Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad star in England's 143-run win over Ireland in one-off Test

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jul 26, 2019, 07:08 PM IST

England's Stuart Broad (L) celebrates after taking the wicket of Ireland's Kevin O'Brien (2L). Photograph:(AFP)

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For Ireland, James McCollum scored 11 runs, maximum for the team and the only to score two digits

Pacer Chris Woakes took a six-wicket haul for 17 runs as England defeated Ireland by 143 runs in the one-off Test match at Lord's on Friday. 

Woakes delivered a brilliant performance and took six wickets to shatter Ireland's dreams of maiden Test win. Stuart Broad was also stunning from the other end as he took the rest of the wickets. 

Ireland's second innings lasted just 15.4 overs, however, they made a dream start when Stuart Thompson ended England's second innings on 303 with the first ball of the day, clean bowling Olly Stone on a duck. 

After a rain delay, Ireland, chasing 182 for victory, began in encouraging fashion, reaching 11 without loss, but they lost the balance after 9th over and posted the lowest ever Test innings total at Lord's. The visitors were all all-out after scoring just 38 runs. 

For Ireland, opener James McCollum scored 11 runs, maximum for the team and the only to score two digits. 


This was only Ireland's third Test match and they were seeking their maiden victory in the format following defeats by Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Next England will gear up for a five-Test Ashes series against Australia, which is scheduled to start from August 1.