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194dThe Report by Ger Siggins

Kamran, Wahab dash Irish hopes

In the feudal world of cricket, an Associate nation has never beaten a Full Member in an international series, but Ireland came desperately close to beating Pakistan before a breathtaking partnership took the game, and series, away

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Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30

Match days

26 May 2013 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

So Pakistan win a memorable game of cricket by two wickets. Ireland seemed to have the upper hand when they reduced their opponenets to 133 for 7 but superb hitting by Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz changed the game. The Pakistan wicketkeeper takes the man of the match award while Kevin O'Brien takes the man of the series award. With this victory Pakistan take the series 1-0 which will count as good preperation for their Champions Trophy campaign beginning next month.

Ger Siggins' report will be up shortly so do check that out but from Conor Hayes in a sun soaked Clontarf it's goodbye.

48.4
2
Johnston to Junaid Khan, 2 runs, flicked just behind square to win the match
48.3
0
Johnston to Junaid Khan, no run, well stopped by Niall O'Brien at mid on
48.2
1
Johnston to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, driven firmly to long off
48.1
0
Johnston to Wahab Riaz, no run, pushed out to point

END OF OVER:
48 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 227/8 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.72, RRR: 1.50)

  • Junaid Khan0 (3b)
  • Wahab Riaz46 (33b)
  • KJ O'Brien8-0-39-1
  • TJ Murtagh10-2-54-2
47.6
0
O'Brien to Junaid Khan, no run, mistimed pull to mid on
47.5
0
O'Brien to Junaid Khan, no run, great stop at mid off keeps the game alive

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8Imran FarhatNasir Jamshed
2nd2Mohammad HafeezNasir Jamshed
3rd3Mohammad HafeezAsad Shafiq
4th4Misbah-ul-HaqAsad Shafiq
5th43Shoaib MalikMisbah-ul-Haq
6th52Shoaib MalikKamran Akmal
7th21Kamran AkmalAbdur Rehman
8th93Kamran AkmalWahab Riaz
9th4Wahab RiazJunaid Khan
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