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IRE vs PAK Ball by Ball Commentary

Results
1st T20I, Dublin, May 10, 2024, Pakistan tour of Ireland, 2024
Ireland beat Pakistan by 5 wickets

Commentary

5:58 PM IST Right then, Ireland registered a memorable victory at Dublin defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in a convincing manner. They ascend 1-0 in this 3-match T20I series. Pakistan will be disappointed with their performance and will have to focus on improving their fielding and overall intensity for a strong comeback in the second T20I which will be played on Sunday, 12th May. The first ball will be bowled at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). But as always, you can join us for the pre-match build-up a lot sooner. Till then, cheers, and take care!
5:54 PM IST Andy Balbirnie wins the Player of the Match award for his incredible knock of 77 from 55 deliveries (10 fours and 2 sixes). He starts by saying that he felt that he could take his side home. Mentions that it is great to see the youngsters stepping up. States that he and Harry Tector planned to keep it simple till the 13th over and then try to up the ante. Informs that this is a great win for them as a cricketing nation.
5:53 PM IST Paul Stirling, the skipper of Ireland says they are absolutely delighted to begin the summer with a victory. On being asked about bowling first, he says that the pitch conditions are comparatively different from Pakistan's flat wickets. Credits his batters for being brave enough in the chase. Adds that Balbirnie played a stellar knock and was timing the ball well. Says that they have had good games recently and getting it over the line this time again was fantastic. Ends up by saying they will practice after a day off and will look to maintain the momentum in the next game.
5:53 PM IST Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan is in for a chat. Babar Azam explains how he felt their start wasn't that good. Adds that the pitch was quick, and maybe 190 would've been a better score. States that they lost the game in bowling and fielding. A few mishaps let the game slip away from them.
5:40 PM IST The presentation ceremony...
5:37 PM IST Earlier in the game, Ireland decided to put Pakistan in to bat first. Pakistan didn't have the best start, losing Mohammad Rizwan early. However, after a slow start, both Saim Ayub and captain Babar Azam picked up the pace nicely. Azam reached his 35th T20I half-century before getting out. Ayub also played a significant innings, scoring 45 runs. However, a quick collapse in the mid-overs slowed down Pakistan's scoring. But then, Iftikhar's impressive cameo towards the end revitalized their innings, helping them post a respectable total on the scoreboard. In the chase, Irish batters fought hard, but also the pendulum swung in the favour of both sides at times, eventually going in the hosts' favor, thanks to Andy Balbirnie's 77 and of course, Curtis Campher's valiant finish.
5:35 PM IST Pakistan's bowlers capitalized on their team's strong batting performance. Shaheen Afridi's initial spell applied the squeeze, while Naseem Shah's early breakthrough added to Ireland's troubles. Abbas Afridi's dismissal of Tucker further solidified Pakistan's dominant start. Pakistan showed some sloppiness in the field, allowing a few boundaries to slip through their grasp that should have been routine stops. Pakistan's momentum took a hit as they conceded quick runs during the mid-overs, allowing Ireland to stage a recovery. While Imad Wasim managed to pick up a wicket in the process, Pakistan struggled to capitalize on the breakthrough and continued to leak runs. However, Abbas Afridi struck in his second spell and the pendulum swung again in the favour of the tourists as Shaheen Afridi, in the penultimate over dismissed Balbirnie. But in the end, one would say, it was the insipid fielding effort from the tourists that made the difference and Pakistan surely felt the brunt of it.
5:33 PM IST IRELAND SCRIPT HISTORY AS THEY GO 1-0 UP IN THIS THREE-MATCH T20I SERIES! What a brave chase this has been. A game that went right down to the wire but eventually, it was this brave Irish side who robbed this one from Pakistan. Ireland's pursuit of a challenging total didn't kick off as smoothly as they'd hoped. Despite Paul Stirling's early boundaries, his departure in the Powerplay and Lorcan Tucker's quick exit compounded into early trouble. Andy Balbirnie took on the responsibility of steadying the ship, punctuating his innings with timely boundaries to keep the run rate manageable. Harry Tector's contribution further bolstered the partnership. The two kept the scoreboard ticking as they relied on drop and run, converting ones in twos, and also punished the poor deliveries of course. Tector fell at the wrong time but George Dockrell came out swinging from the first ball, launching a counterattack. Andy Balbirnie's pivotal 77 came to an end in the second last over but dramatically Curtis Campher came in as a saviour for Ireland who helped them to chase 11 off the last over.
End of over 19.511 runs
IRE: 183/5CRR: 9.23
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19.5

Abbas Afridi to Curtis Campher, 1 run

LEG BYE! What a win for Ireland. A historic victory for them. A length ball, angled into the pads. Curtis Campher looks to pull it away but misses. It brushes the thigh pads and goes to the keeper. Gareth Delany is early into his run, this was bound to happen. The boys cross and seal a huge win for the hosts. Ireland win the match by 5 wickets.

4
19.4

Abbas Afridi to Curtis Campher, 4 runs

FOUR! SCORES LEVEL! Abbas Afridi fires in a full ball, around middle and leg. Curtis Campher whips it towards deep square leg off the inner half. Naseem Shah rushes to his left from fine leg, and puts in a dive but the ball goes on to crash into the ropes. The crowd erupts here. Although, Naseem Shah has stayed down, past the ropes, a substitute fielder on the field now.

2
19.3

Abbas Afridi to Curtis Campher, 2 runs

It is full, on middle and leg. Curtis Campher flicks it down the park towards long on. Shaheen Afridi is too slow to get to the ball and the batters take two runs. 5 needed now in three balls.

0
19.2

Abbas Afridi to Curtis Campher, no run

Back of a length, outside off. Campher looks to cut it away but misses it.

4
19.1

Abbas Afridi to Curtis Campher, 4 runs

FOUR! A no-look boundary? This is extraordinary. Abbas Afridi serves a bumper, outside off, this one jags back into the batter. Curtis Campher sways back, but gets his blade up. It catches the outer half and runs down to the deep third boundary.

5:26 PM IST Abbas Afridi (3-0-26-2) will bowl the last over of this nail-biting chase. 11 needed off the last 6.
End of over 198 runs
IRE: 172/5CRR: 9.05RRR: 11
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18.6

Shaheen Afridi to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Short ball, on top of middle. Curtis Campher stands tall and pulls it down the park for a single. 11 runs needed in the final over. This is turning out to be a nail-biting affair.

4
18.5

Shaheen Afridi to Curtis Campher, 4 runs

FOUR! What a strike. Curtis Campher on his very first delivery, reverse-scoops Shaheen Afridi for a boundary. It is a yorker-length delivery, in the blockhole. Curtis Campher sets himself up nicely and gets four for it.

5:25 PM IST Curtis Campher is in at number 7.
W
18.4

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

OUT! FULL TOSS AND CLEANED UP! Andy Balbirnie is gutted. He is on his feet here. Shaheen Afridi serves a full toss, around off. Andy Balbirnie looks to hunt for that all important boundary, swipes it across the line, but does not get any wood on it. The ball sneaks through and goes on to hit the stumps behind. A huge blow for Ireland.

0
18.3

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Shaheen Afridi fires in a full one, wide outside off. Andy Balbirnie throws the kitchen sink at it, but fails to get any bat on it.

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18.2

Shaheen Afridi to Gareth Delany, 1 run

Tap and run. Length ball, around off. Delany pushes it to point and crosses.

1
18.1

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Afridi hurls in a full one this time, outside off. Andy Balbirnie squeezes it towards deep point and comes back for one.

1
18.1

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

WIDE! Shaheen Afridi starts with a loosener here. It is too full, going down the leg side. Andy Balbirnie looks to tickle it away but fails to get any bat on it.

5:21 PM IST Shaheen Afridi (3-0-18-0) to bowl the penultimate over. Will he provide a much-needed scalp here? Let's find out...
End of over 1811 runs
IRE: 164/4CRR: 9.11RRR: 9.50
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17.6

Naseem Shah to Gareth Delany, 4 runs

FOUR! A boundary to end the over. Gareth Delany making sure that he helps his partner in the best way possible. Way too full, outside off. Gareth Delany picks it up early and drills it through the left the of mid off for a fine boundary. 19 runs needed in 2 overs now.

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17.5

Naseem Shah to Gareth Delany, 2 runs

Pitches it up, full and outside off. Delany leans in and drives it along the ground towards deep point. Iftikhar Ahmed fumbles in the deep. The batters take two runs.

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17.4

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Andy Balbirnie flicks this full ball into the leg side for a single.

0
17.3

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller one, on off. Andy Balbirnie blocks it out watchfully.

2
17.2

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

DROPPED! A good-length delivery, on off. Andy Balbirnie throws his bat at it, but it catches the outer half and pops up towards point. The fielder runs backwards and ends up making a mess of it. Two runs taken.

2
17.1

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

A length ball, around off. Andy Balbirnie backs away and slices it towards long off. Mohammad Rizwan gives it a chase from inside the circle and takes two runs.

End of over 1710 runs
IRE: 153/4CRR: 9.00RRR: 10
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16.6

Abbas Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Short one, outside off. Andy Balbirnie cuts it to deep point for one. A wicket came off the very first delivery here, but Andy Balbirnie is putting up a solid knock here. 10 runs from this one.

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16.5

Abbas Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 6 runs

SIX! All the way. A much-needed boundary for the hosts. Andy Balbirnie is doing a wonderful job to keep his side in the hunt. Slower bumper, outside off. Andy Balbirnie stays back and bludgeons it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

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16.4

Abbas Afridi to Gareth Delany, 1 run

A full toss, around the hips. Gareth Delany clips it towards long on and rotates the strike.

2
16.3

Abbas Afridi to Gareth Delany, 2 runs

Slower ball, on a length, jagging back in. Gareth Delany goes back and punches it to deep point for two runs.

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16.2

Abbas Afridi to Gareth Delany, no run

A sharp bouncer, on middle. Delany looks to chase it but misses.

5:13 PM IST Gareth Delany is the next man in.
W
16.1

Abbas Afridi to George Dockrell, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! A very important wicket for Pakistan. Abbas Afridi serves a slower one, full and on off. George Dockrell leans in and chips it into the off side. Fakhar Zaman pouches it safely. A change in bowling has garnered a positive result for the tourists as they see the back of Dockrell. Ireland are 4 down now.

5:12 PM IST Abbas Afridi is back into the attack.
End of over 166 runs
IRE: 143/3CRR: 8.94RRR: 10
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15.6

Naseem Shah to George Dockrell, 1 run

A toe-crushing yorker this time, George Dockrell moves away and jams it to point for an easy single.

0
15.5

Naseem Shah to George Dockrell, no run

Naseem Shah pulls his length back once again but this rolls his fingers over as well. George Dockrell fails to pick the slower one and it heads straight to the keeper.

1
15.4

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Short ball, around middle. Andy Balbirnie pulls it to mid-wicket for one.

0
15.3

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, no run

A slower one this time, on a good length. Andy Balbirnie looks to heave it across the line but misses.

4
15.2

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Smacking shot. It is a short ball, angled into the body. Andy Balbirnie picks it up very easily and pulls it towards deep square leg. In the gap and in the boundary.

0
15.1

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Naseem Shah starts off with a bouncer, outside off. Andy Balbirnie steps across and tries to upper cut it but fails to get any bat on it.

End of over 159 runs
IRE: 137/3CRR: 9.13RRR: 9.20
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14.6

Shaheen Afridi to George Dockrell, no run

Hard length, from around the wicket, on the top of the middle. George Dockrell hops on the back foot and drops it in front of covers. Ireland is well in the game as they need 46 off the last 5 overs.

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14.5

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Angling into the batter on a length, Andy Balbirnie nudges it in front of deep mid-wicket for a single.

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14.5

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

WIDE! Oh, no! This is frustrating for Pakistan now. Spills it well down the leg stump line on a fuller length. Andy Balbirnie fails to flick it but it is called a Wide.

1
14.4

Shaheen Afridi to George Dockrell, 1 run

Drop and run. Full, on the stumps, George Dockrell works it to the leg side for an easy single.

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14.3

Shaheen Afridi to George Dockrell, 4 runs

FOUR! Crucial boundary! Shaheen offers a juicy knee-length full toss angling in, George Dockrell flicks it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary on a single bounce.

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14.2

Shaheen Afridi to George Dockrell, no run

Good length and angling at the leg stump. George Dockrell moves leg side for room but misses his shot completely.

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14.2

Shaheen Afridi to George Dockrell, 1 run

WIDE! Good length down leg. George Dockrell shuffles to off side and attempts to nudge it through on side but misses. Wide called.

1
14.1

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Back of a length, at the off stump. Andy Balbirnie taps it to the leg side and completes a single.

End of over 1423 runs
IRE: 128/3CRR: 9.14RRR: 9.16
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13.6

Shadab Khan to George Dockrell, 6 runs

SIX! Oh dear, Pakistan have been really sloppy in the field! Drops it full and again invites the batter to cash on it. George Dockrell exactly does that and slogs it over mid on. The ball carries straight towards Iftikhar Ahmed at long on, but he walks back and also walks over the ropes before taking the reverse cup catch. Not a good presence of mind there by Iftikhar Ahmed. Ireland in ascendency now.

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13.6

Shadab Khan to George Dockrell, 1 run

WIDE! Fullish delivery way down the tramline of the off side. Dockrell leaves it for a wide.

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13.5

Shadab Khan to George Dockrell, 6 runs

SIX! Thank You says George Dockrell! Tossed up, a juicy half-volley on the stumps, George Dockrell clears his front leg and deposits it behind the sightscreen for a maximum.

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13.4

Shadab Khan to George Dockrell, 4 runs

FOUR! Straight as an arrow! Shadab Khan drops it slow and full, on the off-stump line, George Dockrell cashes on this overpitched delivery and smacks it down the ground for a boundary.

1
13.3

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Drags his length, on off, Andy Balbirnie cuts it again off the back foot towards deep backward point.

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13.2

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Beats the man and it was harshly a tame, lazy effort! Slower through the air, outside off, Andy Balbirnie rocks back deep in the crease, and cuts it and beats the point fielder for a boundary.

1
13.1

Shadab Khan to George Dockrell, 1 run

Slower, turning away from off, George Dockrell tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a quick single.

End of over 135 runs
IRE: 105/3CRR: 8.08RRR: 11.14
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12.6

Imad Wasim to George Dockrell, 1 run

Full delivery at the off stump. George Dockrell drives it to cover for one.

4:54 PM IST George Dockrell comes out with the sword.
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12.5

Imad Wasim to Harry Tector, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Imad Wasim has provided a much, much-needed breakthrough for Pakistan. He lands it full and outside off, Harry Tector sits down on his knee to fetch a slog sweep over deep mid-wicket but he's a tad bit early on the shot which is enough to take the leading edge off the willow. It spoons up in the air, and travels over mid-wicket. Shaheen Afridi runs forward from the deep and takes a good low catch. A good recovery partnership comes to an end for Ireland and they are now 3 down.

0
12.4

Imad Wasim to Harry Tector, no run

Closer to the body, flatter and full. Harry Tector pushes it back to the bowler.

1
12.3

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Pitches it up on a fuller length, at off, Andy Balbirnie drives it through covers and mid off for a single.

1
12.2

Imad Wasim to Harry Tector, 1 run

Slower through the air, on the middle and leg, Harry Tector works it to long on for one.

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12.1

Imad Wasim to Harry Tector, 2 runs

Good length delivery at the middle and leg. Tector tucks it to the left of deep mid-wicket for a couple.

End of over 1212 runs
IRE: 100/2CRR: 8.33RRR: 10.37
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11.6

Shadab Khan to Harry Tector, 1 run

Good-length delivery at the outside off. Hary Tector punches it to deep mid-wicket for one. 100 up for Ireland.

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11.5

Shadab Khan to Harry Tector, 4 runs

FOUR! Inventive! Flighted on the fuller length, outside off, Harry Tector employs the reverse sweep and gets it too fine through the right of short third for a boundary.

0
11.4

Shadab Khan to Harry Tector, no run

Shade outside off, leg-break on offer, Harry Tector drives it straight to covers.

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11.3

Shadab Khan to Harry Tector, 2 runs

Overpitched outside off, Harry Tector reaches out to it with long levers and lofts it over covers. The ball lands in the deep extra cover region. They cross for the second.

1
11.2

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Quicker and flatter, short and on off, Andy Balbirnie tucks it down the ground for a single at long on.

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11.1

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Such a perfect placement! Loops it up and drops it outside off, on a length, Andy Balbirnie rocks back into the crease and crisply cuts it through backward point for a boundary. Shaheen Afridi in the deep puts in a slide but all in vain. Also, this brings up Andy Balbirnie's hard-fought Fifty. Still a long way to go but he has displayed resilience.

End of over 114 runs
IRE: 88/2CRR: 8.00RRR: 10.55
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10.6

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Drops it fuller and on the off stump, Andy Balbirnie drives it along the carpet for a single at widish long off.

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10.5

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Goes full, on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it with full flourish of the willow but finds mid off in the way.

1
10.4

Imad Wasim to Harry Tector, 1 run

Drifting down the pads, on a good length, Harry Tector tucks it with soft hands toward short fine for one.

0
10.3

Imad Wasim to Harry Tector, no run

Quicker and flatter on off, punched to the off side by Harry Tector.

1
10.2

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Flats it up on a shortish length, on the middle, Andy Balbirnie punches it down the ground for a single to the left of long on.

1
10.1

Imad Wasim to Harry Tector, 1 run

Floated up full, on off, Harry Tector drives it along the grass through the covers for a single. Ireland need 99 runs in the final 10 overs.

End of over 1010 runs
IRE: 84/2CRR: 8.40RRR: 9.90
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9.6

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 6 runs

SIX! This is a sensational hit, Made it look so easy. It is floated and full, on off. Andy Balbirnie gets low and slogs it powerfully over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

0
9.5

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, no run

LOUD APPEAL! A short ball, outside off. Andy Balbirnie goes on his back foot for the cut shot. He throws his bat at it but the ball zips past the outside edge. Azam Khan behinds the sticks though is quite animated after catching the ball, but the umpire shows no interest.

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9.4

Shadab Khan to Harry Tector, 1 run

Quicker one, on a length. Harry Tector makes some room and cuts it towards deep point for one more.

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9.3

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Googly this time, on the shorter side. Andy Balbirnie goes back and flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

0
9.2

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Slower one, around off. It spins away. Andy Balbirnie taps it towards point.

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9.1

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Tossed up, around off. Andy Balbirnie knocks it towards deep cover and comes back for the second run safely.

4:40 PM IST Shadab Khan (1-0-9-0) replaces Imad Wasim.
End of over 911 runs
IRE: 74/2CRR: 8.22RRR: 9.90
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8.6

Abbas Afridi to Harry Tector, no run

A very full delivery, on off. Tector only manages to jam it back to the bowler. Another good over for Ireland comes to an end.

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8.5

Abbas Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Andy Balbirnie hangs back to this short ball and cuts it towards deep point for another single.

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8.4

Abbas Afridi to Harry Tector, 1 run

Back of a length, on off. Tector short-arm jabs it into mid-wicket for one.

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8.3

Abbas Afridi to Harry Tector, no run

Fuller this time, on the stumps. Tector prods and defends it watchfully.

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8.2

Abbas Afridi to Harry Tector, 2 runs

Length ball, on the pads. Tector flicks it behind square for a brace.

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8.1

Abbas Afridi to Harry Tector, 6 runs

SIX! This is a shot and a half. Short ball from Abbas Afridi, this one sits nicely for Harry Tector. He rides it well and dispatches it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. This is turning out to be a wonderful recovery job done by this pair.

1
8.1

Abbas Afridi to Harry Tector, 1 run

WIDE! This one has been sprayed down leg. The umpire signals a wide here.

End of over 811 runs
IRE: 63/2CRR: 7.88RRR: 10
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7.6

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played. Flighted and full, on middle. Andy Balbirnie stays low and sweeps it over square leg. The ball lands safely and heads into the boundary. 11 runs comes from this over.

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7.5

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, no run

An arm ball, full and on off. Andy Balbirnie stays back and blocks it out.

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7.4

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On a flatter trajectory and around off, Andy Balbirnie pushes it to covers.

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7.3

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Exceptional shot. A bit short, outside off. Andy Balbirnie stays back and cuts it hard through point for four runs.

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7.2

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Misfield this time. It is a bit short, on the pads. Andy Balbirnie clips it towards backward square leg. The fielder fumbles and they take two runs.

1
7.1

Imad Wasim to Harry Tector, 1 run

An arm ball, outside off. Tector pushes it into covers for one.

End of over 79 runs
IRE: 52/2CRR: 7.43RRR: 10.07
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6.6

Shadab Khan to Harry Tector, 1 run

This is really good cricket. Just push it into the gap and run. This time it flicked towards mid on by Tector.

1
6.5

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

A leg spinner, outside off. Andy Balbirnie pushes it into gap at covers for one more.

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6.4

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Very well timed. It is full, on the pads. Andy Balbirnie stays back and flicks it through square leg. It races away through the gap and into the boundary. 50 up for Ireland with this boundary.

1
6.3

Shadab Khan to Harry Tector, 1 run

Pushed through quicker, outside off. Tector dabs it to point for one.

1
6.2

Shadab Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Quicker and fuller, on leg. Andy Balbirnie sweeps it towards backward square leg for another single.

1
6.1

Shadab Khan to Harry Tector, 1 run

A bit short, around off. Tector shuffles and flicks it towards mid on for one.

End of over 610 runs
IRE: 43/2CRR: 7.17RRR: 10
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5.6

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over! It is very full, wide outside off. Andy Balbirnie poses for the cameras after playing a wonderful lofted cover drive for four runs.

1
5.5

Naseem Shah to Harry Tector, 1 run

Back of a length, slower one, outside off. Tector waits for it and dabs it to the right of short third. One taken.

0
5.4

Naseem Shah to Harry Tector, no run

Pitches it up this time, outside off. Harry Tector gets on his front foot and ends up defending back to the bowler.

4
5.3

Naseem Shah to Harry Tector, 4 runs

FOUR! Short and punished. Back of a length, angled in around off. Tector picks it up nicely and pulls it over square leg for four runs.

1
5.2

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

It is a full one, around off. Andy Balbirnie knocks it toward short third and crosses.

0
5.1

Naseem Shah to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Slower length ball, outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks to cut but misses and is beaten.

End of over 56 runs
IRE: 33/2CRR: 6.60RRR: 10
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0
4.6

Abbas Afridi to Harry Tector, no run

Fuller length, outside off, Harry Tector drives it nicely towards covers.

4
4.5

Abbas Afridi to Harry Tector, 4 runs

FOUR! Poor in the field and Ireland will take it! Straight, full and on the pads, Harry Tector flicks it nicely through the square leg region for a boundary. The fielder in the deep fumbles and parries the ball into the fence for a boundary.

1
4.4

Abbas Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Cannons on the boots, Andy Balbirnie misses to get any willow and the ball trickles to the leg after brushing off the boot. A leg bye taken.

0
4.3

Abbas Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller length, just outside off around the fourth stump line, Balbirnie swings and misses.

1
4.2

Abbas Afridi to Harry Tector, 1 run

Length ball, on middle and leg, Tector tucks it square of the wicket for a single.

4:19 PM IST Harry Tector comes in at number 4.
W
4.1

Abbas Afridi to Lorcan Tucker, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Fuller in length, on the pads, there to be hit. Lorcan Tucker flicks it uppishly but gets it off the bottom half of the willow. The ball sails over mid-wicket and lands straight into the hands of the fielder at deep mid-wicket. He didn't had to move an inch. Lorcan Tucker is disappointed and rightly so.

End of over 48 runs
IRE: 27/1CRR: 6.75RRR: 9.75
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0
3.6

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Three dots to end the over. Fuller in length, around off, driven to the off side to end the over.

0
3.5

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Flatter and wider outside off, Andy Balbirnie chops it to cover.

0
3.4

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller and around off, Balbirnie pushes it to cover.

4
3.3

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Shot! Shade outside off, on a dragged length, Andy Balbirnie punches it nicely along the carpet through covers for a cracking boundary.

0
3.2

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fired outside off, on a full length, Andy Balbirnie misses to cut.

4
3.1

Imad Wasim to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Swept away! On the pads, on leg stump, Andy Balbirnie sweeps it well and through deep backward square leg for a boundary.

End of over 35 runs
IRE: 19/1CRR: 6.33RRR: 9.64
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0
2.6

Shaheen Afridi to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Angles on the pads, on a length, Lorcan Tucker is late on the pull and gets it off the inside half towards short fine.

0
2.5

Shaheen Afridi to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Slants it across off, on a fuller length, Lorcan Tucker goes for a wild swing and misses to connect.

4
2.4

Shaheen Afridi to Lorcan Tucker, 4 runs

FOUR! Sublimely driven! Hard length, on off, Lorcan Tucker covers his off-pole, gets on the top of the ball and crisply drives it through cover-point for a boundary.

0
2.3

Shaheen Afridi to Lorcan Tucker, no run

A bit of an inward movement, just over the middle stump, Lorcan Tucker goes for a big wild heave but meets thin air as the ball carries back to the keeper.

0
2.2

Shaheen Afridi to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Outside off, on a good length, Lorcan Tucker gets beaten on the outside edge.

1
2.1

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller, on off, Andy Balbirnie slaps it towards widish mid off. Babar Azam moves to his left and stops it. A single taken.

End of over 210 runs
IRE: 14/1CRR: 7.00RRR: 9.38
Ball
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0
1.6

Naseem Shah to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On the back of a length, on off, Lorcan Tucker solidly dabs it to the off side to end the second over. A successful one for Pakistan.

W
1.5

Naseem Shah to Paul Stirling, no run

OUT! TAKEN! First one down and Pakistan is all pumped up! Keeps the line on the off stump, lands it on a fuller length, nipping away, Paul Stirling presents the full face of the bat but he doesn't manage to keep it down, and hits with a strong bottom hand straight into the safe hands of the Pakistani skipper.

0
1.4

Naseem Shah to Paul Stirling, no run

Swings a shade away from off, on a length, Paul Stirling drives it towards cover where the fielder fumbles to pick it up. Allows a single.

6
1.3

Naseem Shah to Paul Stirling, 6 runs

SIX! GLORIOUS WRITTEN ALL OVER IT! Naseem bowls it shade on the good length, and nips outside off, Paul Stirling gets ahead on the front foot, creates a strong base for himself, and smacks the ball well over the deep extra covers for the first maximum of the chase. That's hit with the middle of the willow.

1
1.3

Naseem Shah to Paul Stirling, 1 run

WIDE! Sprays it down leg. Paul Stirling misses out on the flick. Wided.

2
1.2

Naseem Shah to Paul Stirling, 2 runs

DROPPED! On a nagging length, moving away from off, Paul Stirling slaps it flat towards cover at Fakhar Zaman who drops an over-head catch, parries the ball to the deep which allows them to cross for a brace.

1
1.2

Naseem Shah to Paul Stirling, 1 run

WIDE! Swings it beyond the wide guideline. Paul Stirling throws his arms at it but misses. Wide anyways.

0
1.1

Naseem Shah to Paul Stirling, no run

BEAUTY TO BEGIN WITH! On a hard length, climbs further up with a good bounce, just on off, nips away as well. Paul Stirling is on the back foot and plays it inside the line of the ball, gets beaten on the outside edge.

4:01 PM IST Who will share the new ball? It is going to be Naseem Shah.
End of over 14 runs
IRE: 4/0CRR: 4.00RRR: 9.42
Ball
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0
0.6

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Lands it full, at the off stump, Andy Balbirnie plays it with the line of the ball getting ahead and hits it straight to mid off to end the first over. Just 4 from it.

4
0.5

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! First boundary of the chase! Full, and slightly on the fourth stump line, Andy Balbirnie squeezes it through cover-point for a boundary.

0
0.4

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Sees Balbirnie coming down the track, Shaheen Afridi shortens his length, on off, Andy Balbirnie gets beaten trying to clear the in-field over off side.

0
0.3

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Swings back into the batter, on the middle, full in length, Andy Balbirnie plays it straight to cover.

0
0.2

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Nips away a bit from off, on a fullish length, Andy Balbirnie with no foot movement, tries to poke and gets beaten.

0
0.1

Shaheen Afridi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Starts off with a slip in place. Angles into the batter from off, lands it full. Andy Balbirnie drives it straight towards mid off.

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