• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    16
    64
    43
    1
    0
    37.20
    15.4 through him! Root does it again in his first over. Slides a quicker ball down the slope, Joyce was giving himself room as well, he misses playing off the back foot and the leg stump is hit 77/2
    13.1 huge appeal for caught behind! Not given by Tim Robinson. England call for the review. Billings (and Ball) are certain. Stirling clashing outside off at a back-of-a-length delivery. There's a spike on Ultra Edge, this will be out 68/1
    40.4 and the captain goes! Trying to manufacture something, moving across his crease to scoop Wood towards fine leg (a challenge) and he misses. A fine innings by the Ireland skipper who shows his frustration as he walks off 223/7
    18.2 stuck on the crease, struck on the pads... given! Looked a touch leg side but Balbirne elects not to review it, so Plunkett picks up a wicket and Ireland are now three down. He was quite a way back and that is probably what convinced Paul Reiffel 87/3
    23.2 goes downtown again... but picks out long-on this time! Not out of the middle, maybe darted in a little quicker and O'Brien couldn't get out to it, David Willey had to come in off the rope and clasp it low down 113/4
    31.3 tossed up outside off, Wilson swipes hard - and sends it straight to deep point! Root breaks the stand and pick up his third wicket, forever ruining the symmetry of having a best of 2 for 9 in all three international formats. Gah! 154/5
    34.3 slogs across the line, big top edge - and goodnight, KOB! Rashid wins the duel, he kept tossing it up and he's rewarded with his first wicket of the day, a rather ungainly hoick from O'Brien and it didn't travel far in the end, taken by the man backpedalling on the edge of the ring at backward square leg 178/6
    28
    56
    30
    2
    1
    93.33
    46.1 all over! That's a convincing way to end things as Wood spears a pinpoint yorker through Dockrell 243/10
    41.5 comes down the pitch, tries to launch Plunkett straight down the ground. But only gets height rather than distance, Ball judges a steepling catch very well moving back from mid-off. The ball came over Ball's shoulder 226/8
    43.1 spoons a simple catch to backward point, a third catch for Ball. Shimmying to the leg side, then plinks it off the toe of the bat, looping comfortable to the man inside the ring 231/9
    not out
    6
    14
    11
    1
    0
    54.54
    Extras
    11 (lb 1, w 10)
    TOTAL
    243 all out (46.1 Overs, RR: 5.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-68 (PR Stirling, 13.1 ov), 2-77 (EC Joyce, 15.4 ov), 3-87 (A Balbirnie, 18.2 ov), 4-113 (NJ O'Brien, 23.2 ov), 5-154 (GC Wilson, 31.3 ov), 6-178 (KJ O'Brien, 34.3 ov), 7-223 (WTS Porterfield, 40.4 ov), 8-226 (BJ McCarthy, 41.5 ov), 9-231 (TJ Murtagh, 43.1 ov), 10-243 (GH Dockrell, 46.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Wood8.103824.65284100
    DJ Willey3.002307.66124010
    JT Ball7.003815.42234110
    LE Plunkett8.002332.87301020
    JE Root10.005235.20261220
    AU Rashid10.006816.80215200

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