144 year wait is over: Ireland plays Pakistan on their first test match

Ireland test match cap. Credit: @Irelandcricket
Ireland test match cap. Credit: @Irelandcricket

Tim Murtagh has the new ball, and will bowl the first delivery in Ireland’s Test history. What actual real-life scenes. Play!

This was the commentary published by espncricinfo.com At 11 AM today when Irish right hand pacer started a historic over to Pakistani opener Azhar Ali in second day of Only Test at Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin.

After complete wash out on Day 1, Ireland had to wait 24 hours for their iconic debut in Test cricket. After winning the toss, Ireland captain William Porterfield. However, Ireland bowlers are giving a challenging test to Pakistan. Fans also enjoyed the match despite of Day 1 wash out. Earlier, Irish cricket fans supported England and other test teams visited England.

Ireland's first-ever Test team. Image courtesy: Twitter @Irelandcricket
Ireland’s first-ever Test team. Image courtesy: Twitter @Irelandcricket

Here is Ireland XI who took test cap yesterday:

1 William Porterfield (capt)
2 Paul Stirling
3 Ed Joyce
4 Niall O’Brien (wk)
5 Andy Balbirnie
6 Gary Wilson
7 Kevin O’Brien
8 Stuart Thompson
9 Tyrone Kane
10 Boyd Rankin
11 Tim Murtagh

Here are some Twitter reactions

 

Last year ICC elevated Ireland and Afghanistan full membership thus attaining Test status. Afgan is all set to debut in Bangalore against India in June 2018.

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