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Ireland, Bangladesh qualify for Women’s World T20 2018

Ireland and Bangladesh have qualified for the Women’s World Twenty20 2018. The tournament will be played from November 9th to November 26th, 2018 in West Indies. The two sides secured their place in the tournament after winning the semi-finals. Ireland beat Papua New Guinea while Bangladesh beat Scotland in their respective match. The International Cricket…

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Rohit fires India to easy win over Ireland in first T20

India warmed up for their tour of England with a routine 76-run victory over Ireland in Dublin on Wednesday in their 100th-ever T20 game. Virat Kohli’s side were given the perfect preparation for more onerous tasks later on their tour when they made the most of warm conditions to post 208 for five off their…

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Mohammad Amir may miss Zimbabwe tour

Pakistan is expected to drop left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, reports ESPNCricinfo. Pakistan will play a three-nation Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe and Australia in July this year. They will also take on Zimbabwe in a five-match one-day series as well. The report mentioned that the pacer had asked…

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New Zealand’s Kerr hits world record 232 not out against Ireland

New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out in the third one-day international against Ireland on Wednesday and then took five wickets to complete a remarkable day for the 17-year-old. Kerr batted through the innings and surpassed the 229 not out set by Australia’s Belinda Clark against Denmark in 1997 with a…

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Slick Pakistan too strong for Scotland in T20 rout

Shoaib Malik blasted a quick-fire 49 as Pakistan powered to an 84-run rout of Scotland in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Malik’s unbeaten innings took just 22 balls and containing five sixes and one four, setting the stage for Pakistan to seal a 2-0 series win. Fakhar Zaman (33) and Ahmed Shehzad (24) rattled…

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Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum that Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said had finally lifted decades of stigma and shame. More than 66 percent of voters in what has been a traditionally staunchly Catholic country backed repealing the constitutional ban on terminations, triggering scenes of tearful…

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Ireland decides on its strict abortion laws

Irish voters are heading to the polls on Friday to vote in a landmark referendum on whether the country should liberalise some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. The campaign has dominated public debate in Ireland over recent months and has forced its nearly 3.5 million voters to decide if the constitutional ban on…

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Sarfraz proud of Imam and Babar as Pakistan survive Ireland scare

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed praised the character of young batsmen Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam after they ensured his decision to enforce the follow-on in Ireland’s inaugural Test did not backfire. Only three times in the 141-year history of Test cricket have a side won after following-on but when Pakistan were 14 for three, chasing a…

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Pakistan beat Ireland by five wickets in one-off cricket Test

Pakistan beat Ireland by five wickets in one-off cricket Test at Malahide on Tuesday.  Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq was doing his best to deny Ireland victory in their maiden Test as a dramatic match at Malahide headed towards a thrilling conclusion on Tuesday. Pakistan collapsed to 14 for three in pursuit of a seemingly modest victory target of 160 on the…

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Pakistan suffer early blows in chase of 160

Pakistan’s Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail and Asad Shafiq were back in the pavilion early as the side chase 160 runs in the one-off Test against Ireland. Ireland were dismissed for 339 in 129.3 overs. Kevin O’Brien made 118 runs while Stuart Thompson made 53 runs. Ali was caught by Paul Stirling from the bowling of…

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Pakistan’s Amir takes 100th Test wicket on Ireland return

Mohammad Amir took his 100th Test wicket after returning to the fray against Ireland on Monday despite a troublesome knee injury. The Pakistan spearhead went off just 3.2 overs into his spell on Sunday during the second innings of Ireland’s inaugural Test with a recurrence of a “chronic” left knee problem. It was a worrying sign for Pakistan,…

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Pakistan concerned over injury to Amir ahead England test series

Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood admitted Pakistan were “concerned” by Mohammad Amir’s early exit from the third day’s play against Ireland at Malahide just over a week before the start of a Test series with England. Left-arm quick Amir went off with what Mahmood said was a recurrence of a “chronic” left knee injury after a…

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Pakistan in control after enforcing follow-on in Ireland test

Ed Joyce and William Porterfield restored a measure of batting pride in Ireland’s inaugural Test with an unbroken opening partnership after the hosts were made to follow-on by Pakistan at Malahide on Sunday. But come the third day’s close, Ireland remained in trouble at 64 without loss in their second innings — still 116 runs…

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Ireland follow on after 130 all out against Pakistan

Ireland were dismissed for 130 in their inaugural Test innings and made to follow on by Pakistan on the third day at Malahide on Sunday. Ireland finished 31 runs shy of the follow-on avoidance target of 161 after Pakistan had made 310 for nine declared in a match where Friday’s scheduled first day was washed…

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Ireland slump to 5-3 as Abbas strikes for Pakistan

Dublin, Ireland: Ireland collapsed to five for three at lunch on the third day of their inaugural men’s Test at Malahide on Sunday in reply to Pakistan’s first innings 310 for nine declared. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s well-timed declaration left Ireland with a tricky 30 minutes to bat before lunch and that was long enough for…

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Wickets: When Ireland gave Pakistan an early scare with two wickets

Pakistan were left reeling at 13 for two earlier in the day after Azhar Ali edged one to to slip and Imam-ul-Haq was out LBW the next ball.  UPDATE: Pakistan are 218-6 after 64 overs

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Imam-ul-Haq injured in 1st Test against Ireland

Ireland took two wickets in two balls as their inaugural men’s Test finally got going at Malahide on Saturday. Pakistan were reduced to 13 for two, with Boyd Rankin and Tim Murtagh the successful bowlers. But Pakistan, sent into bat by Ireland captain William Porterfield after rain washed out Friday’s opening day, recovered to 67…

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Debutants Ireland bowl against Pakistan in one-off Test

Debutants Ireland won the toss and chose to field first in their one-off Test match against at Dublin on Saturday. The first day’s play of the fixture was washed due without a ball being bowled. Pakistan’s tour match against Kent ended in a draw. They beat Northamptonshire by nine wickets. Faheem Ashraf and Imam-ul-Haq will…

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History in the making

White kits, red ball and five days of cricketing action come to mind when someone talks about Test cricket. The most tough and challenging format of the game is undoubtedly Test cricket. To play 90 overs in three sessions for 5 consecutive days is not easy at an easy task after all. This is the…

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A tour to Pakistan is possible: Cricket Ireland

Cricket Ireland expressed its interest of sending its team to Pakistan for a bilateral series. “We’ve seen West Indies’ recent tour which went well,” Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland Warren Deutrom said in an interview. “We’ve also seen that some PSL matches were held in Lahore and Karachi and went off well.” “Before taking any…

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Imam hoping to perform well on ‘dream’ Test debut

Imam-ul-Haq said that it he is expecting to play well for Pakistan on his Test debut. The opening batsman is one of the five uncapped players to be selected by the Pakistan Cricket Board for the tours of Ireland, England and Scotland this summer. “It’s a very proud feeling,” the batsman said in an interview…

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