Twitter reactions on Ireland reducing England to 43/7 in one-off Test at Lord’s

Dixit Bhargav
|Published July 24, 2019

Twitter reactions on Ireland reducing England: Twitter went berserk as Ireland restricted England to 43/7 before lunch on Day 1.

During the ongoing one-off Test between England and Ireland at Lord’s, an unexpected string of events saw England losing six wickets for seven runs in an absolute batting collapse. Being restricted to 43/7 in the 15th over would have been the last thing which England captain Joe Root would have thought after winning the toss and electing to bat.

While both the English team management and fans were eager to monitor opening batsman Jason Roy’s in Test matches, he became the first batsman to walk back to the pavilion after he edged a Tim Murtagh delivery to Paul Stirling at first slip.

On debut, Roy ended up scoring 5 (11). Roy’s replacement in Joe Denly (23) scored as many as four quick boundaries to show some promise but debutant fast bowler Mark Adair found him wanting in front of the stumps in the 10th over.

What followed was unprecedented as English batsman failed to counter the swinging delivery. While Root managed to open his account and add a couple of runs to the total, the others in Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali failed to get off the mark.

Having got all-rounder Ali caught behind, Ireland fast bowler Tim Murtagh registered his maiden five-wicket haul. With the same coming in at Lord’s would mean a lot of the 37-year old cricketer. At the time of writing this article, Murtagh had registered bowling figures of 9-2-13-5.

Twitter reactions on Ireland reducing England:

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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