[caption id="attachment_709768" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Asad-Shafiq.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-709768" alt="Asad Shafiq Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Asad-Shafiq.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Asad Shafiq Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/asad-shafiq/">Asad Shafiq</a> increased his overnight hundred before <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan </a> were given a solid workout in the field by Northamptonshire on the third day of their final warm-up match ahead of next week's Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/ireland/">Ireland</a>. <p></p>Shafiq, who resumed on 135 not out, went on to compile an unbeaten 186 in a total of 428 at Northampton. Having passed 150 and with only the last man for company, he hit three legside sixes. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan achieved a first-innings lead of 169 but it was a moot point whether, having had two days of their tour opener against Kent washed out, would have wanted to win this four-day fixture inside three. <p></p> <p></p>But the decision was taken out of their hands by some determined Northamptonshire batting that included an unbeaten century from captain Rob Newton. <p></p> <p></p>At stumps, the hosts were 240 for five in their second innings, with Pakistan paceman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahat-ali/">Rahat Ali</a> having taken two wickets for 38 runs in nine overs. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan will provide the opposition when Ireland play their inaugural Test in a match starting in Malahide, near Dublin, on Friday before returning across the Irish Sea for a two-Test series against<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/"> England</a>.