Irish victory marked first by a team batting second in five games so far of the 2015 World Cup.
Pakistan has been defeated by India in six consecutive World Cup matches.
Black Caps win by 98 runs with four overs to spare.
Restaurants snap up big-screen TVs, as fans on both sides of the border root for their teams.
Tickets for high profile match sold out within 20 minutes despite lackluster build up by both teams.
Australia announces captain Michael Clarke will stay sidelined at World Cup opener against England.
The national team has not won any major ICC event match against India since 2009.
Pakistan coach says pitches in Australia and New Zealand are challenging for batsmen.
Ex-Pakistan pacemen says Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are top favorites to take the tournament.
Players to face fines, suspensions if they don’t control their behavior at tournament.
Both teams will face off in their second warm-up game on Wednesday.
Opener was ruled out of event after suffering an ankle injury.
The match marks the first time Afghanistan has played in Pakistan since 2005.
Black Caps scored 369, their highest ever against Pakistan.
Lawyer says paceman ‘stained’ image of Pakistan and should not be allowed to play anymore.
Paceman hopes he is as effective in this year’s World Cup, as Wasim Akram was in 1992.
Captain Misbah-ul-Haq claims his team needed at least 70 runs more for a ‘competitive total.’
The ICC has allowed the fast bowler to resume domestic play several months ahead of September, when his ban was due to expire.
Team management says player had a fever on the night of the incident and may have had a nightmare.
Pakistan’s World Cup prospects remain murky.