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.
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
Find it odd that Murtagh – who bowled fantastically and is one of best anywhere in these conditions – not back into attack after his 7 over opening spell
— Tim (@timwig) May 12, 2018
— Mike Thorpe (@MikeThorpeTVNZ) May 12, 2018
Pakistan are looking busy since tea. In the first two sessions of the day, they defended or left 50% of deliveries – after the tea break, that figure has dropped to just 15%. #IREvPAK
— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) May 12, 2018
First glimpse of cricket from Malahide..looks absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to go down there and direct some games of cricket! #IREvPAK
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) May 12, 2018
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.