4 Jun 2023

ENG Vs IRE: England Captain Ben Stokes Made This Unique Record Without Doing Anything


The only Test match was played between England and Ireland at Lord's. Host England won the match by 10 wickets. This test between the two teams remained a topic of discussion among cricket lovers around the world. In the match, where England batsman Ollie Pope scored the fastest double century in Test cricket, Captain Stokes made a unique record without doing anything. Let us tell you about this unique record.

Unique record in the name of Ben Stokes

With the win against Ireland, Ben Stokes has made a unique record. Stokes has become the first captain in Test history, who neither batted nor bowled during the match, yet his team won. This is the first time in 200 years of Test history that a captain has won the match without doing anything. Before Ben Stokes in Test cricket, no team captain had achieved this feat till date. Although Stokes did grab a catch in the match.

Test match was seen as a preparation for Ashes

England had landed at Lord's to play the only Test match against Ireland before the Ashes. This Test match was being seen as a preparation for the Ashes. 


Talking about the match, after losing the toss, Ireland was put into bat first and got all out for 172 runs in the first innings. In response, England declared their first innings by scoring 524 runs for 4 wickets with the help of Ollie Pope's double century. 


In the second inning, Ireland gave their best and scored 362 runs and averted innings defeat. But they were able to give England a target of only 11 runs, which England achieved without losing a wicket. This victory will give confidence to England in the upcoming Ashes series.

Joe Root completed 11,000 runs


England team's star batsman and former captain Joe Root completed 11,000 runs of his career in this match. He scored 56 runs in the first innings. With this, Root has become the fastest batsman from England to score 11,000 runs in Test cricket. Earlier this record was in the name of former England captain Alastair Cook. Cook completed 11,000 runs in 252 innings, while Root achieved this feat in 238 innings.

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