Before the start of the third day, Ireland were on the cusp of creating history. They had established a lead of 118 runs and they made the perfect start to the day when they took the last wicket of Ollie Stone for 0. Needing 182, they were 11/0 before the rain delay for close to 30 minutes. However, following the rain break, England had their tails up and in ideal conditions for swing bowling, Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad showed their mastery as they dismantled the Irish top order. Woakes took yet another five-wicket haul and ended with 6/17 while Broad ended with figures of 4/19 as Ireland were bowled out for 38, the seventh-lowest total in Test history as England won the one-off Test at Lord's by 143 runs on the third day on Friday.
On the same day of the Test match when the cricketing fraternity around the world expected Ireland players to be glim, the atmosphere in the camp was fresh. Tim Murtagh, who scalped five-wickets against the Englishmen was seen in action off the field as well. In a video doing the rounds on social media, the 37-year-old Murtagh can be seen pulling down McCollum’s trousers, coming from behind, surprising the youngster.
The youngster turned around and saw Murtagh doing so. However, the young gun couldn’t do much about the same and eventually pulled his trousers up. In the video, he looked a little embarrassed to be caught on camera and that too in front of Lord’s crowd.
Interestingly, the incident happened in the same balcony where former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly pulled off his playing jersey after the Indian team managed to upstage the host-England.
Here's the video:
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