Pakistan's Mohammad Amir strikes on return against Ireland

Gritty Irish open up lead over Pakistan

Ireland was threatening to pull off a major upset in its inaugural test after reducing Pakistan to 52-3 at lunch as the tourists chased a victory target of 160 on the final day on Tuesday.

Pakistani bowlers didn't get any more wickets in the last session barring the one of Thompson, as the Irish team found themselves at 319 for the loss of 7 wickets at stumps on Day Four in the Dublin test.

Ireland's first Test match in worldwide cricket took a lengthy little spell of 144 years to take place but it started with a bang as, in the opening ball of the match, two Irish players collided firmly with Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq, leaving him sprawled on the deck.

IRELAND Second innings K O'Brien c Haris Sohail b Mohammad Abbas 118 G Wilson c Haris Sohail b Mohammad Amir 12 S Thompson b Shadab Khan 53 T Kane b Mohammad Abbas 14 B Rankin b Mohammad Abbas 6 T Murtagh not out 5 Extras (b1, lb20, nb2, w4) 27 Total (all out, 129.3 ovs) 339 Fall of wickets: 1-69,2-69, 3-94, 4-95, 5-127, 6-157, 7-271, 8-321, 9-332.

Debutants Ireland give Pakistan a scare before Imam-ul-Haq takes them to victory.

How to Watch the NBA Draft Lottery
This is the a year ago under the current format before the National Basketball Association implements its new draft lottery rules. The Magic is listed with an 8.8 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick and a 29.1 percent chance of getting a top three pick.

But that Ireland can dream of a debut Test win on Tuesday after being made to follow-on by Pakistan is remarkable, even if there's no "Miracle at Malahide".This is the 2,303rd men's Test played since Australia and England established the format at Melbourne in 1877.

Pakistan VS Ireland test match initially restricted to four days as the rain dishearted the fans on Friday.

"But it's really good that these two young players in our team, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam, the way they played, they showed their character, they showed their confidence".

The partnership built between the two shows great signs for Pakistan's upcoming test against England in Lords, most notably Imam's outstanding batting performance.

Kevin O Brien soon reached his ton and became the first Irish cricketer to score a test century, and that too in his debut match.

Siddaramaiah says he is 'okay' if a Dalit becomes Karnataka CM
The post-poll surveys claimed that the Janata Dal (Secular) or JD (S) will be the "kingmaker" with almost 40 seats. The turnout was the highest-ever in Karnataka since the 1952 Assembly elections, he said .

"Hopefully in the next week or two there's going to be hundreds of little kids aspiring to be Kevin O'Brien in backstreet cricket", added Porterfield. Until the final ball was bowled, and the winning runs struck by Imam, the first Irish men's Test XI in history did their ICC Full Member status proud.

Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood suggested after stumps on Sunday that Amir's lengthy time away from the game allied to the fact he had been involved in all three worldwide formats-Tests, one-dayers and Twenty20s-since coming back had taken a toll on the swing bowler.

Ireland held up well to start with as openers, William Porterfield and Ed Joyce, put on 64 at the close of day three. It was our first Test match and it was tough on the first day, we struggled a bit with the emotions.

"But Test cricket is Test cricket for a reason, it's there in the name; you do get tested and we were after the first innings".

Only three teams have won a test after following on - England in 1894 and 1981, and India in 2001.

Jose Mourinho v West Ham Utd [audio]
Nevertheless, United will have a chance to finish the season with silverware, when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup on 19 May. He said: "It looks like they don't believe in what they're doing".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook opens up about efforts to scrub offensive content
May 16, 2018 - 13:40
With regards to graphic violence , 3.5 million items were removed in Q1 2018 and 86% was flagged before it was reported . Most of the action we take to remove bad content is around fake accounts, and the vast amounts of spam they generate.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Seattle scales back tax in face of Amazon's revolt, but tensions linger
May 15, 2018 - 22:37
City coffers are expected to receive around $48million per year under the new proposal, down from $80million under the original. The city spent $68 million on homelessness previous year , according to NBC . "This was a tough debate in our city", she said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oracle Accuses Google of Secretly Tracking Users
May 15, 2018 - 22:36
Fortune further reports that "Oracle also said Android devices sent Google detailed information on people's searches and surfing". According to Oracle, the data from locations is then being fed to advertisers to help serve more targeted advertising.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Abe seeks Trump visit after Kim talks
May 15, 2018 - 22:34
Pressed in a separate interview on whether the USA would seek regime change, Pompeo said "only time will tell how these negotiations will proceed".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Voting begins Tuesday in LI's 124 public school districts
May 15, 2018 - 22:33
York Central School has proposed a 2018-19 budget of $16,771,418, an increase of $145,192, or 0.8 percent from the current budget. REMSEN - The 2018-2019 school budget vote will be held on Tuesday from 1 p.m.to 8 p.m.in the elementary school cafeteria.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Avengers: Infinity War smashes superhero box office record with £60m takings
May 15, 2018 - 22:33
The Disney release earned $62 million domestic, topping the weekend gross chart for the third week in a row. Melissa McCarthy's comedy "Life of the Party" debuted in second with $18.5 million from 3,656 locations.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fox Executives On Cancelling Brooklyn 99 And Picking Up Last Man Standing
May 15, 2018 - 22:32
With our increased investment in football, we're going to use the powerful platform of the NFL to launch our new comedies. Oh, has it only been one year? "It's gonna be a better show because of all you people that did this and I just hope we".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Korean journalists to witness nuclear test site dismantling
May 15, 2018 - 22:32
Some in the worldwide community believe Kim's commitment to close Punggye-ri is a welcome development. The country also vowed to stop testing missiles without notifying the global community Saturday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top So. Indiana police escort son of fallen officer to school
May 15, 2018 - 22:32
Dakota hadn't been back to his IN elementary school until yesterday and he asked for one of his dad's co-workers to take him. Wearing his father's badge, the boy returned to Sullivan Elementary School with dozens of cops by his side , WNDU reported.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls
May 15, 2018 - 22:28
In a single-device configuration, users can physically rotate the Surface Hub 2 from landscape to portrait mode and back again. Up to four Surface Hub 2s can be mounted alongside one another, or a single hub can be placed on a rolling easel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Champions Manchester City smash Premier League records
May 14, 2018 - 00:44
Stoke's 2-1 win at Swansea, in a match between two teams already sure to go down, sent the Baggies to the bottom of the table. Swansea needed to win, Southampton lose to Man City and there be a 10-goal swing to avoid being relegated on the final day.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nawaz Sharif admits Pak's role in 26/11 attacks
May 14, 2018 - 00:43
He also reportedly admitted, in a first, that anti-India terror organisations are indeed operating out of Pakistani soil. Nawaz Sharif has been restricted from contesting elections in Pakistan for life. "Shame on you NS shame on you".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Multiple Blasts Hit East Afghanistan City, at Least Six Killed
May 14, 2018 - 00:43
The attack targeted the tax and revenue office of Nangarhar Province in the city center of Jalalabad on May 13. At least four attackers armed with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns were fighting police, he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Simon Yates in the pink as Giro d'Italialeader
May 14, 2018 - 00:24
Saturday's eighth stage is a 208km ride from Praia a Mare to Montevergine di Mercogliano. A bit stressful at the final, as always, but okay.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pujdeme refused to run for the presidency of Catalonia
May 14, 2018 - 00:22
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont announced his decision to renounce leadership of Catalonia on Wednesday. But he has been a major cultural figure over the last decade pushing for the region to fully break from Spain .