Friday, 29 September, 2023

England run riot against Ireland

Ollie Pope was in sight of a double century after Ben Duckett hit the fastest 150 in a Test at Lord's as England ran riot against an outclassed Ireland on Friday.

England were 503-2 at tea on the second day of four, a lead of 331 runs.

Pope was 197 not out, with opener Duckett having made 182 in his first Test in England as both batsmen surpassed Ireland's first-innings 172.