Not long before the heroic win of England as the World Cup heroes, a lesser-known Ireland delivered an unforgettable blow to England on the day one of the test match which began at Lord’s on Wednesday. Ireland bowlers ran through the top order of the World Cricket Champions, England, to limit them at 68 for 9.
Heroic batsmen of the World Cup Champions have collapsed one after the other like a pack of card. The highest score for England was made by Joe Denly who was caught in LBW off Mark Adair for 23. Most of the top order English batsmen surrendered for a single digit score viz. Rory Joseph Burns (6), Jason Roy (5), Joe Root (2), Jonny Bairstow (0), Moeen Ali (0), Chris Woakes (0), Stuart Broad (3).
While Ireland's Tim Murtagh scaled five wickets, Mark Adair got two wickets. Boyd RAnkin took one wicket.