England are playing the one-off Test against Ireland, which kickstarted on June 2 at the Lord’s. Ahead of the start of this one-off Test between England and Ireland, a funny moment was captured on the camera. As the players lined up for the national anthems head of the start of play, as the cameraman panned from right to left to show the English cricketers, England batter Ben Duckett was cut out as all players were visible.
However, this wasn’t an intentional action by the cameraman, but as Duckett stood alongside Zak Crawley and Stuart Broad, his was cut due to his short height. The video since then has been doing rounds on social media soon after it was shared by the England fan club, Barmy Army just hours ahead of Day 2’s play.
Watch the video here:
However, the 28-year-old did not shy away from sharing this on his Instagram story at the end of Day 1 Stumps, taking a dig at his height. While sharing the images with Crawley on one side and Broad on the other, Duckett captioned his post, “Might stand somewhere else next time.”
Talking about the one-off Test between England and Ireland, Ben Stokes-led Three Lions won the toss and opted to bowl first. On the back of a five-wicket haul from Stuart Broad, Ireland was bundled out for 172/10 in 56.2 overs. The hosts however, took a considerable lead as they declared the inning at the scored of 524/4 with Ben Duckett scoring 182 off 178 deliveries and a double hundred by Ollie Pope.
At the end of Day 2, the visitors scoreboard reads 97/3 with Josh Tongue being the pick of bowlers, scalping three wickets off his eight overs so far in the second Ireland inning. The Andrew Balbirnie-led side trail by 255 runs at Stumps on Day 2.