result
1st ODI, Dublin, Aug 18 2016, Pakistan tour of England and Ireland
(23.4/47 ov, target 338)82
Pakistan won by 255 runs

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!

Peter Chase b Imad Wasim 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
23.3
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.

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

Barry McCarthy b Imad Wasim 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
end of over 231 run • 1 wicket
IRE: 82/7CRR: 3.56 • RRR: 10.67 • Need 256 runs from 24 overs
Andy McBrine14 (21)
Barry McCarthy1 (2)
Mohammad Nawaz3-0-14-1
Imad Wasim5-0-14-2
22.6
Nawaz to McBrine, no run

hits the ball out to point to end the over

22.5
Nawaz to McBrine, no run

its a huge step down the wicket and McBrine defends

22.4
1
Nawaz to McCarthy, 1 run

McCarthy gets off the mark with a push through the covers

22.3
Nawaz to McCarthy, no run

gets on the front foot and defends the ball forward

22.2
W
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

Gary Wilson st †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 21 (33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 63.64
22.1
Nawaz to Wilson, no run

shuffles down the pitch and defends the ball into the legside

end of over 222 runs
IRE: 81/6CRR: 3.68 • RRR: 10.28 • Need 257 runs from 25 overs
Gary Wilson21 (31)
Andy McBrine14 (19)
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
Imad Wasim to Wilson, no run

sweeps the ball round the corner and can't beat the short fine leg fielder

21.4
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
Imad Wasim to McBrine, no run

stays in the crease and plays the ball into the legside again

21.1
Imad Wasim to McBrine, no run

reaches forward and turns the ball into the legside

end of over 211 run
IRE: 79/6CRR: 3.76 • RRR: 9.96 • Need 259 runs from 26 overs
Gary Wilson20 (28)
Andy McBrine13 (16)
Mohammad Nawaz2-0-13-0
Imad Wasim4-0-12-2
20.6
Nawaz to Wilson, no run

gets on the front foot and defends the ball towards point

20.5
Nawaz to Wilson, no run

turns the ball into the4 legside and Ahzar fields

20.4
Nawaz to Wilson, no run

cuts the ball towards point, the fielder dives to his right and makes an excellent stop

20.3
Nawaz to Wilson, no run

goes back in the crease and hits the ball back to the bowler

20.2
1
Nawaz to McBrine, 1 run

McBrine reverse sweeps the ball, doesn't get much on it so its only a single

20.1
Nawaz to McBrine, no run

McBrine turns the ball into the legside