First Irishman to score a Test century, congratulations to Kevin O’Brien

His previous claim to fame was his match winning century against England in the 2011 cricket world cup (a match that played a part in getting Ireland Test status), and now Kevin O’Brien has ensured his name will go down in history forever, as on Monday he became the first man to score a Test century for Ireland.

Kevin O’Brien The History Maker As First Man To Score Test Century For Ireland

Kevin O'Brien Test Century
Kevin O’Brien became the first Irishman to score a Test match century

The race was on to claim the accolade, and batting at Number 6 in the team, (Kevin) O’Brien was far from the favourite.

Thanks to his innings of 118, O’Brien also secured the Man of the Match award on his Test debut, the only thing missing was the result, with Pakistan winning by 5 wickets.

Despite been asked to follow-on, Ireland far from disgraced themselves, and when they had Pakistan at 14/3 in their second innings, the game was slightly in the balance for a small while.

Never-the-less, experience told in the end, and Pakistan managed to get over the line for the victory thanks in the main to a 126 run partnership between Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam.

Pakistan now move onto England, where they start a two match Test series against Joe Root’s side at Lord’s, starting on 24th May.

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