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Lorcan Tucker leads from front but Pakistan beat Ireland to claim T20 series

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Ireland players including captain Lorcan Tucker, 3, and Ben White, right, after their side’s defeat to Pakistan at Castle Avenue Cricket Ground in Dublin. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Lorcan Tucker lit up his first game as Ireland captain with a sparkling half-century – his second in successive innings – but was again on the losing side at Clontarf as Pakistan eased home by six wickets to claim the T20 international series 2-1.

The decider followed a similar pattern to the second game with Tucker’s 73 from 41 balls helping the Boys in Green to 178-7, a decent total but one that Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam made a nonsense of as they added 139 for the second wicket.

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