Faheem, Shadab revive Pakistan after Irish show

12 May, 2018, 20:57 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Umpires Illingworth and Llong carry out an inspection but there was little prospect of play and Ireland will hope to make their bow today instead

Only 76 overs of play was possible on the second day.

DUBLIN:Ireland´s inaugural men´s Test got off to a dramatic start on Saturday when Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq was injured on the first ball.

The very next ball saw Imam trapped leg before for just 7 as Tim Murtagh got in on the act.

Merrion all-rounder Kane was quickly to his feet, but Imam, a nephew of Inzaman-ul-Haq - a man not known for his running between the wickets - required lengthy treatment after injuring his neck in the collision.

The teams went to lunch without a ball bowled in the grounds of Malahide Castle, just north of Dublin.

Murtagh and Boyd Rankin, who previously played a Test match for England, opened the bowling, with Kane, Stuart Thompson and Kevin O'Brien providing the first change options.

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Rankin, who had taken one wicket in his lone Test appearance for England against Australia at Sydney in 2014 before switching allegiance, had the honor of claiming Ireland's maiden scalp at this level when an uncertain Azhar (four) edged to Porterfield at second slip. The Irish team will make their test debut in the match.

The third wicket pair combined to add 58 runs before one of Sohail's edges was taken by a fine Porterfield catch at slips. Thompson had more time than he thought and could have settled himself, but after all the excitement that went before he could be forgiven for firing in the ball.

After Pakistan had lost their openers in consecutive deliveries in the opening session, Asad Shafiq and Haris Sohail had stabilized the innings with some slow progress. The century stand for the seventh wicket helped Pakistan shift the initiative, which rested with Ireland for most parts of the day, in their favour.

Shafiq began to steady the Pakistan ship and reached his 50 from 107 balls after the restart.

Stirling's attempt to replicate John Mooney's famous Gaelic football solo from the 2007 World Cup win over Pakistan was miscued as it shanked off his right foot, but at 159 for six, there was giddiness on the pitch as well as off. Traditionally, Pakistan has been donning sweaters in Tests with the green stripe, especially when they play the longest format of the game during in the United Kingdom.

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