England vs Ireland: Tim Murtagh is ‘over the moon’ after dream spell

After a dream spell of bowling in the first innings in ongoing England vs Ireland Test at Lord's, Tim Murtagh is 'over the moon'. Here is what he said about his outing
England vs Ireland: Tim Murtagh is ‘over the moon’ after dream spellEngland vs Ireland: Tim Murtagh is ‘over the moon’ after dream spell
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After a magical spell on Day 1 of ongoing England vs Ireland Test at Lord’s, Tim Murtagh said he was ‘over of the moon’. The pacer scalped his debut five-wicket-haul, leaving hosts in tatters.

 

"I'm not quite sure what's happened over the last two hours, to be honest," Murtagh told Sky Sports during the lunch break of Day 1. "Obviously it's the dream just to play here in the first place, but get on that honours board, and for all the bowlers to chip in and do really well, it's a fantastic first session for us."

 

The experienced campaigner bowled at right lines and found help from the fresh Lord’s strip as well. He first removed England openers and then looked unstoppable throughout the innings. His dram spell helped Ireland bundle out star-studded England on paltry 85 runs in the first innings and hence put on a good lead. 

 

Murtagh, having played for Middlesex, said bowling at Lord’s wasn’t that new for him,

"I should know how to bowl on this ground, I've been here long enough to know how to bowl there!" he said.

 

"But the key thing was just to get out there, try and let the pitch do a bit of work, find a little bit of nip sideways, both ways, and a bit of swing. "Everything felt really good today. The ball came out nicely and just did a little bit off the wicket.”

 

The 37-year-old was ‘over the moon’ after that spell,

"I didn't think I'd be on the away board when I first started playing, but I'll take it wherever it goes," he added. "It's a dream for any cricketer playing a Test match here, so I'm just over the moon." He said.

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