Ireland strike twice in two balls for first Test wickets
Ireland strike twice in two balls for first Test wickets. Ireland took their first wickets in men’s Test cricket as they reduced Pakistan to 13 for two with successive deliveries on the second day at Malahide on Saturday.
Boyd Rankin, who had previously taken one wicket in a lone Test appearance for England before switching to Ireland, made the breakthrough, according to a news agency.
With the last ball of the eighth over, Rankin had Azhar Ali out for four runs as he edged tentatively to Ireland captain William Porterfield at second slip.
And the very next ball 13 for one became 13 for two when left-hander Imam-ul-Haq, who was also making his Test debut, was lbw for seven to a Tim Murtagh delivery that came back into him.