Sky Sports – Ireland are fighting to save the game in their inaugural Test match after being made to follow on against Pakistan at Malahide.


  • SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENEDAfter Pakistan declared on 310-9, Ireland were in huge trouble as they slipped to 7-4 early in the afternoon session, Mohammad Abbas (4-44) and Mohammad Amir (2-9) wreaking havoc with the new ball.
  • Pakistan enforced the follow on for the time since 2002 in a Test match but Ireland made a better fist of dealing with the new ball second time around and were 64-0 at stumps.
  • Amir then edged Murtagh behind and Pakistan declared soon after, giving themselves half an hour to get stuck into Ireland top order before lunch – and they did just that.
  • Amir then uprooted William Porterfield’s (1) off stump with the last ball of the session to leave Ireland stunned at 5-3.
  • It was a different story for Ireland in their second innings but they needed some luck to get through another probing new ball spell for Mohammad Amir, both Joyce (39no) and Porterfield (23no) benefitting from dropped catches.

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