“The Battle on the Pitch: England vs Ireland Highlight videos

On the first day of the Ashes warm-up Test between England and Ireland on Thursday at Lord’s, Ben Duckett‘s brisk unbeaten fifty brought England within striking distance of a first-innings advantage over Ireland.

England were 152-1 in reply to Ireland’s 172 all out, a deficit of 30 runs, at stumps in a Test being played over four days rather than the standard five. Duckett, a left hander in his first Test innings in England, was 60 not out after a sunny afternoon at the ‘Home of Cricket.

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