Ireland v Scotland, Intercontinental Cup, Dublin, 4th day September 14, 2013

Sorensen five sets up innings win for Ireland

Ireland 350 beat Scotland 138 and 168 (Sharif 60, Sorensen 5-37) by an innings and 44 runs
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Ireland needed just under 10 overs on day four to bowl Scotland out and thump the visitors by an innings and 44 runs in Dublin.

Scotland had been put on the back foot for large parts of day three, owing to an incisive spell from right-arm seamer Max Sorensen, who claimed the last wicket to fall and record his third five-for in first-class cricket.

A 79-run partnership for the eighth wicket between Safyaan Sharif and Majid Haq was broken off what proved to be the last ball of the third day and only three overs were bowled on the fourth morning before Iain Wardlaw edged Craig Young to second slip and Scotland slumped to 148 for 9. The final-wicket pair Majid Haq and Alasdair Evans survived 40 deliveries, but Sorensen finished things off in the 61st over to secure the win.

The win increased Ireland's lead at the top of the Intercontinental Table to 22 points, and marked a successful summer for the hosts after they also sealed the World Club Championship in Belfast last week, again by defeating Scotland.

The result also ensured that Ireland will play Afghanistan in the final of the competition, where even a draw will be enough for them to take home the trophy since they topped the table.

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  • FazalMahmoodAli on September 14, 2013, 14:59 GMT

    Great done Ireland, to be sure they will have a tough final against Afghanistan because, Afghanistan plays so well in such conditions ,so, we will wait till that which of the teams is stronger in associate members!

    personally i think mm.. Afghanistan will win Inshaallah.

  • FazalMahmoodAli on September 14, 2013, 14:59 GMT

    Great done Ireland, to be sure they will have a tough final against Afghanistan because, Afghanistan plays so well in such conditions ,so, we will wait till that which of the teams is stronger in associate members!

    personally i think mm.. Afghanistan will win Inshaallah.

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  • FazalMahmoodAli on September 14, 2013, 14:59 GMT

    Great done Ireland, to be sure they will have a tough final against Afghanistan because, Afghanistan plays so well in such conditions ,so, we will wait till that which of the teams is stronger in associate members!

    personally i think mm.. Afghanistan will win Inshaallah.