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Ireland’s Test cricket debut falls short as nervy Pakistan claim victory

Sporting News – Ireland’s historic Test debut ended in a five-wicket defeat, but only after they had given Pakistan a major scare on the final day at Malahide.

Summary

  • Ireland’s historic Test debut ended in a five-wicket defeat, but only after they had given Pakistan a major scare on the final day at Malahide.
  • Mohammad Abbas finished with a five-for and match figures of 9-110 as Ireland were dismissed for 339 having resumed on 319-7, the dangerous Kevin O’Brien failing to add to his overnight score of 118.
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  • #IREvPAK #BackingGreen pic.
  • Babar was eventually run out by Balbirnie and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (8) fell lbw to Stuart Thompson, but the second Ireland rally came too late and top-scorer Imam fittingly contributed the winning runs.


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