Sports can take you to the sky and back. England won their maiden World Cup title a week ago and now they were skittle out for a paltry score of 85 runs. Thus, the English team claimed an unwanted record as they were bundled out in the opening session of the Test match. This is the first time when England was bowled before the first session at Lord’s.

In fact, this is England’s lowest innings total at home since 1997 against Australia. England has been playing at the Mecca of Cricket since 1884.

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Tim Murtagh. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

England was bundled out for 85.

Meanwhile, England had their backs against the wall as they were tottering at 43-7 inside the 15 overs. Ireland’s medium pacer Tim Murtagh breathed down the neck of the hosts’ batsmen as the right-arm bowler scalped five wickets. Tim was right on the money with the line and length and he was able to get the help from the surface.

It was a green top and England skipper Joe Root decided to bat first against Ireland. Boyd Rankin scalped two wickets whereas Mark Adair snared three wickets for the visitors. Joe Denly was the top-scorer for England with 23 runs.

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Murtagh claimed a five-wicket haul. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

On the other hand, Olly Stone and Sam Curran scored 19 and 18 runs respectively to take England to 85 runs. Thus, it was a brilliant performance from Ireland that is playing only their third Test match.

Meanwhile, Ireland was able to put up their noses in front as they scored 207 runs in their first innings. Hence, the Irish team leads by 122 runs on the stumps of the opening day of the four-day Test match.

Andrew Balbirine scored a fine fifty and he was only half-centurion of the day. On the other hand, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone and Sam Curran scalped three wickets each whereas Moeen Ali took one wicket.