Faheem, Shadab steady Pakistan’s innings in Dublin Test

PESHAWAR: Half-centuries from Asad Shafiq, Fahim Ashraf and Shadab Khan took Pakistan to 268 for 6 at the end of second day’s play in the only Test against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Ireland were off to an impressive start by sending back Pakistan’s openers on 13 runs after which Asad Shafiq steadied Pakistan’s innings with a knock of 62 runs. Ireland were once again dominating at a stage when the score was 159/6 when Shadab and Faheem through a brilliant partnership took Pakistan’s score to 268. Faheem was playing on 61 runs and Shadab on 22 when bad light stopped the play.

Imamul Haq (7) failed to make an impact on his debut, Haris Sohail scored 31 runs, while Babar Azam scored 14. Captain Sarfaraz could manage 20 runs. Murtagh, Rankin and Thompson took two wickets each for Ireland. Pakistan were also lucky to get to this score due to some missed run out opportunities and catches.

The first day of the Test was washed out due to rain.

Pakistan will resume their innings at 3:00pm (PST) today (Sunday).