Match Basics

Test Match – Day 3: Pakistan Vs Ireland

Date:  13th May, 2018

Venue: The Village, Malahide, Dublin

Umpires: Richard Illingworth, Nigel Llong

Toss won by: Ireland, elected to field first

Scorecard Summary

Pakistan’s 1st Innings:  310/9 Declared (96 Overs, RR: 3.22, 411 minutes)

Performers: 

  • Batting: Faheem Ashraf 83 off 170 balls, Shadab Khan 55 off 139 balls.
  • Bowling: TJ Murtagh 4/45 in 25 overs, SR Thompson 3/62 in 22 overs.

Ireland’s 1st Innings: 130 all out (47.2 Overs, RR: 2.74, 202 minutes)

Performers:

  • Batting: Kevin O’ Brien 40 off 98 balls.
  • Bowling: Mohammad Amir 2/9 in 10 overs, Mohammad Abbas 4/44 in 11 overs, Shadab Khan 3/31 in 13.2 overs, Faheem Ashraf 1/18 in 5 overs.

Ireland’s 2nd Innings: 64/0 (f/o) (26 Overs, RR: 2.46)

Performers:

  • Batting: Ed Joyce 35* off 82 balls, William Porterfield 23* off 67 balls.
  • Bowling: Rahat Ali 0/18 in 6 overs, Mohammad Abbas 0/13 in 6 overs, Faheem Ashraf 0/15 in 6 overs.

Highlights & Analysis

1.The 3rd day of this test match went underway as Pakistan’s all-rounders Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf walked out in the middle.

2. Both of these batsmen looked to build on their partnership to take Pakistan to a competitive total and Ireland tried their best to not let that happen.

3. And Ireland, succeeded in this battle as they got their first wicket of the day in the form of Shadab Khan as Murtagh took his wicket.

4. Faheem Ashraf showed some resilience but he too was caught behind off Thompson’s bowling as he was denied his century by Ireland.

5. Another wicket of Mohammad Amir also fell in the next over and after Mohammad Abbas and Rahat Ali had spent some time in the middle, Sarfraz called for a declaration.

6. So, Ireland came out to bat in their 1st innings, as Pakistan looked to take early wickets with their strong bowling attack. And, that’s exactly what happened.

7. Pakistan’s bowling attack led by Mohammad Abbas tore through the Irish batting line-up and apart from Kevin O’ Brien and Wilson, no batsman was able to hold his ground for too long.

8. Shadab Khan was also pretty impressive as he proved himself to be of use in the absence of Pakistan’s senior leggie, Yasir Shah.

9. Abbas was the highest wicket-taker as he took 4 wickets, followed by Shadab, Amir and Faheem who took 3, 2 and 1 wicket respectively to bowl out Ireland for 130 runs.

10. After this low total, Pakistan had the option to enforce a follow-on which they did, as Ireland came out to bat in their 2nd innings.

11. Pakistani bowlers once again came out to bowl hoping to take quick wickets once again. But it seemed like Ireland had learned from their mistakes as both Irish openers displayed an excellent show of batting as they shared a stand of 64-runs to end the day.

12. For the first time in this test, Ireland were looking solid as a batting unit as they didn’t lose a wicket and are now trailing by 116 runs with 10 wickets in hand.

13. If Ireland want to win this match they have to bat through the whole day, while Pakistan would have to re-group and come back stronger on Day 4 of this Test.

14. This is it for now. Do join Allsportspk tomorrow for Day 4 of this exciting and historic test match.

Teams

Pakistan

Ireland

Asad Shafiq

Azhar Ali

Babar Azam

Faheem Ashraf

Haris Sohail

Imam-ul-Haq

Mohammad Abbas

Mohammad Amir

Rahat Ali

Sarfraz Ahmed (Cpt.& Wk.)

Shadab Khan

Andy Balbirnie

Ed Joyce

Gary Wilson

Kevin O’ Brien

Niall O’Brien (Wk.)

Paul Stirling

Stuart Thompson

Tim Kane

Tyrone Murtagh

Boyd Rankin

William Porterfield (Cpt.)

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