Test Game 1 – England v Pakistan
10 wickets across both innings from Yasir Shah led Pakistan to victory in the first test against England at Lords. Misbah Ul-Haq’s 114 in the first innings enabled Pakistan to to post 339. Despite Alistair Cook’s 81, Shah’s 6 wicket hall restricted England’s reply to 272.
England were left chasing the game being set 282 to win but and fell 75 runs short of the eventual target with Shah taking another four wickets including the key middle order of Gary Ballance and Jonny Bairstow who had threatened with decent knocks to put England in with a shout. These wickets were to keep the pressure on England and and help seal the win and a 1-0 lead for Pakistan.
ODI Game 4 – Ireland v Afghanistan
Rashid Khan produced an outstanding performance with the bat and ball as Afghanistan took a 2-1 lead in their one day series with Ireland.Khan hit 60 Not Out with Mohammad Nabi making 50 as Afghanistan put 229 on the board. Khan then was to take four wickets as the hosts were skittled out for 150 as only Kevin O’Brien with 34 put up any real resistance. It means Afghanistan cannot lose the series with ony one game left.
MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD
TEST MATCH Game 1 – At Lords, City Of Westminster, London
England v Pakistan
Pakistan 1st Inns – 339 ALL OUT – (Ul-Haq 114, Hafeez 40, Woakes 6-70)
England 1st Inns – 272 ALL OUT – (Cook 81, Root 48, Shah 6-72)
Pakistan 2nd Inns – 215 ALL OUT – (Shafiq 49, Ahmed 45, Woakes 5-32)
England 2nd Inns – 207 ALL OUT – (Bairstow 48, Ballance 43, Vince 42, Shah 4-69)
Pakistan win by 75 Runs
Pakistan lead the series 1-0
MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Yasir Shah (Pakistan)
ODI Game 4 – At The Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ireland v Afghanistan
Afghanistan – 229/7 (50 Overs) – (Khan 60*, Nabi 50)
Ireland – 150 ALL OUT (41 Overs) – (O’Brien 34, Khan 4-21
Afghanistan win by 79 Runs
Afghanistan lead the Series 2-1
MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)