[Watch] Stuart Broad Pins Opener Peter Moor Plumb In Front With A Beauty
Broad took 3 wickets in the first session of Day 1 (Twitter)
Veteran England seamer Stuart Broad had a perfect morning on the opening day of the one-off Test against Ireland as he knocked off the visitor's top-3 in his opening spell.
On a chilly morning in London, England skipper Ben Stokes won the toss, and he had no hesitation in putting the Irish in. Stokes' decision was vindicated by his senior pacer in Broad, who got the Dukes to hoop around corners.
Broad started off by pinning opener Peter Moor plumb in front after a fullish-length delivery nipped back in wickedly.
Watch the dismissal here:
Broad then returned in his next over to knock over Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie and promising young batter, Harry Tector, for golden ducks on back-to-back deliveries.
Balbirnie went for a booming drive, only to nick to the slip-cordon, where Zak Crawley completed a fine diving catch.
Then, Tector had a brain fade as he danced down to the seamer to flick it behind fine-leg. The only issue was that Stokes had already placed a leg slip, and the shot went straight into the hands of Matthew Potts.
At the time of writing, Ireland had moved on to 66/4, with opener James McCollum and Lorcan Tucker looking in the middle.