Pakistan played it first ODI vs Ireland in the tour to England. It was totally a one sided match and Pakistan won by a big margin of 255 runs. The previous big margin winning record held by Pakistan was against Bangladesh where Pak won by 233 runs. Huge number of fans watched this cricket match live. Here is the quick summary of the highlights of Pak vs Ireland ODI match on 18th August 2016.
Pakistan Cricket team although lost its last five ODI matches, they come back to the form against the Ireland. The team under the captaincy of Azhar Ali played well at cricket stadium of The Village, Dublin.
The match started at 0330 PM (PST). The captain of Ireland Cricket team William Porterfield won the toss and elected to bowl first. The wickets are good for batting and it’s been proved by Pakistani batsmen as well. Pakistan cricket team made a massive 337 runs in 47 overs with 152 runs contribution from Sharjeel Khan. The top-order batting line of Pak makes 200-runs which set the tempo for the rest of the team. Hafeez however didn’t prove himself in ODI format as well and go back to the Pavilion after making 37 runs in 19th over. Shoiab Malik quick 57 runs on 37 balls was also a handsome contribution to Pakistan 337 runs.
To chase the daunting 338 runs target and to win the match, Ireland fails even to stop the fall of wickets and stay on the pitch till the last ball. After batsmen, Pakistani bowlers destroyed the Irish batting line. Umar Gul took 3 important wickets included Kevin O’Brien and William Porterfield. Imad Wasim played a historical game and took 5 wickets for just 14 runs. He is now the most wicket taker on lowest runs in Pakistan Cricket history.The whole Irish Cricket Team fell on 82 runs with in 24 over. Pakistan won this match easily against the Ireland by 255 runs. Sharjeel Khan remains the Man of The match for his impressive and match inning of 152 runs.