Well what a way to finish the game, four Irish wickets fell in the last two overs. This is the lowest ever score for Ireland in an ODI in Ireland, and the second lowest ODI total for Ireland ever. With Ireland losing a wicket with the second delivery of the reply, they never really recovered. Wilson top scored with 21 its was simply never going to be enough against this excellent Pakistan side.

Mohammad Amir was excellent up front and then Umar Gul took three quick wickets to rip the heart out of the Irish top order. Mohammad Nawaz even took a wicket on his ODI debut. The pick of the bowlers was Imad Wasim, who finished off with 5 wickets to produce his best ever ODI bowling performance.

Its such a shame that this game turned into such a mis-match, although from the moment that Sharjeel started smashing the ball to all parts of the ground, Ireland never really had a chance. Its safe to say that the crowd at the match today will not forget that innings in a while.

So with the next ODI only two days away, there will not be much time for the teams rest before we start all over again on Saturday. I'm sure that there will be a lot for Ireland to think about and discuss before then. So I hope that you enjoyed following my commentary today, I'll be back here again on Saturday and I hope that you will be able to join me then. Until then this is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a sunlit Malahide.

23.4
W
Imad Wasim to Chase, OUT, but its soon all over for Ireland. Chase pushes forward to the ball and like McCarthy and Murtagh before him, misses the ball and the stumps are hit again. Pakistan win!

PKD Chase b Imad Wasim 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

23.3
0
Imad Wasim to Chase, no run, lots of close fielders in and Chase reaches forward and misses the ball. Goes past the stumps and the hat-trick is avoided.
23.2
W
Imad Wasim to Murtagh, OUT, after a lot of changing in the field, Wasim in on a hat-trick! Murtagh stays rooted to the spot and misses the ball. Hits the stumps and the bails fall off.

TJ Murtagh b Imad Wasim 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

23.1
W
Imad Wasim to McCarthy, OUT, Another one goes down for Ireland, McCarthy stays rooted to the spot and the ball spins past his defensive push and knocks over the bails

BJ McCarthy b Imad Wasim 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

END OF OVER:
23 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | IRE: 82/7 (256 runs required from 23.2 overs, RR: 3.56, RRR: 10.66)

  • Andy McBrine14 (21b)
  • Barry McCarthy1 (2b)
  • Mohammad Nawaz3-0-14-1
  • Imad Wasim5-0-14-2
22.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to McBrine, no run, hits the ball out to point to end the over
22.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to McBrine, no run, its a huge step down the wicket and McBrine defends
22.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to McCarthy, 1 run, McCarthy gets off the mark with a push through the covers
22.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to McCarthy, no run, gets on the front foot and defends the ball forward
22.2
W
Mohammad Nawaz to Wilson, OUT, its a second stumping for Sarfraz, Wilson came down the pitch and looked to defend the ball. It spins past the bat and its a simple stumping for the keeper

GC Wilson st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 21 (33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

22.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Wilson, no run, shuffles down the pitch and defends the ball into the legside

END OF OVER:
22 | 2 Runs | IRE: 81/6 (257 runs required from 23.2 overs, RR: 3.68, RRR: 10.28)

  • Gary Wilson21 (31b)
  • Andy McBrine14 (19b)
  • Imad Wasim5-0-14-2
  • Mohammad Nawaz2-0-13-0
21.6
1
Imad Wasim to Wilson, 1 run, drives the ball in the air through extra cover, its too far away from the fielder and Wilson keeps the strike
21.5
0
Imad Wasim to Wilson, no run, sweeps the ball round the corner and can't beat the short fine leg fielder
21.4
0
Imad Wasim to Wilson, no run, cuts the ball to backward point and Nawaz fields
21.3
1
Imad Wasim to McBrine, 1 run, McBrine gets down on one knee and hits the ball out to the cover sweeper
21.2
0
Imad Wasim to McBrine, no run, stays in the crease and plays the ball into the legside again
21.1
0
Imad Wasim to McBrine, no run, reaches forward and turns the ball into the legside

END OF OVER:
21 | 1 Run | IRE: 79/6 (259 runs required from 23.2 overs, RR: 3.76, RRR: 9.96)

  • Gary Wilson20 (28b)
  • Andy McBrine13 (16b)
  • Mohammad Nawaz2-0-13-0
  • Imad Wasim4-0-12-2
20.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Wilson, no run, gets on the front foot and defends the ball towards point
20.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Wilson, no run, turns the ball into the4 legside and Ahzar fields
20.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Wilson, no run, cuts the ball towards point, the fielder dives to his right and makes an excellent stop
20.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Wilson, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball back to the bowler
20.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz to McBrine, 1 run, McBrine reverse sweeps the ball, doesn't get much on it so its only a single

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0EC JoycePR Stirling
2nd22EC JoyceWTS Porterfield
3rd6EC JoyceNJ O'Brien
4th4NJ O'BrienKJ O'Brien
5th19NJ O'BrienGC Wilson
6th4GC WilsonSW Poynter
7th26GC WilsonAR McBrine
8th1BJ McCarthyAR McBrine
9th0TJ MurtaghAR McBrine
10th0AR McBrinePKD Chase