England bowl out Ireland for 38 to seal victory

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Ireland's Mark Adair is bowled out by England's Stuart Broad during day three of the Specsavers Test Series match at Lord's, London.

Set 182 to clinch a historic win in only their third Test match, Ireland crumbled to the lowest-ever Test score at Lord's in the face of fine opening spells from Woakes (6-17) - who returned Test-best figures - and Broad (4-19).

The scale of the victory, 143 runs, was huge and the manner verging on comical as the final innings of the match unfolded at warp speed, but let it not be forgotten that Ireland began the game by dismissing England for 85 in the first session of the match.

Ireland lasted just 15.4 overs in its second dig, making it the equal second-shortest innings in Test history, while there's only been four occasions where a team has won a Test after scoring less than England's 85 in the first innings.

In the end, however, the class of Broad and Woakes proved too much as England successfully defended their lowest total since 1998 in Melbourne and their lowest ever at Lord's.

Ireland's Tim Murtagh ran rampant against England at Lord's.

Also, from England's perspective, it was a bowling performance that masked the deficiencies of their batsmen, who collapsed in each innings and were reliant on 92 from nightwatchman Jack Leach on Thursday.

"We knew 180 odd was defendable but we didn't see 38 all out coming our way", Broad said.

England's top-order problems remain a worry ahead of next week's first Test against Australia in Birmingham, with the Ashes-holding tourists looking to win a series away to their arch-rivals for the first time in 19 years.

"We knew it was going to be tough with the lights on and drizzle in the air", he said.

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"When the ball does anything you shut your eyes and hope England get through it", former England captain Vaughan told BBC's Test Match Special.

"I thought Ireland were excellent throughout, I thought they bowled brilliantly in both innings and today I just thought we were excellent with the ball".

Ireland picked up 11 runs from the first 10 deliveries faced after the restart, James McCollum twice piercing the covers.

Chris Woakes took six wickets.

Leach, who had been in sight of an achievement that eluded batting greats Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar - a Test hundred at Lord's - walked slowly off to a standing ovation after batting for 220 minutes and facing 162 balls, hitting 16 fours.

By the time Woakes took three more wickets in the space of seven balls even that had been upgraded to fantastical.

OUT! Stuart Broad has pinned it Kevin O'Briend on the crease.

Kevin O'Brien, who hit the quickest World Cup century when Ireland beat England at Bangalore in 2011 and made a century in its inaugural Test at home to Pakistan previous year, fell for just four, LBW to Broad - one of three wickets that fell for no runs to leave the visitors 6/24.

But that did not stop them routing England on Wednesday, with seamer Tim Murtagh taking a superb 5-13 on his Middlesex home ground.

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