Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Pakistan have won an exciting game here in Belfast today by five wickets. It was a much more competitive game than the first ODI on saturday and both sides will be able to take positives from the game.

Ireland batted with much more consistency and Paul Stirling hit a very good century. The Irish will feel that they probably needed twenty more runs. Pakistan will be happy that they chased down the total without too much trouble.

The run rate never got out of control and there was good fifty's from both Younis Khan and Umar Akmal. Paul Stirling has been named man of the match for his excellent century.

So Pakistan complete a 2-0 series win over Ireland to continue the good run that they started on the tour in the West Indies. That just leaves me to thank you for following ESPNCricinfo's coverage of the two games. Its good evening from me, Justin Smyth here in Belfast.

48.4
4
Cusack to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs, Cusack pitched it too short and its allowed Akmal the chance to rock back and pull the ball to the square leg boundary. So Pakistan win the game by five wickets
48.3
1
Cusack to Hammad Azam, 1 run, strayed down legside and an inside edge onto the pads takes it round the corner. The scores are now tied.
48.2
0
Cusack to Hammad Azam, no run, pitched up by Cusack and hit hard to mid-off
48.1
W
Cusack to Younis Khan, OUT, another one bites the dust. Younis tries to end it with a big hit and doesnt time it well and flies into Kevin's hands at mid-wicket

Younis Khan c O'Brien b Cusack 64 (127m 74b 4x4 1x6) SR: 86.48

END OF OVER:
48 | 13 Runs | PAK: 237/4 (2 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.93, RRR: 1.00)

  • Umar Akmal56 (46b)
  • Younis Khan64 (73b)
  • Trent Johnston10-0-60-1
  • Alex Cusack9-1-38-0
47.6
2
Johnston to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, pitched up on leg stump and hit slowly to long-on. Only two needed now for victory
47.5
4
Johnston to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs, pitched up again by Johnston and hit hard over the cover fielder to the boundary rope
47.5
1w
Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 wide, too far down legside by Johnston. Wilson made a great stop behind the wicket to keep it too one
47.4
0
Johnston to Umar Akmal, no run, slower ball wide outside off stump and missed by Akmal
47.3
1
Johnston to Younis Khan, 1 run, pitched up on leg stump and driven to long-on
47.2
4
Johnston to Younis Khan, FOUR runs, pitched up from Johnston and smashed over cover and all the way to the ropes
47.1
1
Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 run, clipped off the legs to square leg. Thats Akmal's fify

END OF OVER:
47 | 8 Runs | PAK: 224/4 (15 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.76, RRR: 5.00)

  • Umar Akmal49 (42b)
  • Younis Khan59 (71b)
  • Alex Cusack9-1-38-0
  • Trent Johnston9-0-47-1

Pakistan needs 15 more off of 18 balls

46.6
1
Cusack to Umar Akmal, 1 run, late cut from Akmal just past point
46.5
6
Cusack to Umar Akmal, SIX runs, outside off stump and Akmal just smashes it over the cover boundary. A huge hit and just what Pakistan needed
46.4
0
Cusack to Umar Akmal, no run, pitched up and hit into Akmal's pad's
46.3
1
Cusack to Younis Khan, 1 run, fuller and straighter allows Younis to hit it to long-on
46.2
0
Cusack to Younis Khan, no run, outside off stump again, cut to point and stopped well by Porterfield
46.1
0
Cusack to Younis Khan, no run, good length outside off stump, hit straight to extra cover

END OF OVER:
46 | 6 Runs | PAK: 216/4 (23 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.69, RRR: 5.75)

  • Younis Khan58 (68b)
  • Umar Akmal42 (39b)
  • Trent Johnston9-0-47-1
  • John Mooney9-0-45-1

Under six needed now an over

45.6
1
Johnston to Younis Khan, 1 run, strays down legside and hit hard to the man at deep mid-wicket
45.5
4
Johnston to Younis Khan, FOUR runs, pitched up again by Johnston, Younis drives it hard past the man at cover and Rankin at mid-off can not chase it down
45.4
1
Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 run, outside off stump again and cut the man at point
45.3
0
Johnston to Umar Akmal, no run, pitched up again and Akmal hits a bump ball right back to Johnston. He mimes to throw it at the stumps
  • Waqar impressed with Ireland

    Waqar Younis, the Pakistan coach, has backed Ireland to become tough opponents in their home conditions after his team played them in two one-day internationals in Belfast

  • Pakistan edge past fighting Ireland

    A brilliant, belligerent century by Paul Stirling wasn't enough to take Ireland to victory over Pakistan in the second ODI

  • Pakistan will not take it easy says Waqar

    Pakistan will not experiment much against Ireland in the second game of the two-match ODI series on Monday in Belfast, coach Waqar Younis has said

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2Taufeeq UmarMohammad Hafeez
2nd63Taufeeq UmarAzhar Ali
3rd15Younis KhanAzhar Ali
4th68Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq
5th89Younis KhanUmar Akmal
6th5Umar AkmalHammad Azam