Pakistan Bid Farewell With 3-Wicket Win Over Ireland

Ireland’s fightback, led by Delany and Adair, was commendable. They understood the necessity of attacking to score runs, and their aggressive approach against Shadab and Abbas Afridi kept them in the game. Even when they lost wickets in clusters, the last-wicket stand between Little and Ben White, which added an unbeaten 26 runs, ensured they had something to defend.

In the end, Pakistan’s victory was more a relief than a celebration. While their bowlers, especially Shaheen, had set up the match brilliantly, the middle-order collapse highlighted the team’s vulnerabilities. Nonetheless, Babar’s steady hand and Shaheen’s late heroics ensured Pakistan finished their campaign on a high note.

Brief Scores:

Ireland 106 for 9 in 20 overs (Gareth Delany 31, Josh Little 22; Imad Wasim 3-8, Shaheen Shah Afridi 3-22) lost to Pakistan 111 for 7 in 18.5 overs (Babar Azam 32 not out, Saim Ayub 17; Barry McCarthy 3-15, Curtis Campher 2-24) by three wickets.

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