/10
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    2 (b 1, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    38 all out (15.4 Overs, RR: 2.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (William Porterfield, 3.6 ov), 2-18 (Andy Balbirnie, 6.6 ov), 3-19 (Paul Stirling, 7.3 ov), 4-24 (James McCollum, 9.1 ov), 5-24 (Gary Wilson, 9.3 ov), 6-24 (Kevin O'Brien, 10.1 ov), 7-32 (Mark Adair, 12.5 ov), 8-36 (Stuart Thompson, 13.5 ov), 9-36 (Andy McBrine, 14.1 ov), 10-38 (Tim Murtagh, 15.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SCJ Broad831942.3700
    CR Woakes7.421762.2100

Close of Play

  • Wed, 24 Jul - day 1 - England 2nd innings 0/0 (MJ Leach 0*, RJ Burns 0*, 1 ov)
  • Thu, 25 Jul - day 2 - England 2nd innings 303/9 (SCJ Broad 21*, OP Stone 0*, 77.4 ov)
  • Fri, 26 Jul - day 3 - Ireland 2nd innings 38 (15.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Ireland 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
11WTS PorterfieldJA McCollum
7A BalbirnieJA McCollum
1PR StirlingJA McCollum
5KJ O'BrienJA McCollum
0KJ O'BrienGC Wilson
0KJ O'BrienSR Thompson
8SR ThompsonMR Adair
4SR ThompsonAR McBrine
0TJ MurtaghAR McBrine
2TJ MurtaghWB Rankin