PESHAWAR: Ireland staged a fightback after follow-on on the third day of the only Test against Pakistan in Dublin on Sunday.
Pakistan declared their first innings on 310/9 with the help of Faheem Ashraf’s 83, Shadab Khan’s 55 and Asad Shafiq’s 62. Ireland were all out on 130 after which Pakistan decided to go for follow on. Muhammad Abbas took four wickets, Shadab Khan took three, Muhammad Aamir grabbed two and Faheem Ashraf got one wicket.
It was first time that Pakistan went for follow on in the last 16 years. Last time, Pakistan used this option in a Test against New Zealand in 2002.
Ireland were playing on 64 for no loss when the third day play ended. Although Pakistan’s bowlers initially created chances, but the fielders failed to grab catches and Pakistan paid the price for it.
The fourth day play will begin at 3:00pm (PST).
After Ireland Test, Pakistan will also play two Tests against England.