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(Representative photo) © Getty Images

Andy Balbirnie is dismissed for 18 off 36 against Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Pool B match 42 at Adelaide. He tries to sweep Haris Sohail but the ball takes a top edge and goes straight into the hands of Shahid Afridi standig at short fine leg. The partnership, just two short of 50 was threatening Pakistan, who will feel that they have struck just at the right time. .LIVE CRICKET SCORES AND UPDATES: Pakistan (PAK) vs Ireland (IRE)

Ireland still have skipper William Porterfiend still at the crease. He needs to stay there till the end to make sure that Ireland get a huge score and put Pakistan under serious pressure. Pakistan will look to get a few more wickets and add to Ireland’s woes. Ireland on the other hand must ensure that the run rate does not drop and keep on accelerating. Live scorecard: Pakistan vs Ireland

Ireland had earlier wo the toss and elected to bat first. Ireland will be reasonably happy with their performance in the match so far. Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce and Nial O’Brien went cheaply, but Porterfield has looked rock solid and he looks set to get a huge score. Pakistan have made a couple of changes to their playing XI with Ehsan Adil coming in place of Mohammad Irfan and Haris Sohail replacing Younis Khan. Ireland have not made any changes from their previous match. Live cricket streaming: Pakistan vs Ireland