Ireland
0/0

Pakistan
268/6

Cricket

ByTheMinCricket

Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of the inaugural Test match for Ireland against Pakistan. I'm Mel (@MissMelanie_H) and I will here for the rest of the day. After yesterday was washed out, play got underway on time today. Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl. At lunch, they have Pakistan 67/2 with both openers gone.

Azhar Ali was caught at second slip by William Porterfield off the bowling of Boyd Rankin and Iman Ul-Haq (nephew of Inzamam-ul-Haq) was LBW to Tim Murtagh the ball after. Haris Sohail (28*) and Asad Shafiq (22*) are are the crease at the moment.

IRELAND: William Porterfield , Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O'Brien, Andy Balbirnie, Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien, Stuart Thompson, Tyrone Kane, Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh.

PAKISTAN: Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Abbas

Play gets back underway at 13:40pm UK - so approx 15 minutes. The weather looks reasonably good for today (maybe the occasional shower mid-afternoon) and looks very good for the next couple of days.

PAK 67/2 (28), Sohail 28*, Shafiq 22* The players are back out after lunch in to the glorious sun at Malahide. It still looks rather cold though - loving the Irish cable knit jumpers! Tim Murtagh starts us off after lunch.

PAK 68/2 (29) Haris Sohail gets us underway with a single but a very tidy over to start.

WICKET! PAK 71/3 (30) Stuart Thompson comes in and starts with a no-ball first up. The second ball is a good one though going away from the batsman. Sohail flicks one away but it is stopped in the outfield for two. And the final ball of the over, he gets the edge with Porterfield taking the catch in the slips!

PAK 72/3 (31) New man in is Babar Azam. Shafiq adds a single last ball of the over to keep the strike. In case anyone wonders where you can watch this in the UK - it is on the red button on Sky Cricket.

PAK 76/3 (32) Glorious strike from Shafiq to pick up a boundary when he is offered a bit of width. That is only the 7th four of the day.