Sunday, December 3, 2023

Pope’s double century, 524 runs declared the English innings

In the only Test held at Lord’s, England scored runs on Ole Pope’s double century and Ben Duckett’s century in their first innings. 524 runs for 4 wickets took the lead of 252 runs before declaring the innings. Batting in the second innings, the Irish scored 97 runs for 3 wickets at the end of the second day.

The England team made 156 runs after losing 1 wicket on the first day after stopping the Irish for only 172 runs and batting in their own first innings. The two unbeaten batsmen of the previous day, Ben Duckett and Ole Pope, came to bat in the second day’s play.

These two batsmen had a great start to the second day. The duo scored 252 runs for the second wicket. Unbeaten on 60 runs, Duckett picked up the century. He was moving towards a double century. But he only regretted 91 runs. Returned to 181 runs. He played this innings of 178 balls with 24 fours and a six.

Even though he failed to score, Ole Pope scored a double century right after completing the century. He scored 205 runs off 208 balls. This great innings is lined with 22 fours and a six. Joe Root also hit a half-century. He was out for 56 runs. And Harry Brooks remained unbeaten with 9 runs from 7 balls.

Meanwhile, in the third session of the second day, visiting Ireland came to bat in their second innings. But the Irish did not get off to a good start. Three wickets were lost without picking up just 25 runs. Peter Moore for 11 runs, Andy Balbirnie for 2 runs and Paul Stirling for 15 runs.

Meanwhile, James McCullum was retired after scoring 12 runs. Then Lorcan Tucker and Harry Tector finished the day together. Tucker remains unbeaten on 34 runs and Tector remains unbeaten on 21 runs.

(03 June/MM)


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