Cricket fans are overjoyed as Ireland demolished England in the first innings of their historic Test match at Lord's.
On the first morning of their four-day clash against the recently crowned World Cup champions, Ireland tore through the entire England batting order in just over two hours.
Ireland have played just two Test matches since gaining top-class status in 2017 - losing to Pakistan and Afghanistan - but led by 37-year-old seamer Tim Murtagh, they skittled England for 85 runs.
Murtagh took five wickets for just 13 runs in his nine overs, while debutant Mark Adair (three wickets) and Boyd Rankin (two wickets) finished off the England batting order.
Only three batsmen reached double figures for England, while the five World Cup winners on show mustered just seven runs between them.
"I'm not quite sure what's happened there the last two hours," said a delighted Murtagh on Sky Sports after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.
ENGLAND BOWLED OUT FOR 85
Stunning morning for Ireland as they dismiss England in just over two hours.July 24, 2019
Now there’s a happy face! My grandmother is 100 this week, she’s a big Cricket fan and we have brought her to Lords to see the first ever Ireland/England Test. And what a start by @Irelandcricket . pic.twitter.com/LcdIsAsOLJ— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) July 24, 2019
Ireland have England on ropes here at a scorching Lords! With happy Irish cricket boss Warren Deutrom as England struggle to 56 for 7 ! pic.twitter.com/Uq4MTBru2N— Shane Ross (@Shane_RossTD) July 24, 2019
#ENGvIRE England vs Ireland
England: " We are world champions"
Ireland: pic.twitter.com/3HukHdU3fZ— How Football Saved Humans - Great Book to Read (@HowHumans) July 24, 2019
‘Shane Lowry winning The Open is an Irish sports story that won’t be beaten for a long, long time’
Tim Murtagh: hold my beer https://t.co/tmYdySh8bK— Brendan O'Brien (@byBrendanOBrien) July 24, 2019
And with England at 42-6 I am obviously supporting Ireland ☘☘☘☘☘☘— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) July 24, 2019
It goes to show the Cricket World Cup was right to restrict the number of teams playing, Ireland would have devalued the whole competition.— Mark Steel (@mrmarksteel) July 24, 2019
Cracking stuff from @Irelandcricket
jaysis I've got tickets for friday, flying over tomorrow, wonder will I get to see the inside of Lord's at this stage— desfeeney (@desfeeney1) July 24, 2019
All this negativity ... That’s England’s highest Test score against Ireland ... !!— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 24, 2019
Thank god this isn't on free-to-air— Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) July 24, 2019
There were plenty of headline suggestions too...
It's not quite '3 0 Walcott' but if a certain Middlesex bowler runs through England at Lord's today the tabloids can have
'Midsummer Murtagh'— Chris Stocks (@StocksC_cricket) July 24, 2019
☘☘ Shamrock Overs ☘☘#IRLvENG— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) July 24, 2019