Ireland v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Belfast May 30, 2011

Pakistan edge past fighting Ireland

The Bulletin by Gerard Siggins
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Pakistan 242 for 5 (Younis 64, Akmal 60) beat Ireland 238 for 8 (Stirling 109, Ajmal 4-35) by five wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

A brilliant, belligerent century by Paul Stirling wasn't enough to take Ireland to victory over Pakistan in the second ODI. A solid innings of 64 by Younis Khan ensured the visitors were not embarrassed and took the two match RSA Series in Belfast 2-0.

Stirling played an innings that alternated between control and raw aggression as he racked up his third ODI century, his first against a Full Member. It helped set Pakistan a target of 239, which they achieved with eight balls to spare, but not before their most experienced batsmen rescued them from a tricky situation as Ireland's celebrated fielders tightened the screws.

Stirling's innings showed great maturity for a man who has his critics in Irish cricket. He has too often been a player who raced to thrilling thirties and forites, but rarely went on. His previous highest score against a Full Member was just 52.

But an Irish record one-day score of 177 against Canada in September showed what could be achieved and he round off the recent World Cup with a blistering ton against Netherlands. That innings was the third-fastest century in the competition's history, behind only Kevin O'Brien and Matthew Hayden.

He thrashed three sixes and seven fours in his innings of 109, which backboned Ireland's total of 238 for eight.

On the pitch used for Saturday's rain affected game - and after a day of warm sun in between - William Porterfield opted to take first use.

Ireland persevered with their decision to promote Ed Joyce to open, although the Sussex batsman was rarely fluent as Junaid Khan and Umar Gul made use of the overcast conditions.

Stirling, meanwhile, played in his usual manner and was 38 when Ireland passed fifty. Misbah turned to the spin of Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez to slow things down, and was immediately rewarded with the wicket of Joyce. Ajmal extracted some extra bounce and Joyce edged to Mohammed Salman with the total on 65.

Porterfield joined Stirling and was at the other end as he reached his fifty off 43 balls. The pair hoisted the hundred in the 22nd over when Stirling hoicked the ball over wide mid-on for six.

Pakistan preferred Hammad Azam to Tanvir Ahmed and the Rawalpindi bowler's gentle medium proved useful in the conditions. But it was Mohammed Hafeez who dismissed Porterfield, bowled for 15.

Stirling was watchful to the spinners and the rate slowed as Ajmal extracted turn on his way to 4 for 35. Stirling raced into the nineties with a sumptuous cover drive but took six more overs to reach 100, which he did with a straight drive past the bowler Azam. He passed the century mark in 94 balls.

Rain - which threatened several times - eventually forced the players off for 15 minutes, but no overs were lost.

Alex Cusack played a typical innings as second foil to a more aggressive batsman, and took the total to 174 before he fell charging Ajmal. He fell in the second over of the Powerplay, which Ireland struggled to exploit.

Stirling was dropped by Junaid who made an awful hash of a gentle hook to fine leg off Saeed. But Junaid made amends next ball when he bowled Stirling for 109. Gary Wilson came out to cheers in his 100th appearance for Ireland, but although he hit the last two balls of the Powerplay for four, the five-over period yielded a miserable 23 for 2.

Wilson hit a breezy 33 off 25 balls, but Ireland's total was probably 30-40 short of expectations as Pakistan prevented them accelerating at the death.

Mohammed Hafeez fell in the second over as he mistimed a drive off Trent Johnston, but ODI debutant Azhar Ali and Taufeeq Umar steadied the ship in the face of accurate bowling from Boyd Rankin. The big Warwickshire man extracted bounce and pace in his nine overs, claiming Azhar to a sharp slip catch.

At 80 for 3 Pakistan needed steady hands and were able to turn to Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq. The pair have played 300 ODIs between them - more than the whole Irish team - and were able to dictate the pace from there.

The partnership consolidated, scoring one boundary and 30 runs off the first ten overs, but as the clouds loomed they put in a mini-charge to ensure they went ahead of the Duckworth-Lewis calculation.

With the score on 148 John Mooney induced the thinnest of nicks off Misbah, who seemed reluctant to depart, but his wicket gave Ireland renewed hope. The feisty Umar Akmal came in and took the game by the scruff though, smashing three sixes in an innings of 60 off 48 balls.

All the while Younis Khan was accumulating while Ireland fought for every run. Porterfield at cover saved a dozen runs as Stirling, Joyce and Mooney ensured the ring was hard to pierce.

Having hit just two boundaries getting to 48, Younis dragged the ball into the crowd at midwicket to complete his fifty. He perished chipping to Kevin O'Brien off Cusack trying to hit the winning runs.

Stirling was named as Man of the Match, but it was Pakistan's day.

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  • on June 2, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    I read all comments just to read Aina Maria's enjoyable and detailed responses.

  • on June 1, 2011, 10:19 GMT

    @Akhtar Hassan: For your information, Younis was instrumental in winning the match, alongwith Umar. @Syed Faizan Ali: This "small associate team" beat Inzamam's team in 2007, and Strauss's team in 2011, and are ranked 10th to our 6th. @AndyZaltzmannsHair : We will canonise Afridi if he could manage to rid us of Ijaz Butt, and yes, he will return. I wish someone like Imran Khan had been in Afridi and Misbah's place. He would have given Ijaz Butt his due for trying to crush what he calls "player power".

  • VivGilchrist on June 1, 2011, 2:51 GMT

    Did Joyce bat on the same pitch as Stirling? He cost them the game.

  • codegreen on May 31, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    pakistan need an opener with hafeez bring back kamran

  • amir-test-cricket on May 31, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    @ cricketistheway lol .... great use of "K"

  • thair9999 on May 31, 2011, 16:34 GMT

    By cricketistheway's definition: Pakistan should be POAT team, POor mostly and greAT sometimes.

  • mensan on May 31, 2011, 13:32 GMT

    Most people will disagree but I was amazed to see the balance of Pakistan team without Afridi (and Razzaq too). We were able to play 6 specialist batsmen on whom we can depend. When Afridi plays, he takes up place of a batsman and is rarely reliable. I am sure had Afridi played, Pakistan would have lost the 2nd match.

    Hammad Azam is a very good replacement of Razzaq and must be persisted with.

    Agree with most of you. Sarfraz should replace Salman.

  • on May 31, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    It was a spirited performance by ireland and once again awesome captaincy by porterfiled ..i was very impressed by him from the world cup itself ..his field placing and rotation of bowlers is upto the mark ...although i some how feel that game cud have been different if only dockrell was present ..actually ..ireland has battery of medium pacers which makes the batsman get used to ..after few early moments at the crease and here i feel ireland lacked quality spinner ..i think ..a spinner shud have been included instead of jones or may b ..stirling shud have been given a few bit of more overs ..never the less it was a gud fight given ...go ireland go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Timmuh on May 31, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    Andrew Brighton, what you say is true. However when the likes of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe first joined the big boys they had limited players who were capable of regularly doing well against other full members. Bangladesh are making strides, Sri Lanka have won a world cup and had times where they have been among the top fewTest teams as well. Zimbabwe started to show something before the nation's wider troubles destroyed the side. If Ireland get their structures right, there is no reason why - with more games against top opposition - they can't start down the path of other nations. They do, however, have a small population which may hold them back from ever being top of the world. Well done to Pakistan on the wins, and also on giving an emerging nation some top level competition.

  • on May 31, 2011, 9:03 GMT

    "At 80 for 3 Pakistan needed steady hands and were able to turn to Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq. The pair have played 300 ODIs between them - more than the whole Irish team" that's what made Irish team lost the match, otherwise well played/tried. gluck in future Irish!!

  • on June 2, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    I read all comments just to read Aina Maria's enjoyable and detailed responses.

  • on June 1, 2011, 10:19 GMT

    @Akhtar Hassan: For your information, Younis was instrumental in winning the match, alongwith Umar. @Syed Faizan Ali: This "small associate team" beat Inzamam's team in 2007, and Strauss's team in 2011, and are ranked 10th to our 6th. @AndyZaltzmannsHair : We will canonise Afridi if he could manage to rid us of Ijaz Butt, and yes, he will return. I wish someone like Imran Khan had been in Afridi and Misbah's place. He would have given Ijaz Butt his due for trying to crush what he calls "player power".

  • VivGilchrist on June 1, 2011, 2:51 GMT

    Did Joyce bat on the same pitch as Stirling? He cost them the game.

  • codegreen on May 31, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    pakistan need an opener with hafeez bring back kamran

  • amir-test-cricket on May 31, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    @ cricketistheway lol .... great use of "K"

  • thair9999 on May 31, 2011, 16:34 GMT

    By cricketistheway's definition: Pakistan should be POAT team, POor mostly and greAT sometimes.

  • mensan on May 31, 2011, 13:32 GMT

    Most people will disagree but I was amazed to see the balance of Pakistan team without Afridi (and Razzaq too). We were able to play 6 specialist batsmen on whom we can depend. When Afridi plays, he takes up place of a batsman and is rarely reliable. I am sure had Afridi played, Pakistan would have lost the 2nd match.

    Hammad Azam is a very good replacement of Razzaq and must be persisted with.

    Agree with most of you. Sarfraz should replace Salman.

  • on May 31, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    It was a spirited performance by ireland and once again awesome captaincy by porterfiled ..i was very impressed by him from the world cup itself ..his field placing and rotation of bowlers is upto the mark ...although i some how feel that game cud have been different if only dockrell was present ..actually ..ireland has battery of medium pacers which makes the batsman get used to ..after few early moments at the crease and here i feel ireland lacked quality spinner ..i think ..a spinner shud have been included instead of jones or may b ..stirling shud have been given a few bit of more overs ..never the less it was a gud fight given ...go ireland go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Timmuh on May 31, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    Andrew Brighton, what you say is true. However when the likes of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe first joined the big boys they had limited players who were capable of regularly doing well against other full members. Bangladesh are making strides, Sri Lanka have won a world cup and had times where they have been among the top fewTest teams as well. Zimbabwe started to show something before the nation's wider troubles destroyed the side. If Ireland get their structures right, there is no reason why - with more games against top opposition - they can't start down the path of other nations. They do, however, have a small population which may hold them back from ever being top of the world. Well done to Pakistan on the wins, and also on giving an emerging nation some top level competition.

  • on May 31, 2011, 9:03 GMT

    "At 80 for 3 Pakistan needed steady hands and were able to turn to Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq. The pair have played 300 ODIs between them - more than the whole Irish team" that's what made Irish team lost the match, otherwise well played/tried. gluck in future Irish!!

  • on May 31, 2011, 8:51 GMT

    This series was all about Ireland proving that they can match up against the test playing sides. I think they have done a very decent job in the 2nd odi and deserve more games against top teams. They will also have to sit down and evaluate their own performance and specially look into small phases of the game which can change the result.

  • ahmadzubeee on May 31, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    Pakistan is not going to miss Afridi as their spin department is already doing well without him. But our team does lack genuine fast and swing bowlers especially after loosing Amir and Asif. Secondly our top order needs some maturity in their approach, i believe your best batsmen should be playing in top 4 positions in the batting order.

  • khurramsch on May 31, 2011, 8:02 GMT

    i think ICC should make teams like ireland's schedule to play more matches against full members. these 2 odis are not enough. give them more games.

  • Bharath.S.Waj on May 31, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    BEST WISHES TO IRELAND TO BEAT TOP TEAMS.............PLEASE ARRANGE MORE MATCHES FOR IRELAND AGAINST TOP 11 TEAMS...............................

  • on May 31, 2011, 6:55 GMT

    Well Done Ireland! This bodes well for the World Cup 2015. I don't see why they don't just include 12 teams and let the associates qualify for two places. Umar Akmal was perfect, playing his natural game but finishing the job. Long may it last. @AnotherCricketer: Salman is NOT a better keeper than Kamran? What an insult! @the.person.without.a.cool.name: Get real. Umar Gul's inconsistency is inherent and no credit to India. @Anirudh Thota: You're defeating your own argument. No credit to Younis for performing against Ireland, and then saying that Ireland is a good team. @AndyZaltzmannsHair: Exactly! Younis missed the west indies tour. In desperation to be mean about Pakistan, people forget to check on their facts. @Andrew Brighton: That is partly because Pakistani spinners are very difficult to score off.

  • on May 31, 2011, 5:25 GMT

    i hope ireland are given a chance in 2015 worldcup,i just love mooney,cusak,kevin o brain nd paul stirlng,,ther are all superb nd they should be given a chance

  • Notredam on May 31, 2011, 5:25 GMT

    Ireland deserve more so matches..atleats 10 ODI in 1 year against full members..

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on May 31, 2011, 5:08 GMT

    Afridi will be back, they all come running back soon enough. But Ijaz Butt needs to go. I hope this staredown by Afridi against the PCB is successful. My hope is the board will blink first and sack Ijaz from the job. His position is tenuous at best anyway. And then Afridi will return to ODI cricket, because Pakistan still really need him (mostly for his bowling, fielding and captaincy).

  • vikram201088 on May 31, 2011, 4:10 GMT

    Well done Ireland for putting up a fight.Only thing which can prevent Ireland from becoming a worldclass team is ECB.Whenver Ireland finds a quality player ECB is ready to lure him to play for England as they don't have enough quality players in their country.Now ECB has their eyes set on Stirling as england require a quality opener in one day matches.They want Dockrell to develop fully by playing for Ireland so that he can play for England later on .Imagine Ireland team with Eoin Morgan playing for them now.Ireland needs to be given test status atleast to play against Bangladesh,Zimababwe and West Indies.

  • on May 31, 2011, 3:43 GMT

    Now What Should Pakistan Cricket Board Do To Ruin The Pakistan Cricket Team They Fought Hard in World Cup and Also in Westindies But They have just Made Pakistan Team To Suffer Now they Have Lost Afridi They have win this Series but.we should never thought that this is a small associate team.When They Face Teams Like South Africa There is No Afridi To Help them With His Expericance......Don't Know What Would Happen...

  • on May 31, 2011, 3:26 GMT

    Though Pakistan won the match but it was not a convincing performance. Ireland is not a full member and also some of their top players were not available. Still Pakistan struggled to beat them. Only Umer Akmal and Saeed Ajmal looked like top Internationl players. Misbah's pedestrian kind of approach in not good enough for ODI or T20 cricket. Younus is a class player but he should play test cricket only. Problem with Pakistan selection committee is that they still do not know which players should be selected for test matches and which for limited over cricket.

  • mso797 on May 31, 2011, 2:37 GMT

    scratch off younis hafeez salman and a few bowlers to give room for asad and safraz

  • cricketistheway on May 31, 2011, 1:47 GMT

    Fully agree with Anirudh "(k)hota". Ireland are a very "goor" team, which I beleive is somewhere between "good" and "poor".

  • on May 31, 2011, 0:32 GMT

    it doesnt effect that Dockrill,Nial nd Hamish marshal were not playing,on the other hand pakistani team performance is pity good,suparb nd awesome but Pakistan have lost thier winning champ afridi it will also effect on pakistani team

  • tfjones1978 on May 31, 2011, 0:29 GMT

    The ICC should create a new category below Full member but above Associate membership called "Limited Full Member" (LFM). LFM country has same rights as a full member, but is not allocated any test matches against top 6 test teams as ranked at conclusion of the current future tours program, and also play against associate countries in Intercontential Cup & ODI tournaments. ICC should reclassify Bang & Zimb as LFM and promote Ireland from FM to LFM. This would then mean that Bang, Zimb & Ireland could play tests against each other and WI & NZ, home & away over 4 years (min 2 tests per series, ie: 16 tests) and against 6 associate teams home & away over 4 years (min 1 4day match. ie: 12 unofficial-tests). This would decrease major vs minor matches to only 7th & 8th ranked teams (NZ & WI) and only for 2 tests per year for those major teams. This would give more matches against teams of equal rank and allow the associates a stepping stone to playing against the top 6 test teams.

  • Zahidsaltin on May 31, 2011, 0:22 GMT

    @Andrew Brighton, good anylses. The best comment of all. I think Ireland only lost this match due to wrong approach by its batsmen. I think Alex Cusak lost it for them while he was batting as if he was practicing how to block. This Pakistan team didn't have depth in batting as they were not playing a wicketkeeper who could bat and then both of their world class all rounders Razaq and Afridi were missing too. 30 more runs could have put them in to a real pressure situation. Pakistan has a good wicketkeeper batsman in Sarfraz who averages about 43 in first class and has even scored a double hundred in recent season but internal politics and personal liking and disliking go on to be selecting factor in PCB. Anyhow, well played Ireland you just needed the other O'Brein brother to make it look different at the end.

  • Desihungama on May 30, 2011, 23:57 GMT

    Congratulations Pakistan for becoming just the second team to win 400 ODI's. What an amazing feat considering all that goes around. One again, Congrats Team Pakistan.

  • on May 30, 2011, 22:32 GMT

    Well done guys :), just a pity we didn't have Dockrell, Niall, and Marshall playing, it would have really added strength to the team, still it wasn't the worst of results, Sri Lanka next for Ireland then England :)...

  • on May 30, 2011, 22:26 GMT

    interesting Pakistan is only second team to win 400 odis, after Australia. Umar Akmal did really very well, the guy really analyzes the situation perfectly. Full credit to him, as well anchor man Younis Khan, Azhar did good on debut. Hoping to see many more wins. But will surely miss Boom Boom Afridi.

  • on May 30, 2011, 21:25 GMT

    hate to be the party pooper here as its good to see ireland put up a fight and i want to see them develop their game. however, it has to be said that 238 is simply not good enough when someone scores a run-a-ball century. excluding stirling, irelands top 5 scored 65 runs off 157 balls at a strikerate of 41.4. thats over half the innings for 65! ireland will not be a competative team if they are relying on one player firing to win a match (which is how they beat Eng with o'brien & Net with stirling in the WC.)

  • noorisb on May 30, 2011, 20:53 GMT

    this match was basically the show of Umar's class. what a talented batsman he is.... LONG LIVE PAKISTAN

  • on May 30, 2011, 19:34 GMT

    Congrats to Ireland for making a good game out of it, especially without a full strength team which would probably include Dockrell, Niall and also Hamish Marshall in the starting 11. Perhaps if they were there Ireland might have gotten to a far larger total especially considering Niall's county form as well. Anyways cant wait to see you guys play again and especially with a full strength 11 team as well!

  • on May 30, 2011, 19:18 GMT

    @anirudh....do u have any idea what you are talking about???? last time i checked, younus didnt play west indies! people just talk for the sake of talking! if we were useless we wouldnt have won 401 ODIs now would we? ;)

  • RizviSahab on May 30, 2011, 18:26 GMT

    Strange to see that people are still talking about Kamran Akmal, they have to see Sarfraz bat. he is not out in all the matches against Afghanistan recently, even won two of the matches, he is classical keeper. give me only reason to not selecting him...

  • on May 30, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    good performance by pakistan.. keep it up this performance in future. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on May 30, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    @Anirudh Thota: erm.... Younis Khan did not play against West Indies. He left the tour before it started because his brother died. This is his first series back and he's seen Pakistan home in both ODI's. Just a reminder to all fans out there, post using knowledge not emotion, otherwise you make fools out of yourself.

  • on May 30, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    Pakistan are just useless Younis Khan doesnt perform against West Indies and he gets a half century against Ireland and no word needs to be said on Umar Gul

    Ireland on the other hand are simply superb even though you guys lost Batting was extraordinary but bowling a little rusty if u work on your bowling ur a very goor team

  • on May 30, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    wow its a great victory for ***PAKISTAN*** . . . and its all credit goes to stylish ***UMER AKMAL*** .......... . FROM JAWAD

  • the.person.without.a.cool.name on May 30, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    umar gul still seems shaken from the india match, he needs to forget the past and get on with the present needs to this country. he seems to need confidence, and india took that from him, so he needs it back

  • on May 30, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    grt win Pakistan.......... Now do more for the best......

  • on May 30, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    Umer Akmal shave to come at number 3,

  • nafdan on May 30, 2011, 17:44 GMT

    gul needs to go back to basics .... get safraz in who is currently in good form .... make afridi to open the innings.... train a young spinner alongside ajmal who can learn to bat also... no more rehman pls...rehman is not a spinner..... hope misbah has some brains to work with...pak lacks spinners bench strength..... ajmal, rehman,afridi, hafeez but one genuine spinner...

  • wisdom350 on May 30, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    Common pakistan what is happening espacially to umar gul after he was thrashed by sehwag in wc semi final??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope pakistan wins this match.......................................... fingers crossed!!!!!!

  • MeowCat on May 30, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    IRELAND ARE THE BEST. Brave,cool,high on personality,and Jonhstons chicken dance can only be matched by the power of VIRENDER SEHWAG..yes that dance is just soo good...

  • Navaid-Hussain on May 30, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    It has been observed and stated fact that Gul is a rhythm bowler, once he got he destroy the opposition but he does not has it is opposite. It's better to use in one match and rested at least 5 matches to get the rhythm. It is pity being spear head of depleted Pakistani attack and the talent he has got and experience, he has to search too long to get right. How could one make strategy, when you have that kind of indiscipline bowler to head?

  • AnotherCricketer on May 30, 2011, 13:47 GMT

    Shame on Umar Gul for another poor bowling performance. Looks like he needs a looooonnnnggg rest back home at a higher altitude location in the mountains. Thanks for not playing Tanvir and Wahab or else Kevin O'brien would have another field day with the ball. PCB, Kamran is a stellar batsman and the team needs him back. Stats show Salman is not a better keeper and a consistent no show with the bat.

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  • AnotherCricketer on May 30, 2011, 13:47 GMT

    Shame on Umar Gul for another poor bowling performance. Looks like he needs a looooonnnnggg rest back home at a higher altitude location in the mountains. Thanks for not playing Tanvir and Wahab or else Kevin O'brien would have another field day with the ball. PCB, Kamran is a stellar batsman and the team needs him back. Stats show Salman is not a better keeper and a consistent no show with the bat.

  • Navaid-Hussain on May 30, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    It has been observed and stated fact that Gul is a rhythm bowler, once he got he destroy the opposition but he does not has it is opposite. It's better to use in one match and rested at least 5 matches to get the rhythm. It is pity being spear head of depleted Pakistani attack and the talent he has got and experience, he has to search too long to get right. How could one make strategy, when you have that kind of indiscipline bowler to head?

  • MeowCat on May 30, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    IRELAND ARE THE BEST. Brave,cool,high on personality,and Jonhstons chicken dance can only be matched by the power of VIRENDER SEHWAG..yes that dance is just soo good...

  • wisdom350 on May 30, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    Common pakistan what is happening espacially to umar gul after he was thrashed by sehwag in wc semi final??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope pakistan wins this match.......................................... fingers crossed!!!!!!

  • nafdan on May 30, 2011, 17:44 GMT

    gul needs to go back to basics .... get safraz in who is currently in good form .... make afridi to open the innings.... train a young spinner alongside ajmal who can learn to bat also... no more rehman pls...rehman is not a spinner..... hope misbah has some brains to work with...pak lacks spinners bench strength..... ajmal, rehman,afridi, hafeez but one genuine spinner...

  • on May 30, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    Umer Akmal shave to come at number 3,

  • on May 30, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    grt win Pakistan.......... Now do more for the best......

  • the.person.without.a.cool.name on May 30, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    umar gul still seems shaken from the india match, he needs to forget the past and get on with the present needs to this country. he seems to need confidence, and india took that from him, so he needs it back

  • on May 30, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    wow its a great victory for ***PAKISTAN*** . . . and its all credit goes to stylish ***UMER AKMAL*** .......... . FROM JAWAD

  • on May 30, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    Pakistan are just useless Younis Khan doesnt perform against West Indies and he gets a half century against Ireland and no word needs to be said on Umar Gul

    Ireland on the other hand are simply superb even though you guys lost Batting was extraordinary but bowling a little rusty if u work on your bowling ur a very goor team