Top 10 tied matches of all time
Updated - Feb 1, 2014 3:48 am
10) Pakistan vs Ireland, Pakistan tour of Ireland 2013, 1st ODI
(Pak 266/5, 47 overs ; Ire 275/5, 45 overs D/L):
Pakistan toured Ireland in the early months of 2013 for much-needed practice before the ICC Champions Trophy which was to be held in England. But much to the surprise of many, Ireland proved to be a stiff opposition for the Pakistan. Pakistan batted first and registered 266/5 in a 47 over rain reduced match, thanks to an impressive century from Hafeez. But Ireland were in no mood to let go of the match as they marched to 227/4 with 49 needed of last 6 overs. But the script wasn’t meant to have a normal ending. With 15 needed of last over and Ajmal to bowl, all was lost for Ireland. But Kevin O’Brien wasn’t going to give up easily even after scoring just 2 runs in first 3 balls. The 4th ball was hit for a six and the next one for a two. With 5 required of the final ball, he flicked the ball to backward square boundary and tied the match.