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Pakistan in Ireland ODI Series - 1st ODI

Ireland v Pakistan

Match tied (D/L method)

Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the first ODI between Ireland and Pakistan at Clontarf in Dublin. This is Conor Hayes here and the first thing I should report given the temperamental Irish weather is, that while cool, it is dry here at the moment. Some scattered showers are expected though.

We'll be bringing you the action as Pakistan continue their preparations for the Champions Trophy beginning next month with two clashes against Ireland. The home side, though, will be searching for the perfect beginning to a summer which could end with their qualification for a third consecutive World Cup.

Six years ago Ireland announced themselves on the world stage with that stunning victory over today.s opponents at Sabina Park in the Caribbean. The sides have met since in this format two years ago in Belfast with Pakistan taking the series 2-0. William Porterfield's men will be hoping for a repeat of the Kingston performance and result.

News from the middle is that Pakistan have won the toss and will bat. Max Sorensen and James Shannon miss out for Ireland while John Mooney is serving the final game of his suspension for his now infamous tweet about Margaret Thatcher. While Asad Ali, Wahab Riaz Abdur Rehman and Umar Amin are left out from the Pakistan squad.

0.1

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, defended into the off side to begin

0.2

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, pushed back to the bowler

0.3

Johnston to Imran Farhat, 1 wide

0.3

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.4

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, defended into the legside

0.5

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, played into the leg side but there's no chance of a run

0.6

Johnston to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, played off the back foot through the covers for a couple

Crowd beginning to fill up as the in form Tim Murtagh comes on to bowl

End of over 1 (3 runs) Pakistan 3/0
Imran Farhat    2* (6b)      DT Johnston    1-0-3-0
Nasir Jamshed    0* (0b)     

1.1

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run, good delivery to start as the batsman defends

1.2

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run, played into the leg side and there's nothing there

1.3

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run, mistimed drive into the covers

1.4

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, flicked off his pads down to fine leg

1.5

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run, edged but does not carry to the slip cordon

1.6

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, and it's edged again but this time it squirts down to third man

End of over 2 (3 runs) Pakistan 6/0
Nasir Jamshed    3* (6b)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-3-0
Imran Farhat    2* (6b)      DT Johnston    1-0-3-0

2.1

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, just beats the outside edge

2.2

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, left alone by the batsman

2.3

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, tries and expansive drive but it misses everything and goes through to the keeper

2.4

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, defended out to point

2.5

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run

2.6

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, just pushed into the covers to end the over

End of over 3 (maiden) Pakistan 6/0
Nasir Jamshed    3* (12b)      DT Johnston    2-1-3-0
Imran Farhat    2* (6b)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-3-0

3.1

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run, flies past the outside edge

3.2

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run, played back to the bowler

3.3

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run, defended once again and the bowler fields

3.4

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run, played to mid off and he's called back by the non-striker

3.5

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, 1 run, glanced down to fine leg for a single

3.6

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run, played towards mid on

End of over 4 (1 run) Pakistan 7/0
Nasir Jamshed    3* (13b)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-4-0
Imran Farhat    3* (11b)      DT Johnston    2-1-3-0

4.1

Johnston to Imran Farhat, 1 leg bye, off the pads into the leg side

4.2

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, good delivery and it's well defended by the batsman

4.3

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, almost finds the edge again

4.4

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, no shot played to that one

4.5

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, comes down the pitch but it strikes his toes, there's no appeal

Batsman took a sore one there and he's receiving some treatment

4.6

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, defended off the back foot to end the over

End of over 5 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 8/0
Nasir Jamshed    3* (18b)      DT Johnston    3-2-3-0
Imran Farhat    3* (12b)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-4-0

5.1

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run, just passes the outside edge, a few fielders give a half-hearted appeal

5.2

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run, pushed into the covers

5.3

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, comes down the pitch and hits it firmly towards the long-on boundary

5.4

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, 1 wide

5.4

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run, again almost finds the outside edge, good ball by Murtagh

5.5

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run, played back to the bowler as the clouds darken and the ground staff get the covers ready

5.6

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run

End of over 6 (3 runs) Pakistan 11/0
Imran Farhat    5* (18b)      TJ Murtagh    3-0-7-0
Nasir Jamshed    3* (18b)      DT Johnston    3-2-3-0

6.1

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, no shot played there as it begins to rain

11.25 local time The rain has stopped so we should be back on soon. Covers are coming off and the sun is out now

Gets heavier and the players are coming off Amazingly in May there are now a heavy shower of hailstones!

6.2

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, left alone by the batsman

6.3

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pushed into the covers

6.4

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, SIX, comes down the pitch and smashes it over the square-leg boundary for a maximum

6.5

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, better delivery this time as the batsman is forced to defend

6.6

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, flicked uppishly down to fine leg

End of over 7 (7 runs) Pakistan 18/0
Nasir Jamshed    10* (24b 1x6)      DT Johnston    4-2-10-0
Imran Farhat    5* (18b)      TJ Murtagh    3-0-7-0

7.1

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run, defended into the leg side

7.2

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, poor shot hit in the air towards Johnson running in from fine leg but it does not carry to the fielder

7.3

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, down the leg side

7.3

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, 1 run, quick single taken in the off side, a direct hit might have troubled them

7.4

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run, nearly finds the outside edge

7.5

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run, just drops short of Joyce at midwicket

7.6

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pushed towards mid on and the batsman is called back by his partner. Just gets back in time

End of over 8 (3 runs) Pakistan 21/0
Nasir Jamshed    11* (29b 1x6)      TJ Murtagh    4-0-10-0
Imran Farhat    6* (19b)      DT Johnston    4-2-10-0

8.1

Johnston to Imran Farhat, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg for a single

8.2

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, again played down to the man at fine leg

8.3

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, just passes the outside edge

8.4

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, shortish ball and there's no shot played

8.5

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, left alone outside the off stump

8.6

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, great delivery which again just misses the outside edge

End of over 9 (2 runs) Pakistan 23/0
Imran Farhat    7* (24b)      DT Johnston    5-2-12-0
Nasir Jamshed    12* (30b 1x6)      TJ Murtagh    4-0-10-0

9.1

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, 3 runs, fine leg comes up and it's glanced past him. Great stop on the boundary by Johnson

9.2

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, no run

9.3

Murtagh to Imran Farhat, 1 run, pushed towards midwicket

9.4

Murtagh to Nasir Jamshed, no run

Nasir Jamshaid is clearly struggling and the physio is out working on his back. Nasir Jamshed retired hurt 15 (32b 0x4 1x6)

9.5

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, first ball for Hafeez is defended back to the bowler

9.6

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, and again it's defended

Jamshed got a bang on his foot early on but his lower back seemed to be the problem before going off.

End of over 10 (4 runs) Pakistan 27/0
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (2b)      TJ Murtagh    5-0-14-0
Imran Farhat    8* (26b)      DT Johnston    5-2-12-0

10.1

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run

10.2

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, hit on the pads and there's an appeal from the keeper but not the bowler

10.3

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, just passes the outside edge

10.4

Johnston to Imran Farhat, no run, left alone outside the off stump

10.5

Johnston to Imran Farhat, 1 run, quick single taken in the leg side

10.6

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, down the legside, batsman tried to play at it but couldn't connect

10.6

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 leg bye, off the pads and towards fine leg. Starts to rain again.

End of over 11 (3 runs) Pakistan 30/0
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (3b)      DT Johnston    6-2-14-0
Imran Farhat    9* (31b)      TJ Murtagh    5-0-14-0

11.1

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, no shot played to that one

11.2

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended into the covers

11.3

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flies past the edge

That was a very short shower and the sun is back out.

11.4

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

11.5

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, guided past the man at backward point for a couple

11.6

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left alone this time by the batsman

First bowling change as Cusack comes on

End of over 12 (2 runs) Pakistan 32/0
Mohammad Hafeez    2* (9b)      TJ Murtagh    6-0-16-0
Imran Farhat    9* (31b)      DT Johnston    6-2-14-0

12.1

Cusack to Imran Farhat, no run, played back to the bowler who has a shy at the stumps

12.2

Cusack to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, way outside the off stump, great take by Wilson behind the stumps

12.2

Cusack to Imran Farhat, no run, mistimed drive to mid off

12.3

Cusack to Imran Farhat, OUT, tries a flashing drive but he edges to Stirling at first slip who takes a good low catch

Imran Farhat c Stirling b Cusack 9 (34b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.47

12.4

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, no run, almost gets another one as he just misses the outside edge

12.5

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, no run, edged along the ground to the slips

12.6

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, no run, forward defensive played to that one

End of over 13 (1 run) Pakistan 33/1
Asad Shafiq    0* (3b)      AR Cusack    1-0-1-1
Mohammad Hafeez    2* (9b)      TJ Murtagh    6-0-16-0

13.1

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, big appeal for lbw but the umpire is unmoved

13.2

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, widish ball and it's punished. Hammered off the back foot to the deep point boundary

Started to rain again here

13.3

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, pulled away to the long on boundary

Rain really starts to come down hard and they are off again Match State: Delay - rain

13.4

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, hacked away out to the sweeper in the deep

No reduction in overs by the way.

13.5

KJ O'Brien to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, flicked very fine and it goes all the way to the boundary

13.6

KJ O'Brien to Asad Shafiq, no run

End of over 14 (13 runs) Pakistan 46/1
Asad Shafiq    4* (5b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-13-0
Mohammad Hafeez    11* (13b 2x4)      AR Cusack    1-0-1-1

14.1

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, cut away past backward point for another boundary

14.2

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, flicked to deep backward square leg for a couple

14.3

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, better ball this time and the batsman is forced to defend

14.4

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flies past the batsman's edge

14.5

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended on the back foot back to the bowler

14.6

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, played out to point

End of over 15 (6 runs) Pakistan 52/1
Mohammad Hafeez    17* (19b 3x4)      AR Cusack    2-0-7-1
Asad Shafiq    4* (5b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-13-0

15.1

KJ O'Brien to Asad Shafiq, no run, left alone outside the off stump

15.2

KJ O'Brien to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushed towards backward point

15.3

KJ O'Brien to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, driven firmly through the covers

15.4

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended back to the bowler

15.5

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed back towards O'Brien again

15.6

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, driven out to the sweeper in the deep

End of over 16 (4 runs) Pakistan 56/1
Mohammad Hafeez    18* (22b 3x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-17-0
Asad Shafiq    7* (8b 1x4)      AR Cusack    2-0-7-1

16.1

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, hacked away through the off side

16.2

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, better length this time and it's defended

16.3

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fielded at backward point

16.4

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, beats the man there this time and the sweeper collects

16.5

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, steered skillfully down to third man

16.6

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, similar shot and this time good running means it's a couple

Spin for the first time as Dockrell comes on

End of over 17 (8 runs) Pakistan 64/1
Mohammad Hafeez    25* (27b 4x4)      AR Cusack    3-0-15-1
Asad Shafiq    8* (9b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-17-0

17.1

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, just prodded into the offside

17.2

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, flicked to the man at midwicket

17.3

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, played calmly down to long on

17.4

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven to backward point

17.5

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defensive shot played to that one and the bowler fields

17.6

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicked to deep backward square leg

End of over 18 (2 runs) Pakistan 66/1
Mohammad Hafeez    26* (30b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-2-0
Asad Shafiq    9* (12b 1x4)      AR Cusack    3-0-15-1

18.1

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, cut away through the off side

18.2

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, almost identical shot with the same result

18.3

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, another driven through the covers for a single

18.4

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, guided down to third man this time

18.5

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicked in the air through midwicket

18.6

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, no run, turned toward mid on

End of over 19 (5 runs) Pakistan 71/1
Asad Shafiq    11* (15b 1x4)      AR Cusack    4-0-20-1
Mohammad Hafeez    29* (33b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-2-0

19.1

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, quick single taken in the leg side

19.2

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, another taken in the leg side

19.3

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven hard back at the bowler

19.4

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, well defended this time

19.5

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, comes down the pitch with purpose but just pushes it back to Dockrell

19.6

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended again, good over from Dockrell

End of over 20 (2 runs) Pakistan 73/1
Mohammad Hafeez    30* (38b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    2-0-4-0
Asad Shafiq    12* (16b 1x4)      AR Cusack    4-0-20-1

20.1

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, turned away and fine leg comes round to field

20.2

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, cut away through the covers

20.3

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, fielder at mid on misses it and it goes for three

20.4

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, just pushed towards mid on this time

20.5

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended into the offside

20.6

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length ball and it's defended again into the covers

End of over 21 (5 runs) Pakistan 78/1
Mohammad Hafeez    31* (42b 4x4)      AR Cusack    5-0-25-1
Asad Shafiq    16* (18b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    2-0-4-0

21.1

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, played softly back to the bowler

21.2

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, short, wide and it's hacked away to the boundary past square leg

21.3

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run

21.4

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, flicked towards the man at midwicket

21.5

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, mistimed drive into the covers

21.6

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, played into the leg side but there's no chance of a run

End of over 22 (4 runs) Pakistan 82/1
Asad Shafiq    20* (24b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    3-0-8-0
Mohammad Hafeez    31* (42b 4x4)      AR Cusack    5-0-25-1

22.1

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, flicked very fine and it can't be stopped at the boundary by Johnston

22.2

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven firmly at mid on

22.3

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

22.4

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, glanced down to fine leg

Raining again here and the umpires waste no time in bringing them off. Match State: Delay - rain

` Play will begin again at 1.30 and there is still no reduction in overs.

22.5

KJ O'Brien to Asad Shafiq, no run, hacked away but directly to point

22.6

KJ O'Brien to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, steered down to third man

End of over 23 (6 runs) Pakistan 88/1
Asad Shafiq    21* (26b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-23-0
Mohammad Hafeez    36* (46b 5x4)      GH Dockrell    3-0-8-0

23.1

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, well stopped by Dockrell

23.2

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, hit hard back at the bowler

23.3

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, played towards midwicket

23.4

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, defended loftily but it drops safe

23.5

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, quick single towards a short fine leg

23.6

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

End of over 24 (1 run) Pakistan 89/1
Mohammad Hafeez    36* (47b 5x4)      GH Dockrell    4-0-9-0
Asad Shafiq    22* (31b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-23-0

24.1

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, guided down to the third man boundary

24.2

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, just pushed into the offside but the field is spread and they get a single

24.3

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended back towards the bowler

24.4

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, cut away through the offside and the sweeper can't reach it, another boundary

24.5

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, better ball which just passes the outside edge

24.6

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, forward defensive played to that one

Very good partnership for Pakistan which has added urgency to the innings

End of over 25 (9 runs) Pakistan 98/1
Mohammad Hafeez    40* (51b 6x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-9-0
Asad Shafiq    27* (33b 3x4)      GH Dockrell    4-0-9-0

25.1

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, tries to flick it leg side but does not connect properly

25.2

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run

25.3

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, driven to the long-off boundary

25.4

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, flicked to deep midwicket

25.5

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played to backward square leg

25.6

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, played to deep midwicket again

End of over 26 (5 runs) Pakistan 103/1
Asad Shafiq    30* (37b 3x4)      GH Dockrell    5-0-14-0
Mohammad Hafeez    42* (53b 6x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-9-0

26.1

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, dangerous single taken, a direct hit would have beaten the dive

26.2

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, a single taken to mid off

26.3

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, no run

26.4

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, driven firmly to mid off

26.5

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played through the leg side to deep midwicket

26.6

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, a quick single taken in the midwicket region

End of over 27 (5 runs) Pakistan 108/1
Asad Shafiq    33* (41b 3x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-14-0
Mohammad Hafeez    44* (55b 6x4)      GH Dockrell    5-0-14-0

27.1

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run

27.2

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, glanced down to the short fine leg

27.3

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, played to backward point

27.4

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicked fine again

27.5

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, play and a miss outside the off stump

27.6

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run

End of over 28 (2 runs) Pakistan 110/1
Asad Shafiq    34* (45b 3x4)      GH Dockrell    6-0-16-0
Mohammad Hafeez    45* (57b 6x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-14-0

28.1

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, turned down to fine leg

28.2

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, no run, defended into the leg side

28.3

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, no run, great stop by Porterfield at point

28.4

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, no run

28.5

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, misfield at mid off but they only take the single

28.6

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, cut through the covers

End of over 29 (3 runs) Pakistan 113/1
Mohammad Hafeez    47* (59b 6x4)      PR Stirling    3-0-17-0
Asad Shafiq    35* (49b 3x4)      GH Dockrell    6-0-16-0

29.1

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

29.2

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended back to the bowler

29.3

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicked to the man at fine leg who is up

29.4

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run

29.5

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, left alone outside the off stump

29.6

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, turned through midwicket for a single

End of over 30 (2 runs) Pakistan 115/1
Asad Shafiq    36* (52b 3x4)      GH Dockrell    7-0-18-0
Mohammad Hafeez    48* (62b 6x4)      PR Stirling    3-0-17-0

30.1

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, 1 run

30.2

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 byes, goes very fine for a couple

30.3

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run

Raining steadily again

30.4

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, guided down to third man

The covers are coming on and the players are coming off I'm afraid. Match State: Delay - rain

Match will resume in a few minutes. Match is now 47 overs a side.

30.5

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed out to point

30.6

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended back to the bowler

Powerplay is taken

End of over 31 (5 runs) Pakistan 120/1
Mohammad Hafeez    49* (66b 6x4)      PR Stirling    4-0-20-0
Asad Shafiq    38* (54b 3x4)      GH Dockrell    7-0-18-0

31.1

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, great stop by the short fine leg Niall O'Brien

31.2

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, guided down to third man and that's his fifty, a good knock in these stop/start conditions

31.3

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, hacked away through the offside and the man at cover can't stop it

31.4

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, played off the back foot down to long on

31.5

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, similar shot and it's another single

31.6

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, played calmly to mid off

End of over 32 (9 runs) Pakistan 129/1
Asad Shafiq    45* (58b 4x4)      AR Cusack    6-0-34-1
Mohammad Hafeez    51* (68b 6x4)      PR Stirling    4-0-20-0

32.1

Johnston to Asad Shafiq, no run, driven directly to the man at cover

32.2

Johnston to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

32.3

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run

32.4

Johnston to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, cut towards point and it may just have carried to the fielder, bowler is not pleased

32.5

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, quick single taken to point

32.6

Johnston to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, flicked firmly through midwicket

End of over 33 (5 runs) Pakistan 134/1
Asad Shafiq    48* (62b 4x4)      DT Johnston    7-2-19-0
Mohammad Hafeez    53* (70b 6x4)      AR Cusack    6-0-34-1

33.1

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 5 wides, fired down the legside

33.1

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, couple taken down long on and that's his fifty

33.2

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, pushed into the offside

33.3

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicked away to deep midwicket

33.4

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, driven firmly to mid off

33.5

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, glanced down to deep backward square leg

33.6

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended on the back foot out to the man at cover

End of over 34 (12 runs) Pakistan 146/1
Mohammad Hafeez    56* (73b 6x4)      AR Cusack    7-0-46-1
Asad Shafiq    52* (65b 4x4)      DT Johnston    7-2-19-0

34.1

Johnston to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, beautifully timed drive off the back foot through the covers

34.2

Johnston to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, quick single taken to mid on

34.3

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, driven down to long off

34.4

Johnston to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, bad ball which is punished as he plays it to the deep backward square leg boundary

34.5

Johnston to Asad Shafiq, 1 run

34.6

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, steered down to third man

These two look well set and Ireland look out of ideas at the moment. Stirling comes on to try and change that.

End of over 35 (12 runs) Pakistan 158/1
Mohammad Hafeez    58* (75b 6x4)      DT Johnston    8-2-31-0
Asad Shafiq    62* (69b 6x4)      AR Cusack    7-0-46-1

35.1

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, cut away through the offside, nice shot

35.2

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, well steered to the third man boundary

35.3

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played down to long off

35.4

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, 1 run

35.5

Stirling to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, calmly driven to long on

35.6

Stirling to Asad Shafiq, no run, a rare dot ball as the man at cover fields

End of over 36 (11 runs) Pakistan 169/1
Asad Shafiq    63* (71b 6x4)      PR Stirling    5-0-31-0
Mohammad Hafeez    68* (79b 8x4)      DT Johnston    8-2-31-0

36.1

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, flicked towards deep midwicket

36.2

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended into the offside, better delivery

36.3

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, punched through the offside, bad misfield by Stirling at point

36.4

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, quick single taken in the covers

36.5

Murtagh to Asad Shafiq, no run, played to the covers again and this time there's no run

36.6

Murtagh to Asad Shafiq, no run, struck on the pads, a very half-hearted appeal from the keeper

End of over 37 (7 runs) Pakistan 176/1
Asad Shafiq    63* (73b 6x4)      TJ Murtagh    7-0-23-0
Mohammad Hafeez    75* (83b 9x4)      PR Stirling    5-0-31-0

37.1

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, comes down the pitch and hammers it to long on

37.2

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushed back to the bowler

37.3

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, no run, good stop in the covers

37.4

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, misses the drive but the ball squirts out and they run a quick one

37.5

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, flicked down to the fine leg boundary

37.6

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, just evades the diving bowler and goes down to long on

End of over 38 (7 runs) Pakistan 183/1
Mohammad Hafeez    81* (86b 10x4)      GH Dockrell    8-0-25-0
Asad Shafiq    64* (76b 6x4)      TJ Murtagh    7-0-23-0

38.1

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played into the leg side

38.2

Murtagh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, tries a big heave but doesn't connect properly, still enough for a single to deep midwicket

38.3

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, more controlled shot out to deep midwicket this time

38.4

Murtagh to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, edged but there's no fielder there and it's four more

38.5

Murtagh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run

38.6

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 39 (8 runs) Pakistan 191/1
Mohammad Hafeez    83* (89b 10x4)      TJ Murtagh    8-0-31-0
Asad Shafiq    70* (79b 7x4)      GH Dockrell    8-0-25-0

39.1

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, lovely reverse sweep down to the fine leg boundary

39.2

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 wide, strays down the leg side

39.2

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, driven down to long on

39.3

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played loftily to long on

39.4

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, flicked behind square leg

39.5

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, mistimed cover drive which finds the fielder

39.6

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, just prodded out to man at backward point

End of over 40 (9 runs) Pakistan 200/1
Mohammad Hafeez    85* (92b 10x4)      GH Dockrell    9-0-34-0
Asad Shafiq    76* (82b 8x4)      TJ Murtagh    8-0-31-0

40.1

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, driven past the man at cover

40.2

Murtagh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, driven firmly to long off

40.3

Murtagh to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, quick single taken to mid on

40.4

Murtagh to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, hacked away and it's stopped by the third man coming round at the boundary

40.5

Murtagh to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushed out to point

40.6

Murtagh to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, flicked down to the fine leg boundary and the bowler is disgusted with himself

End of over 41 (9 runs) Pakistan 209/1
Asad Shafiq    83* (86b 9x4)      TJ Murtagh    9-0-40-0
Mohammad Hafeez    87* (94b 10x4)      GH Dockrell    9-0-34-0

41.1

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended into the legside

41.2

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, comes down the pitch and hammers it over the long on boundary, great shot

Pakistan crowd here now in fine voice

41.3

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, hit in the air over the head of the man at cover

41.4

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played through midwicket for a single

41.5

Dockrell to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, played down to long on

41.6

Dockrell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, another single down to long on, thought about a second but is sent back

End of over 42 (11 runs) Pakistan 220/1
Mohammad Hafeez    97* (99b 10x4 1x6)      GH Dockrell    10-0-45-0
Asad Shafiq    84* (87b 9x4)      TJ Murtagh    9-0-40-0

42.1

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played softly down to long on

42.2

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, no run, well fielded by Cusack off his own bowling

42.3

Cusack to Asad Shafiq, OUT, tries a big heave over long on but this time Johnston is under it and that's a fine partnership finally broken

Asad Shafiq c Johnston b Cusack 84 (89b 9x4 0x6) SR: 94.38

42.4

Cusack to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, flicked behind square for a couple

42.5

Cusack to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, through the covers for a single

42.6

Cusack to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, inside edge onto the pads, nervy shot

End of over 43 (4 runs) Pakistan 224/2
Mohammad Hafeez    98* (101b 10x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    8-0-50-2
Nasir Jamshed    18* (34b 1x6)      GH Dockrell    10-0-45-0

43.1

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, flicked through the vacant midwicket region

43.2

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, and that's his fifth ODI century, a fine innings

43.3

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, hit loftily to long on

43.4

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, no run, just passes the edge as he tried a big one

43.5

Johnston to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, guided to third man who is up

43.6

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pulled away towards deep midwicket

End of over 44 (6 runs) Pakistan 230/2
Mohammad Hafeez    102* (104b 10x4 1x6)      DT Johnston    9-2-37-0
Nasir Jamshed    20* (37b 1x6)      AR Cusack    8-0-50-2

44.1

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, quick single taken to point

44.2

KJ O'Brien to Nasir Jamshed, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump

44.3

KJ O'Brien to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, full toss which is hammered down to long on and Murtagh just gets under it, a nice catch

Nasir Jamshed c Murtagh b KJ O'Brien 20 (39b 0x4 1x6) SR: 51.28

44.4

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT

Misbah-ul-Haq run out 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Misbah is run out without facing as he charges down the pitch and is stranded when Hafeez doesn't respond.

44.5

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, misfield at cover allows the single

44.6

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, inside edge onto the pads which goes very fine

End of over 45 (6 runs) Pakistan 236/4
Kamran Akmal    4* (1b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-29-1
Mohammad Hafeez    104* (107b 10x4 1x6)      DT Johnston    9-2-37-0

45.1

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, finds the gap in the off side and that's four more

45.2

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 wides

45.2

Johnston to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, flicked through midwicket for a single

45.3

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, full toss and this is smacked way over the deep midwicket boundary

45.4

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, hacked away out to the sweeper in the deep

45.5

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicked towards midwicket

45.6

Johnston to Kamran Akmal, no run, just passes the outside edge to end a very expensive over

End of over 46 (16 runs) Pakistan 252/4
Kamran Akmal    5* (3b 1x4)      DT Johnston    10-2-53-0
Mohammad Hafeez    117* (111b 11x4 2x6)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-29-1

46.1

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played down to long off

46.2

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, hammered through the covers, one bounce and to the boundary

46.3

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, hit backward of point and the fielder won't get there

46.4

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, OUT, full delivery and the batsman missus but the bowler hits

Kamran Akmal b KJ O'Brien 13 (6b 3x4 0x6) SR: 216.66

46.5

KJ O'Brien to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, hit through the off side

46.6

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, and a boundary to finish as he smashes it through the covers. A suitable finish to a great knock.

So a good batting performance from Pakistan with the highlight no doubt being the partnership between Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq. Ireland's run chase will begin just after 4.00 p.m. The target has been adjusted to 276 to win by D/L. A tough task for Ireland one would feel. Match State: Innings Break

End of over 47 (14 runs) Pakistan 266/5
Mohammad Hafeez    122* (113b 12x4 2x6)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-43-2
Shoaib Malik    1* (1b)      DT Johnston    10-2-53-0
Series Results
Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin - May 26, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin - May 23, 2013
Match tied (D/L method)
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May 23, 2013

Mohammad Hafeez has a laugh before bowling a ball, Ireland v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Dublin, May 23, 2013

Mohammad Hafeez has a laugh before bowling a ball

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May 23, 2013

Mohammad Irfan bowls a delivery while Paul Stirling looks on, Ireland v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Dublin, May 23, 2013

Mohammad Irfan bowls a delivery while Paul Stirling looks on

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