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The Irish comedian isn't that familiar with cricket as it turns out....

Video: Dara O Briain's mock commentary of England vs Ireland cricket game

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Ahead of Ireland's trip to England for cricket in May, Irish funnyman Dara O Briain got himself hyped for the game by trying his hand at sports commentary.

As part of promoting the historic ODIs between the two nations, which could help Ireland qualify for the World Cup, O Briain was on hand to offer his take on their previous cricket match in 2013, in which England won by six wickets which was clearly something the comedian didn't know about going into it.

It was hilariously evident that the 45-year-old host of Mock the Week was generally unfamiliar with the format of cricket as he describes a six as a 'touchdown'.

There was also an obvious bias in favour of his home country which made the promotional gag all the more entertaining.

"Did you bring me here to show me Ireland losing?

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

Clearly aware that this was promotional material, O Briain poked fun at the commentary's appeal to Ireland ahead of the upcoming ODI's.

"You're not gonna sell a ticket to Irish people showing them Ireland losing! Show us Ireland winning, that's the way you've gotta do this!."

You can see the comedian's amusing commentary in the video below.

As highlights of Ireland's 2011 victory were shown as a tounge-in-cheek response to the gag, O Briain was full of enthusiam as he looked ahead towards May.

"Oh we’ll hammer them. We will get 409 and they’ll get 12," he said.

"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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The two ODIs will take place on May 7 and 9 in England. 

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