1st ODI – Pakistan vs Ireland Live Match Score & Updates | PAK vs Ire Live Thu May 23, 2013
Live: via Ireland Cricket Youtube
Match Overview & Live Updates
File Photo: Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq hits a six watched by Ireland’s Niall O’Brien (R) during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket super eight match at the Oval cricket ground, London. REUTERS/Philip Brown
1st ODI – Pakistan vs Ireland Live | PAK vs IRE 1st odi live
Ground: Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Date: Thu May 23
Time: 10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 14:45 PKT
Toss: Pakistan, who chose to bat
Umpires: IJ Gould (England) and RP Smith
Match referee: JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve Umpire: L Fourie
Update: There has been several delays due to rain.
Update: Pakistan could manage only a tie in the first one-day international against Ireland at a bitterly cold Clontarf on Thursday after Kevin O’Brien hit the last ball of the match for four.
Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the 1st ODI between Pakistan and Ireland (Pak and Ire) in Edinburgh on 23rd May.
Pakistan put the record straight with victories in their last series against Ireland (after Ireland monumental upset to send Pakistan crashing out of the 2007 World Cup in the group stage) two matches in May 2011, both won comfortably – and will hope for similar success as they warm up for the Champions Trophy.
Pakistan is in good spirits but would like their top-order batting to find some form. An extra opener has been drafted into the XI so Mohammad Hafeez can move to No. 3, hoping to solidify the batting which can be brittle, as seen against Scotland last week when they slipped to 115 for 5. It took Misbah-ul-Haq to anchor the innings but a score of 231 would not be enough against better sides, and Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer admitted that, from a similar position, Ireland would likely to have gone and won the match. Keeping Pakistan to a similar total will be key for Ireland to try and upset the odds.
They have a bowling attack capable of troubling Pakistan, likely to be spearheaded by Tim Murtagh who has shown sublime form for Middlesex and is the leading wicket-taker in the County Championship. Ireland’s batting will also be led by a man bang in form for his county; Ed Joyce has averaged 72.75 in six Championship innings for Sussex.
But Pakistan’s attack will ask more testing questions of Joyce and Ireland’s line-up. Junaid Khan proved he is capable of leading the attack with 3 for 19 against Scotland. He assumed the senior role from Umar Gul, who remains sidelined with a knee injury. The threat of Saeed Ajmal remains, albeit in less helpful conditions.
The 1st ODI between Pakistan vs Ireland is being played at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin on Thursday May 23 at 10:45 local in Dublin, 09:45 GMT and 14:45 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 1st ODI match of PAK vs IRE here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Pakistan vs Ireland match updates and match report after the match is over.
(Most recent first, completed matches only)
Stats and trivia
+ Since the beginning of 2010, Ireland have a 17-15 win-loss record in ODIs, bettered only by Afghanistan (12-10) among non-Test-playing teams.
+ Paul Stirling, the Ireland opener, is the only player to score a century in ODIs between these two teams: he scored 109 in Belfast in 2011, in a match Ireland lost by five wickets.
+ In two ODIs and one T20I against Ireland, Saeed Ajmal has taken 11 wickets at an average of 5.54 and an economy rate of 3.58. In two ODIs, he has seven wickets at an average of 6.00 and an economy rate of 3.23
Pakistan vs Ireland Squads
Pakistan Squad: (From) Misbah-ul-Haq (c) Abdur Rehman, Asad Ali, Asad Shafiq, Ehsan Adil, Imran Farhat, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Wahab Riaz
Ireland Squad: (From) William Porterfield (capt), Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Ed Joyce, John Mooney, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien (wk), James Shannon, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Andrew White, Gary Wilson (wk)
Pakistan tour of Europe include two ODIs with Scotland followed by two ODI matches against Ireland.
Pakistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Live Streaming of Match
The matches between Pakistan and Ireland will broadcast live by Ireland Cricket Board via youtube (see official sites below) and on Television, see below several official and unofficial websites available online that will stream the match live.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of Pakistan vs Ireland 1st ODI clash here:
1. youtube.com/cricketirelandtv (Cricket Ireland Official Youtube)
2. espnstar.com/live/ (in India only)
3. sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html (in Pakistan only)
4. espn.go.com/watchespn/index#sport/cricket/type/upcoming/ (North America)
6. youtube.com/user/willow/Custom (Willow tv free official subscription via Youtube)
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