Ireland v Pakistan | 1st ODI
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A merciless innings of 152 runs by Sharjeel Khan gave Pakistan an emphatic victory in a two match ODI series between Ireland v Pakistan. Sharjeel Khan who made his ODI debut for Pakistan almost 3 years ago was dropped from Pakistan side due to his poor form with the bat. But during PSL he came back to form and gain attention of the selectors. Now against a weaker side like Ireland Sharjeel played a blistering innings of 152 runs which includes shot in all corners of the ground. It seems that he was waiting for an opposition like Ireland. His innings include 16 fours and 9 sixes. Most importantly he scored these runs on just 83 balls and gave Pakistan a huge total of 337 runs on the board.
Hafeez once again failed to play a long innings and got out when he was looking good on the crease. He scored 37 runs. Shoaib Malik played a nice innings of 57 runs and remain not out. Muhammad Nawaz who was on his debut scored a half century. The game was reduced to 47 overs per side due to rain.
Ireland started their innings in trouble when Stirling got out on duck. The door was then opened for Pakistan bowlers. They bowled out Ireland for just 82 runs. Only four of the batsmen were lucky enough to enter in double figures. Imad Wasim took 5 wickets for 14 runs in 5.4 overs. This was his best bowling performance in ODI’s.
Umar Gul on his return to international cricket took 3 for 23 in 5 overs. Mohammad Amir and Nawaz took 1 wickets each. Hassan Ali was the second debutante for Pakistan in this match who failed to take any wicket. Sharjeel was named man of the match in a record 255 run victory for Pakistan against Ireland.
Today Match Predictions
Pakistan chances were 90%. While there were only 10% chances for Ireland victory as Ireland is a much weaker side than Pakistan. Sharjeel played a knock which moved pendulum toward Pakistan completely.
Where to watch live cricket match streaming
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Cricket Match Score Card
- Ireland won the toss and choose to field first
- Pakistan: 337 for 6 (47 overs) (Sharjeel 152, Malik 57, Nawaz 53, McCarthy 4/62)
- Ireland: 82 for 10 (23.4 overs) (Imad Wasim 5/14, Gul 3/23)
- Pakistan won the match by 255 runs
- Pakistan lead the two match series by 1-0
PR Stirling, EC Joyce, WTS Porterfield, NJ O’Brein, KJ O’Brein, GC Wilson, SW Poynter, AR McBrine, BJ McCarthy, TJ Murtagh, PKD Chase
Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Muhammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Umar Gul, Hassan Ali