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  • 8:16 PM IST

    That’s it! Match has been abandoned without a ball bowled. Earlier, 20-over game looked possible, but it rain persistently throughout the day. Pakistan win two-match series 0-1, and will now go to England to play a five-match ODI series. Well, that’s it from us, folks. Let’s hope Day 3 of the last Test between India and West Indies commences soon, so that we get to see some quality cricket in action. Click here for the live updates.

  • 6:12 PM IST

    Oh, dear God! It has stopped raining but the outfield still appears wet. The umpires are having a look at the situation. The cut-off time is 14:20 local for a 20-over game.

  • 3:19 PM IST

    Hello and Welcome to the live blog of Pakistan and Ireland!

    Well the news coming in is that toss is delayed due to rains. There will be no play for almost two and half hour now.

A rampant Pakistan will test a clueless Ireland again in second ODI © Getty Images
A rampant Pakistan will test a clueless Ireland again in second ODI © Getty Images

Greetings everyone! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live match coverage of the second and fianl One-Day International (ODI) match between Pakistan and Ireland at The Village in Dublin. Pakistan will come out stronger against Ireland after following their emphatic performance in the Test series against England and 255 runs demolition of the hosts in the series opener. Pakistan, lying currently at the ninth position, is eager to make a mark in the shorter formats as the beckon the beginning of a new period in their team. Ireland, on the other hand, coming back after their ODI series against Afghanistan looked clueless and out of sorts in the first ODI with their bowlers leaking runs and batters not being able to put bat on ball. Irish batsmen got out at 82 while their bowlers conceded 337 runs which shows they have a huge task lying ahead of them in they want to come back and draw the series. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs Ireland, 2nd ODI at Dublin

Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl but their bowlers were not allowed to settle down because of a gutsy and clean hitter, Sharjeel Khan, scoring a mammoth 152 runs off 86 balls. He was supported by Shoaib Malik and debutant, Mohammad Nawaz with fifties. William Porterfield, the Irish captain, has a high task in hand if he wants his team to turn the tables and put up a spirited performance against a newly built Pakistan side.

It will be tricky for the visitors whether to change the Playing XI or not as they have the momentum but will want to try out a few players before  taking on England in a five-ODI series.  It’s all to play for both the teams in one final encounter. Ireland should watch videos of their memorable win over Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2007 to level the series.

Squads:

Ireland: William Porterfield (c), John Anderson, Peter Chase, Ed Joyce, Tim Murtagh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Stuart Poynter (wk), Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (c), Sharjeel Khan, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz.