130 & 339

310/d & 160/5



Good afternoon and welcome to more coverage of the inaugural Ireland Test match against Pakistan. I'm Mel (@MissMelanie_H). Apologies for no coverage this morning - I had an appointment at 11:15 and then had to sort a couple of things that I wasn't expecting to have to. (Good things though!)

Anyway - Ireland were bowled out for 339 in the end leaving Pakistan a relatively small target of 160. However they did lose their last Test match only needing (in the region of) 114 runs. Kevin O'Brien did not add to his overnight score of 118 and the bowlers did not hang around.

Pakistan are currently 52/3 - needing another 108 runs to win. Tim Murtagh took two wickets - clean bowling Asad Shafiq for 1 and getting Azhar Ali caught in the slips for 2. The other man out is Haris Sohail who was caught by Ed Joyce at gully off Boyd Rankin.

The weather is sullen and overcast but there is no rain at the moment so hopefully that will continue after lunch. I will be back at 13:40pm UK for more updates.

PAK 52/3 (17), Azam 9*, Iman-Ul-Haq 37* (needing 108 to win) The players are back and Iman-Ul-Haq and Babar Azam are facing Boyd Rankin.

PAK 59/3 (18) Iman-Ul-Haq gets the ball away to the rope four runs to get us underway after the lunch break. He then adds three more to move into the 40s.

PAK 68/3 (19) Tim Murtagh takes the second over. Azam is dropped the first ball he faces but then he sends the ball through to the rope and they need under 100 runs to win. The over ends with a pull shot from Azam.

PAK 74/3 (20), Azam 17*, Iman-Ul-Haq 47* (needing 86 to win) A ball is edged through through the slips and gully region for it to run to the rope. They add two more runs later in the over.

PAK 78/3 (21) Azam gets a ball past a fielder and it runs away to the boundary. To be fair he did get very close to stopping it. The physio is out to look at Azam's finger but very quickly sorted.

PAK 86/3 (22) Fantastic throw from a fielder to hit the stumps but Iman-Ul-Haq is back and now needs two runs to get a 50 in his debut Test. Azam times a ball all the way to the rope to end the over. They are over half way to their target now.