Lord’s Test, Day 2: England recover but Ireland remain on top
Nightwatchman Jack Leach‘s career best knock of 92 from helped England to recover against Ireland at Lord’s after horrible Day 1. The visitors remained strong in search of one of biggest Test cricket’s upsets. Left hander gave them a hope after poor batting display in the first innings from the Hosts.
Jack Leach, who was sent as an opener, surprised everyone as he scored a brilliant 92. Leach faced the final over on Day 1 as a nightwatchman. Interestingly he scored the second-best score by an England opener since Alastair Cook‘s retirement.
Jason Roy, who is also on his Test debut, scored a modern-styled fifty in just 47 balls. The stand between Roy and Leach played an important role to put some pressure on Ireland on Day 2.
England ended day two of Test against Ireland on 303 for nine. They are 181 runs ahead of Irish team. Lightning and rain brought an early end to the day. Mark Adair, on Test debut, took three wickets for Ireland. All rounder Sam Curran‘s quick 37 runs pushed England’s lead over 170.