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Ireland collapse to 5-3 against Pakistan

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collapsed to five for three at lunch on the third day of their inaugural men's Test at on Sunday in reply to Pakistan's first innings 310 for nine declared.

Sarfraz Ahmed's well-timed declaration left with a tricky 30 minutes to bat before lunch and that was long enough for the hosts to suffer a top-order slump.

Veteran batsman Ed Joyce was lbw to for four before fellow opener Andrew Balbirnie, who might have been run out for a duck, was lbw to the paceman for nought.

Then, with what became the last ball before lunch, fell for one when left-arm quick uprooted his off-stump.

Abbas had lunch figures of two for four in three overs and Amir one for one in 3.1 overs.

Earlier, went past 300 after resuming on their overnight 268 for six in a match where Friday's scheduled opening day was washed out completely.

Test debutant Faheem Ashraf top scored with 83 and together with Shadab Khan (55) put on 117 for the seventh wicket.

Middlesex paceman led Ireland's attack with four wickets for 55 runs from 25 overs.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 18:25 IST