Ireland suffered a surprise 43-run defeat to host nation Oman in the Pentangular T20I Series at Al Amerat.
From the very worst of England to the very best. What a Test match.
England's batsmen were at it again on Thursday despite 92 from *Jack Leach*.
This was already a pretty bad day for England without the cricket.
Ireland bowled out for just 38 to hand England victory.
England name their XI to face Ireland - two debuts and two spinners.
James Anderson out of Ireland Test with calf injury.
The competition will be contested by six teams from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.
The temperature for the Ashes just got a little hotter...
The Cricket Badger gets the Irish perspective on all things World Cup.