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May 23, 2007
Ireland 352 (Bray 146, Morgan 84, Porterfield 54, Bhatti 5-85) beat Canada 92 and 145(McCallan 5-34) by an innings and 115 runs
After building an almost match-winning position yesterday, Canada's fightback in the morning was too little too late, but it will have given them some solace. Resuming on 250 for 3, Ireland made painfully slow progress against some tight bowling, hitting only two fours in the first hour.
But Umar Bhatti then kick-started the day into life, gabbing four wickets in five ball, including a hat-trick of leg-befores, with the next delivery agonisingly close to another. The last seven wickets fell for 55 with only Eoin Morgan, who was last man out for 84, offering any resistance.
Canada started their second innings 260 in arrears, and although they showed more application than they had yesterday, they still struggled against the moving ball. Trent Johnston took three of the first four wickets to fall while Kyle McCallan ripped through the tail to finish with 5 for 34. It was all over with more than two days to spare.
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