Pakistan will be taking on Ireland in the first of 2 matches which will be played in dublin on 23 and 26 of this month, Paksitan’s 2nd match against Scotland was rain washed but in the first match Pakistan struggled to adapt to the wicket and condition of the English weather and against Ireland they will be expecting the same weather and some good batting practice going into the big Champions Trophy tournament.
Pakistan vs Ireland 2013 Highlights Video
Pakistan will be taking on Ireland for the first ODI on 23 May and we will be placing the full match highlights here as soon as the match is over so please bookmark this page and comeback here shortly before the match is over.
PAKISTAN WON 2ND ODI MATCH
Ireland 229/9 (50 ov)
Pakistan 230/8 (48.4 ov)
- Ed C Joyce 116 (132)
- Kevin Obrien 38 (48)
- Kamran Akmal 81 (85)
- Wahab Riaz 43 (58)
1ST ODI MATCH TIED
Pakistan 266/5 (47/47 ov)
Ireland 275/5 (47.0/47 ov, target 276)
- Muhammad Hafeez 122(113)
- Asad Shafiq 84 (89)
- PR Stirling 103 (107)
- Kevin Obrien 84 (47)
Pakistan beat Scotland in the first ODI by 93 runs, but their batting again let them down and it was their fast bowlers who saved the day, but more matches Pakistan will be play in these conditions the better chance they will have against the bigger nations in the England ICC Champions Trophy
Pakistan Team Squad vs Ireland:
I Farhat, M Hafeez, N Jamshed, S Malik, U Amin, A Ali, A Shafiq,K Akmal(WicketKeeper), Misbah(Captain), M Irfan, S Ajmal, W Riaz,A Rehman, E Adil, J Khan,
Pakistan will go into the match as favourites, but if they have to bat first they might be in some trouble in difficult track as Ireland have some really good bowlers, and they would like the repeat of 2003 World Cup group match where they beat pakistan with their extraordinary bowling. Pakistan are struggling with their middle order batting and they will have to come good in that department as they have been relying on their bowling too much. I am ging with another Pakistan win but a cracker jacker match where they will have to dig deep.
Players To watch out for:
Junaid Khan and Nasir Jamshed: These two players have performed remarkably well in the last 1 year, Nasir Jamshed is kind of batsman if he gets going he can destroy bowling lineup, while Junaid Khan is made to bowl on English tracks.