Pakistan 310-9 dec in only Ireland Test

Pakistan’s Shadab Khan plays a shot during play on day two of Ireland’s inaugural test match against Pakistan at Malahide cricket club, in Dublin on May 12, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 13 May 2018

Pakistan 310-9 dec in only Ireland Test

  • Test debutant Faheem Ashraf top-scored with 83 and together with Shadab Khan (55) put on 117 for the seventh wicket
  • Middlesex paceman Tim Murtagh led Ireland’s attack with four wickets for 55 runs from 25 overs

DUBLIN: Pakistan declared their first innings on 310 for nine on Sunday’s third day after being sent into bat by Ireland in the hosts inaugural men’s Test at Dublin’s Malahide ground.
Test debutant Faheem Ashraf top-scored with 83 and together with Shadab Khan (55) put on 117 for the seventh wicket.
Middlesex paceman Tim Murtagh led Ireland’s attack with four wickets for 55 runs from 25 overs.
But hopes he might take a five-wicket haul on Test debut were scuppered when Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed declared 30 minutes before Sunday’s scheduled lunch break in a stand-alone match where the whole of Friday’s scheduled first day was washed out.


Pakistan wins toss, bats in 1st ODI against Zimbabwe

Updated 30 October 2020

Pakistan wins toss, bats in 1st ODI against Zimbabwe

  • Babar Azam, who leads Pakistan in Twenty20s, will be captaining for the first time in the ODI format
  • The top seven teams in the league will directly qualify for the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat Friday in the series-opening one-day international against Zimbabwe at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

Both teams are opening their World Cup Super League campaigns after the International Cricket Council has introduced the competition to bring context to ODI cricket.

The top seven teams in the league will directly qualify for the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India. The league features 13 countries playing four home and away three-match ODI series.

Babar, who leads Pakistan in Twenty20s, will be captaining for the first time in the ODI format. He was appointed ODI captain during the lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pakistan gave an ODI debut to fast bowler Haris Rauf, who received his cap from bowling coach Waqar Younis before the toss.

The home team has packed its playing XI with four fast bowlers, with allrounder Faheem Ashraf getting a nod ahead of uncapped leg-spinner Usman Qadir.

Zimbabwe, led by Chamu Chibhabha, left out experienced batsman Elton Chigumubura for the first match of the three-match series. Fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani returned to ODI format after nearly two years.

Lineups:

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Zimbabwe: Chamu Chibhabha (captain), Sikandar Raza, Brian Chari, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Wessley Madhevere, Carl Mumba, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams.