Ireland vs Pakistan – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

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Ireland vs Pakistan – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction


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THE FACTS

When is Ireland vs Pakistan on and what time does it start? Ireland vs Pakistan will take place on Sunday 12th May, 2024 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Ireland vs Pakistan taking place? Ireland vs Pakistan will take place at Castle Avenue, Dublin

TV AND STREAMING

Viewers in the UK and Ireland can watch this match live on TNT Sports and stream it via the discovery+ App.

Viewers in Pakistan can watch this match live on Ten Sports and Tapmad

Viewers in India can stream this match like on Fancode

Viewers in Bangladesh can watch this match live on Nagorik TV

IRELAND STUN PAKISTAN TO TAKE SERIES LEAD

In one of the biggest surprise results in bilateral cricket for a long time, Ireland defeated Pakistan in the first T20i between these two nations on Friday. Chasing 183 to win, most would have expected the Pakistan bowlers to shut the door on the hosts. But Ireland put in a magnificent batting display, chasing their victory target down with five wickets and one ball to spare, Andrew Balbirnie top scoring with 77 at the top of the order.

CAN REELING PAKISTAN RESPOND IN SECOND MATCH

All eyes will be on Pakistan and what they have in response to that shock defeat in the opening T20i. Losing three wickets in the space of an over whilst batting first no doubt had a key impact in them setting a score of less than 200, which ultimately proved to be pivotal. After taking two wickets in the powerplay, Pakistan let their grip on the game slip and they cannot afford to be as careless this time around.

THE PREDICTION

The pressure is now on the tourists to show that the result on Friday was a one-off. Irish tails will understandably be up and they will give Pakistan a real run for their money. If Pakistan are off the pace, it would be no surprise to see them beaten again. But the expectation is that we will see a stronger, more clinical performance from Babar Azam’s side that leads to them levelling the series.

TIP: PAKISTAN TO WIN