[caption id="attachment_712758" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/kevin-obrien1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-712758" alt="Kevin O'Brien became the first Irishman to score a Test century Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/kevin-obrien1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Kevin O'Brien became the first Irishman to score a Test century Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Ireland batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kevin-o-brien" target="_blank">Kevin O'Brien's</a> brilliant score of 158 runs during his side's debut Test match placed him at the 66th spot in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings . <p></p> <p></p>The 34-year-old all-rounder produced a knock of 40 in the first innings and a valiant 118 in the second to help Ireland fight back after they were asked to follow-on, eventually losing their maiden Test match by five wickets against Pakistan at Malahide in Dublin . <p></p> <p></p>As a result, he is now standing with a total of 440 points in the ICC Test Player Rankings released on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>Opener Charles Bannerman of Australia has the best rating of 447 points in a team's debut Test, scoring 165 not out and four in the first ever cricket Test played between Australia and England in Melbourne in March 1877. <p></p> <p></p>Aminul Islam of Bangladesh (432 in 2001) and David Houghton of Zimbabwe (431 in 1992) are third and fourth in the list. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/list-of-cricketers-to-score-first-test-hundred-for-every-country-712289"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>Fast bowler Tim Murtagh has also made a fine start, entering in 67th position among bowlers after a match haul of six for 100, while all-rounder Stuart Thompson has made notable starts in both lists, ranked 125th among batsmen and 88th among bowlers. <p></p> <p></p>As for Pakistan's debutants, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and left-handed opener Imam-Ul-Haq entered the rankings at 81st and 113th positions, respectively, in the list for batsmen. <p></p> <p></p>Faheem scored 83 in the first innings at Malahide while Imam had scores of seven and 74 not out. <p></p> <p></p>Pace bowlers Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Amir have moved up the ladder with Abbas gaining eight slots to reach a career-best 29th position and Amir advancing two places to 37th position. <p></p> <p></p>Abbas finished with nine for 110 in the match while Amir took five for 72. <p></p> <p></p>In the ICC Test Team Rankings, Pakistan have gained one point after victory in the one-off Test. <p></p> <p></p>They remain in seventh position with 87 points while Ireland, who will get a proper ranking only after eight Test matches, have yet to take their first points.