Ireland's introduction to Test cricket after 144-year wait ruined by rain

Ireland's introduction to Test cricket after 144-year wait ruined by rain

That pressure ultimately told with the final delivery of the eighth over when Rankin had Azhar Ali all squared-up.

In a huge scramble, Ul-Haq made a last-ditch dive towards the stumps only to collide with the Irish duo of wicket-keeper Niall O'Brien and fielder Tyrone Kane.

Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq down injured.

After the first hour, Pakistan were 22 for two, but they enjoyed a far better second hour as Haris and Asad Shafiq upped the scoring rate, putting on 54 runs as the pitch showed that any help for the bowlers will be minimal.

Ul-Haq, nephew of legendary Pakistan captain Inzamam, did not appear to suffer too many after-effects although it did take him 16 balls to get off the mark before he drove Murtagh stylishly for four through the off side.

They had to bat 280 overs (214 in the first innings) in Harare against India to achieve that and, while Ireland should not have to bat that long if they are to claim what would be a memorable draw, with a good forecast today Boyd Rankin should finally win his second Test cap and 10 other proud players - Craig Young, Stuart Thompson and James Shannon are expected to miss out - will, finally, win their first.

Pakistan, 67 for two at lunch, lost their third wicket soon afterwards when Haris was caught in the gully by Porterfield off Thompson.

Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger Continue their Insults Against Bitcoin
Berkshire vice chairman Charlie Munger said to Buffett during the meeting, "I like cryptocurrencies a lot less than you do". Charles Munger, the VP of Berkshire Hathaway and long-time friend and collaborator, was also part of the interview session.

Imam went the very next ball, to Murtagh, struck on the kneeroll and given out leg-before, leaving Pakistan 13 for two.

Shafiq went on to complete a 107-ball fifty when he pulled Rankin for a single.

And when Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (20) was caught by Stirling in the slips off Thompson, the tourists were 159 for six in this stand-alone match.

However, for some inexplicable reason, Pakistan's cricketers didn't wear sweaters with a green neckline when they locked horns against Ireland in the much-talked-about Test.

The match will now be a four-day Test with follow-on imposed on the teams to be of 150 runs rather than 200.

After 141 years of wait, Ireland became the 11th nation in the world to play Test cricket on Saturday as a village ground played host to a Test match in front of a near-capacity crowd. However, it is the first occasion since 2000 for any team to make its test debut.

Related Articles

  • Borja Mayoral Not Thinking About Real Madrid Future

    Borja Mayoral Not Thinking About Real Madrid Future

    Among other players rested by Zidane on Wednesday night were Luka Modric, Keylor Navas, Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Raphael Varane. We have a Champions League final coming up, I'm the coach and I decide".
    Nintendo Has

    Nintendo Has "No Plans" For Switch Virtual Console

    Available on both the Neon and Grey Nintendo Switch consoles, customers can get the deal by entering TDX-RTJK at the checkout. This heavy reliance on an external phone and app is baffling, but then again, online gaming isn't really Nintendo's forte.
    Chelsea draw with Huddersfield as Champions League hopes fade

    Chelsea draw with Huddersfield as Champions League hopes fade

    Asked if he had rested Hazard ahead of Chelsea's FA Cup final with Manchester United, Conte responded: 'No, absolutely not. Antonio Conte says his future at Chelsea will be decided at the end of the season.
  • Real Madrid forward reveals plan to move to Liverpool

    "He was their best player, he was the top scorer and if he waits until next year maybe he will not get the chance to move". He picked up the First Team Player of the Year award and the Players' Player of the Year gong at the event.
    Southampton win at Swansea to relegate West Brom

    Southampton win at Swansea to relegate West Brom

    Carlos Carvalhal will leave Swansea City at the end of the season after the club's final game at home to relegated Stoke City . Romeu, however, wants his team to remain focused against City. "We must react very fast because we have a game on Sunday".
    Police hunt for three men who attacked worshippers in Verulam mosque

    Police hunt for three men who attacked worshippers in Verulam mosque

    South African Police Service spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said police were on the scene and were trying to confirm details. The other two men were also stabbed - one was stabbed in the abdomen and the other in the groin of his left leg.
  • Trump says GOP had 'great night' in primaries

    Trump says GOP had 'great night' in primaries

    In the GOP Senate race, Renacci emerged victorious with 47 percent of the vote . "Maybe the wave is going to skip OH ". Todd Roika and Luke Messer. "My record reflects the strong West Virginia values that most people have", Morrisey said.
    Prince Harry personally invited army friends to the wedding

    Prince Harry personally invited army friends to the wedding

    Upcoming movie based on Royal romance stars Parisa Fitz Henley essaying Meghan Markle and Murray Fraser who plays Prince Harry . Markle's father, Thomas Markle, will walk his daughter down the aisle , despite previous reports that suggested otherwise.

    Will the GBPUSD crash end after the United Kingdom rate decision?

    This fall in inflation was larger than predicted, further strengthening the case against the Bank of England upping rates in May. That would have been the bank's second rate hike in six months following November's, which was the first in a decade.
  • President Trump wants drug companies to post prices in ads

    President Trump wants drug companies to post prices in ads

    That's more than twice the $497 per person spent in the United Kingdom, which has a nationalized health care system. The president also spoke of ending trade practices overseas that lead to unfair prices for Americans.
    Wayne Rooney set to leave Everton to join MLS side DC United

    Wayne Rooney set to leave Everton to join MLS side DC United

    At United, Rooney won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, FA Cup and was named Footballer of the Year in 2010. DC United are now rock-bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference table with five points from seven games.
    Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham's next step is to win a trophy

    Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham's next step is to win a trophy

    It was his 28th Premier League goal of the season and it eased the considerable tension inside Wembley. They have played this season at Wembley Stadium.