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Pakistan Defeats Ireland in Second T20 International Match

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Pakistan has clinched a seven-wicket victory against Ireland in the second T20 international match played at Clontarf in Dublin. The win came after Pakistan’s surprising defeat against Ireland in the opening match. Ireland set a competitive target of 193-7 from their 20 overs, with Lorcan Tucker (51) and Harry Tector (32) contributing significantly. Pakistan was struggling at 13-2 before Fakhar Zaman (78) and Muhammad Rizwan (75*) rescued their side with a brilliant partnership of 140 runs. Fakhar was in top form, smashing six sixes, and his 78 came off just 40 balls.

Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the Pakistan attack with 3-49. The early wickets of Saim Ayub and captain Babar Azam gave Ireland hope of an upset, but Fakhar and Rizwan ensured that the series would be decided in the final game. Muhammad Rizwan was still at the crease as Pakistan secured victory with 19 balls to spare. Ireland secured just their second win over Pakistan with their five-wicket success in the opener. The final match of this three-match T20 international series between Ireland and Pakistan will be played on Tuesday.

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