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Kevin O’Brien Becomes 1st In History To Hit A Test 50 For Ireland

Kevin O’Brien wrote his name into Irish cricketing history books on Monday, becoming the first to score fifty in a men’s Test for Ireland.

Ireland were 212 for six in their second innings, a lead of 32 runs, at tea on Monday’s fourth day at Malahide after being made to follow-on by Pakistan in their inaugural Test.

Kevin O’Brien was 67 not out, having become the first Ireland batsman to score a fifty in a men’s Test, with Stuart Thompson 22 not out in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand so far worth 55 runs.

Earlier, Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir took his 100th Test wicket in the left-arm quick’s 31st match at this level.

His 100th Test wicket came after returning to the fray against Ireland on Monday despite a troublesome knee injury.

The Pakistan spearhead went off just 3.2 overs into his spell on Sunday during the second innings of Ireland’s inaugural Test with a recurrence of a “chronic” left knee problem.

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© Agence France-Presse (Additional edits from Richard Barrett)

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