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The Unbelievable Reaction As Ireland Put England To The Sword At Lord's

The Unbelievable Reaction As Ireland Put England To The Sword At Lord's

This cricket craic is easy. After only becoming a test nation in 2017, Ireland are taking part in their first ever test match at Lord's this afternoon, the home of the sport.

England were the opposition, and this was seen as a major step forward for Irish cricket. This being only our third ever test match, nobody gave Ireland much of a chance of securing a positive result.

What happened next would blow everybody away.

Ireland would bowl out the English for only 85 runs, ending their first innings before we even reached lunch on the first day.

It was an incredible performance against a team who were recently crowned world champions at ODI level.

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It looked like Ireland were on course to smash all sorts of records for much of the innings.

While England would manage to get a few more runs on the board before being bowled out, it was still a historically poor performance from the home side.

It would England's fourth ever lowest score for an innings in Lords.

Clearly, the Irish cared little for their opposition's title as world champions.

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Much of Ireland's charge was led by bowler Tim Murtagh. The Middlesex bowler is very familiar with today's surroundings, with this being the ground he plays his county cricket in.

He put that knowledge to good use, putting in one of the most dominant bowling displays ever seen in test cricket.

In all, he would end the innings with an eye-catching tally of 5-13 off nine overs.

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Unsurprisingly, there were a few subtle digs thrown at some well-known Brexiteers.

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This is just the latest instalment in what has been an incredible few days for Irish sport.

Golf, athletics, football, crickets, even on Love Island, we don't do too bad for ourselves.

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There's a long way to go on this one, but we're well on the way to pulling off a huge shock. To sum it all up:

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Gary Connaughton

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