Niall O’Brien narrowly fails to run out Shoaib Malik as Ireland beat Pakistan in a one-day international in August 2016 IRELAND’S first Test match will be on home soil against Pakistan in May 2018, with the exact dates and venue still to be revealed. An agreement between the two countries was reached during the International Cricket Council meeting in Auckland. Ireland and Afghanistan were given Test status in June when they became the 11th and 12th Full Members of the ICC. Cricket Ireland has since been looking for suitable opponents for an historic first match. “We are excited to welcome Pakistan to Ireland for our inaugural Test match next year,” said Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom. “It…