result
1st ODI, Dublin, May 23 2013, Pakistan in Ireland ODI Series
(47/47 ov)266/5
(47/47 ov, target 276)275/5
Match tied (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
84 (47) & 2/43
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• The Report by Ger Siggins

Kevin O'Brien secures Ireland dramatic tie

His fans have come to expect thunderous innings and Kevin O'Brien didn't let them down, with his 84 off 47 balls seizing a tie for Ireland against Pakistan

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan266/5(47 overs)
Ireland275/5(47 overs)
end of over 4714 runs
IRE: 275/5CRR: 5.85 
Kevin O'Brien84 (47)
Trent Johnston7 (9)
Saeed Ajmal 10-0-71-0
Junaid Khan 9-1-54-2

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.

46.6
4
Ajmal to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

and he's done it for a tie flicked down to deep backward square. What a game of cricket!

4 for the tie, 6 to win

Long wait for the final here.

46.5
2
Ajmal to K O'Brien, 2 runs

smashed down towards long on and it's couple

7 off 2

46.4
6
Ajmal to K O'Brien, SIX runs

just beats the man at the long on boundary and it's a maximum

46.3
1
Ajmal to Johnston, 1 run

full toss but Johnston can't take advantage at the man at deep backward square fields

14 from 4

46.2
1
Ajmal to K O'Brien, 1 run

fired down to long on but it's only enough for a single

46.1
Ajmal to K O'Brien, no run

the batsman get a bad hit on the knee and is receiving treatment, Pakistan appealed but not for the time it's rejected

end of over 467 runs
IRE: 261/5CRR: 5.67 RRR: 15.00
Kevin O'Brien71 (42)
Trent Johnston6 (8)
Junaid Khan 9-1-54-2
Saeed Ajmal 9-0-57-0

15 needed from 6

45.6
1
Junaid to K O'Brien, 1 run

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

45.5
1lb
Junaid to Johnston, 1 leg bye

squirts fine off the pads

45.4
Junaid to Johnston, no run

short ball and the batsman can't get it away, they appeal for a catch nothing given

O'Brien changes his bat

45.3
4
Junaid to Johnston, FOUR runs

great shot as he smacks it to the deep extra cover boundary

21 off 10

45.2
1
Junaid to K O'Brien, 1 run

driven firmly to mid on

45.1
Junaid to K O'Brien, no run

swing and a miss, could of been a wide

end of over 454 runs
IRE: 254/5CRR: 5.64 RRR: 11.00
Trent Johnston2 (5)
Kevin O'Brien69 (39)
Saeed Ajmal 9-0-57-0
Junaid Khan 8-1-48-2

22 off 12 required

44.6
Ajmal to Johnston, no run

pushed back to the bowler

44.5
1
Ajmal to K O'Brien, 1 run

turned through midwicket

44.4
1lb
Ajmal to Johnston, 1 leg bye

appeal for lbw but again the umpire isn't impressed

44.3
Ajmal to Johnston, no run

just pushed into the off side and they can't run there

44.2
1
Ajmal to K O'Brien, 1 run

played out to point and they scamper a run

44.1
1
Ajmal to Johnston, 1 run

quick single taken to a short third man

end of over 4410 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 250/5CRR: 5.68 RRR: 8.66
Kevin O'Brien67 (37)
Trent Johnston1 (1)
Junaid Khan 8-1-48-2
Saeed Ajmal 8-0-54-0
43.6
Junaid to K O'Brien, no run

smashed directly to the man at point, Kevin O'Brien knows he missed out there

43.5
4
Junaid to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

another short one and I'm not sure why he's bowling there, it's a pull to deep backward square leg

Match details
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan in Ireland ODI Series
Season2013
Player Of The Match
Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberODI 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 days23 May 2013 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Richard Smith
Reserve Umpire
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Louis Fourie
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
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