Test century for O’Brien as Ireland fightback

Test Centurion Kevin O’Brien

by Gerard Mulreaney

When I arrived at Malahide Cricket Club on Day 4 of Ireland’s historic first Test match against Pakistan, I did so more in hope than expectation. With both opening batsman Ed Joyce and William Porterfield still at the crease following an overnight first-wicket stand of 64, the hope was Ireland could bat out the day and keep the Test match alive heading into the final day.

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