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Ireland v Scotland
Dubai International Stadium, 29 November-1 December 2017
Intercontinental Cup
Result Ireland (20) beat Scotland (0) by 203 runs
Toss Scotland
Latest update at 10:43 PM Local Time
Commentator Ian Callender
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4:47 PM The close of play score and result of the match will be in the Newsroom but for the final time from Dubai on this trip it's good evening
4:47 PM Meantime, Ireland are now top of the I-Cup table and have forced Afghanistan to beat UAE tomorrow - and a tremendous first wicket stand by the UAE in their second innings has put them under a little pressure. They are currently 165-2 just before the close - still 148 behind but a couple more big partnerships could make it interesting!
4:38 PM Plenty of white ball cricket ahead for Ireland, though, culminating in those crucial World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March but next up three ODIs against Afghanistan in Sharjah, the first on Tuesday at 2.30pm - a day night game starting at 10.30am back home
4:36 PM And although Ireland will have a couple of warm-up matches before May 11 next year, it is Test cricket which will be Ireland's next competitive match in whites with a red ball - Pakistan the opposition at Malahide. Exciting times and this side has certainly put their hands up to be a part of their historic side
4:35 PM So the final margin a huge 203 runs, unthinkable when Ireland 124 for 6 on the first day but the Ireland bowlers rose to the task and have dismissed Scotland for 141 and 178. Chase took the final wicket to give him his best figures for Ireland with Rankin and Murtagh also much too god for the Scottish batsmen. Ireland may be struggling compared to recent years but there looked a big gap between a Test side and an Associate in this match
10
M Watt c Balbirnie b Chase 43 (61 balls, 5x4, 1x6) SR: 70.49
Partnership of 5 in 9 balls
Scotland 178-10 in 57.3 overs
57.3 Chase to M Watt, OUT - CAUGHT! And that is it! Top edge to 2nd slip and safely held. Ireland win
57.2 Chase to M Watt, no run. Defends to cover
57.1 Chase to M Watt, FOUR Cut away to thirdman, classy looking
57
End of over 57 (1 run) Scotland 174-9
S Whittingham 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) M Watt 39* (58 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.0 overs
Dockrell 13-4-29-0 Chase 11-1-48-3
Scotland need 208 runs to win in 111.0 overs.
56.6 Dockrell to S Whittingham, no run. Off the back foot to cover
56.5 Dockrell to S Whittingham, no run. Forward and squeezed past short leg
56.4 Dockrell to S Whittingham, no run. Defends down the pitch
56.3 Dockrell to S Whittingham, no run. On the bounce to short leg
56.2 Dockrell to M Watt, 1 run. Driven down the ground to long-off
56.1 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Turned into the leg side
4:26 PM So one more wicket required for victory for Ireland. At least 34 minutes left because the light has definitely held to 5pm
56
End of over 56 (4 runs) Scotland 173-9
M Watt 38* (56 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Chase 11-1-48-3 Dockrell 12-4-28-0
Scotland need 209 runs to win in 112.0 overs.
9
M Rao c Rankin b Chase 15 (38 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 39.47
Partnership of 34 in 65 balls
Scotland 173-9 in 56.0 overs
55.6 Chase to M Rao, OUT - CAUGHT! Driven to mid-off and good catch, diving to his right by the big man
55.5 Chase to M Rao, no run. Stays back and defends
55.4 Chase to M Rao, FOUR Steps back and cuts it through point
55.3 Chase to M Rao, no run. Cut to backward point
55.2 Chase to M Rao, no run.
55.1 Chase to M Rao, no run.
55
End of over 55 (4 runs) Scotland 169-8
M Watt 38* (56 balls, 4x4, 1x6) M Rao 11* (32 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 30 in 9.5 overs
Dockrell 12-4-28-0 Chase 10-1-44-2
Scotland need 213 runs to win in 113.0 overs.
54.6 Dockrell to M Rao, 1 run.
54.5 Dockrell to M Rao, no run.
54.4 Dockrell to M Rao, no run.
54.3 Dockrell to M Rao, no run.
54.2 Dockrell to M Watt, 1 run.
54.1 Dockrell to M Watt, 2 runs.
54
End of over 54 (3 runs) Scotland 165-8
M Rao 10* (28 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Watt 35* (54 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 26 in 8.5 overs
Rankin 14-4-42-2 Dockrell 11-4-24-0
Scotland need 217 runs to win in 114.0 overs.
53.6 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Cracking shot to mid-off but well stopped by Rankin - so Chase must have bowled that over! Sorry
53.5 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Super stop by Anderson at short leg
53.4 Rankin to M Rao, 2 runs. Drives past mid-off
53.3 Rankin to M Watt, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket
53.2 Rankin to M Watt, no run. Beats the off drive
53.1 Rankin to M Watt, no run. Defends to Murtagh at mid-off
53
End of over 53 (1 run) Scotland 162-8
M Rao 8* (25 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Watt 34* (51 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 23 in 7.5 overs
Dockrell 11-4-24-0 Rankin 13-4-39-2
Scotland need 220 runs to win in 115.0 overs.
52.6 Dockrell to M Rao, no run.
52.5 Dockrell to M Rao, no run. Inside edge to backward square
52.4 Dockrell to M Rao, no run. Straight to backward point
52.3 Dockrell to M Rao, no run. Defends into the off side
52.2 Dockrell to M Watt, 1 run. Chopped down to thirdman
52.1 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Defended from the crease into the off side
52
End of over 52 (0 runs) Scotland 161-8
M Rao 8* (21 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Watt 33* (49 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 22 in 6.5 overs
Rankin 13-4-39-2 Dockrell 10-4-23-0
Scotland need 221 runs to win in 116.0 overs.
51.6 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Forward in defence and bravely and well played that over by Rao
51.5 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Gets his bat out of the way of that one
51.4 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Defends back to the bowler
51.3 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Well played again, fended to gully, seven fielders close in behind the bat, two on leg side
51.2 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Short and nasty again and did very well to fend it down into the off side. Looks like he gloved it and taking a break with Watt
51.1 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Leaves rising ball outside off
51
End of over 51 (10 runs) Scotland 161-8
M Watt 33* (49 balls, 4x4, 1x6) M Rao 8* (15 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 22 in 5.5 overs
Dockrell 10-4-23-0 Rankin 12-3-39-2
Scotland need 221 runs to win in 117.0 overs.
50.6 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Well forward again but straight to mid-off
50.5 Dockrell to M Watt, FOUR Down the pitch and beats Murtagh's dive at mid-off
50.4 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Full ball just past off stump
50.3 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
4:03 PM Rankin has to climb into the stands to retrieve the ball
50.2 Dockrell to M Watt, SIX Buffet ball is thumped over long-on
50.1 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Stroked into the covers, front foot
50
End of over 50 (2 runs) Scotland 151-8
M Rao 8* (15 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Watt 23* (43 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 4.5 overs
Rankin 12-3-39-2 Dockrell 9-4-13-0
Scotland need 231 runs to win in 118.0 overs.
49.6 Rankin to M Watt, 1 run. Quick single to mid-on
49.5 Rankin to M Rao, 1 run. Fended into the covers from the crease
49.4 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Fended down into the gully
49.3 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Down leg side
49.2 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Defends fuller ball perfectly well
49.1 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Nasty short delivery which fortunately lands safely in front of leg gully
49
End of over 49 (0 runs) Scotland 149-8
M Watt 22* (42 balls, 3x4, 0x6) M Rao 7* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 3.5 overs
Dockrell 9-4-13-0 Rankin 11-3-37-2
Scotland need 233 runs to win in 119.0 overs.
48.6 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Pushed into the covers
48.5 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Driven to the bowler and fielded
48.4 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Defended to the bowler, front foot
48.3 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Make it that three in a row, Anderson the fielder
48.2 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. And again, off the back foot
48.1 Dockrell to M Watt, no run. Defends into the covers
3:55 PM Back to Dockrell
48
End of over 48 (4 runs) Scotland 149-8
M Rao 7* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Watt 22* (36 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 2.5 overs
Rankin 11-3-37-2 O'Brien 7-2-12-1
Scotland need 233 runs to win in 120.0 overs.
47.6 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Misses outside off
47.5 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Straight to Chase this time, firmly
47.4 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Left down leg
47.3 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Defended to short leg
47.2 Rankin to M Watt, 1 run. Forward and a quick single to Chase at mid-on
47.1 Rankin to M Rao, 3 runs. He liked that one, in the slot and driven through extra
3:49 PM And that is drinks, with Ireland just two wickets away from victory and there are actually still an hour and 40 minutes left in the day to get them - as they would ask for the extra half hour if they haven't got them by 5pm here. But Rankin looks dangerous with every ball against Rao, who, unsurprisingly doesn't fancy it and after that just the No 11 to come
47
End of over 47 (2 runs) Scotland 145-8
M Watt 21* (35 balls, 3x4, 0x6) M Rao 4* (5 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 1.5 overs
O'Brien 7-2-12-1 Rankin 10-3-33-2
Scotland need 237 runs to win in 121.0 overs.
46.6 O'Brien to M Watt, no run. Forward defensive
3:47 PM Helmet brought on for Wilson as he stands up to the stumps
46.5 O'Brien to M Watt, no run. Defends into the covers
46.4 O'Brien to M Watt, no run. Forward and up to Murtagh again
46.3 O'Brien to M Watt, 2 runs. Flashing square drive just out of the reach of Singh at point
46.2 O'Brien to M Watt, no run. Driven to mid-off, Murtagh
46.1 O'Brien to M Watt, no run. Driven back to the bowler
46
End of over 46 (4 runs) Scotland 143-8
M Rao 4* (5 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Watt 19* (29 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 0.5 overs
Rankin 10-3-33-2 O'Brien 6-2-10-1
Scotland need 239 runs to win in 122.0 overs.
45.6 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Fishes for that outside off and missees
45.5 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Goes back and somehow gets a bat to it, squeezed to gully
3:43 PM Now Dockrell makes it three
45.4 Rankin to M Rao, FOUR Sticks the bat out and big edge past the slips. Only two in!
45.3 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Played much too late and misses outside off
45.2 Rankin to M Rao, no run. Left outside off
8
C Sole c Porterfield b Rankin 0 (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 3 in 15 balls
Scotland 139-8 in 45.1 overs
45.1 Rankin to C Sole, OUT - CAUGHT! Short ball does it, fended to leg gully. Just two wickets needed for Ireland
45
End of over 45 (2 runs) Scotland 139-7
M Watt 19* (29 balls, 3x4, 0x6) C Sole 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 2.2 overs
O'Brien 6-2-10-1 Rankin 9-3-29-1
Scotland need 243 runs to win in 123.0 overs.
44.6 O'Brien to M Watt, no run. Forward and up to wide mid-on
44.5 O'Brien to M Watt, no run.
44.4 O'Brien to M Watt, no run. Defends from the crease to extra cover
44.3 O'Brien to M Watt, no run. Down on one knee and mistimed back to the bowler
44.2 O'Brien to M Watt, no run. Pushed into the leg side
44.1 O'Brien to M Watt, 2 runs. Chopped down to thirdman, Stirling wins chase from slip!
44
End of over 44 (1 run) Scotland 137-7
C Sole 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) M Watt 17* (23 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.2 overs
Rankin 9-3-29-1 O'Brien 5-2-8-1
Scotland need 245 runs to win in 124.0 overs.
43.6 Rankin to C Sole, no run. Defends from the crease into the off side
43.5 Rankin to C Sole, no run. No chance of touching that one, short and fast, just sways out of the way
3:33 PM Pads and protection coming on for Anderson so set to be a short leg for Sole
43.4 Rankin to M Watt, 1 leg bye. Hit on the pad, heading down leg so umpire Jansen has probably got that one right!
43.3 Rankin to M Watt, no run. That's down leg side
43.2 Rankin to M Watt, no run. Cut to backward point, no foot movement
43.1 Rankin to M Watt, no run. Defends to mid-on, back foot
43
End of over 43 (0 runs) Scotland 136-7
C Sole 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) M Watt 17* (19 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.2 overs
O'Brien 5-2-8-1 Rankin 8-2-29-1
Scotland need 246 runs to win in 125.0 overs.
42.6 O'Brien to C Sole, no run. Inside edge into pad prevents another wicket
42.5 O'Brien to C Sole, no run. Beaten outside off, first up
7
M Leask bowled O'Brien 33 (28 balls, 4x4, 1x6) SR: 117.86
Partnership of 46 in 36 balls
Scotland 136-7 in 42.4 overs
42.4 O'Brien to M Leask, OUT - BOWLED! Golden Arm strikes in his second spell as batsman chops on
42.3 O'Brien to M Leask, no run. Pushed to short cover
42.2 O'Brien to M Leask, no run. Stays back and up to mid-on
42.1 O'Brien to M Leask, no run. Off the back foot to mid-wicket
3:25 PM O'Brien with his first bowl at the far end
42
End of over 42 (6 runs) Scotland 136-6
M Watt 17* (19 balls, 3x4, 0x6) M Leask 33* (24 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 46 in 5.2 overs
Rankin 8-2-29-1 Murtagh 11-0-35-3
Scotland need 246 runs to win in 126.0 overs.
41.6 Rankin to M Leask, 1 run. Misfield in the covers by Chase but it's Leask this time who says stay put
41.5 Rankin to M Leask, no run. Pushed up to the left of mid-on, no chance Watt running for that
41.4 Rankin to M Leask, 2 runs. Off the back foot through mid-on and easy three there but Watt not interested and gets the glare from Leask after he nearly gets run out at the far end
41.3 Rankin to M Leask, 2 runs. Stays back and turned through mid-wicket
41.2 Rankin to M Leask, no run. Goes for the uppercut outside off and misses
41.1 Rankin to M Watt, 1 run. Tucked off his hip to deep backward square
41
End of over 41 (3 runs) Scotland 130-6
M Leask 28* (19 balls, 4x4, 1x6) M Watt 16* (18 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 40 in 4.2 overs
Murtagh 11-0-35-3 Chase 9-1-41-2
Scotland need 252 runs to win in 127.0 overs.
40.6 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Comes forward in defence
40.5 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Punched off the back foot towards extra cover, intercepted by Porterfield
40.4 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Driven to mid-off, good stop on the run to his left by Anderson
40.3 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Forward and up to mid-off
40.2 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Pushed up to mid-on
40.1 Murtagh to M Watt, 3 runs. Driven down the ground through mid-off
40
End of over 40 (15 runs) Scotland 127-6
M Leask 28* (14 balls, 4x4, 1x6) M Watt 13* (17 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 37 in 3.2 overs
Chase 9-1-41-2 Murtagh 10-0-32-3
Scotland need 255 runs to win in 128.0 overs.
39.6 Chase to M Leask, FOUR That's a poor ball, short and wide and belted through extra cover
39.5 Chase to M Leask, SIX Leask enjoying himself, pulls short ball way over deep backward square
39.4 Chase to M Leask, FOUR Off the back foot along the ground through mid-off, O'Brien chases in vain
39.3 Chase to M Leask, no run. Forward and turned to Porterfield at mid-wicket
39.2 Chase to M Watt, 1 run. Played down and into the big space at mid-wicket
39.1 Chase to M Watt, no run. Shoulders arms
39
End of over 39 (8 runs) Scotland 112-6
M Leask 14* (10 balls, 2x4, 0x6) M Watt 12* (15 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 22 in 2.2 overs
Murtagh 10-0-32-3 Chase 8-1-26-2
Scotland need 270 runs to win in 129.0 overs.
38.6 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Defends down the pitch
38.5 Murtagh to M Leask, FOUR Full and driven through mid-on beats the dive of Rankin
38.4 Murtagh to M Leask, FOUR Sits up and superb pull shot to deep square
38.3 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Turned to mid-wicket
38.2 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Another super yorker, just kept out
38.1 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Forward and into the leg side
38
End of over 38 (11 runs) Scotland 104-6
M Watt 12* (15 balls, 3x4, 0x6) M Leask 6* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 1.2 overs
Chase 8-1-26-2 Murtagh 9-0-24-3
Scotland need 278 runs to win in 130.0 overs.
37.6 Chase to M Watt, FOUR Flashes again and flies over the four slips
37.5 Chase to M Watt, no run. Defends from the crease
37.4 Chase to M Watt, FOUR Steered to thirdman, give him the benefit of the doubt
37.3 Chase to M Watt, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
37.2 Chase to M Leask, 1 run. Pushed up to mid-off
37.1 Chase to M Leask, 2 runs. Turned through mid-wicket
37
End of over 37 (3 runs) Scotland 93-6
M Watt 4* (11 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Leask 3* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 0.2 overs
Murtagh 9-0-24-3 Chase 7-1-15-2
Scotland need 289 runs to win in 131.0 overs.
36.6 Murtagh to M Leask, 3 runs. Nicely through mid-wicket
36.5 Murtagh to M Leask, no run. Shoulders arms
6
S Sharif bowled Murtagh 3 (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 33.33
Partnership of 7 in 17 balls
Scotland 90-6 in 36.4 overs
36.4 Murtagh to S Sharif, OUT - BOWLED! Fatally stayed back to that one and played on
36.3 Murtagh to S Sharif, no run. Defends from the crease, again up to mid-off
36.2 Murtagh to S Sharif, no run. Forward and stroked up to mid-off, Rankin
36.1 Murtagh to S Sharif, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
36
End of over 36 (1 run) Scotland 90-5
M Watt 4* (11 balls, 1x4, 0x6) S Sharif 3* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 2.1 overs
Chase 7-1-15-2 Murtagh 8-0-21-2
Scotland need 292 runs to win in 132.0 overs.
35.6 Chase to M Watt, no run. Beaten outside off
35.5 Chase to M Watt, no run. Fishes for that outside off but no contact
35.4 Chase to S Sharif, 1 run. Forward and inside edge down to fine leg
35.3 Chase to S Sharif, no run. Full again and dug out to gully
35.2 Chase to S Sharif, no run. Just got his bat down in time to keep that out
35.1 Chase to S Sharif, no run. Defends from the crease to the bowler
35
End of over 35 (4 runs) Scotland 89-5
M Watt 4* (9 balls, 1x4, 0x6) S Sharif 2* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 1.1 overs
Murtagh 8-0-21-2 Chase 6-1-14-2
Scotland need 293 runs to win in 133.0 overs.
34.6 Murtagh to M Watt, no run. Defends towards mid-on
34.5 Murtagh to M Watt, FOUR Touched that down leg but out of the reach of Wilson
34.4 Murtagh to M Watt, no run. Driven again to Anderson at mid-off, who must be official shiner as he rubs the ball viciously
34.3 Murtagh to M Watt, no run. Forward and pushed up to mid-off
34.2 Murtagh to M Watt, no run. Useful ball, beaten on the back foot
34.1 Murtagh to M Watt, no run. Left outside off
2:46 PM Murtagh has to abort run because O'Brien wasn't in position at mid-wicket
34
End of over 34 (4 runs) Scotland 85-5
S Sharif 2* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) M Watt 0* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.1 overs
Chase 6-1-14-2 Murtagh 7-0-17-2
Scotland need 297 runs to win in 134.0 overs.
33.6 Chase to S Sharif, 2 runs. Forward and through point
2:44 PM I did say that the batsmen would have to help the bowlers take wickets and that is what has happened in the first two overs after tea! 3-day finish now back on the cards
5
M Cross c Anderson b Chase 14 (62 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 22.58
Partnership of 2 in 8 balls
Scotland 83-5 in 33.5 overs
33.5 Chase to M Cross, OUT - CAUGHT! And another one, pulled to deep square, taken coming forward fairly comfortably
33.4 Chase to M Cross, 2 leg byes. Good diving stop at long leg by Rankin
33.3 Chase to M Cross, no run. Forward and up to O'Brien at mid-off
33.2 Chase to M Cross, no run. After a false run-up, leaves that one again
33.1 Chase to M Cross, no run. Shoulders arms
33
End of over 33 (4 runs) Scotland 81-4
M Watt 0* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) M Cross 14* (57 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.3 overs
Murtagh 7-0-17-2 O'Brien 4-1-8-0
Scotland need 301 runs to win in 135.0 overs.
32.6 Murtagh to M Watt, no run. Shapes to play but probably left outside off
32.5 Murtagh to M Watt, no run. Forward defensive to the bowler
32.4 Murtagh to M Watt, no run. Beats him outside off
2:37 PM Three slips and a gully for the new batsman
4
C MacLeod bowled Murtagh 33 (72 balls, 4x4, 0x6) SR: 45.83
Partnership of 36 in 100 balls
Scotland 81-4 in 32.3 overs
32.3 Murtagh to C MacLeod, OUT - BOWLED! Nightmare for MacLeod, played no stroke and it nipped back and took the bails
32.2 Murtagh to C MacLeod, FOUR Driven back, along the ground and all the way to the sightscreen
32.1 Murtagh to C MacLeod, no run. Defends into the covers
2:33 PM Murtagh starts after tea
2:14 PM There is very little help in the pitch for the bowlers, playing as well as at any time in the match and no reason why Scots should lose wickets in a hurry. We start again in 20 minutes
2:14 PM So much better resistance by Scotland after the loss of those two early wickets. Just one has fallen in the last 26 overs and the last day may yet be needed.
32
End of over 32 (4 runs) Scotland 77-3
M Cross 14* (57 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 29* (69 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 32 in 16.1 overs
O'Brien 4-1-8-0 Singh 2-0-7-0
Scotland need 305 runs to win in 136.0 overs.
31.6 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Left outside off and that's tea
31.5 O'Brien to C MacLeod, 3 runs. Short and pull shot beats Anderson at mid-wicket, relay throw forces MacLeod to hurry back for third
31.4 O'Brien to C MacLeod, no run. Forward and up to mid-wicket
31.3 O'Brien to C MacLeod, no run. Defends down the pitch
31.2 O'Brien to M Cross, 1 run. Back round the wicket and driven up to mid-on
31.1 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Forward and up to mid-off
2:09 PM Last over before tea coming up
31
End of over 31 (2 runs) Scotland 73-3
C MacLeod 26* (66 balls, 3x4, 0x6) M Cross 13* (54 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 28 in 15.1 overs
Singh 2-0-7-0 O'Brien 3-1-4-0
Scotland need 309 runs to win in 137.0 overs.
30.6 Singh to C MacLeod, 2 runs. Stroked through extra cover
30.5 Singh to C MacLeod, no run. Defends again, front foot
30.4 Singh to C MacLeod, no run. Forward defensive
30.3 Singh to C MacLeod, no run. Pushed back to the bowler, front foot
30.2 Singh to C MacLeod, no run. And again
30.1 Singh to C MacLeod, no run. Drives to extra cover, half stop
2:06 PM Porterfield, Wilson and Singh in deep conversation now ahead of the next over. Lot of pointing going on
30
End of over 30 (0 runs) Scotland 71-3
M Cross 13* (54 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 24* (60 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 26 in 14.1 overs
O'Brien 3-1-4-0 Singh 1-0-5-0
Scotland need 311 runs to win in 138.0 overs.
29.6 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Forward and into the covers
2:05 PM For one ball - as he goes back over the wicket
29.5 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Pushed into the covers
2:04 PM Second gully goes in
29.4 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Left outside off
29.3 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Drives to Porterfield at short cover
2:03 PM O'Brien coming round the wicket
29.2 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Pushed up towards mid-off
29.1 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Beats the outside edge as he comes forward
29
End of over 29 (5 runs) Scotland 71-3
C MacLeod 24* (60 balls, 3x4, 0x6) M Cross 13* (48 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 26 in 13.1 overs
Singh 1-0-5-0 O'Brien 2-0-4-0
Scotland need 311 runs to win in 139.0 overs.
28.6 Singh to C MacLeod, no run. And again
28.5 Singh to C MacLeod, no run. Forward defensive
28.4 Singh to C MacLeod, FOUR Turned through square leg, good contact
28.3 Singh to C MacLeod, no run. Defends from the crease
1:59 PM Slip and a short leg the close field
28.2 Singh to M Cross, 1 run. Forward and up to long-on
28.1 Singh to M Cross, no run. Defends off the back foot
1:59 PM Sixth bowler for Ireland
28
End of over 28 (1 run) Scotland 66-3
C MacLeod 20* (56 balls, 2x4, 0x6) M Cross 12* (46 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 21 in 12.1 overs
O'Brien 2-0-4-0 Dockrell 8-3-13-0
Scotland need 316 runs to win in 140.0 overs.
27.6 O'Brien to M Cross, 1 run. Pushed through the covers
27.5 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Defends to the bowler
27.4 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Forward and easily into the covers
27.3 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Defends from the crease to cover
27.2 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Forward defensive
27.1 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Pushed into the off side
27
End of over 27 (1 run) Scotland 65-3
C MacLeod 20* (56 balls, 2x4, 0x6) M Cross 11* (40 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 11.1 overs
Dockrell 8-3-13-0 O'Brien 1-0-3-0
Scotland need 317 runs to win in 141.0 overs.
26.6 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Defends into the leg side
26.5 Dockrell to M Cross, 1 run. Forward and up to mid-off, Rankin
26.4 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Forward and just short of short leg
26.3 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Drives to silly point
26.2 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Defends to the bowler, short leg and silly point plus slip for Cross
26.1 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Pushed to cover, Porterfield
26
End of over 26 (3 runs) Scotland 64-3
C MacLeod 20* (55 balls, 2x4, 0x6) M Cross 10* (35 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 19 in 10.1 overs
O'Brien 1-0-3-0 Dockrell 7-3-12-0
Scotland need 318 runs to win in 142.0 overs.
25.6 O'Brien to M Cross, 1 run. Pushed through the covers, Dockrell the sweeper
25.5 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Pushed to Balbirnie in the gully
25.4 O'Brien to C MacLeod, 1 run. Cut away to deep backward point
25.3 O'Brien to C MacLeod, no run. Forward and stroked up to mid-off
1:49 PM Captain talks to the bowler and 2nd slip comes out and extra man on the leg side for MacLeod
25.2 O'Brien to M Cross, 1 run. Forward and easily through square leg
25.1 O'Brien to M Cross, no run. Forward and defended to Porterfield
1:47 PM He's got two slips and a gully and the captain goes to short cover
1:46 PM Golden Arm coming on at the media centre end
25
End of over 25 (2 runs) Scotland 61-3
C MacLeod 19* (53 balls, 2x4, 0x6) M Cross 8* (31 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 9.1 overs
Dockrell 7-3-12-0 Rankin 7-2-23-1
Scotland need 321 runs to win in 143.0 overs.
24.6 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. And again
24.5 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Forward defensive to extra cover
24.4 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Off the back foot to mid-wicket
24.3 Dockrell to C MacLeod, 2 runs. Outside leg and through mid-wicket
24.2 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Forward defensive to the bowler
24.1 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Fired in and just gets bat on that
1:43 PM Just a slip for MacLeod against Dockrell
24
End of over 24 (0 runs) Scotland 59-3
M Cross 8* (31 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 17* (47 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 8.1 overs
Rankin 7-2-23-1 Dockrell 6-3-10-0
Scotland need 323 runs to win in 144.0 overs.
23.6 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Left outside off
23.5 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Defended back to the bowler
23.4 Rankin to M Cross, no run. No stroke outside off
23.3 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Left outside off
23.2 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Driven to mid-off
23.1 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Ducks the bouncer
23
End of over 23 (2 runs) Scotland 59-3
C MacLeod 17* (47 balls, 2x4, 0x6) M Cross 8* (25 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 7.1 overs
Dockrell 6-3-10-0 Rankin 6-1-23-1
Scotland need 323 runs to win in 145.0 overs.
22.6 Dockrell to M Cross, 1 run. Cut away again into the covers
22.5 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Forward and up to mid-off, Rankin
22.4 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Defends towards mid-on
22.3 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Pushed past silly point, Singh
22.2 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Chopped to backward point, Balbirnie has moved up for Cross
22.1 Dockrell to C MacLeod, 1 run. Cut away through the covers, Balbirnie on the boundary
22
End of over 22 (4 runs) Scotland 57-3
M Cross 7* (20 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 16* (46 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 6.1 overs
Rankin 6-1-23-1 Dockrell 5-3-8-0
Scotland need 325 runs to win in 146.0 overs.
21.6 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Shoulders arms again outside off
21.5 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Off the back foot to extra cover
21.4 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Shoulders arms
21.3 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Defends down the pitch from the crease
21.2 Rankin to M Cross, no run. Down leg
21.1 Rankin to M Cross, FOUR Steered/edged to thirdman
21
End of over 21 (5 runs) Scotland 53-3
C MacLeod 16* (46 balls, 2x4, 0x6) M Cross 3* (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 5.1 overs
Dockrell 5-3-8-0 Rankin 5-1-19-1
Scotland need 329 runs to win in 147.0 overs.
20.6 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. And it's Balbirnie who fields at cover to his left
1:32 PM All change after that with a short mid-off coming in as well as the cover sweeper
20.5 Dockrell to C MacLeod, FOUR Nice shot, driven past mid-off
20.4 Dockrell to M Cross, 1 run. Cut away between Portefield and Balbirnie, the captain wins the chase, of course!
20.3 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Turned to mid-wicket
20.2 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Forward defensive
20.1 Dockrell to M Cross, no run.
20
End of over 20 (2 runs) Scotland 48-3
C MacLeod 12* (44 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Cross 2* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 4.1 overs
Rankin 5-1-19-1 Dockrell 4-3-3-0
Scotland need 334 runs to win in 148.0 overs.
19.6 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Beats the off drive to a full ball
19.5 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Leaves as it goes down leg
19.4 Rankin to M Cross, 1 run. Turned down to long leg
19.3 Rankin to C MacLeod, 1 run. Pushed out to backward point
19.2 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Down leg side, gets bat well out of the way
19.1 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Defends from the crease
1:24 PM Recall for Rankin
19
End of over 19 (0 runs) Scotland 46-3
M Cross 1* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 11* (39 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 3.1 overs
Dockrell 4-3-3-0 Chase 5-1-12-1
Scotland need 336 runs to win in 149.0 overs.
18.6 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Almost a dead bat to that one
18.5 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Forward and defends to mid-off
18.4 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Defended again
18.3 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Stroked into the covers, typical diving stop by Porterfield
18.2 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
18.1 Dockrell to M Cross, no run. Forward to short leg
18
End of over 18 (1 run) Scotland 46-3
C MacLeod 11* (39 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Cross 1* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 2.1 overs
Chase 5-1-12-1 Dockrell 3-2-3-0
Scotland need 336 runs to win in 150.0 overs.
17.6 Chase to C MacLeod, no run. Forward and up to mid-on
17.5 Chase to C MacLeod, no run. Defends down the pitch
17.4 Chase to C MacLeod, no run. Off the back foot, firmly to cover
17.3 Chase to C MacLeod, no run. Left outside off
17.2 Chase to M Cross, 1 run. Turned down to O'Brien at long leg
17.1 Chase to M Cross, no run. Defends to the bowler
17
End of over 17 (0 runs) Scotland 45-3
C MacLeod 11* (35 balls, 1x4, 0x6) M Cross 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 1.1 overs
Dockrell 3-2-3-0 Chase 4-1-11-1
Scotland need 337 runs to win in 151.0 overs.
16.6 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Defended. Never a good sign when a wicket falls and the runs dry up, three maidens in a row
16.5 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Turned into the leg side
16.4 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Pushed into the covers
16.3 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Forward and stroked to Porterfield
16.2 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Defends into the covers, Porterfield
16.1 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Off the back foot to backward point, Balbirnie
16
End of over 16 (0 runs) Scotland 45-3
M Cross 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 11* (29 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.1 overs
Chase 4-1-11-1 Dockrell 2-1-3-0
Scotland need 337 runs to win in 152.0 overs.
15.6 Chase to M Cross, no run. Defends into the covers from the crease
1:14 PM So Ireland continue their dominance halfway through the afternoon session, seven wickets away from victory - although Afghanistan are also 10 wickets away from winning their match and lifting the I-Cup for the last time
3
C Wallace bowled Chase 21 (35 balls, 4x4, 0x6) SR: 60.00
Partnership of 27 in 57 balls
Scotland 45-3 in 15.5 overs
15.5 Chase to C Wallace, OUT - BOWLED! That's another, possible inside edge but stumps are rocked back and that is drinks
15.4 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Pushed up to mid-off
15.3 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Full and back to the bowler
15.2 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Driven back to the bowler, good stop
15.1 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Takes his bat away, outside off
15
End of over 15 (0 runs) Scotland 45-2
C MacLeod 11* (29 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C Wallace 22* (30 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 27 in 8.4 overs
Dockrell 2-1-3-0 Chase 3-0-11-0
Scotland need 337 runs to win in 153.0 overs.
14.6 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Misses as he tries to force it to leg
14.5 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Quicker ball, defended down the pitch
14.4 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Defends to the bowler
14.3 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Pushed intothe covers, bowler beats Porterfield to field
14.2 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Defends into the leg side
14.1 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Pushed up to Porterfield at extra
14
End of over 14 (5 runs) Scotland 45-2
C Wallace 22* (30 balls, 4x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 11* (23 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 27 in 7.4 overs
Chase 3-0-11-0 Dockrell 1-0-3-0
Scotland need 337 runs to win in 154.0 overs.
13.6 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Full ball just kept out
13.5 Chase to C Wallace, FOUR Off the back foot and driven through extra cover
13.4 Chase to C MacLeod, 1 run. Turned through square leg
13.3 Chase to C MacLeod, no run.
13.2 Chase to C MacLeod, no run. Defends from the crease
13.1 Chase to C MacLeod, no run. Stands tall and pushed up to mid-on
13
End of over 13 (3 runs) Scotland 40-2
C Wallace 18* (28 balls, 3x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 10* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 22 in 6.4 overs
Dockrell 1-0-3-0 Chase 2-0-6-0
Scotland need 342 runs to win in 155.0 overs.
12.6 Dockrell to C Wallace, no run. Defends down the pitch
12.5 Dockrell to C Wallace, no run. Defends down the pitch with short leg in for Wallace
12.4 Dockrell to C MacLeod, 3 runs. Too short and cut through backward point, great chase by Singh to flip it back for Balbirnie, not sure he would have got away with it if TV replay
12.3 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Pushed into the covers, diving stop by Porterfield
12.2 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Defends without going so far forward, into the off side
12.1 Dockrell to C MacLeod, no run. Big forward defensive
12:57 PM Dockrell time but slip the only close fielder
12
End of over 12 (4 runs) Scotland 37-2
C Wallace 18* (26 balls, 3x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 7* (15 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 19 in 5.4 overs
Chase 2-0-6-0 Murtagh 6-0-14-1
Scotland need 345 runs to win in 156.0 overs.
11.6 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Goes for big off drive but bottom goes to backward square
11.5 Chase to C Wallace, FOUR Stays back and cut through backward point
11.4 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Pushed into the covers
11.3 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Forward again and up to Murtagh at mid-on
11.2 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Taken on the pad as it nips back, heading down leg, stifled appeals
11.1 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Forward into the off side, bowler fields
11
End of over 11 (2 runs) Scotland 33-2
C MacLeod 7* (15 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C Wallace 14* (20 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 15 in 4.4 overs
Murtagh 6-0-14-1 Chase 1-0-2-0
Scotland need 349 runs to win in 157.0 overs.
10.6 Murtagh to C MacLeod, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
10.5 Murtagh to C Wallace, 1 run. Tucked down to long leg, Chase
10.4 Murtagh to C MacLeod, 1 run. Off the back foot into the covers
10.3 Murtagh to C MacLeod, no run. Goes back and again to Anderson
10.2 Murtagh to C MacLeod, no run. Forward defensive down the pitch
10.1 Murtagh to C MacLeod, no run. Forward to Anderson at mid-wicket
10
End of over 10 (2 runs) Scotland 31-2
C Wallace 13* (19 balls, 2x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 6* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 13 in 3.4 overs
Chase 1-0-2-0 Murtagh 5-0-12-1
Scotland need 351 runs to win in 158.0 overs.
9.6 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Defends from the crease
9.5 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Into line and up to mid-off
12:46 PM Porterfield is at 3rd slip - most unusual postion for the captain
9.4 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Defends to cover
9.3 Chase to C Wallace, 2 runs. Forward and through the covers
9.2 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Pushed out cover, Dockrell quickly in
9.1 Chase to C Wallace, no run. Shoulders arms outside off, three slips and a gully wait
12:43 PM Chase replaces Rankin
9
End of over 9 (5 runs) Scotland 29-2
C MacLeod 6* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C Wallace 11* (13 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 2.4 overs
Murtagh 5-0-12-1 Rankin 4-1-17-1
Scotland need 353 runs to win in 159.0 overs.
8.6 Murtagh to C Wallace, 1 run. Turned down to fine leg
8.5 Murtagh to C Wallace, no run. Forward defensive to the bowler
8.4 Murtagh to C Wallace, no run. Forward and up to mid-on
8.3 Murtagh to C Wallace, FOUR Driven through extra cover
8.2 Murtagh to C Wallace, no run. Defends from the crease to backward point
8.1 Murtagh to C Wallace, no run. Forward and up to mid-on
8
End of over 8 (5 runs) Scotland 24-2
C MacLeod 6* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C Wallace 6* (7 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 1.4 overs
Rankin 4-1-17-1 Murtagh 4-0-7-1
Scotland need 358 runs to win in 160.0 overs.
7.6 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Bottom edge just misses leg stump
7.5 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Down leg and no touch. Maybe Ireland should have appealed?
7.4 Rankin to C Wallace, 1 run. Tucked down to long leg
7.3 Rankin to C Wallace, FOUR Slashed hard over third slip
7.2 Rankin to C Wallace, no run. Cut straight to backward point, Dockrell
7.1 Rankin to C Wallace, no run. Slides down leg
7
End of over 7 (1 run) Scotland 19-2
C MacLeod 6* (8 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C Wallace 1* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.4 overs
Murtagh 4-0-7-1 Rankin 3-1-12-1
Scotland need 363 runs to win in 161.0 overs.
6.6 Murtagh to C MacLeod, no run. Defends down the pitch
6.5 Murtagh to C Wallace, 1 run. Pulled to long leg
6.4 Murtagh to C Wallace, no run. Drives back to the bowler
6.3 Murtagh to C Wallace, no run. Defends into the covers
2
K Coetzer c Stirling b Murtagh 6 (20 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 30.00
Partnership of 8 in 15 balls
Scotland 18-2 in 6.2 overs
6.2 Murtagh to K Coetzer, OUT - CAUGHT! Edged to 1st slip and well held
6.1 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Defends to mid-off
6
End of over 6 (4 runs) Scotland 18-1
C MacLeod 6* (7 balls, 1x4, 0x6) K Coetzer 6* (18 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 2.1 overs
Rankin 3-1-12-1 Murtagh 3-0-6-0
Scotland need 364 runs to win in 162.0 overs.
5.6 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Short and sways back
5.5 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Defends from the crease
5.4 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Nearly sold Coetzer as he sets off for a single to extra cover and changes his mind
5.3 Rankin to C MacLeod, FOUR Better timed than it looked, off the back foot through the covers
5.2 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Defends to mid-wicket
5.1 Rankin to C MacLeod, no run. Pushed up to mid-on
5
End of over 5 (2 runs) Scotland 14-1
K Coetzer 6* (18 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 2* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.1 overs
Murtagh 3-0-6-0 Rankin 2-1-8-1
Scotland need 368 runs to win in 163.0 overs.
4.6 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Misses outside off
4.5 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
4.4 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Pushed to Singh at short cover
4.3 Murtagh to K Coetzer, 2 runs. Driven through the covers
4.2 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Pushed into the covers
4.1 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Forward and pushed back
4
End of over 4 (8 runs) Scotland 12-1
C MacLeod 2* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) K Coetzer 4* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.1 overs
Rankin 2-1-8-1 Murtagh 2-0-4-0
Scotland need 370 runs to win in 164.0 overs.
3.6 Rankin to C MacLeod, 2 runs. Driven through mid-on, chased by Murtagh
1
G Munsey c Singh b Rankin 6 (11 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 54.55
Partnership of 10 in 23 balls
Scotland 10-1 in 3.5 overs
3.5 Rankin to G Munsey, OUT - CAUGHT! Super catch, above his head in the gully
3.4 Rankin to G Munsey, FOUR Cut away through point
3.3 Rankin to G Munsey, no run. Forward and up to extra cover, Murtagh
3.2 Rankin to G Munsey, 2 runs. Pulled to long leg
3.1 Rankin to G Munsey, no run. Defends from the crease
3
End of over 3. Scotland 4-0
K Coetzer 4* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6) G Munsey 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 3.0 overs
Murtagh 2-0-4-0 Rankin 1-1-0-0
Scotland need 378 runs to win in 165.0 overs.
2.6 Murtagh to K Coetzer, FOUR First runs, driven through cover
2.5 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Defends to the bowler, front foot
2.4 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Pushed up to mid-on
2.3 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Forward and fielded one-handed by the bowler
2.2 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Back to the bowler
2.1 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Forward and up to mid-off
2
End of over 2. Scotland 0-0
G Munsey 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) K Coetzer 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 2.0 overs
Rankin 1-1-0-0 Murtagh 1-0-0-0
Scotland need 382 runs to win in 166.0 overs.
1.6 Rankin to G Munsey, no run. Turned round the corner
1.5 Rankin to G Munsey, no run.
1.4 Rankin to G Munsey, no run. Pull shot but only gets a bottom edge
1.3 Rankin to G Munsey, no run. Pushed up to mid-off
1.2 Rankin to G Munsey, no run. Misses with the cut shot but has the keeper, two slips and two gullys interested
1.1 Rankin to G Munsey, no run. Left outside off
1
End of over 1. Scotland 0-0
K Coetzer 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Munsey 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 1.0 overs
Murtagh 1-0-0-0
Scotland need 382 runs to win in 167.0 overs.
0.6 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. To mid-wicket and a predictable start by Murtagh
0.5 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Forward and up to mid-on
0.4 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
0.3 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Forward and defends down the pitch
0.2 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Left again outside off
0.1 Murtagh to K Coetzer, no run. Left as it swings away outside off
12:03 PM Ready to go again
11:27 AM Take nothing away from Whittingham, though, - he wasn't involved in either wicket - and fully deserved his five wickets. But it will be the Ireland bowlers who will be in action for the rest of the day and with 72 overs remaining in the day - - 80 if they ask for the extra half hour, assuming their over-rate is good enough - then it a result today must be the favourite at lunch. Join me after the break
11:24 AM Quick end to the innings but once Singh was out there was no real point the bowlers hanging around with such a huge lead. But it really was a horrible decision by umpire Jansen - his second of the innings - and although still 41 away from a century, it was a terrible way to be given out.
11:23 AM Just eight minutes before the scheduled lunch break so lunch will be taken and we will start again at 12.02 (that's 8.02 back home).
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B Rankin c Cross b Whittingham 12 (28 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 42.86
Partnership of 4 in 11 balls
Ireland 271-10 in 68.4 overs
68.4 Whittingham to B Rankin, OUT - CAUGHT! Goes for the pull shot but top edge skied to the keeper and Scotland will need 382 to win
68.3 Whittingham to B Rankin, no run. Off the back foot to mid-on
68.2 Whittingham to B Rankin, no run. Defends to the bowler
68.1 Whittingham to B Rankin, FOUR Driven down the ground and Rankin goes into double figures
68
End of over 68 (0 runs) Ireland 267-9
P Chase 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) B Rankin 8* (24 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 1.1 overs
Rao 7-1-19-0 Sole 16-2-59-2
67.6 Rao to P Chase, no run.
67.5 Rao to P Chase, no run.
67.4 Rao to P Chase, no run.
67.3 Rao to P Chase, no run.
67.2 Rao to P Chase, no run.
67.1 Rao to P Chase, no run.
11:17 AM Missed a bowling change there, it was actually Whittingham who took the wicket
67
End of over 67 (2 runs) Ireland 267-9
P Chase 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) B Rankin 8* (23 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.1 overs
Sole 16-2-61-3 Watt 16-6-37-2
66.6 Sole to P Chase, no run.
9
T Murtagh c Watt b Sole 0 (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 0 in 3 balls
Ireland 267-9 in 66.5 overs
66.5 Sole to T Murtagh, OUT - CAUGHT! Pulled straight to deep square. Murtagh obviously wants this game to finish today
66.4 Sole to T Murtagh, no run. Driven to mid-off
66.3 Sole to T Murtagh, no run. Driven against Whittingham who needs treatment
11:10 AM It is umpire Jansen at this end, from the Netherlands
8
S Singh c Cross b Sole 59 (116 balls, 3x4, 2x6) SR: 50.86
Partnership of 21 in 41 balls
Ireland 267-8 in 66.2 overs
66.2 Sole to S Singh, OUT - CAUGHT! You can't be serious umpire!! The man who gave Stirling out has just shot out Singh to another caught behind decision down leg.Didn't look anywhere near it. Singh is devastated!
66.1 Sole to S Singh, 2 runs. Cut down to thirdman
11:07 AM This is already Rankin's highest score in I-Cup!
66
End of over 66 (3 runs) Ireland 265-7
B Rankin 8* (23 balls, 1x4, 0x6) S Singh 57* (114 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 19 in 6.3 overs
Watt 16-6-37-2 Sole 15-2-59-1
65.6 Watt to B Rankin, no run. Pushed into the covers
65.5 Watt to B Rankin, 2 leg byes.
65.4 Watt to S Singh, 1 run. Late cut to thirdman
65.3 Watt to S Singh, no run. Forward defensive
65.2 Watt to S Singh, no run. Goes back and it hurries on, taken on the pad well outside the line
65.1 Watt to S Singh, no run. Pushed into the covers, front foot
65
End of over 65 (5 runs) Ireland 262-7
B Rankin 8* (21 balls, 1x4, 0x6) S Singh 56* (110 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 16 in 5.3 overs
Sole 15-2-59-1 Watt 15-6-36-2
64.6 Sole to B Rankin, FOUR Lovely shot, forward and through wide mid-on
64.5 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Round the wicket and turned to mid-wicket
64.4 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Short of 1st slip, there are two plus a gully and a leg gully still in a helmet about 10 yars from the bat
64.3 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Off the back foot into the covers
64.2 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Forward and up to mid-on
64.1 Sole to S Singh, 1 run. Forward and through point
64
End of over 64 (0 runs) Ireland 257-7
B Rankin 4* (16 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Singh 55* (109 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 11 in 4.3 overs
Watt 15-6-36-2 Sole 14-2-54-1
63.6 Watt to B Rankin, no run. Forward defensive into the covers
63.5 Watt to B Rankin, no run. Misses outside off
63.4 Watt to B Rankin, no run. Forward defensive
63.3 Watt to B Rankin, no run. Pushed up to the bowler
63.2 Watt to B Rankin, no run. Turned to backward square
63.1 Watt to B Rankin, no run.
63
End of over 63 (6 runs) Ireland 257-7
S Singh 55* (109 balls, 3x4, 2x6) B Rankin 4* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 3.3 overs
Sole 14-2-54-1 Watt 14-5-36-2
62.6 Sole to B Rankin, 1 run. On leg and nicely tucked down to long leg
62.5 Sole to S Singh, 1 run. Turned down to long leg
62.4 Sole to B Rankin, 1 run. Forward and again pushed into the covers
62.3 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Short ball so short he barely has to duck
62.2 Sole to B Rankin, 2 runs. Full ball and pushed through extra cover
62.1 Sole to S Singh, 1 leg bye.
62
End of over 62 (3 runs) Ireland 251-7
B Rankin 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Singh 54* (107 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 5 in 2.3 overs
Watt 14-5-36-2 Sole 13-2-49-1
61.6 Watt to B Rankin, no run. Beats the outside edge as he pushes forward
10:51 AM Short leg comes in for Rankin
61.5 Watt to S Singh, 1 run. Late cut to thirdman
61.4 Watt to S Singh, 2 runs. Contact this time and swept fine to briing up the 250
61.3 Watt to S Singh, no run. Misses sweep shot, down leg
61.2 Watt to S Singh, no run. Forward defensive down the pitch
61.1 Watt to S Singh, no run. Turned to square leg
10:49 AM No close fielder for Watt
61
End of over 61 (1 run) Ireland 248-7
B Rankin 0* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Singh 51* (102 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 2 in 1.3 overs
Sole 13-2-49-1 Watt 13-5-33-2
60.6 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Left outside off
60.5 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Short ball and well played, fended down well short of gully
60.4 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Forward and up to mid-off
60.3 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Seams away outside off
60.2 Sole to B Rankin, no run. Outside off and left
10:45 AM No fewer than four Scottish players in discussion before Rankin receives his first ball and a helmet brought on so looks like a short leg going in - no he is at leg gully!
60.1 Sole to S Singh, 1 run. Short and pulled through square leg
60
End of over 60 (5 runs) Ireland 247-7
B Rankin 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Singh 50* (101 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.3 overs
Watt 13-5-33-2 Sole 12-2-48-1
59.6 Watt to S Singh, 1 run. Turned round the corner and that's Singh's first 50 for Ireland
59.5 Watt to S Singh, no run. Cut to backward point, sprawling stop
59.4 Watt to S Singh, no run. Defends from the crease
7
G Dockrell c Whittingham b Watt 40 (46 balls, 5x4, 0x6) SR: 86.96
Partnership of 55 in 78 balls
Ireland 246-7 in 59.3 overs
59.3 Watt to G Dockrell, OUT - CAUGHT! Forward and doesn't get all of that and taken on the run at deep mid-on
59.2 Watt to G Dockrell, FOUR Short and cut hard through the covers, good shot
59.1 Watt to G Dockrell, no run. Pushed into the covers
59
End of over 59 (3 runs) Ireland 242-6
S Singh 49* (98 balls, 3x4, 2x6) G Dockrell 36* (43 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 51 in 12.3 overs
Sole 12-2-48-1 Watt 12-5-28-1
58.6 Sole to S Singh, no run. Defends down the pitch
58.5 Sole to S Singh, 2 runs. Pulled through mid-wicket
58.4 Sole to S Singh, no run. Well forward and pushed to cover
58.3 Sole to G Dockrell, 1 run. Pushed into the covers and finds the gap this time
58.2 Sole to G Dockrell, no run. Driven into the covers
58.1 Sole to G Dockrell, no run. Defends short ball well, into the off side
10:31 AM So despite the loss of O'Brien in the second over of the day, a more than satisfactory first hour on day 3 for Ireland, Singh and Dockrell have added 48, with No 8 Dockrell - such an improved batsman in the last couple of years - scoring 35 of them. But both within sight of their half centuries, Singh's first for Ireland and Dockrell's second, six years after his first
58
End of over 58 (6 runs) Ireland 239-6
S Singh 47* (95 balls, 3x4, 2x6) G Dockrell 35* (40 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 48 in 11.3 overs
Watt 12-5-28-1 Sole 11-2-45-1
57.6 Watt to S Singh, no run. Defends into the off side and that is drinks
57.5 Watt to S Singh, FOUR Pulled to long-on
57.4 Watt to G Dockrell, 1 run. Pull/sweep to square
57.3 Watt to G Dockrell, no run. Forward defensive
57.2 Watt to G Dockrell, no run.
57.1 Watt to S Singh, 1 run. Cut away past backward point
10:27 AM Watt into the attack
57
End of over 57 (6 runs) Ireland 233-6
G Dockrell 34* (37 balls, 4x4, 0x6) S Singh 42* (92 balls, 2x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 42 in 10.3 overs
Sole 11-2-45-1 Sharif 10-1-45-1
56.6 Sole to G Dockrell, no run. Short ball and he ducks
56.5 Sole to G Dockrell, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
56.4 Sole to G Dockrell, no run.
56.3 Sole to S Singh, 1 run. Turned round the corner
56.2 Sole to G Dockrell, 1 run. Chopped past backward point
56.1 Sole to G Dockrell, FOUR Gets good contact on that, flicked down leg and no chance for diving keeper
10:22 AM First bowling change sees Chris Sole come on at the media centre end in place of Stuart Whittingham
56
End of over 56 (10 runs) Ireland 227-6
S Singh 41* (91 balls, 2x4, 2x6) G Dockrell 29* (32 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 36 in 9.3 overs
Sharif 10-1-45-1 Whittingham 13-1-64-2
55.6 Sharif to G Dockrell, 3 runs. Forward and through mid-wicket and good running
55.5 Sharif to G Dockrell, no run. Pushed into the covers, front foot
55.4 Sharif to G Dockrell, no run. Defends from the crease
55.3 Sharif to G Dockrell, 2 runs. Tucked down to long leg as he comes forward
55.2 Sharif to G Dockrell, FOUR Driven on the up and beats the dive at mid-off
55.1 Sharif to S Singh, 1 run. Well placed into the covers and a comfortable quick single
55
End of over 55 (4 runs) Ireland 217-6
G Dockrell 20* (27 balls, 2x4, 0x6) S Singh 40* (90 balls, 2x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 26 in 8.3 overs
Whittingham 13-1-64-2 Sharif 9-1-35-1
54.6 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Stays back and defends to backward point
54.5 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Forward defensive, full ball
54.4 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Pushed into the covers
54.3 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Ducks the bouncer
54.2 Whittingham to G Dockrell, FOUR Shot of the morning so far, driven through extra cover, along the ground
54.1 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Into line and defends down the pitch
54
End of over 54 (1 run) Ireland 213-6
S Singh 40* (90 balls, 2x4, 2x6) G Dockrell 16* (21 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 22 in 7.3 overs
Sharif 9-1-35-1 Whittingham 12-1-60-2
53.6 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Exaggerated forward defensive to cover
53.5 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
53.4 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Full ball dug out
53.3 Sharif to G Dockrell, 1 run. Steered/edged short of 1st slip, but goes through
53.2 Sharif to G Dockrell, no run. Defends from the crease, ball goes just about two yards
53.1 Sharif to G Dockrell, no run. Beats the forward defensive outside off
53
End of over 53 (8 runs) Ireland 212-6
S Singh 40* (87 balls, 2x4, 2x6) G Dockrell 15* (18 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 21 in 6.3 overs
Whittingham 12-1-60-2 Sharif 8-1-34-1
52.6 Whittingham to S Singh, FOUR This one is better timed and cut through point
52.5 Whittingham to S Singh, no run. Pushed into the covers
52.4 Whittingham to G Dockrell, 3 runs. Whipped through mid-wicket, but doesn't threaten the boundary
52.3 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Forward defensive
52.2 Whittingham to S Singh, 1 run. Short and pulled to mid-wicket but certainly out of the middle
52.1 Whittingham to S Singh, no run. Well forward in defence
52
End of over 52 (1 run) Ireland 204-6
G Dockrell 12* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6) S Singh 35* (83 balls, 1x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 13 in 5.3 overs
Sharif 8-1-34-1 Whittingham 11-1-52-2
51.6 Sharif to S Singh, 1 run. Forward and turned behind square for his first run of the day from his 19th delivery, and his first run for 24 balls
51.5 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Cut away to backward point
51.4 Sharif to S Singh, no run. No stroke outside off, full ball
51.3 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Driven back, bowler fields
51.2 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Flicks the top of the pad as he leaves it outside off
51.1 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Immaculate forward defensive
51
End of over 51 (0 runs) Ireland 203-6
G Dockrell 12* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6) S Singh 34* (77 balls, 1x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 12 in 4.3 overs
Whittingham 11-1-52-2 Sharif 7-1-33-1
50.6 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. And another forward defensive
50.5 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Shoulders arms
50.4 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Short ball, Dockrell saw it early and ducks
50.3 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Forward defensive, everything in line
50.2 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Reaches for that and forced into the covers
50.1 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Down leg side and no shot
50
End of over 50 (3 runs) Ireland 203-6
S Singh 34* (77 balls, 1x4, 2x6) G Dockrell 12* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 3.3 overs
Sharif 7-1-33-1 Whittingham 10-0-52-2
49.6 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Another appeal for a leg side catch but that was off the pad
49.5 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Out of the middle that time, defended to mid-on
49.4 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Forward but off the edge towards mid-wicket
49.3 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Defends from the crease up to mid-on
49.2 Sharif to G Dockrell, 3 runs. Cut away to thirdman and diving stop hauls it back just inside the boundary
49.1 Sharif to G Dockrell, no run. Left outside off
49
End of over 49 (3 runs) Ireland 200-6
S Singh 34* (73 balls, 1x4, 2x6) G Dockrell 9* (8 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 2.3 overs
Whittingham 10-0-52-2 Sharif 6-1-30-1
48.6 Whittingham to S Singh, no run. Defends from the crease into the off side
48.5 Whittingham to G Dockrell, 1 run. Forward and up to mid-off
48.4 Whittingham to G Dockrell, 2 runs. Forward and through square leg
48.3 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Down leg side and, unlike O'Brien in the last over ignored
48.2 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Shoulders arms as it passes outside off
48.1 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Off the back foot, firmly into the covers
9:46 AM 2nd slip in for Dockrell
48
End of over 48 (0 runs) Ireland 197-6
S Singh 34* (72 balls, 1x4, 2x6) G Dockrell 6* (3 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 1.3 overs
Sharif 6-1-30-1 Whittingham 9-0-49-2
47.6 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Off the back foot to extra cover
47.5 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Forward and pushed into the covers
47.4 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Defends from the crease into the off side
47.3 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Wider, so left again
47.2 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Left outside off
47.1 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Forward and turned to mid-wicket
47
End of over 47 (6 runs) Ireland 197-6
G Dockrell 6* (3 balls, 1x4, 0x6) S Singh 34* (66 balls, 1x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 6 in 0.3 overs
Whittingham 9-0-49-2 Sharif 5-0-30-1
46.6 Whittingham to G Dockrell, 2 runs. Forward and driven through extra cover
46.5 Whittingham to G Dockrell, FOUR Thickish edge flies past the keeper and slip to the boundary
46.4 Whittingham to G Dockrell, no run. Left, just, outside off
6
K O'Brien c Cross b Whittingham 18 (20 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 90.00
Partnership of 24 in 33 balls
Ireland 191-6 in 46.3 overs
46.3 Whittingham to K O'Brien, OUT - CAUGHT! But that's on leg, tries to repeat the shot to the first ball of the day but this goes straight into the hands of the keeper
46.2 Whittingham to K O'Brien, no run. And again, full ball, O'Brien having a good look
46.1 Whittingham to K O'Brien, no run. Left outside off
46
End of over 46 (5 runs) Ireland 191-5
S Singh 34* (66 balls, 1x4, 2x6) K O'Brien 18* (17 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 24 in 5.0 overs
Sharif 5-0-30-1 Whittingham 8-0-43-1
45.6 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Forward defensive
45.5 Sharif to S Singh, no run. Forward and pushed to gully
45.4 Sharif to K O'Brien, 1 run. Short and pulled down to long leg
45.3 Sharif to K O'Brien, no run. Forward and defends into the leg side
45.2 Sharif to K O'Brien, no run. Nearly plays on there, though. Dabbed down and nearly onto the stumps
45.1 Sharif to K O'Brien, FOUR Perfect start, on leg and tucked to fine leg. The lead is 300
9:31 AM Sharif to open up, bowling at the far end for the first time
9:19 AM Ireland resume with a lead of 296 (not 295 as I closed last night) and with no threat of a weather interruption, free to bat as long as they want as they aim to finish their ICup campaign with a victory. We start again in 10 minutes
9:18 AM Good morning on day 3 with the weather unchanged and Ireland coaching staff and squad members not involved in this game the only ones left on the outfield. And they include Niall O'Brien, back in the country and available for next week's ODIs in Sharjah
5:08 PM Wilson will be the batsman kicking himself most tonight, with that easily avoidable run out and going so well on 56 at the time but he has ensured Ireland should go on to complete victory in this match and after 25 wickets have fallen in the first two days, how many will fall on day 3. Join me anytime from 5.30 GMT tomorrow to find out. Until then good evening from Dubai
5:06 PM So definitely Ireland's day. They have stormed into a lead of 295 with still five wickets left and Kevin O'Brien, 91 unbeaten runs so far, still in the middle to resume in the morning. The Scots bowlers stuck to their task but they needed a lot of help from the batsmen to get among the wickets, a feature of this match
45
End of over 45 (1 run) Ireland 186-5
S Singh 34* (64 balls, 1x4, 2x6) K O'Brien 13* (13 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 19 in 4.0 overs
Sole 10-2-39-1 Whittingham 8-0-43-1
44.6 Sole to S Singh, no run. Wide of off and comfortably left to end the day
44.5 Sole to S Singh, no run. Perfect forward defensive
44.4 Sole to S Singh, no run. Forward and off the inside edge to mid-wicket
44.3 Sole to S Singh, no run.
44.2 Sole to S Singh, no run. Goes back and defends into the offside
44.1 Sole to K O'Brien, 1 run. Easily off the back foot through the covers and I'm sure he will be content if his partner sees out the day
4:58 PM One more over left in the day
44
End of over 44 (7 runs) Ireland 185-5
S Singh 34* (59 balls, 1x4, 2x6) K O'Brien 12* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 18 in 3.0 overs
Whittingham 8-0-43-1 Sole 9-2-38-1
43.6 Whittingham to K O'Brien, 1 run. Short and pulled through mid-wicket
43.5 Whittingham to K O'Brien, no run. Pushed up to mid-off
43.4 Whittingham to K O'Brien, no run. Extra bounce and left outside off
43.3 Whittingham to K O'Brien, FOUR Crashed through the covers and even the slow outfield can't stop that, just!
43.2 Whittingham to K O'Brien, no run. Lucky. Edged but short of 2nd slip
43.1 Whittingham to K O'Brien, 2 runs. Full and tucked through mid-wicket
4:53 PM And it will be pace at both ends to finish the day
43
End of over 43 (5 runs) Ireland 178-5
S Singh 34* (59 balls, 1x4, 2x6) K O'Brien 5* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 2.0 overs
Sole 9-2-38-1 MacLeod 3-0-16-0
42.6 Sole to K O'Brien, 1 run. Off the back foot to extra cover
42.5 Sole to K O'Brien, no run. Off the back foot to mid-off
42.4 Sole to S Singh, 1 run. Pulled through square leg, sweeper there
42.3 Sole to K O'Brien, 3 runs. Driven through extra and O'Brien had to hurry for the third, actually dropped his bat as he grounded it but just made it
42.2 Sole to K O'Brien, no run. Banged in and left outside off
42.1 Sole to K O'Brien, no run. Pushed into the covers
4:49 PM After 22 overs of spin, it's back to pace
42
End of over 42 (6 runs) Ireland 173-5
S Singh 33* (58 balls, 1x4, 2x6) K O'Brien 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 1.0 overs
MacLeod 3-0-16-0 Watt 11-5-22-1
41.6 MacLeod to S Singh, no run. Attempts the scoop shot and lands safely
41.5 MacLeod to S Singh, FOUR Uses his feet again and whipped over wide mid-on, lovely shot
41.4 MacLeod to S Singh, no run. Pushed into the covers
41.3 MacLeod to K O'Brien, 1 run. Forward and up to mid-off to get off mark straight away
41.2 MacLeod to S Singh, 1 run. Turned through square leg
41.1 MacLeod to S Singh, no run. Turned into the leg side
41
End of over 41 (0 runs) Ireland 167-5
S Singh 28* (53 balls, 0x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Watt 11-5-22-1 MacLeod 2-0-10-0
5
G Wilson run out 56 (87 balls, 5x4, 0x6) SR: 64.37
Partnership of 64 in 119 balls
Ireland 167-5 in 41.0 overs
40.6 Watt to G Wilson, RUN OUT! Oh Gary, what have you done? Turned to mid-wicket, straight to the fielder, no chance of a single, but had come so far that his dive was not enough to beat the throw
40.5 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Cautiously forward, defends
40.4 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Defends into the off side
40.3 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Pushed into the covers
40.2 Watt to G Wilson, no run. And again
40.1 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
4:40 PM Change of ends for Watt
40
End of over 40 (3 runs) Ireland 167-4
S Singh 28* (54 balls, 0x4, 2x6) G Wilson 56* (81 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 64 in 18.5 overs
MacLeod 2-0-10-0 Leask 3-0-18-0
39.6 MacLeod to S Singh, no run.
39.5 MacLeod to G Wilson, 1 run.
39.4 MacLeod to G Wilson, 2 runs.
39.3 MacLeod to S Singh, 1 run.
39.2 MacLeod to S Singh, no run.
39.1 MacLeod to G Wilson, no run. Forward and up to short mid-on
39
End of over 39 (4 runs) Ireland 164-4
S Singh 29* (51 balls, 0x4, 2x6) G Wilson 52* (77 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 61 in 17.5 overs
Leask 3-0-19-0 MacLeod 1-0-6-0
38.6 Leask to S Singh, 2 runs. Good sweep shot, to deep backward square
38.5 Leask to S Singh, no run. Goes back and a loud shout of 'no' as he pushed into the covers
38.4 Leask to G Wilson, 1 run. Back to the bowler
38.3 Leask to S Singh, 1 run. Off the back foot through point
38.2 Leask to S Singh, no run.
38.1 Leask to S Singh, no run. Forward and into the leg side
4:32 PM That is the official close of play but only 83 overs have been bowled - it should be 96! So we will half an hour extra to see how many more we can get in
38
End of over 38 (6 runs) Ireland 160-4
G Wilson 51* (76 balls, 5x4, 0x6) S Singh 26* (46 balls, 0x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 57 in 16.5 overs
MacLeod 1-0-6-0 Leask 2-0-15-0
37.6 MacLeod to G Wilson, FOUR Short and cut away through point to bring up his 50
37.5 MacLeod to G Wilson, no run. Goes back and into the leg side
37.4 MacLeod to G Wilson, no run. Off the back foot into the leg side
37.3 MacLeod to G Wilson, 2 runs. Edged past slip
37.2 MacLeod to G Wilson, no run. Defends into the off side
37.1 MacLeod to G Wilson, no run. Pushed to point
4:29 PM Seventh bowler for Scotland, still on the slow side
37
End of over 37 (11 runs) Ireland 154-4
S Singh 26* (46 balls, 0x4, 2x6) G Wilson 45* (70 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 51 in 15.5 overs
Leask 2-0-15-0 Watt 10-4-22-1
36.6 Leask to G Wilson, 1 run. Eased through square leg
36.5 Leask to S Singh, 1 run. Turned down to long leg
36.4 Leask to S Singh, SIX Down the pitch and over long-on, not that there is a fielder there
36.3 Leask to S Singh, no run. Defends into the leg side
36.2 Leask to G Wilson, 3 runs. What a superb diving full length stop just before the boundary at cover
36.1 Leask to G Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
36
End of over 36 (1 run) Ireland 143-4
S Singh 19* (43 balls, 0x4, 1x6) G Wilson 41* (67 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 40 in 14.5 overs
Watt 10-4-22-1 Leask 1-0-4-0
35.6 Watt to G Wilson, 1 run. Swept to deep square
35.5 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Forward to mid-wicket
35.4 Watt to G Wilson, no run. And again, into the leg side
35.3 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Defends
35.2 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Defends from the crease into the off side
35.1 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Defends down the pitch
35
End of over 35 (4 runs) Ireland 142-4
S Singh 19* (43 balls, 0x4, 1x6) G Wilson 40* (61 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 39 in 13.5 overs
Leask 1-0-4-0 Watt 9-4-21-1
34.6 Leask to S Singh, no run. Pushed to backward point
34.5 Leask to S Singh, no run. Misses with the sweep shot, down leg
34.4 Leask to S Singh, no run. Defends from the crease
34.3 Leask to G Wilson, 1 run. Turned easily behind square
34.2 Leask to S Singh, 1 run. Another one, through square leg
34.1 Leask to S Singh, 2 runs. Pulled to long leg to pass his first innings score and his highest for Ireland, fourth match
4:18 PM First maiden for eight overs but we have a change of bowling at the media centre end
34
End of over 34 (0 runs) Ireland 138-4
G Wilson 39* (60 balls, 4x4, 0x6) S Singh 16* (38 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 35 in 12.5 overs
Watt 9-4-21-1 Rao 6-0-19-0
33.6 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Goes back and cuts to backward point
33.5 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Turned into the leg side but fielder quickly in
33.4 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Pushed into the covers from the crease
33.3 Watt to G Wilson, no run. And again, even bigger stride forward
33.2 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
33.1 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Driven back to the bowler
33
End of over 33 (4 runs) Ireland 138-4
S Singh 16* (38 balls, 0x4, 1x6) G Wilson 39* (54 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 35 in 11.5 overs
Rao 6-0-19-0 Watt 8-3-21-1
32.6 Rao to S Singh, no run. Drive beats the bowler's dive but not mid-off
32.5 Rao to S Singh, 2 runs. Goes back and punched through the covers
32.4 Rao to S Singh, no run. Flowing drive but straight to cover
32.3 Rao to G Wilson, 1 run. Turned through square leg
32.2 Rao to S Singh, 1 run. Forward and drives to long-on
32.1 Rao to S Singh, no run. Defends from the crease down the pitch
32
End of over 32 (3 runs) Ireland 134-4
G Wilson 38* (53 balls, 4x4, 0x6) S Singh 13* (33 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 31 in 10.5 overs
Watt 8-3-21-1 Rao 5-0-15-0
31.6 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Defends from the crease
31.5 Watt to G Wilson, 2 runs. Cut away through backward point
31.4 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Defends into the covers
31.3 Watt to S Singh, 1 run. Uses his feet and clips it through mid-wicket
31.2 Watt to S Singh, no run. Defends into the leg side
31.1 Watt to S Singh, no run. Defends into the off side, front foot
31
End of over 31 (1 run) Ireland 131-4
G Wilson 36* (50 balls, 4x4, 0x6) S Singh 12* (30 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 28 in 9.5 overs
Rao 5-0-15-0 Watt 7-3-18-1
30.6 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Goes back and defends
30.5 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
30.4 Rao to S Singh, 1 run. Dabbed through the vacant slips
30.3 Rao to S Singh, no run. Missed out there, short ball hit straight to cover
30.2 Rao to S Singh, no run. This time to square leg
30.1 Rao to S Singh, no run. Turned to backward square
30
End of over 30 (4 runs) Ireland 130-4
G Wilson 36* (48 balls, 4x4, 0x6) S Singh 11* (26 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 27 in 8.5 overs
Watt 7-3-18-1 Rao 4-0-14-0
29.6 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Forward to backward point
29.5 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Traps that ball and then has to put his foot in the way to stop it rolling back onto the stumps
29.4 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Defends to short extra
29.3 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Goes back and pushed to backward point
29.2 Watt to G Wilson, FOUR Short and pulled through mid-wicket
29.1 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
29
End of over 29 (4 runs) Ireland 126-4
S Singh 11* (26 balls, 0x4, 1x6) G Wilson 32* (42 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 23 in 7.5 overs
Rao 4-0-14-0 Watt 6-3-14-1
28.6 Rao to S Singh, no run. Stays back and turned to mid-wicket
28.5 Rao to G Wilson, 1 run. Pushed into the covers
28.4 Rao to S Singh, 1 run. Down the ground to long-on
28.3 Rao to G Wilson, 1 run. Turned into the leg side, easily
28.2 Rao to S Singh, 1 run. Goes back and turned into the leg side
28.1 Rao to S Singh, no run. Pushed into the covers, front foot
28
End of over 28 (9 runs) Ireland 122-4
G Wilson 30* (40 balls, 3x4, 0x6) S Singh 9* (22 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 19 in 6.5 overs
Watt 6-3-14-1 Rao 3-0-10-0
27.6 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
27.5 Watt to G Wilson, no run. Pushed into the off side
27.4 Watt to G Wilson, 2 runs. That push through the covers bring up Wilson's 1000 first class runs for Ireland - in his 39th innings
27.3 Watt to S Singh, 1 run. Chopped past backward point
27.2 Watt to S Singh, no run. Left outside off
27.1 Watt to S Singh, SIX Where did that come from? Swing of the bat and straight down the ground
27
End of over 27 (2 runs) Ireland 113-4
G Wilson 28* (37 balls, 3x4, 0x6) S Singh 2* (19 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 5.5 overs
Rao 3-0-10-0 Watt 5-3-5-1
26.6 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Turned round the corner but only finds short fine leg
26.5 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Pushed to backward point
26.4 Rao to G Wilson, no run. And again
26.3 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
26.2 Rao to S Singh, 1 run. Tucked to square leg
26.1 Rao to G Wilson, 1 run. Forward and down to deep mid-on
26
End of over 26 (0 runs) Ireland 111-4
S Singh 1* (18 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Wilson 27* (32 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 4.5 overs
Watt 5-3-5-1 Rao 2-0-8-0
25.6 Watt to S Singh, no run. And another forward defensive
25.5 Watt to S Singh, no run. Off the back foot, tumbling stop
25.4 Watt to S Singh, no run. Down the pitch! But straight to the bowler
25.3 Watt to S Singh, no run. Defends to cover, front foot
25.2 Watt to S Singh, no run. Forward defensive
25.1 Watt to S Singh, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
25
End of over 25 (4 runs) Ireland 111-4
G Wilson 27* (32 balls, 3x4, 0x6) S Singh 1* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 3.5 overs
Rao 2-0-8-0 Watt 4-2-5-1
24.6 Rao to S Singh, 1 run. Tucked into the gap at mid-wicket
24.5 Rao to G Wilson, 3 runs. Forward and through the covers for another three
24.4 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
24.3 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Defends from the crease
24.2 Rao to G Wilson, no run.
24.1 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Huge appeal for lbw there but umpire this time unmoved
3:47 PM So Ireland, despite losing four wickets, still well in control with the first innings batting stars still to come. The lead is now 217
24
End of over 24 (0 runs) Ireland 107-4
S Singh 0* (11 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Wilson 24* (27 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 2.5 overs
Watt 4-2-5-1 Rao 1-0-4-0
23.6 Watt to S Singh, no run. Forward defensive to play out the maiden and that's drinks
23.5 Watt to S Singh, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
23.4 Watt to S Singh, no run. Defends down the pitch
23.3 Watt to S Singh, no run. Back to the bowler
23.2 Watt to S Singh, no run. Straight to short leg, off the pad
23.1 Watt to S Singh, no run. Defends into the leg side
23
End of over 23 (4 runs) Ireland 107-4
G Wilson 24* (27 balls, 3x4, 0x6) S Singh 0* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.5 overs
Rao 1-0-4-0 Watt 3-1-5-1
22.6 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Defends again
22.5 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Defends into the off side
22.4 Rao to G Wilson, 2 runs. Turned down to fine leg for two more
22.3 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
22.2 Rao to G Wilson, no run. Goes back and and pushed towards mid-off
22.1 Rao to G Wilson, 2 runs. Turned through mid-wicket and good running
3:39 PM Looks like it will be spin at both ends now
22
End of over 22 (0 runs) Ireland 103-4
S Singh 0* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Wilson 20* (21 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.5 overs
Watt 3-1-5-1 Whittingham 7-0-36-1
21.6 Watt to S Singh, no run. Forward defensive into the leg side
21.5 Watt to S Singh, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
21.4 Watt to S Singh, no run. =Defends from the crease
21.3 Watt to S Singh, no run. Drifts down leg
21.2 Watt to S Singh, no run. Forward defensive to short cover
4
J Anderson lbw b Watt 14 (24 balls, 3x4, 0x6) SR: 58.33
Partnership of 35 in 41 balls
Ireland 103-4 in 21.1 overs
21.1 Watt to J Anderson, OUT - LBW! Misses sweep shot and don't think he can have any complaints about that. And for the first time in 7 I-Cup games, Anderson doesn't score a 50
21
End of over 21 (10 runs) Ireland 103-3
G Wilson 20* (21 balls, 3x4, 0x6) J Anderson 14* (23 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 35 in 6.4 overs
Whittingham 7-0-36-1 Watt 2-0-5-0
20.6 Whittingham to G Wilson, no run. Better length and defended from the crease
20.5 Whittingham to G Wilson, FOUR Too short and that's put away as well, well forward of mid-wicket
20.4 Whittingham to G Wilson, FOUR Nicely off his legs through square leg
20.3 Whittingham to G Wilson, 2 runs. Driven through mid-off
20.2 Whittingham to G Wilson, no run. Stays back and defends into the off side
20.1 Whittingham to G Wilson, no run. Goes back and defends
20
End of over 20 (3 runs) Ireland 93-3
J Anderson 14* (23 balls, 3x4, 0x6) G Wilson 10* (15 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 25 in 5.4 overs
Watt 2-0-5-0 Whittingham 6-0-26-1