1st ODI Pakistan vs Ireland Live Stream

1st ODI Pakistan vs Ireland Live Stream

1st ODI Pakistan vs Ireland Live

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1st ODI Pakistan vs Ireland Live Stream

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Match Pakistan vs Ireland :-

Strong first over there from Pakistan, McCarthy shares the new ball from the Malahide road end.


Murtagh to Sharjeel Khan, SIX, what a lovely shot from Sharjeel. Its in the slot and its lifted back over the bowlers head and it goes all the way. What a cracking shot for the first six of the match


Murtagh to Sharjeel Khan, no run, its a good length ball again from the bowler, leans into the shot and defends the ball to point. Porterfield runs in to field


Murtagh to Sharjeel Khan, no run, full ball from Murtagh, dug out well and it goes back up the pitch. Murtagh fields himself


Murtagh to Sharjeel Khan, FOUR, first boundary of the day, its a touch wider and Sharjeel gets up on his toes and cuts the ball square on the off-side. Porterfield chases the ball back from point and cant catch it


Murtagh to Sharjeel Khan, no run, its an inswinger back into the left-hander, gets in line and defends back down the pitch


Murtagh to Azhar Ali, 1 run, good length ball to start from Murtagh, Ahzar tucks the ball through mid-wicket and gets of the mark first ball

So we finally will be getting underway, once the national anthems are out of the way of course.

12:10pm Pakistan call heads and it’s a tail, unsurprisingly William Porterfield decides to have a bowl.  Craig Young and John Anderson miss out from the Ireland Squad. Azhar Ali has confirmed that Hasan Ali is going to be making his debut for Pakistan today, both Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah are rested today.

Ireland Team: Porterfield (capt), Joyce, Wilson, Niall O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien, Stirling, Poynter (wkt), McBrine, McCarthy, Chase, Murtagh.

Pakistan Team: Azhar Ali (capt), Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Baber Azam, Shoaid Malik, Sarfraz Ahmad, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Umer Gul, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Nawaz.

12:00pm The Umpires have been out in the middle and just had a quick word with William Porterfield, the Ireland Captain.  The Toss is going to be at 12:10pm, with play starting at 12:30pm. It’s going to be 47 overs a side. So we are going to be getting some cricket, at last.

11:20am Well the latest walking around the outfield means that we are going to have another inspection at 12:00pm, the Pakistan coaches are worried about an area on the outfield which is still a bit damp. Its an area of the ground that has advertising painted on it. We can only assume that it’s not drying as well as the rest of the ground.

You would have to hope that we will have some good news soon after that, the ground is really filling up well and we are expecting a good crowd here today. All that we need is some cricket to go with it!

11:00am The good news is that the sun has finally broken through the clouds here this morning. There is a lot of work being done on a practice strip to the right of the wicket that we are playing on today. Pakistan’s players are still out warming up, they are playing games where the losers have to do press ups. I guess we have seen that before somewhere this summer!

10:45am There is still no positive news I’m afraid, it looks like there is a couple of wet patches out on the ground that the Umpires are worried about. Both Captain’s are out in the middle talking to the match officials. All the players are out on the ground warming up.

10:15am Well the news from the middle is that we are going to have a delayed toss here this morning. The Umpires are going to have another look at 10:30am. The wicket looks very green and you would think that both Captain’s would like to bowl on it first.

10:00am Good Morning and Welcome to live ball by ball commentary of the two match ODI series between Ireland and Pakistan, here from the Malahide Cricket Club in North Dublin. It’s Justin Smyth here and I will be your commentator to today’s game, so I’m glad that you have decided to join me today!

With both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan already having visited this summer, Ireland’s busy summer schedule continues. This is the third time in the past five years that Pakistan have visited these shores to play ODI’s against Ireland. With 3 wins for Pakistan and an exciting tie in Clontarf back in 2013, you would expect Pakistan to be favorites for this series.

With this in mind Ireland have named a squad with a mix of Youth and Experience.  Niall O’Brien missed the series against Afghanistan in July with a Calf Injury, so he returns to the squad. Craig Young had also been sidelined after an elbow operation earlier in the summer, after proving his fitness playing for the North West Warriors in Ireland’s Inter-provincial tournament.

Although it’s not been all good news this week, it was confirmed on Tuesday that Boyd Rankin had fractured his left tibia. It looks like he is going to miss not only this series, but games against Hong Kong, Australia and South Africa too. As 6ft 7″ don’t grow on trees, he will be missed.

Pakistan will have crossed the Irish sea on a high after drawing their test series against England and will want to not lose their momentum. With this in mind Pakistan have decided to shake up the squad and have brought in a number of new and not so new faces.

Umar Gul, who last played for Pakistan in April 2015, returns as part of the pace quartet. The Pakistan coaches will be hoping that his experience will rub off on the uncapped Hasan Ali who has also been selected. After destroying England at the Oval, Yasir Shah also returns to ODI action.

The truth is that both teams are looking to get important ranking points for qualification towards the 2019 CWC in England.