Ireland v Scotland
Malahide, 17 September 2019
Tri-Series
Result Ireland won by 4 wickets
Toss Scotland
Last update 5:42 PM Local Time
Commentator Barry Chambers and Rod Lyall
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5:42 PM We'll be here to bring you all the action, and for now this is Rod Lyall saying goodnight from Barry Chambers and myself. We hope to see you tomorrow!
5:41 PM So Ireland will go into tomorrow's match against the Netherlands on a high, and the challenge for Pieter Seelaar and Ryan Campbell will be to turn things around after that very disappointing performance against Scotland on Monday.
5:40 PM The lesson is that 200's probably not enough here unless you bowl very well indeed, and the dominance of the batting has been balanced by some pretty indifferent bowling.
5:38 PM That's it, and Ireland come out as thoroughly deserving winners. Gareth Delany and Andrew Balbirnie took the game away from Scotland early on, and even a flurry of late wickets couldn't take the gloss off a fine victory.
17.4 Sharif to Adair, FOUR Full toss, driven through extra cover.
17.3 Sharif to Adair, no run. Off bat and pad down leg.
17.2 Sharif to Getkate, 1 run. Full outside off stump, guided to third man.
17.1 Sharif to Getkate, no run. Defended back to the bowler.
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End of over 17 (9 runs) Ireland 189-6
S Getkate 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Watt 4-0-38-3 Berrington 3-0-21-1
Ireland need 5 runs to win in 3.0 overs.
6
G Wilson c Coetzer b Watt 13 (9 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 144.44
Partnership of 9 in 4 balls
Ireland 189-6 in 17.0 overs
16.6 Watt to Wilson, OUT - CAUGHT! Down the pitch, chipped straight to midwicket.
16.5 Watt to Wilson, FOUR Now a proper reverse sweep!
16.4 Watt to Wilson, FOUR A reverse dab through third man.
16.3 Watt to Getkate, 1 run. Worked out to deep point.
5
L Tucker lbw b Watt 7 (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 87.50
Partnership of 10 in 11 balls
Ireland 180-5 in 16.2 overs
16.2 Watt to Tucker, OUT - LBW! Reverse sweep, struck on the pad, and the umpire's finger goes up!
16.1 Watt to Tucker, no run. Defended into the on side.
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End of over 16 (7 runs) Ireland 180-4
G Wilson 5* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) L Tucker 7* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 1.3 overs
Berrington 3-0-21-1 HamzaTahir 4-0-43-1
Ireland need 14 runs to win in 4.0 overs.
15.6 Berrington to Wilson, 2 runs. Short and lifting, swatted through extra cover, and another great save.
15.5 Berrington to Wilson, no run. Superb fielding by Berrington.
15.4 Berrington to Tucker, 1 run. Full on leg stump, squeezed past the off stump. Yes, really.
15.3 Berrington to Tucker, 2 runs. Another great save on the midwicket boundary, by Watt this time.
15.2 Berrington to Wilson, 1 run. Down to deep mid-on.
15.1 Berrington to Tucker, 1 run. Run down to third man.
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End of over 15 (6 runs) Ireland 173-4
G Wilson 2* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) L Tucker 3* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 0.3 overs
HamzaTahir 4-0-43-1 Berrington 2-0-14-1
Ireland need 21 runs to win in 5.0 overs.
14.6 HamzaTahir to Tucker, 1 run. Speared down leg, pushed to mid-on.
14.5 HamzaTahir to Tucker, no run.
14.4 HamzaTahir to Tucker, 2 runs. Leg stump line, turned to deep backward square and they hustle a second.
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H Tector st Cross b HamzaTahir 21 (15 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 140.00
Partnership of 4 in 5 balls
Ireland 170-4 in 14.3 overs
14.3 HamzaTahir to Tector, OUT - STUMPED! Swings, misses, and Cross does the rest.
14.2 HamzaTahir to Tector, 2 runs. Outstanding save by Watt on the cover boundary.
14.1 HamzaTahir to Wilson, 1 run. Pushed to mid-on.
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End of over 14 (6 runs) Ireland 167-3
H Tector 19* (13 balls, 2x4, 0x6) G Wilson 1* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.2 overs
Berrington 2-0-14-1 Evans 3-0-37-1
Ireland need 27 runs to win in 6.0 overs.
13.6 Berrington to Wilson, 1 run. Punched down to long off.
13.5 Berrington to Wilson, no run. Opens the face to backward point.
3
A Balbirnie c & b Berrington 64 (32 balls, 9x4, 3x6) SR: 200.00
Partnership of 67 in 34 balls
Ireland 166-3 in 13.4 overs
13.4 Berrington to Balbirnie, OUT - CAUGHT! Driven back, and Berrington stoops to snaffle the catch!
13.3 Berrington to Tector, 1 run. Drives to long on.
13.2 Berrington to Tector, no run. Full, well dug out.
13.1 Berrington to Tector, FOUR And an extraordinary reverse pull behind point!
13
End of over 13 (14 runs) Ireland 161-2
A Balbirnie 64* (31 balls, 9x4, 3x6) H Tector 14* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 62 in 5.0 overs
Evans 3-0-37-1 HamzaTahir 3-0-37-0
Ireland need 33 runs to win in 7.0 overs.
12.6 Evans to Balbirnie, FOUR Full, wide slower ball, and Balbirnie plays a carpet snooker shot through point!
12.5 Evans to Balbirnie, SIX Short, and smashed disdainfully over midwicket.
12.4 Evans to Tector, 1 run. Swung out to deep midwicket.
12.3 Evans to Balbirnie, 1 run. Turned to deep backward square.
12.2 Evans to Tector, 1 run. Turned to deep square leg.
12.1 Evans to Balbirnie, 1 run. Short, pulled to mid-on.
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End of over 12 (15 runs) Ireland 147-2
H Tector 12* (8 balls, 1x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 52* (27 balls, 8x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 48 in 4.0 overs
HamzaTahir 3-0-37-0 Berrington 1-0-8-0
Ireland need 47 runs to win in 8.0 overs.
11.6 HamzaTahir to Balbirnie, 1 run. Out to deep cover.
11.5 HamzaTahir to Balbirnie, FOUR Another sweep, beating the fielder's dive on the rope. And that's a great half-century.
11.4 HamzaTahir to Balbirnie, no run. Driven to cover.
11.3 HamzaTahir to Balbirnie, FOUR Sweeps powerfully through midwicket.
11.2 HamzaTahir to Balbirnie, 2 runs.
11.1 HamzaTahir to Balbirnie, FOUR Eased out through extra cover.
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End of over 11 (8 runs) Ireland 132-2
H Tector 12* (8 balls, 1x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 37* (21 balls, 5x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 33 in 3.0 overs
Berrington 1-0-8-0 Watt 3-0-29-1
Ireland need 62 runs to win in 9.0 overs.
10.6 Berrington to Balbirnie, 1 run. Squeezed out to cover point.
10.5 Berrington to Balbirnie, no run. Short and lifting, Balbirnie leaves it alone.
10.4 Berrington to Balbirnie, no run. Swing and a miss outside off stump.
10.3 Berrington to Tector, 1 run. Drives down to long on.
10.2 Berrington to Tector, FOUR Slower ball, sits up nicely, pulled out through midwicket.
10.1 Berrington to Tector, 2 runs. Scooped out wide of mid-on.
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End of over 10 (9 runs) Ireland 124-2
A Balbirnie 36* (18 balls, 5x4, 2x6) H Tector 5* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 25 in 2.0 overs
Watt 3-0-29-1 Leask 1-0-16-0
Ireland need 70 runs to win in 10.0 overs.
9.6 Watt to Tector, 1 run. In the blockhole, Tector digs it out.
9.5 Watt to Tector, 2 runs. Swung high over midwicket, MacLeod can't get to it running back.
9.4 Watt to Balbirnie, 1 run. Cuts to backward point.
9.3 Watt to Balbirnie, FOUR Another superb lofted cover drive.
9.2 Watt to Tector, 1 run. Tucked behind square.
9.1 Watt to Tector, no run.
9
End of over 9 (16 runs) Ireland 115-2
A Balbirnie 31* (16 balls, 4x4, 2x6) H Tector 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 1.0 overs
Leask 1-0-16-0 Watt 2-0-20-1
Ireland need 79 runs to win in 11.0 overs.
8.6 Leask to Balbirnie, SIX Down on one knee, slog-sweeping all the way!
8.5 Leask to Tector, 1 run. Drives to deep mid-on.
8.4 Leask to Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed through midwicket for a comfortable single.
8.3 Leask to Balbirnie, FOUR Wideish, driven through point.
8.2 Leask to Balbirnie, FOUR Cuts through backward point.
8.1 Leask to Balbirnie, no run. Defends to midwicket.
8
End of over 8 (4 runs) Ireland 99-2
A Balbirnie 16* (11 balls, 2x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Watt 2-0-20-1 HamzaTahir 2-0-22-0
Ireland need 95 runs to win in 12.0 overs.
2
G Delany c b Watt 52 (28 balls, 8x4, 1x6) SR: 185.71
Partnership of 42 in 23 balls
Ireland 99-2 in 8.0 overs
7.6 Watt to G Delany, OUT - CAUGHT!
7.5 Watt to Balbirnie, 1 run. Makes room again, driving to cover.
7.4 Watt to Balbirnie, no run. Turned to fine leg.
7.3 Watt to G Delany, 1 run.
7.2 Watt to Balbirnie, 1 run. Drops a little short, driven to deep cover.
7.1 Watt to G Delany, 1 run. Drives wide of mid-on.
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End of over 7 (10 runs) Ireland 95-1
A Balbirnie 14* (8 balls, 2x4, 1x6) G Delany 50* (25 balls, 8x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 38 in 2.5 overs
HamzaTahir 2-0-22-0 Sharif 2-0-25-0
Ireland need 99 runs to win in 13.0 overs.
6.6 HamzaTahir to G Delany, 1 run. Out to deep extra cover to bring up his fifty.
6.5 HamzaTahir to G Delany, 2 runs. Drives to long on, well fielded by MacLeod on the rope.
6.4 HamzaTahir to Balbirnie, 1 run. Tucked off the pads behind square.
6.3 HamzaTahir to G Delany, 1 run. Drives to long off.
6.2 HamzaTahir to G Delany, FOUR Off the toe of the bat to third man.
6.1 HamzaTahir to Balbirnie, 1 run. Cuts just in front of point.
6
End of over 6 (16 runs) Ireland 85-1
G Delany 42* (21 balls, 7x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 16* (6 balls, 2x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 28 in 1.5 overs
Sharif 2-0-29-0 Evans 2-0-23-1
Ireland need 109 runs to win in 14.0 overs.
5.6 Sharif to Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven to cover.
5.5 Sharif to Balbirnie, FOUR It dies just in front of the keeper.
5.4 Sharif to G Delany, 1 run. Better length and line, and driven to long on.
5.3 Sharif to G Delany, FOUR He times this though, as Sharif goes short again and Delany pulls through midwicket.
5.2 Sharif to G Delany, 2 runs. Swung down to long on, not really timed.
5.1 Sharif to G Delany, FOUR Smacked down to long on.
5
End of over 5 (12 runs) Ireland 69-1
A Balbirnie 11* (4 balls, 1x4, 1x6) G Delany 31* (17 balls, 5x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 12 in 0.5 overs
Evans 2-0-23-1 Sharif 1-0-13-0
Ireland need 125 runs to win in 15.0 overs.
4.6 Evans to Balbirnie, no run. Plays to cover.
4.5 Evans to Balbirnie, SIX Short again, and pulled magnificently over midwicket.
4.4 Evans to G Delany, 1 run. Leg stump line, worked to mid-on.
4.3 Evans to Balbirnie, 1 run. Straighter, turned to deep square leg.
4.2 Evans to Balbirnie, FOUR Full outside off, nicely driven through cover point.
1
K O'Brien c HamzaTahir b Evans 17 (9 balls, 2x4, 1x6) SR: 188.89
Partnership of 57 in 25 balls
Ireland 57-1 in 4.1 overs
4.1 Evans to O'Brien, OUT - CAUGHT! Turned off leg stump, and beautifully taken at fine leg!
4
End of over 4 (13 runs) Ireland 57-0
G Delany 30* (16 balls, 5x4, 1x6) K O'Brien 17* (8 balls, 2x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 57 in 4.0 overs
Sharif 1-0-13-0 Watt 1-0-16-0
Ireland need 137 runs to win in 16.0 overs.
3.6 Sharif to G Delany, FOUR That's even better, lifted from off stump over extra cover!
3.5 Sharif to G Delany, FOUR Another great lofted cover drive.
3.4 Sharif to G Delany, no run. Great yorker, defended back to the bowler.
3.3 Sharif to G Delany, no run. Guided to point.
3.2 Sharif to G Delany, FOUR Lifting outside off, cut sweetly through point.
3.1 Sharif to O'Brien, 1 run. Edged just past the leg stump.
3
End of over 3 (16 runs) Ireland 44-0
G Delany 18* (11 balls, 2x4, 1x6) K O'Brien 16* (7 balls, 2x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 44 in 3.0 overs
Watt 1-0-16-0 HamzaTahir 1-0-12-0
Ireland need 150 runs to win in 17.0 overs.
2.6 Watt to G Delany, no run. Played into the covers.
2.5 Watt to G Delany, 2 runs. Fuller, squeezed down to third man.
2.4 Watt to G Delany, SIX Hammered into the sightscreen over the bowler's head.
2.3 Watt to G Delany, FOUR He connects this time, driving through cover point.
2.2 Watt to G Delany, no run. Makes to go over midwicket, doesn't connect.
2.1 Watt to G Delany, FOUR Lofted over cover.
2
End of over 2 (12 runs) Ireland 28-0
K O'Brien 16* (7 balls, 2x4, 1x6) G Delany 2* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 28 in 2.0 overs
HamzaTahir 1-0-12-0 Evans 1-0-11-0
Ireland need 166 runs to win in 18.0 overs.
1.6 HamzaTahir to O'Brien, FOUR Driven uppishly through Berrington at extra cover and all the way to the rope.
1.6 HamzaTahir to O'Brien, 5 WIDES. Down the leg side.
1.5 HamzaTahir to G Delany, 1 run. Makes room, driving to long off.
1.4 HamzaTahir to O'Brien, 1 run. Down to long off.
1.3 HamzaTahir to G Delany, 1 run. Time for a single this time, since mid-off's fairly deep.
1.2 HamzaTahir to G Delany, no run. Drives to extra cover.
1.1 HamzaTahir to G Delany, no run. Defended to mid-on.
1
End of over 1 (16 runs) Ireland 16-0
K O'Brien 11* (5 balls, 1x4, 1x6) G Delany 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 1.0 overs
Evans 1-0-11-0
Ireland need 178 runs to win in 19.0 overs.
0.6 Evans to O'Brien, SIX Short and lifting, and lifted miles over midwicket.
0.5 Evans to G Delany, 5 leg byes. Drops down onto the pitch. quick single, Evans gathers, throws and wildly.
0.4 Evans to O'Brien, 1 run. Turned off the pads to deep square.
0.3 Evans to O'Brien, no run. This one pops out on the on side, an ppeal for leg-before from Evans.
0.2 Evans to O'Brien, no run. Outside edge to point.
0.1 Evans to O'Brien, FOUR Good start from O'Brien, driving wide of midon to the boundary.
4:15 PM The umpires are back out in the middle.
3:06 PM Boyd Rankin and Gareth Delany the two stand out performers. David Delany was a little unlucky. For the Scots, Calum MacLeod batted superbly - as always the glue that holds things together. Good cameos from George Munsey, Olli Hairs, Richie Berrington and Mark Watt.
3:04 PM That is going to take a bit of chasing for Ireland. Scotland the happier of the two sides at the half-way stage.
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End of over 20 (12 runs) Scotland 193-7
S Sharif 6* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) M Watt 14* (8 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 19 in 2.0 overs
Thompson 4-0-44-1 D Delany 4-0-38-1
19.6 Thompson to Watt, 1 run. Driven to Balbirnie at cover.
19.5 Thompson to Watt, FOUR Down the track and flies away off the outside edge and beats third man Delany who had been brought up
19.4 Thompson to Watt, no run. Yorker right in the blockhole.
19.3 Thompson to Watt, FOUR Another scoop shot and gets it absolutely right. How do you set a field for that? Not easy.
19.2 Thompson to Sharif, 1 run. To cover.
19.1 Thompson to Sharif, 2 runs. Good running but a poor throw.
19
End of over 19 (7 runs) Scotland 181-7
M Watt 5* (4 balls, 1x4, 0x6) S Sharif 3* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 1.0 overs
D Delany 4-0-38-1 G Delany 4-0-31-2
18.6 D Delany to Watt, FOUR Improvises it by going way outside off and gets it waay fine. Great shot
18.5 D Delany to Watt, no run.
18.4 D Delany to Watt, no run.
18.3 D Delany to Sharif, 1 run. Short ball to long on
18.2 D Delany to Watt, 1 run. Survives a run out chance as Dockrell swopps but misses with the throw
18.1 D Delany to Sharif, 1 run.
18
End of over 18 (8 runs) Scotland 174-7
S Sharif 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
G Delany 4-0-31-2 Rankin 4-0-29-3
7
C MacLeod c sub (Dockrell) b G Delany 72 (42 balls, 9x4, 1x6) SR: 171.43
Partnership of 3 in 3 balls
Scotland 174-7 in 18.0 overs
17.6 G Delany to MacLeod, OUT - CAUGHT! Top edge and a simple catch for sub George Dockrell. Big bonus for the irish.
17.5 G Delany to MacLeod, 2 runs. Swept and a fumble gets the second.
17.4 G Delany to Sharif, 1 run. Lucky. Inside edge almost chops it on.
2:51 PM Saffy Sharif is the new batsman.
6
M Cross c & b G Delany 0 (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 6 in 4 balls
Scotland 171-6 in 17.3 overs
17.3 G Delany to Cross, OUT - CAUGHT! Great catch diving forward and takes it just above the turf. Well dine young man.
17.2 G Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. Swept to deep square
17.1 G Delany to MacLeod, FOUR Poor ball. Too short and well placed and hit to the gap in the leg side
Gareth Delany returns.
17
End of over 17 (10 runs) Scotland 166-5
M Cross 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 65* (38 balls, 8x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.1 overs
Rankin 4-0-29-3 Thompson 3-0-32-1
16.6 Rankin to MacLeod, 1 run. Keeps the strike.
2:47 PM Cross the new man in. There was a bit of confusion earlier about MacLeod's score but the scorers have it right and we have now updated.
5
O Hairs c Getkate b Rankin 26 (17 balls, 0x4, 2x6) SR: 152.94
Partnership of 65 in 35 balls
Scotland 165-5 in 16.5 overs
16.5 Rankin to Hairs, OUT - CAUGHT! Short ball clubbed to deep midwicket and a good running catch by Getkate.
16.4 Rankin to Hairs, no run. Smashed to Tector at mid off
16.3 Rankin to MacLeod, 1 run. Yorker well dug out.
16.2 Rankin to MacLeod, no run. Good comeback.
16.1 Rankin to MacLeod, SIX BOOM. Great shot
16
End of over 16 (10 runs) Scotland 156-4
O Hairs 26* (15 balls, 0x4, 2x6) C MacLeod 55* (34 balls, 8x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 56 in 5.0 overs
Thompson 3-0-32-1 Getkate 1-0-12-0
15.6 Thompson to Hairs, 2 runs.
15.5 Thompson to Hairs, 2 runs.
15.4 Thompson to MacLeod, 1 run.
15.3 Thompson to MacLeod, FOUR
15.2 Thompson to Hairs, 1 run.
15.1 Thompson to Hairs, no run. Initially signalled wide butchnages his mind.
2:41 PM Thompson returns.
15
End of over 15 (12 runs) Scotland 146-4
C MacLeod 50* (32 balls, 7x4, 0x6) O Hairs 21* (11 balls, 0x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 46 in 4.0 overs
Getkate 1-0-12-0 Adair 3-0-36-0
14.6 Getkate to MacLeod, no run. Round the wicket and yorker is dug out.
14.5 Getkate to Hairs, 1 run.
14.4 Getkate to Hairs, SIX Full toss is thumped over long off. Powerful blow.
14.4 Getkate to Hairs, WIDE Again way outside off
14.3 Getkate to MacLeod, 1 run. Well up and driven to mid off. Wilson standing up.
14.2 Getkate to Hairs, 1 run. Slow low full toss hits the bottom of the bat
14.2 Getkate to Hairs, WIDE Way outside off.
14.1 Getkate to MacLeod, 1 run.
The official scoreboard has MacLeod on 50 and the total on 136. We will check it out at the interval.
14
End of over 14 (15 runs) Scotland 134-4
O Hairs 13* (8 balls, 0x4, 1x6) C MacLeod 48* (29 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 34 in 3.0 overs
Adair 3-0-36-0 D Delany 3-0-31-1
13.6 Adair to MacLeod, 1 run.
13.5 Adair to MacLeod, FOUR And again. That's very intelligent
13.4 Adair to MacLeod, FOUR Lovely shot. Guided it to the vacant third man. Clever batting
13.3 Adair to Hairs, 1 run. Slower ball hit to deep point
13.2 Adair to MacLeod, 1 run. To mid off
13.1 Adair to MacLeod, FOUR Welcome back. Outside off and square cut goes all the way
2:28 PM Adair returns
13
End of over 13 (8 runs) Scotland 119-4
O Hairs 12* (7 balls, 0x4, 1x6) C MacLeod 34* (24 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 19 in 2.0 overs
D Delany 3-0-31-1 G Delany 3-0-23-0
12.6 D Delany to Hairs, no run. Driven back and well stopped by Delany. Almost ran the non striker out as it deflected off his fingertips
12.5 D Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. Pitched up and hit to midwicket
12.4 D Delany to MacLeod, FOUR Great shot goes through cover like a rocket
12.3 D Delany to MacLeod, no run. Appeal for catch behind down leg. Looked a wide but seemed to flick pad
12.2 D Delany to Hairs, 1 run. Out to cover sweeper.
12.1 D Delany to Hairs, 2 runs. Skied but lands safe over mid off
12
End of over 12 (11 runs) Scotland 111-4
C MacLeod 29* (21 balls, 3x4, 0x6) O Hairs 9* (4 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 11 in 1.0 overs
G Delany 3-0-23-0 D Delany 2-0-23-1
11.6 G Delany to Hairs, 1 run. To long off
11.5 G Delany to Hairs, SIX BOOM! Slog sweep and that is huge
11.4 G Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. Pulled to deep square
11.3 G Delany to Hairs, 1 run. Lofted to the sweeper at cover
11.2 G Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. Cut to deep point
11.1 G Delany to Hairs, 1 run.
2:19 PM First international wicket for David Delany. Olli Hairs comes in.
11
End of over 11 (11 runs) Scotland 100-4
C MacLeod 27* (19 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
D Delany 2-0-23-1 Rankin 3-0-21-2
4
R Berrington c G Delany b D Delany 20 (13 balls, 3x4, 0x6) SR: 153.85
Partnership of 42 in 26 balls
Scotland 100-4 in 11.0 overs
10.6 D Delany to Berrington, OUT - CAUGHT! It's a family affair as Berrington goes caught at long on by a running and diving Gareth Delany.
10.5 D Delany to Berrington, FOUR Too short and rocks back and puleld powerfully to deep square
10.4 D Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. Good ball and it edges onto his pad
10.3 D Delany to Berrington, 1 run. Drops it at his feet and easy run
10.2 D Delany to Berrington, FOUR Uses his feet and lofted over mid off
10.1 D Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. Off the inside half of the bat to midwicket
10
End of over 10 (8 runs) Scotland 89-3
R Berrington 11* (9 balls, 1x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 25* (17 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 31 in 3.2 overs
Rankin 3-0-21-2 G Delany 2-0-12-0
9.6 Rankin to MacLeod, 1 run. Flicked off his hip to deep square
9.5 Rankin to Berrington, 1 run. Pulled to deep square
9.4 Rankin to Berrington, no run.
9.3 Rankin to Berrington, FOUR Short and slashed powerfully past point
9.2 Rankin to MacLeod, 1 leg bye.
9.1 Rankin to Berrington, 1 run. Pulled to deep square
Yet another change as Rankin back.
9
End of over 9 (9 runs) Scotland 81-3
C MacLeod 24* (15 balls, 3x4, 0x6) R Berrington 5* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 23 in 2.2 overs
G Delany 2-0-12-0 D Delany 1-0-12-0
8.6 G Delany to MacLeod, FOUR Sweeps and misfield gives the boundary. Thought about diving forward and trying the catch but doesn't end in glory.
8.5 G Delany to Berrington, 1 run. Punched off back foot to long off
8.4 G Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. To long on
8.3 G Delany to MacLeod, 2 runs. Into the leg and good running
8.2 G Delany to MacLeod, no run. Almost. Chipped back and just out of reach
8.1 G Delany to Berrington, 1 run. Glanced to square leg.
2:07 PM His leg-spinning cousin Gareth comes back.
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End of over 8 (12 runs) Scotland 72-3
C MacLeod 17* (11 balls, 2x4, 0x6) R Berrington 3* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 1.2 overs
D Delany 1-0-12-0 Rankin 2-0-14-2
7.6 D Delany to MacLeod, FOUR Short and cut powerfully
7.5 D Delany to Berrington, 1 run. Up to mid on
7.4 D Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. Off the open face to third man
7.3 D Delany to Berrington, 1 run. Tip and run into the off side
7.2 D Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. Tucked into leg side
7.1 D Delany to MacLeod, FOUR Inside edge beats everyone
2:03 PM Clontarf speedster David Delany comes into the attack. Slip in place as one DElany replaces another
7
End of over 7 (7 runs) Scotland 60-3
R Berrington 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 7* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.2 overs
Rankin 2-0-14-2 G Delany 1-0-3-0
6.6 Rankin to MacLeod, 1 run. Guided to third man
6.5 Rankin to Berrington, 1 run. Dropped to point and quick running.
2:00 PM Vastly experienced Richie Berrington into the middle to join MacLeod. They have enjoyed some great stands down the years.
3
M Leask bowled Rankin 2 (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 40.00
Partnership of 8 in 10 balls
Scotland 58-3 in 6.4 overs
6.4 Rankin to Leask, OUT - BOWLED! Got his radar right there though. Well up and middle stump cartwheels out of the ground. Poor shot though.
6.3 Rankin to MacLeod, 1 run. Uppercut to third man.
6.3 Rankin to MacLeod, WIDE Another down leg. Struggling with his radar
6.2 Rankin to Leask, 1 run. Skies a short ball but lands safe. Leask favours deep midwicket and long on region
6.1 Rankin to MacLeod, 1 run. Guided to third man
6.1 Rankin to MacLeod, WIDE Way down leg.
1:56 PM Rankin changes ends.
1:55 PM Good start by the young Leinster leg-spinner.
6
End of over 6 (3 runs) Scotland 53-2
M Leask 1* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C MacLeod 4* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 1.0 overs
G Delany 1-0-3-0 Thompson 2-0-22-1
5.6 G Delany to Leask, no run.
5.5 G Delany to MacLeod, 1 run. Tucked to leg
5.4 G Delany to Leask, 1 run. Fumble allows the run
5.3 G Delany to Leask, no run. To cover
5.2 G Delany to MacLeod, 1 run.
5.1 G Delany to MacLeod, no run.
1:52 PM Michael Leask strides to the middle.
5
End of over 5 (15 runs) Scotland 50-2
C MacLeod 2* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Thompson 2-0-22-1 Rankin 1-0-7-1
2
G Munsey c Getkate b Thompson 34 (20 balls, 6x4, 1x6) SR: 170.00
Partnership of 17 in 7 balls
Scotland 50-2 in 5.0 overs
4.6 Thompson to Munsey, OUT - CAUGHT! Short ball and he tries to baseball bat it away but comfortable catch to mid-on. Bib break for the Irish
4.5 Thompson to Munsey, SIX On leg and flicked away to deep square
4.4 Thompson to Munsey, no run. Tucks him up.
4.3 Thompson to Munsey, no run.
4.2 Thompson to Munsey, FOUR Almost a chance as a short ball is gloved and Wilson dives but can't get there
4.1 Thompson to Munsey, FOUR Lovely lofted drive to long on
4.1 Thompson to Munsey, WIDE Down leg.
Thompson changes ends.
4
End of over 4 (7 runs) Scotland 35-1
C MacLeod 2* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Munsey 20* (14 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.1 overs
Rankin 1-0-7-1 Adair 2-0-21-0
3.6 Rankin to MacLeod, 2 runs. Tucked to leg and they scamper back for the second.
Rankin's old Warwickshire team mate Calum MacLeod is next in.
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K Coetzer bowled Rankin 10 (9 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 111.11
Partnership of 33 in 23 balls
Scotland 33-1 in 3.5 overs
3.5 Rankin to Coetzer, OUT - BOWLED! Came back in a little and Coetzer perhaps expecting a short one is a little surprised as the middle stump is rattled.
3.4 Rankin to Coetzer, no run. Banged into the deck and tucks Coetzer up
3.3 Rankin to Munsey, 1 run. Short and pulled to O'Brien at deep square.
3.2 Rankin to Munsey, FOUR Nice shot. Guidded/upper cut to third man
3.1 Rankin to Munsey, no run. Down leg but not called
3
End of over 3 (15 runs) Scotland 28-0
K Coetzer 10* (7 balls, 2x4, 0x6) G Munsey 15* (11 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 28 in 3.0 overs
Adair 2-0-21-0 Thompson 1-0-7-0
2.6 Adair to Munsey, 1 run. Up to mid-off and they take on Thompson's throw and get in.
2.5 Adair to Munsey, no run. Tight on leg
2.4 Adair to Munsey, FOUR Slower ball bouncer and helped to fine leg
2.3 Adair to Munsey, FOUR On leg and glanced to fine leg. Great timing.
2.3 Adair to Munsey, WIDE Drifts down leg.
2.2 Adair to Coetzer, 1 run. Cut to deep point
2.1 Adair to Coetzer, FOUR Pitched up and lofted straight. Great shot. Didn't try and hit it too hard.
2
End of over 2 (7 runs) Scotland 13-0
G Munsey 6* (7 balls, 1x4, 0x6) K Coetzer 5* (5 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 13 in 2.0 overs
Thompson 1-0-7-0 Adair 1-0-6-0
1.6 Thompson to Coetzer, 1 run. Driven to mid-on where Rankin makes good stop.
1.5 Thompson to Coetzer, no run. Good yorker
1.4 Thompson to Coetzer, FOUR Hits it on the up through cover. Nice shot.
1.3 Thompson to Coetzer, no run. Driven to mid-off
1.3 Thompson to Coetzer, WIDE Down leg.
1.2 Thompson to Coetzer, no run. Mistimes drive
1.1 Thompson to Munsey, 1 run. Tucked to deep square.
1:32 PM Decent start from Adair mixing it up well.
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End of over 1 (6 runs) Scotland 6-0
K Coetzer 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Munsey 5* (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 1.0 overs
Adair 1-0-6-0
0.6 Adair to Munsey, 1 run. Leading edge but falls safe.
0.5 Adair to Munsey, FOUR Backs away and smashed through point.
0.5 Adair to Munsey, WIDE Down leg
0.4 Adair to Munsey, no run.
0.3 Adair to Munsey, no run.
0.2 Adair to Munsey, no run.
0.1 Adair to Munsey, no run.
1:25 PM The big news from the Irish camp is the absence of Paul Stirling with a 'niggle'. Huge blow to their chances. He is such an important player to them, especially in this format.
1:16 PM It's a powerful line-up and they will be confident of registering another win.
1:15 PM Two changes to the Scotland team which beat the Dutch. Keeper Craig Wallace is out and Matty Cross dons the gloves, while giant paceman Adrian Neill is replaced by leg-apinner Hamza Tahir.
1:09 PM He and George Munsey shared a 200-run stand yesterday in their 58 run win over The Netherlands. He will be looking for more of the same today.
1:08 PM Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer has called heads and won the toss. he is going to have a bat.
1:06 PM Welcome to CricketEurope's commentary of Ireland versus Scotland. It's a bright day at Malahide and the game will be starting on time. Ireland are giving debuts to Harry Tector and David Delany. We will bring you news of the toss and the rest of the team news as soon as we have it.