Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Pakistan to face Ireland in historic Test today after 1st day washout

Pakistan to face Ireland in historic Test today after 1st day washout

Ireland recorded a first in the 141-year history of worldwide cricket on the opening day of their inaugural men's Test match against Pakistan at Malahide Cricket Club yesterday. "We're still hugely proud".

"This rain-out will add €75,000 to the expense of staging the game", said Warren Deutrom, the CEO of Cricket Ireland. Get live cricket score of Ireland vs Pakistan, one-off Test, Day 2 in Malahide, here.

Fast bowler Boyd Rankin, who achieved his Test ambition for England in 2014 and returned to Ireland in 2016, is part of the golden generation of Irish cricketers who have been rewarded with places in the first Test squad.

Meanwhile, Pakistan will not take Ireland easy as Irish team will look to do what no side has done in the 141-year history of cricket: win their inaugural Test match.

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Opener Imam-ul-Haq will make his Test debut for Pakistan in the historic red-ball fixture.

Terms and conditions state no refunds once one ball is bowled but a full reimbursement of the ticket price if there is no play at all. Australia is the first and only team who beat England in their first test in 1877.

The match will start at 3PM PST.

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