Ireland team could not even stand properly against Pakistan in this match. Pakistan in this match was an well selected team and they did very well in the field to show that dominance. Today only 2 players from Ireland managed to get past 20 and most of the players were out before they could hit 20 runs. Pakistan bowled well and they kept taking wickets in regular interval and thus didn’t let any big partnership to build up. The only reason that Ireland’s score even got past 200 was because of the century by Porterfield. This opening batsman got an amazing century in this match and brought a fighting total for the Irish. Wahab Riaz took 3 wickets in his 10 overs and gave 57 runs.
For the first time, Pakistan had an outstanding opening partnership and this partnership lasted for 120 runs. by then, half the work was done. Shehzad got out by 63. However, the other opener Sarfraz Ahamed scored a magnificent century and took the team to victory. Once again Misbah played his part in the middle. In the end after loosing 3 wickets, Pakistan got their win in this match. Cusack and Thompson was the 2 successful bowler for Ireland. They had a disappointing ending to this years Worl Cup. If they could have won this match, they would have moved to the Quarter-Finals. They played well to get 3 wins but in the end, they were 1 point short from their shot at quarter final.
Match Information –
Winner – Pakistan
Looser – Ireland
Won by – 7 wickets and 23 balls remainiung
Man of the match – Sarfraz Ahmed