PAK vs IRE: Pakistan Dominated Ireland as Pakistani Batting Powerhouse Levels Series By 7-Wicket Win.
PAK vs IRE: Pakistan Dominated Ireland (Getty Images)

IRE vs PAK 2nd T20I: An aggressive approach by Pakistan was cool to watch against Ireland in the PAK vs IRE 2nd T20I. Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan came up with the best of their forms and Pakistan defeated Ireland in the second T20I to level the 3-match T20I series.

IRE vs Pak 2nd T20I Match Summary

The visitors won the toss at first and asked Ireland to bat first. Ireland welcomed the decision and thumped 29 runs in 3 overs but an excellent over by Shaheen Shah took the momentum away from the home side. He knocked out skipper Stirling and last match hero Balbirnie in the same over.

Lorcan Tucker and Harry Tector combined to bridge the innings further where the wicketkeeper batter Tucker smacked 51 off 34 balls. They were 165 for 7 down with just 9 balls left in the game and then Gareth Delany showed up his superior class with bat and posted 26 runs in the 7 he played. Following the brilliant finish, Ireland asked Pakistan to chase 194 to level the series.

It was a horrific start for Pakistan with Saim Ayub and Babar Azam going back to the pavilion within the first 10 balls of the chase with just 13 runs on the board. Rizwan and Fakhar took charge and started thrashing the Irish bowlers.

IRE vs PAK: Pakistan Dominated Ireland as Pakistani Batting Powerhouse Levels Series By 7-Wicket Win.
Fakhar Zaman stole the show (Getty Images)

Rizwan smashed a 34-ball fifty whereas Fakhar got an even faster 30-ball fifty that took Pakistan in a much comfortable position. Zaman went flying fast after his 50 and lost his wicket after a quick 78 off 40 balls. Azam Khan came up and came up with an absolute banger as he smashed 4 sixes to reach 30 off just 10 balls.

Pakistan chased up the target within 17 overs and that lays a mark on their day, Pakistan’s batting lineup can be one of the most brutal lineups you could ever face. Pakistan won the match by 7 wickets.

IRE vs PAK 3rd T20I details

The third T20I between the sides is going to be played on 14th May and it will be the series decider. Good news for Pakistan as their prime fast bowlers are in a good knick and batters are exploding runs with their bats.

Tournament: Pakistan Tour of Ireland 2024

Match: IRE vs PAK 3rd T20I

Day/Date: Tuesday/14th May 2024

Time: 6:30 PM IST

Venue: Clontarf Cricket Club Ground

IRE vs PAK Head-to-Head Record

  • Matches Played: 03
  • Won by PAK: 02
  • Won by IRE: 01
  • No Result: 00

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