Stuart Broad has spearhead the top-order rout of Ireland, claiming three wickets in quick succession to leave the visitors limping at 19/3. The veteran seamer kicked off the proceedings with the wicket of Peter Moore after Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to field first in the four-day Test against Ireland.
He chimed in to bowl a full length delivery in the tight off-stump channel. He got it to swing in slightly as Moor fell over in his stance attempting to flick. He missed the ball to get pinged on the pads. The Englishmen went up in unison and the umpire had no hesitation in upholding the appeal. Moor had a word with his partner and decided to walk back, not seeing any merit in a review.
Ireland Skipper Andrew Balbirnie and Harry Tector were the next to depart, caught by Zac Crawley and Matthew Potts respectively. Both the batters were out for nought.
WHAT A SUPERB CATCH FROM ZAK CRAWLEY 😲🔥 pic.twitter.com/EVFit0lPGt
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