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Ireland v Pakistan: Orla Prendergast shines as Ireland win T20 opener

Orla Prendergast took three wickets from Pakistan and scored 39 with the bat
Ireland v Pakistan, first of three T20s
Pakistan 135-5 (20 overs): Nida Dar 61; Ignite Spend 3-10
Ireland 139-4 (18.4 overs): Lewis 69*, Prendergast 39
Ireland won by six wickets
Scorekeeper

Orla Prendergast shone as Ireland secured a six-wicket victory against Pakistan in their first match of the T20 series.

After Pakistan secured a 3-0 sweep of their one-day international series on Wednesday, the Irish bounced back with victory in Lahore on Saturday.

All-rounder Prendergast finished with bowling figures of 3-10 while Nida Dar’s 61 helped Pakistan to 135-5.

Ireland reached the goal with eight balls to go, Gaby Lewis unbeaten in the 69th minute and Prendergast contributing 39.

Prendergast took the wickets of Muneeba Ali, Bismah Maroof and Javeria Khan and continued to score 39 from 25 balls.

The sides meet in two more T20s on Monday and Wednesday.

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