England is in just 128 minutes on a pathetic 85 on the first day of their inaugural test against Ireland prepared for a sad return to Lord & # 39; s scene of World Cup joy just 10 days ago
- England fell to 43-7 after a bleak start against minnows Ireland at Lord & # 39; s
- Captain Joe Root was 2 lbw outside and Jonny Bairstow was handcuffed for a duck
- Chris Woakes also fell for 0 after the highest order had broken down gloomy at Lord
- ODI world champions were brought back to earth with terrible flop
- There was a short revival by Olly Stone, but England was already there for lunch
England made a terrible start to their test against Ireland in the worst possible preparation for the upcoming Ashes, just 10 days after winning the World Cup.
The Irish, who played this format for only two years and faced their neighbors for the first time, astonished the Lord's crowd and traveled through England. The pathetic innings ended for lunch, with the hosts falling 85. At one point they were 43-7.
World Cup heroes Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes fell for a combined score of seven and their joy over the unforgettable ODI triumph turned into abject misery.
Jonny Bairstow was zero for zero and England completely capitulated against Ireland
Joe Root fell for only two runs and the players from Ireland could hardly believe it
Roy got an early chance to prove his credentials, with England choosing to hit first.
So useful when landing the trophy on the same ground 10 days ago, Roy made his test debut at the top of the order and many gave him as the man to take the fight to Australia when the first Ashes test starts next Thursday.
It wasn't long before Roy came under pressure, with two shock movements in as many balls. HHe was then pinned in front of the stumps, an lbw that would certainly have been given if bow teacher Mark Adair had not been called up for a no-ball. Roy's short and restless stay ended in the next over, Tim Murtagh catches the outside edge and Paul Stirling hung on a low catch on the first slip.
Joe Denly made 23, including two sweet cover-driven fours but lots of careful poking and uncertain moments, before becoming Adair & # 39; s first scalp.
Jason Roy was the first man to leave after the World Cup hero received a meager five
Joe Denly scored 23 before being trapped by Irish sailor Mark Adair
The Irish attack continued when Middlesex sailor Murtagh doubled his count on the ground he has been calling home for twelve years.
He hung one over Burns, who had pulled six to the fold in almost an hour, and found the outside edge with a ball that came in at just under 74 km / h.
Gary Wilson stooped for the catch and England was 36 for three, with their World Cup winning Yorkshiremen Root and Bairstow in the fold.
A large part of the burden lay with Captain Root, but he only lasted seven births, two of which, before Adair zoomed one off the surface and knocked on his back cushion.
Rory Burns was again one of the best commanders in England and he was left six
Tim Murtagh celebrated the wicket of another world cup hero Chris Woakes
The crowd of a bewildered Lord could hardly believe their eyes in the shocking performance
The decision on the field was not over, but visiting skipper Will Porterfield decided after referral, a call that paid rich dividends when replays made the ball crash into the stumps.
The buzz around Lord & # 39; s grew, believing that something remarkable was going on.
The atmosphere peaked when Murtagh landed the sweetest moment so far and pulled one back between bat and toad while Bairstow wanted to shift the momentum over the infield with a mow.
The application was bad and Murtagh hit his stumps for a duck, leaping for joy after he had created such a perfect image.
Moeen Ali was left behind and was another batsman from England who went to get a duck
Stuart Broad also stayed behind when Irish sailors continued their attack
Two balls later, Murtagh won another lbw against Chris Woakes, the all-rounder who only fought via DRS for ball tracing to seal his fate with a narrow margin.
Murtagh completed a sensational five-wicket haul by pulling Moeen Ali to follow Wilson and leave without scoring.
That left England 43 for seven and in growing need. A delay followed but it was only short. Boyd Rankin took four balls to find the edge of Stuart Broad & # 39; s bat and bring England back to 58-8.
Sam Curran cut off a short leg that took a neat catch and England then trailed nine for 67.
Olly Stone showed the highest order of how it should have happened with a late revival and some nice blows from the offside. But he finished before 19 and England & # 39; s misery was complete before lunch. All out for 85, after just 128 minutes of playing on the first morning of a test match at Sunny Lord's.
Sam Curran walked back to the pavilion after pushing a leg too short for 18
Olly Stone was defeated and the Irish completed their first inning route with aplomb
LOWEST TEST SCORES OF ENGLAND:
45 v Australia, Sydney 1887
Australia won the pitch and chose to play in the first Ashes Test on the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Charlie Turner (15 for six) and JJ Ferris (27 for four) making their way through the tourists in 35.3 four- ball overs. England won the test with 13 points.
46 v West Indies, Port of Spain 1994
England needed 193 in their second innings to beat the Windies in the third test, but Curtly Ambrose had other ideas. A 10-over spell produced six English wickets for 24 runs, with Alec Stewart being the only tourist to record double digits.
51 v West Indies, Kingston 2009
The Windies had a 74-point lead after the first innings in the First Test, but violated England to prevent them from hitting again. Jerome Taylor took a five-for-one and only took 11 points. England was seven to seven after 20 overs when Andrew Flintoff scored 24.
52 v Australia, The Oval 1948
The worst inning score in England at the home base came in 1948 against Australia in a test in which Donald Bradman went for a duck that lowered his test average to 99.94. Australia led 3-0 in the Ashes and entered the Oval Test, but Leonard Hutton was strong while his teammates fell one by one.
53 f Australia, Lord & # 39; s 1888
The first Ashes Test in 1888 has three entries in the lowest 50 Test innings scores of all time, led by a first innings flop on the home side. England chased a 116 through Australia, England fell to 22 for six and 26 for seven before he recovered, as Johnny Briggs was the last man to fall on 17.
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