Dara O' Briain gives a shot at cricket commentary

Dara O Briain Take A Craic At Cricket Commentary
Dara O Briain Take A Craic At Cricket Commentary

Irish comedian and television presenter Dara O Briain has a go at cricket commentary ahead of Ireland's two-match One-Day International series against England in May.

The two teams have met each other seven times in the ODIs previously with five played in Ireland but this will be the first time they will lock horns in England.

Evidently not overly familiar with the game, O Briain sat down with a microphone in hand to commentate on the encounter between these two teams in Dublin in 2013 which England won by six wickets chasing 270 riding on centuries from Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara.

"Did you bring me here to show me Ireland losing?" he asks a producer off camera after a series of hits from Morgan and Bopara.

"I had a whole ‘Theresa May your boys took a hell of a beating’ speech planned, you can’t do that about Ireland.

"I am not sure ‘Graham Norton, Bono, Jedward, that fat bloke from Robot Wars your boys took a hell of beating’ works as well.

"You can't sell out tickets to Irish people by showing Ireland losing."

Immediately the footage turns to the 2011 World Cup clash between the two teams where Ireland stunned England chasing 328.

"This one. Ireland with three to win. That's the one we want to see.

"There we go. Boom. Booom. Ireland are winning. Ireland have won. That's what the people will come to see at Lord's."

The two games will be played in Bristol and Lord's on 5th and 7th May and when asked what will be Ireland's chances in the series, O Briain replied: "Oh we’ll hammer them. We will get 409 and they’ll get 12.

"No to be fair I think it will be a pretty even series. I expect England to win the match at Bristol and then come to the second match at Lord’s slightly cocky.

"At the Home of Cricket, I think Ireland will post a huge score and then cleverly declare the game over."

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