The Test match between England and Ireland was decided on the third day itself. England won the match by 10 wickets on Saturday (June 3) at the historic Lord’s Cricket Stadium. Ireland were predicted to lose by an innings. However, after Mark Adair and Andy McBrien played a big knock in the second innings, Ireland accepted the defeat by 10 wickets without conceding an innings.
England were set a target of just 11 runs in the last innings to win this Lord’s Test. England won this match without losing a single wicket i.e. keeping 10 wickets. Earlier, England’s batsmen had a great innings in their first innings, which made this victory so easy. In the first innings, England scored 524 runs for the loss of just 4 wickets. Ollie Pope scored 205, while Ben Duckett scored 182 runs. Olly Pop also won the man of the match award for this performance.
Meanwhile, after the end of the second day’s play, Ireland scored 97 for 3 in their second innings. The England team was in a big lead at that time. Harry Tector 33*, while Lorcan Tucker 21* continued on the pitch. Ireland suffered their first blow on the third day of the match in the form of Tucker, who lost his wicket for 44 runs. The next wicket was lost by Harry Tector for 51 runs. Most fans thought that Ireland would lose the match by an innings. But Mark Adair and Andy McBrien scored 88 and 86* respectively.
Due to the contribution of these two, the Ireland team was able to lead by 11 runs over England and the match was played till the fourth innings. Josh Tong, who made his Test debut for England in this match, also showed his best. In the second innings of the debut match, Tong took 5 wickets with 66 runs in 21 overs. He also bowled no runs in two overs. (Ireland lost to England by 10 wickets in Lord’s Test)