JACK Leach picked up the Player of the Match award after England completed a crushing 143-run win over Ireland at Lord's.

Leach scored 92 having opened the batting as nightwatchman, which was the highest individual score of any batsman in the match and helped England set Ireland 182 to win.

Chris Woakes (6-17) and Stuart Broad (4-19) then tore through the visitors as Ireland were bowled out for just 38.

Leach did not get a chance to bowl in the second innings, having picked up 0-26 from three overs in the first, and must now wait to see if he is included in England's squad for the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, which begins next Thursday (August 1).

Leach told the BBC's Test Match Special: "It is bizarre. I bowled three overs for 26 and won man of the match.

"It's not sunk in, the whole game is a bit of a blur.

"The Irish showed some real fight and got well ahead of the game.

"I went back to the hotel feeling low. But I just took it a ball at a time and it ended up being a great day and we won the game.

"I've not dwelt too much on not getting the century - if you'd offered me 92 or 40-odd then I'd take the 92.

"I just wanted to play for the team with a nothing to lose attitude and it felt enjoyable being out there.

"I didn't get there but you get what your deserve in cricket and I don't think I deserved to get a hundred.

"I crunched one drive through extra cover and the noise that came with it was just amazing.

"I was a bit nervous in front of a full house home crowd on day one but really got into it on day two."