Pakistan declare first innings on 310-9 in only Test against Ireland

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And Porterfield had made just three when Azhar Ali made a mess of a routine catch at third slip.

Amir promptly left the field at the end of that over, seemingly in some discomfort rather than out of pique. It was pacer Mohammad Abbas who made the early inroads for Pakistan.

"We can take a huge amount of confidence", he added. "Whenever you're asked to follow on and you can go 60 for none at the close, that shows big balls, so I think we can take good confidence from that".

Former England one-day worldwide Joyce, at 39 the oldest Test debutant since Australia's Bryce McGain made his bow aged 36 in 2009, cashed in with some elegant shots including a cover-driven boundary off Mohammad Abbas.

Abbas struck again in his first over after lunch, earning a third leg-before decision, this time against Niall O'Brien to leave Ireland on seven for four, with talk turning to the record books and the lowest innings scores in Test cricket.

Former England one-day worldwide Joyce, arguably Ireland´s greatest batsman and at 39 the oldest Test debutant since Australia´s Bryce McGain made his bow aged 36 in 2009, appeared to be a victim of the fact the Decision Review System was not being used in this match because Cricket Ireland had decided they could not afford the cost for a one-off game. The best of those came when Ashraf edged a ball from Rankin that could have been taken by either wicket-keeper, Niall O'Brien, or Gary Wilson at first slip.

Not even a spirited late-order recovery by Pakistan could dent Ireland's pride as their men's side finally made a long-awaited Test debut on Saturday.

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But while replays suggested the ball that did for Joyce may have pitched outside the line, there was little doubt about the Abbas delivery that had fellow opener Andrew Balbirnie lbw for a duck.

Pakistan, sent into bat by Ireland captain William Porterfield, lost two wickets in successive balls to be 13 for two when Asad Shafiq came in.

And when he had last man Tim Murtagh caught at short leg, Ireland were 31 runs shy of the follow-on.

Pakistan enforced the follow-on for the first time in 16 years, but it was a different story second time around, although both Joyce and Porterfield survived early chances before going on to flourish as the long shadows moved over the outfield.

And when Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed fell for 20, the tourists were 159 for six.

Faheem responded to the arrival of the new ball, by stylishly driving Murtagh for four, having scored the fastest fifty by a Pakistan Test debutant, off 52 balls, on Saturday. From there a stunning partnership between Shadab Khan, playing in his second Test, and Fahim Ashraf, on debut, saved Pakistan's blushes.

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