Ireland
130 & 319/7

Pakistan
310/9d

Cricket

ByTheMinCricket

Good morning and welcome to coverage of day four of the inaugural Ireland Test against Pakistan. Mel (@MissMelanie_H) here all day. There SHOULDN'T be any hiccups as it is on Sky Sports Mix all day!

Yesterday, Pakistan declared on 310/9 but Ireland had done very well to take wickets at regular intervals. However, Ireland's batsmen were not able to stand up to the fast bowling of Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Abbas being bowled out for 130. They were asked to follow on (first time in 16 years that Pakistan have done that) and are currently 64/0 in their second innings.

Whilst being bowled out for 130 isn't great, there is a huge different between first class and Test bowlers and the batsmen seem more at home already in the second innings with both Ed Joyce and William Porterfield going along steadily (39* and 23* respectively). Will they make Pakistan bowl again?

The weather isn't as nice as it has been for the past few days with more cloud cover. However looking at the forecast on my phone, it suggests there will be no rain (4% chance) and the sun should come out later.

An update on Amir who stopped half way through an over yesterday:

IRE 64/0 (26), Joyce 39*, Porterfield 23* (trail by 116) The players are ready to start the day. Ed Joyce and William Porterfield are at crease and Faheem Ashraf has the ball in his hands.

IRE 69/0 (27) Porterfield starts with a single to open the scoring on day four. It's really nice seeing the action in HD (the red button for the past two days and it is only SD on there!) and it is easier to judge LBWs etc. Wonderful cover drive to end the over from Joyce for four.

IRE 69/0 (28) Mohammad Abbas takes the second over of the day. Porterfield blocks the over.

RUN OUT! IRE 69/1 (28.5) Rahat Ali takes over the bowling from Faheem. He is getting movement away from the left-handers off stump. Then the fielder hits the stumps when they take a quick single. They double check but Joyce is short. Fantastic throw by Faheem.

IRE 69/1 (29) New man is Andrew Balbirnie.