17 Jun 2009

Pakistan end Ireland's T20 adventure

8:02 am on 17 June 2009

Pakistan have ended Ireland's slim hopes of qualifying for the World Twenty20 cricket semi-finals with a 39-run victory at the Oval.

Pakistan made 159 for five and then held Ireland - the only non-Test side to have qualified for the second round Super Eights - to 120 for nine, with off-spinner Saeed Ajmal taking four for 19.