The Pakistani cricket team made a unique record en-route to their emphatic victory over Ireland in the first One-Day International. The Asian team dismissed the last four Ireland batsmen for a solitary run to win the match by a whopping 255 runs, which is also their biggest win margin in ODI cricket.

Batting first, Pakistan made a huge total of 337 with the help of  Sharjeel Khan’s quickfire 152 and handful the fifties by Shoaib Malik and debutant Mohammad Nawaz down the order.

Chasing a daunting 338-run target, Irishmen never looked in contention and crumbled at a score of 82 under 24 overs in a rain-delayed contest that was reduced to 47 overs per side.

Left-arm bowler Imad Wasim, who was making a comeback, stood out with a staggering five for just 14 in 5.4-overs. Veteran pacer Umar Gul, who was also returning after 16 months to the one-day format due to a knee injury, picked up three for 23 at an economy of 4.60.

Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir started the proceedings with the ball and dismissed Paul Stirling on the second ball of the innings. Ireland never recovered from that early setback and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. The icing on the cake was four Irish wickets that fell in the last two overs for a single run. The score was the lowest ever score for Ireland in an ODI in Ireland, and the second lowest ODI total for Ireland ever. 

Watch the brilliant bowling by Pakistani bowlers here:

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