Cricket


#142

Great day for Ireland so far.

Pakistan now 153/5


#143

Shafiq’s innings aside, Pakistan have struggled.
Pakistan traditionally rely on spin bowling given thry grow up playing on dry, dusty wickets with minimal grass. Hopefully, their bowlers will also struggle.


#144

Yessss!!

Another gone 159/6


#145

This on tv anywhere lads?


#146

Red Button on Sky Sports Cricket


#147

Good stuff from Ireland. Great day all round


#148

Good morning for Ireland. Up to the batsmen to make their mark now.


#149

Batsmen making their mark alright… 2 wickets down already. 5/2.


#150

#151

Getting run out in Test Cricket is criminal at the best of times. But when you’re the opening batsman, chasing 180 runs to force the opposition to bat again, it’s unforgivable. It’s not like the two batsmen in question are short of experience.
Andrew Balbirnie will remember his first Test in cricket for the wrong reasons, too. 2 ducks!


#152

Well, at least we have surpassed our 1st innings score. Hopefully, we can get the Pakistanis to bat again.


#153

Pakistan have to bat again :clap:

At least we don’t have the ignomy of losing by an innings in our first test


#154

… and congratulations to Kevin O’Brien - the first man to score a half-century for Ireland in a test match. Tope scorer in both innings. He really should be batting at 4.


#155

He has only to hang in for another 35 minutes so


#156

50 for Thompson :clap::clap:

Kev edging closer to a century


#157

Thompson out for 53


#158

Pair of them are making a great fight of it.
At least the bowlers will have some incentive tomorrow. If 2 more batsmen had made 20 more runs each in each innings, you’d be looking at a fighting target.
Hard luck Thompson.


#159

Kev onto 90 now :crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers:


#160

97… I really hope he does it.


#161

99 now