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Masterclass: Kevin O'Brien Becomes First Irishman To Score A Test Century

Masterclass: Kevin O'Brien Becomes First Irishman To Score A Test Century

Ireland have recovered from a tough day three to make history in Malahide as Kevin O'Brien made an epic test century in their opening test match. The remarkable achievement from the Dubliner comes after 12 years with Ireland.

Pakistan came into the test with a 116-run lead over Ireland, but a strong response meant in the second inning the Irish took a 121 run lead thanks to O'Brien.

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After heavy rainfall resulted in the whole of Friday's first-day cricket being washed out, Ireland needed to be within 150 of Pakistan after yesterday. O'Brien had laid down the gauntlet prior to today's play calling on Ireland to get 160 or more ahead to make a game of it.

O'Brien was already the first sportsperson from Ireland to appear in 300 matches for his country. Today he faced 194 deliveries to reach his historic 102 not out. The sides are still currently in play.

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