DUBLIN: Ireland are ready to fight back when they meet Pakistan in the second ODI Saturday at The Village, Malahide, Dublin.
The match is scheduled to begin at 12:30 local time (12:15 GMT | 1:30 CEST |16:30 PST).
Pakistan won the first by a record 255-runs gape. This was Pakistan’s biggest victory in ODI history.
In response to Pakistan 337 runs, Ireland were bundled out for just 83 runs, their lowest in ODIs.
For Pakistan, Sharjeel Khan and Imad Wasim played key role in the victory.
Sharjeel’s 152 on 83 balls, studded with 9 gigantic sixes and 16 fine boundaries was his highest score along with maiden ODI century.
Imad Wasim was the pick of the bowler with his excellent spell of bowling. He bagged 5 wickets for 14 runs.
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The only good thing appeared for Ireland in the first game was BJ McCarthy’s clever spell of bowling. He bagged four for 62 runs, taking all the key wickets including Sharjeel’s, Nawaz’s and Hafeez’s wickets.
Ireland would be hoping similar performance from him in today’s show.
Pakistan (probable) 1 Azhar Ali (capt), 2 Sharjeel Khan, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Babar Azam, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Imad Wasim/Yasir Shah, 9 Wahab Riaz, 10 Umar Gul, 11 Hasan Ali
Ireland (probable) 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Ed Joyce, 3 William Porterfield (capt) 4 Niall O’Brien, 5 Kevin O’Brien, 6 Gary Wilson, 7 Stuart Poynter (wk), 8 Andy McBrine, 9 Tim Murtagh, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Peter Chase/Craig Young