After holding their own for the first two days, Ireland collapsed abjectly to an 143-run defeat in their first Test at Lord’s.
From here we can see that their 38 all out
1) is the lowest score at Lord’s, slipping below the 42 by India in 1974.
2) the second shortest innings by balls bowled. The record is 75 balls in South Africa’s 30 all out at Birmingham in 1924. Ireland’s 94-ball effort shares the second spot with England’s 61 all out at Melbourne in 1901-02 as well as South Africa’s other 30 all out, at Port Elizabeth in 1895-96. at Melbourne in 1901-02
It is also one of the rare instances in recent times when two bowlers (Woakes and Broad) ran through a side:
Interestingly, the last such instance was by England (58 all out under lights) at Auckland in 2017-2018. On that occasion Boult and Southee were the wreckers.
India’s 42 does not appear here, since Old and Arnold together bowled 16 overs and Hendrick bowled the 17th.
England’s first innings score of 85 is not the lowest score by a winning side. More about this here (though it is from 2016 and has not been updated):
On the positive side:
TJ Murtagh recorded the first fiver (5-13) for Ireland. In their last Test against Afghanistan, he had recorded their third fifty (54*).
He will thus the first Irish player to appear on the Lord’s honours boards.
Murtagh (6-65) and debutant Adair (6-98) now have the best match figures for Ireland. The previous record was 6-100 by Murtagh in their maiden Test against Pakistan.
Naturally, Murtagh has the most wickets (13) for Ireland.
KJ O’Brien has the most runs (258) for Ireland, besides the only century (118) which was in their maiden Test.
Finally, Chris Woakes recorded his third five-wicket haul. All three of them had come at Lord’s, where he took two fivers in the same match against Pakistan in 2016.