Lowest totals in Test Match history after England annihilate Ireland by dismissing them for a paltry 38 in second innings at Lord’s
England obliterate the Ireland side by 143 runs in the one-off Test match as Lord’s to put a nonchalant finger on the lips of the critics after they were dismissed for 85 in the first innings.
For Ireland, on the other hand, it was a perfect opportunity to stage a perfect upset over the recently crowned World Champions at the same iconic venue where the finals took place on July 14.
Chasing 182 runs to win the Test, Ireland literally had no answers to the fast bowling duo of Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad who rattled the Irish batting order to finish off the game within three days. Woakes and Broad took six and four wickets respectively to bundle up the Irish dreams for a bare minimum 38 in mere 15.4 overs.
England bowl Ireland out for just 38!
They win the one-off Test by 143 runs.
— ICC (@ICC) July 26, 2019
Lowest totals in Lord’s, though not in Test match history
Despite getting dismissed for 38 in the second innings, Ireland managed not to earn the infamous record of garnering the lowest score in an innings of a Test Match.
Their score of 38 was in fact the seventh lowest total in Test matches. They however, posted their lowest ever total at the ‘Home of Cricket’.
The lowest total in Test match history was recorded by New Zealand way back in the year 1955 when they were bundled up with mere 26 runs on the board versus England at Aukland.
Interestingly, the next four lowest totals after the aforementioned were registered by South Africa- 30, 30, 35, 36, with three of the first three scored against England.
Here are the Top 5 lowest totals in Test match history:
26- New Zealand vs Englanda at Auckland 1955
30 South Africa vs England at Port Elizabeth 1896
30 South Africa vs England at Edgbaston 1924
35 South Africa v England at Cape Town 1899
36 Australia v England at Edgbaston 1902