England vs Ireland Only Test Day 2 Highlights at Lord’s: Bad light stops play as England extend lead to 181 runs
England vs Ireland Day 2 Highlights: Follow Highlights from Day 2 of the only Test match between England and Ireland at Lord’s.Updated: Jul 26, 2019 09:29 IST
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Highlights: The second day was been called off with heavy rainfall pouring down at the stadium. England remain 303/9 with a lead of 181 runs at the end of Day 2. Ireland rocked England after nightwatchman Jack Leach fell just short of what would have been a remarkable Test hundred as the visitors pressed for a shock victory at Lord’s on Thursday. The hosts got off to a brilliant start with both Leach and Jason Roy scoring fifties each. But their dismissals triggered a middle collapse as England looked in danger of getting bowled out before extending a lead past 100. Late cameos from Sam Curran and Stuart Broad saw the Three Lions holding on before the day was finally called off early due to rain.
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STUMPS: The second day was been called off with heavy rainfall pouring down at the stadium. England remain 303/9 with a lead of 181 runs at the end of Day 2.
A storm has come out at Lord’s. And the players are walking off. The covers are on. England at 303/9, leading by 181 runs.
Sam Curran’s brief cameo comes to an end. He departs for 37. England are 296/9.
England have now crossed the 150-run mark in the lead. This can become tricky for Ireland now.
Chris Woakes has been dismissed soon after Root. England are now 8 wickets down with 134 lead.
Joe Root’s resistance comes to an end as he edges it to the keeper behing the stumps. He departs for 20. ENG 239/7, lead by 117 runs.
Six wickets down. Boyd Rankin dismisses Moeen Ali but England’s lead is inching towards 100.
Mark Adair strikes and England are five down! Jonny Bairstow departs for a duck!
Joe Denly is run out for 11, England 194/4
Tim Murtagh strikes for Ireland and Jack Leach departs for 92. A brilliant innings from the nightwatchman.
Jason Roy’s innings finally comes to an end on 72 as he was dismissed by Stuart Thompson.
England have extended their lead up to 49 runs now. Jason Roy has slowed down a bit after the break. England are 171/1.
Jack Leach and Jason Roy have carried on the onslaught past the Lunch break. Leach has now moved on to 80s and could be on the verge of maiden Test ton here.
England have covered trail over Ireland in the first session as Jason Roy also brings up his half century as well.
100 up for England. The two players are cruising at the moment. The hosts are getting closer to the trail.
Leach and Jason Roy are building a partnership in the middle and are going strong. Can they survive the entire session. England 94/1, trailing by 28 runs.
Jack Leach has scored his half century in 88 balls.
Rory Burns was dismissed cheaply for 6 by Boyd Rankin. At the moment, Leach is building on a partnership with Jason Roy in the middle. England are 54/1 and are trailing by 68 runs.
Jack Leach and Rory Burns have started cautiously as England look to build a solid innings.
England start their second innings on 0/0 with Ireland leading by 122 runs.
Preview: Ireland ended England’s World Cup honeymoon in dramatic style on Wednesday, bowling out the host nation for a derisory 85 on the first day at Lord’s as they eyed one of the biggest shocks in Test history. Tim Murtagh took a stunning five for 13 in nine overs on a ground where he plays for Middlesex. Ireland then consolidated their position by making 207 in reply for a first-innings lead of 122. When they were all out, there was still time for one more over and England felt compelled to have nightwatchman Jack Leach, rather than a specialist batsman, face Murtagh. Leach somehow survived a maiden and England closed on nought for nought in their second innings.
First Published: Jul 25, 2019 15:08 IST