England v Ireland Test Match June 2023
England and Ireland faced off in a Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on June 2, 2023. The match was part of the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League.
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England won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a good start, with openers Rory Burns and Zak Crawley putting on 75 for the first wicket. However, Ireland fought back well, taking wickets at regular intervals to restrict England to 277 all out.
In reply, Ireland got off to a steady start, but they lost wickets at regular intervals to England's bowlers. They were eventually bowled out for 252, giving England a 25-run victory.
Joe Root was the star of the show for England, scoring 109 runs in the first innings. He was well supported by Burns (50) and Crawley (43). For Ireland, Paul Stirling top-scored with 60 runs. He was well supported by Andrew Balbirnie (47) and Harry Tector (36).
England's bowlers were all impressive, with James Anderson taking 4 wickets and Stuart Broad taking 3 wickets. For Ireland, Josh Little took 3 wickets and Craig Young took 2 wickets.
The victory was a good start to England's campaign in the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League. They will be looking to build on this performance in their next match against Pakistan on June 6.
Here are some of the key moments from the match:
Joe Root's century was the highlight of the match for England. He batted with great patience and skill, and his innings was the foundation for England's total. Ireland's bowlers fought back well after England's good start. They took wickets at regular intervals to restrict England to a below-par total. Paul Stirling's half-century was the highlight of the match for Ireland. He batted with great aggression and scored some quick runs, which helped Ireland to stay in the match. England's bowlers were all impressive and bowled Ireland out for 252 runs. James Anderson and Stuart Broad were the pick of the bowlers, taking four and three wickets respectively. Overall, it was a good day for England. They won the match convincingly and Joe Root's century was a special innings. Ireland will be disappointed with the result, but they will be hoping to bounce back in their next match against Pakistan.