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    Ireland look to turn the tables on Pak

    Pakistan won the first ODI comprehensively by seven wickets in a rain effected contest.

    Belfast: Ireland will be aiming to level the two match one day international (ODI) series against Pakistan as they two teams clash for the second time in three days at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Stormont, Belfast.

    The visitors won the first ODI comprehensively by seven wickets after Ireland were bundled out for 96 in a match that was reduced to 36 overs per side because of rain.

    Junaid Khan, the 21-year-old left-arm pacer, playing only his fifth ODI was the hero for Pakistan with three wickets in four overs on his way to four for 12 in five.

    He ended Paul Stirling's whirlwind 39 from 22 balls and later removed Ireland's other big-hitter, Kevin O'Brien, scorer of the fastest ever World Cup century during the recent win against England.

    However, the Irish will take heart from the fact that they have got a victory under their belt against the Pakistan which was secured in the 2007 ICC World Cup in the only other one dayer between the two sides.

    Pakistan on their part will want to make sure that they carry on their impressive form in one dayers which includes a series win in their recently concluded away series against the West Indies.