and he's done it for a tie flicked down to deep backward square. What a game of cricket!
A quite extraordinary match ends in a tie and it's Kevin O'Brien and Paul Stirling who come out with the credit for the Irish with two brilliant innings.
The man who hit the match tying boundary Kevin O'Brien is named man of the match.
Well we will have coverage of the second ODI on Sunday which is now a winner takes all clash.
So join me Conor Hayes for that but from a cold and overcast Clontarf it's goodbye.
4 for the tie, 6 to win
Long wait for the final here.
smashed down towards long on and it's couple
7 off 2
just beats the man at the long on boundary and it's a maximum
full toss but Johnston can't take advantage at the man at deep backward square fields
14 from 4
fired down to long on but it's only enough for a single
the batsman get a bad hit on the knee and is receiving treatment, Pakistan appealed but not for the time it's rejected
15 needed from 6
mistimed cover drive and he'll take the strike for the final over
Ireland need a big hit here with Ajmal to bowl the last
squirts fine off the pads
short ball and the batsman can't get it away, they appeal for a catch nothing given
O'Brien changes his bat
great shot as he smacks it to the deep extra cover boundary
21 off 10
driven firmly to mid on
swing and a miss, could of been a wide
22 off 12 required
pushed back to the bowler
turned through midwicket
appeal for lbw but again the umpire isn't impressed
just pushed into the off side and they can't run there
played out to point and they scamper a run
quick single taken to a short third man
smashed directly to the man at point, Kevin O'Brien knows he missed out there
another short one and I'm not sure why he's bowling there, it's a pull to deep backward square leg
|Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin|
|Toss||Pakistan, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||2-match series level 0-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 3357|
|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||23 May 2013 - day (50-over match)|
Ireland would consider Pakistan tour
'Feels like a loss' - Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien secures Ireland dramatic tie
Important to show our improvement - Simmons
|KJ O'Brien||not out||84||47|
|DT Johnston||not out||7||9|
|Extras||(lb 8, w 7)|
|Total||275(5 wkts; 47 ovs)|