Mohammad Hafeez batted patiently until he cut loose to post a big ton.
Kevin O'Brien found a full length at the death, and took wickets amongst the boundaries.
Paul Stirling's second century against Pakistan oozed class.
A swept four from the last ball gave Ireland a tie. Take a bow, KOB.
Yet another competitive showing against a full member - surely this cannot be dismissed as fluke, or luck, or relying on individuals. Surely some unofficial Tests - Perhaps a tour of Zimbabwe in the winter? - would be well earned and much deserved? The ICC cannot simply wait around for things; the Irish need opportunities now. I suspect that Test prospects might even tempt back the departed Boyd Rankin from his retirement. You never know.