Joyce's record double blows UAE away
Ireland 492 (Joyce 231, Stirling 146, Javed 4-117) beat United Arab Emirates 213 (Anwar 57, Young 4-51) and 253 (Patil 63, Saqib Ali 51, Dockrell 4-93) by an innings and 26 runs
Ireland needed just four balls to wrap up a convincing innings and 26-run win over UAE in their ICC Intercontinental Cup clash in Dublin. UAE resumed play at an over night score of 251 for 9 and managed to add just two runs before Mohammed Naveed was dismissed by Craig Young, who ended with match figures of 1 for 110.
Ed Joyce was adjudged the player of the match for his 232-ball 231, Ireland's highest individual first class score.
Ireland collect the 20 maximum points available to join Namibia at the top of the table. Ireland will face Namibia in the next round of the competition later in the year.