It was major shock as Test rookies Ireland inspired by the dream pace bowling spell by veteran Tim Murtagh bundled out hosts England for 85 runs in first inning of Lords Test.
England who are fresh from their World Cup winning feat wouldn’t have certainly hoped for the start like this but they grounded on their return to Test cricket.
Facing Ireland in a four-day Test match at Lord’s, England were bundled out for 85 runs in first inning. Jason Roy, making his Test debut, fell for just 5 runs and it triggered a massive collapse which led to England reeling on Day 1 of the Test itself.
Tim Murtagh was the chief tormentor for Ireland against England as he picked up 5 wickets to give the upper hand to his side. Murtagh is no youngster as the 38-year-old seamer has been playing cricket for decades.
It was a dreamlike morning for Ireland. Murtagh finished with five wicket haul to find place in Lords honours board while as Adair took three and Rankin two.