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  • Sunday 29, November 2020
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Ireland fight back on 2nd innings day 3

Ireland fight back on 2nd innings day 3

Ireland were 64 without loss in their second innings, a deficit of 116 runs, at stumps on the third day of their inaugural Test after being made to follow-on by Pakistan at Malahide on Sunday.

Ed Joyce was 39 not out and Ireland captain William Porterfield unbeaten on 23, with both openers dropped off Mohammad Amir.

Ireland were batting again after being dismissed for just 130 in reply to Pakistan’s first innings 310 for nine declared.

It was the first time Pakistan had enforced the follow-on in a Test in 16 years — they made New Zealand bat twice in a row on the way to an innings and 324-run win at Lahore in 2002.

Mohammad Abbas did the initial damage as Ireland collapsed to five for three before lunch, the paceman finishing with figures of four wickets for 44 in 11 overs, while leg-spinner Shadab Khan took three for 31 in 13.2 overs.

Scoreboard

PAKISTAN (1st Innings, overnight 268-6):

Azhar Ali c Porterfield b Rankin 4
Imam-ul-Haq lbw b Murtagh 7
Haris Sohail c Porterfield b Thompson 31
Asad Shafiq c Balbirnie b Rankin 62
Babar Azam c Stirling b Murtagh 14
Sarfraz Ahmed c Stirling b Thompson 20
Shadab Khan lbw b Murtagh 55
Faheem Ashraf c N. O’Brien b Thompson 83
Mohammad Amir c N. O’Brien b Murtagh 13
Mohammad Abbas not out 4
Rahat Ali not out 0

BOWLING: Murtagh 25-5-45-4; Rankin 21-3-75-2 (1nb); Kane 20-2-86-0 (1nb); Thompson 22-4-62-3 (2nb, 1w); K O’Brien 6-1-20-0 (1w); Stirling 2-0-11-0.

IRELAND (1st Innings):

E.C. Joyce lbw b Abbas 4
W.T.S. Porterfield b Amir 1
A. Balbirnie lbw b Abbas 0
N.J. O’Brien lbw b Abbas 0
P.R. Stirling c Babar b Faheem 17
K.J. O’Brien c Imam b Amir 40
S.R. Thompson b Shadab 3
T.E. Kane c Babar b Shadab 0
G.C. Wilson not out 33
W.B. Rankin c Sarfraz b Abbas 17
T.J. Murtagh c Imam b Shadab 5

BOWLING: Mohammad Amir 10-5-9-2 (1w); Mohammad Abbas 11-4-44-4; Rahat Ali 7-0-18-0; Faheem Ashraf 5-2-18-1; Shadab Khan 13.2-3-31-3; Haris Sohail 1-0-1-0.

IRELAND (2nd Innings, following-on):

E.C. Joyce not out 39
W.T.S. Porterfield not out 23

BOWLING (to-date): Mohammad Amir 3.2-2-2-0; Mohammad Abbas 6-2-13-0; Rahat Ali 6-2-18-0; Faheem Ashraf 6-2-15-0 (1nb); Shadab Khan 4.4-1-15-0.



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