Pakistan board to investigate Test jumper mystery in Dublin

Waseem Ahmed 13/05/2018
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The Pakistan Cricket Board on Sunday promised to investigate the issue of missing stripes in Pakistan‘s Test sweater.

Pakistan are currently playing Ireland in Dublin in the host country’s inaugural Test. However, their official kit raised many eyebrows as the sweater was missing the tradition green stripes.

The matter was pointed out by former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram on social media, who said: “Where is the green stripe gone from our sweater? Not cool.”

Replying to his post, the Pakistan board said: “Thank you for pointing this out. We are going to seriously inquire into the matter.”

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Royal Challengers Bangalore stay alive in the race for the IPL playoff spots with a five-wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils. Fifties from Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers helped the visitors overhaul Delhi’s total of 181-4 with an over to spare in the end. Read more about Bangalore’s hugely critical victory in our talking points from the clash.

9:00pm – Shadab and Faheem lead Pakistan’s fightback in Test against Ireland

A historic day for Ireland has drawn to a close at Malahide in Dublin. After Pakistan had been reduced to 159-6 in their first-innings, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf fought back with a 109-run unbroken stand to take the visitors to 268-6 at stumps. You can catch the talking points from the historic day here.

6:35pm – Royal Challengers bowl first against Delhi Daredevils

In the second of Saturday’s double-header, the Delhi Daredevils take on Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Daredevils have handed a debut to Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane and South Africa pacer Junior Dala. Stay updated with the latest scores from that clash at Delhi over here.

6:30pm – Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs

In the first of Satudary’s double-header in the IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders recorded an important 31-run win over Kings XI Punjab to keep their playoff qualification hopes alive. It was a 459-run fest at Indore with a total of 31 sixes being hit by both sides. Check out more about the match in our report.

5:00pm – Clash of the captains as Chennai Super Kings take on Sunrisers Hyderabad

In the first of Sunday’s two matches in the IPL, Chennai Super Kings will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad. The captains of the top-two ranked teams in the IPL have both led from the front so far. Read more about the clash in our preview.

3:00 pm – Pakistan lose early wickets

Pakistan lost openers Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq after Ireland won the toss and decided to bowl first in their inaugural Test in Dublin.

There was bright sunshine on Saturday, allowing for cricket to get underway after rain had washed out the opening day’s play.

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2:45 pm – Bangalore can’t afford to slip up against Delhi

Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore face bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in the IPL on Saturday.

Defeat is not an option for Kohli’s team and they will need to be wary of Delhi batsman Rishabh Pant who smashed a whirlwind century in the previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Imam-ul-Haq's action-packed Test debut for Pakistan against Ireland

Waseem Ahmed 12/05/2018
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Pakistan‘s Test debutant Imam-ul-Haq had quite the introduction to Test cricket on what turned out to be the opening day for Ireland’s inaugural Test in Dublin.

Made to wait for a day for his Pakistan Test debut, Imam was in the thick of things from the very first ball of the match when he collided with Ireland wicketkeeper Niall O’Brian and fielder Tyrone Kane after Azhar Ali went for a quick single.

Imam went down in heap and was attended to by team physio.

It could have been worse for Imam as he could have been run out on his debut without having  faced a ball.

Later, Ireland took two wickets off two balls at Malahide to gain the upper hand.

Boyd Rankin, who had previously taken one wicket in a lone Test appearance for England, got Ali out for four after the Pakistan opener edged to Ireland captain William Porterfield at second slip.

The next ball, Imam-ul-Haq was out leg-before for seven to Tim Murtagh.

It was the second major running-between-the-wicket incident for Pakistan on this tour.

Earlier, in their tour game against Northamptonshire, Imam and Ali had collided mid pitch while going for single.

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