O'Brien eyes victory

Ireland denied dream maiden Test victory by Pakistan young guns

Ireland denied dream maiden Test victory by Pakistan young guns

Kevin O'Brien, who on Monday became the first Ireland batsman to score a Test hundred, fell to his first ball on Tuesday as Mohammad Abbas had him caught at slip for 118.

The milestone was far more than just a personal triumph, as the 34-year-old Dubliner helped Ireland bounce back from the follow-on on day four of the country's first-ever Test match.

Pakistani bowlers didn't get any more wickets in the last session barring the one of Thompson, as the Irish team found themselves at 319 for the loss of 7 wickets at stumps on Day Four in the Dublin test.

Amir was on target for the first time on Monday when Niall O'Brien, Kevin's brother, had his stumps uprooted - a wicket greeted with the bowler's familiar arms outstretched celebration.

Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam hit crucial half-centuries as Pakistan defeated Ireland by five wickets in the one-off Test in Dublin on Tuesday.

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Pakistan now heads to England for a two-test series, starting next week at Lord's.

Just four balls into their chase, Pakistan saw Azhar Ali edge Tim Murtagh to Paul Stirling at first slip.

No side has enjoyed a victory in its first Test since Australia beat England in the foundation Test at Melbourne back in 1877, but Ireland are daring to dream, with the key wicket now Imam-ul-Haq who is unbeaten on 33.

Ireland's first Test match in global cricket took a lengthy little spell of 144 years to take place but it started with a bang as, in the opening ball of the match, two Irish players collided firmly with Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq, leaving him sprawled on the deck.

Cricket Ireland have said that one or two Test matches a year will probably be the limit that the Ireland side will play.

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Amir was repeatedly on and off the field Monday after a chronic knee injury flared up again on Sunday.

Mohammad Amir completed his 100 Test wickets.

Babar was run out with 20 runs needed, while incoming Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed also couldn't break the tape for his team.

However, the Dubliner put together a highly composed 118-not-out and coupled with Stuart Thompson's 53, Ireland are now in control.

Pakistan took the new ball with Ireland 193 for six but Kevin O'Brien´s response was to clip Abbas for a legside boundary.

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Kevin O'Brien is handed the man of the match award by Ross McCollum and Rameez Raja.

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