IRE🆚PAK: Hosts🇮🇪 Follow On😞 After 1st Innings Collapse!!

Pakistan 310/9 decl. (Faheem Ashraf 83, Asad Shafiq 62; Tim Murtagh 4-45, Stuart Thompson 3-62) lead Ireland 130 (Kevin O'Brien 40; Mohammad Abbas 3-44, Shadab Khan 3-31) & 64/0 (Ed Joyce 39, William Porterfield 23) by 215 runs

Ed Joyce and William Porterfield survived a dropped chance each to help Ireland to a steady start after being forced to follow on against Pakistan in the one-off Test.

Pakistan, resuming the day on 258/ 6, got off to a steady start, and despite the lower order not contributing significantly, managed to add 52 runs in the first 90 minutes of play before declaring their innings on 310/9. Their adventurous declaration reaped dividends as their pacers dismantled the Irish batting order in less than 2 sessions. Pakistan's premier pacer Mohammed Amir couldn't bowl more than 3.2 overs as he had to get back to the pavilion following a knee injury. This put the visitors in a position to force a result and captain Sarfraz opted to en-force follow-on.

The Irish openers did well the 2nd time around, holding fort till close of play on Day 3.

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