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Pakistan hammer Ireland by 255 runs in 1st ODI

Ireland, chasing 338 for victory, were skittled out for just 82 inside 24 overs.

Pakistan hammer Ireland by 255 runs in 1st ODI

Malahide: Pakistan thrashed Ireland by a mammoth 255 runs in the first one-day international at Malahide on Thursday.

This was the seventh largest victory, in terms of runs, in the 3,767 match history of one-day internationals.

Ireland, chasing 338 for victory, were skittled out for just 82 inside 24 overs, with left-arm spinner Imad Wasim taking five wickets for 14 runs.

Earlier, Pakistan piled up 337 for six in a match reduced by rain to 47 overs per side, with Sharjeel Khan`s 152 the third quickest 150 in the format in terms of balls faced.

The two-match series concludes at Malahide on Saturday.

Pakistan 337-6, 47 overs (Sharjeel Khan 152, Shoaib Malik 57 no, Mohammad Nawaz 53; B McCarthy 4-62)

Ireland 82 all out, 23.4 overs (Imad Wasim 5-14, Umar Gul 3-23)

Result: Pakistan won by 255 runs

Series: Pakistan lead two-match series 1-0.

From Zee News

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