ENG vs IRE: England won the Lord’s Test, Ireland’s batsmen created history

ENG vs IRE Lords Test

New Delhi: England won the only Test played between England and Ireland at Lord’s on the third day. Batting first, Ireland scored 172 runs in the first innings. In response, England declared the innings by scoring 524 runs for 4 wickets. In the second innings, Ireland’s batsmen played brilliantly and forced England to play the second innings. Ireland scored 362 runs in the second innings and gave England a target of 11 runs. Which the hosts achieved without losing a wicket. However, Ireland’s batsmen Mark Adair and Andy McBrine managed to create history by showing brilliant games.

Ireland’s biggest partnership in Test cricket

The two batsmen, who landed as tail-enders, shared a record-breaking 163-run partnership for Ireland in Test cricket. Andy McBrine, who landed at number eight, scored an unbeaten 86 off 115 balls hitting 14 fours, while Mark Adair landed at number nine and scored 88 off 76 balls, hitting 12 fours and two sixes. This is the biggest partnership for any wicket for Ireland. Earlier this record was recorded in the names of Andrew Balbirnie and Paul Stirling. Who shared a 143-run partnership for the fourth wicket against Sri Lanka in April 2023.

Josh Tongue

England’s young bowler Josh Tong made a bang in the debut match. Tongue, who remained wicketless in the first innings, broke Ireland’s back in the second innings. He took 5 wickets for 66 runs in 21 overs. Tong also joined the elite list of bowlers taking 5 wicket hauls in debut. He took the wickets of PJ Moore, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Paul Stirling and Fionn Hand.

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