The single Test match was played at Lord’s between England and Ireland. On the third day itself, England won the match by defeating Ireland by 10 wickets. In response to England’s innings, Ireland took an 11-run lead in the second innings. Zak Crawley put the match in England’s hands by hitting 3 fours in 4 balls.

In the only Test match (ENG vs IRE Only Test), England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and decided to bowl first. Ireland were all out for 172 in their first innings. For the team, James McCullum scored 36 runs in 108 balls with the help of 5 fours, while Paul Stirling contributed 30 runs.

At the same time, Curtis Campher played a valuable inning of 33 runs in 79 balls. Stuart Broad took 5 wickets for England. Whereas, Jack Leach took 3 wickets in his name.

England had declared on 524 for the loss of 4 wickets in the first. Ben Duckett scored 182 runs in 178 balls, while Ollie Pope scored 205 runs in 208 balls with the help of 22 fours and 3 sixes. England took a lead of 352 runs in the first innings. Andy McBrine took 2 wickets for Ireland.

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On the third day, Ireland started playing ahead of 97 runs for 3 wickets. Andy McBrine played an unbeaten inning of 86 runs in 115 balls with the help of 14 fours. Apart from him, Mark Adair scored 86 runs in 76 balls with the help of 12 fours and 2 sixes.

Andy and Adair shared a record 163-run partnership for the 9th wicket off 165 balls. Josh Tong, who made his Test debut for England, took 5 wickets. Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Joe Root and Matthew Potts got one wicket each.

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