European Championship Division One, Ireland v Scotland at Dublin, Jul 31, 2008
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 19 balls remaining) (D/L method)
31 July 2008 (50-over match)
  Scotland innings (35 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GM Hamilton b Cusack 21 36 26 4 0 80.76
8.3 there's the breakthrough and how Ireland needed it. The ball seemed a bit quicker, taking the off stump bail as Hamilton tried to play through square leg 60/1
View dismissal RR Watson* st †NJ O'Brien b McCallan 50 72 44 6 1 113.63
17.2 beaten in the flight and that's the wicket that Ireland wanted. Very nicely flighted by the Irish vice-capain drawing Watson down the pitch, he was well short of his ground as O'Brien whipped off the bails 91/3
View dismissal MQ Sheikh b Botha 2 11 11 0 0 18.18
11.1 another wicket and it was a really ugly shot. It looked a little slower and flighted by Botha, hitting off stump as Sheikh aimed a rather agricultural slog over midwicket 66/2
View dismissal CJO Smith st †NJ O'Brien b McCallan 16 31 26 2 0 61.53
19.1 another stumping, again nicely flighted to draw Smith out of his ground and spinning past the edge. Niall O'Brien completed the formalities with little fuss 99/4
View dismissal DF Watts lbw b Connell 14 27 22 2 0 63.63
24.5 good thinking from Connell as he bowls a slower ball which traps Watts bang infront as he tries to turn the ball into the legside. Good spell for the Irish 115/6
View dismissal NFI McCallum c †NJ O'Brien b Connell 1 3 5 0 0 20.00
20.1 another Scottish batsman ggoes, this time thanks to a fantastic catch by O'Brien diving to his left. It was on a good length and nipping back to catch a fine inside edge and O'Brien did the rest! 100/5
View dismissal RD Berrington c Wilson b Botha 16 41 31 1 0 51.61
31.4 slower ball again which Berrington tried to swing over midwicket, he didn't quite get hold of it and picked out Wilson on the midwicket boundary 133/8
View dismissal RM Haq lbw b McCallan 2 8 9 0 0 22.22
27.1 another wicket for McCallan, flatter delivery which trapped Haq on the back foot. Billy Bowden had little doubt to send Haq on his way 120/7
View dismissal JAR Blain c KJ O'Brien b Cusack 13 28 26 0 0 50.00
34.4 he's gone after a smart catch by O'Brien on the long-off boundary. Good length delivery driven down the ground by Blain but he couldn't quite clear the field 150/9
GD Drummond not out 10 14 9 1 0 111.11
JD Nel not out 1 2 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 2, w 4) 6
  Total (9 wickets; 35 overs) 152 (4.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets PC Connell 7 0 37 2 5.28 (1w)
20.1 to McCallum, another Scottish batsman ggoes, this time thanks to a fantastic catch by O'Brien diving to his left. It was on a good length and nipping back to catch a fine inside edge and O'Brien did the rest! 100/5
24.5 to Watts, good thinking from Connell as he bowls a slower ball which traps Watts bang infront as he tries to turn the ball into the legside. Good spell for the Irish 115/6
  KJ O'Brien 7 0 43 0 6.14
View wickets AR Cusack 7 0 31 2 4.42 (2w)
8.3 to Hamilton, there's the breakthrough and how Ireland needed it. The ball seemed a bit quicker, taking the off stump bail as Hamilton tried to play through square leg 60/1
34.4 to Blain, he's gone after a smart catch by O'Brien on the long-off boundary. Good length delivery driven down the ground by Blain but he couldn't quite clear the field 150/9
View wickets AC Botha 7 1 29 2 4.14
11.1 to Sheikh, another wicket and it was a really ugly shot. It looked a little slower and flighted by Botha, hitting off stump as Sheikh aimed a rather agricultural slog over midwicket 66/2
31.4 to Berrington, slower ball again which Berrington tried to swing over midwicket, he didn't quite get hold of it and picked out Wilson on the midwicket boundary 133/8
View wickets WK McCallan 7 1 10 3 1.42 (1w)
17.2 to Watson, beaten in the flight and that's the wicket that Ireland wanted. Very nicely flighted by the Irish vice-capain drawing Watson down the pitch, he was well short of his ground as O'Brien whipped off the bails 91/3
19.1 to Smith, another stumping, again nicely flighted to draw Smith out of his ground and spinning past the edge. Niall O'Brien completed the formalities with little fuss 99/4
27.1 to Haq, another wicket for McCallan, flatter delivery which trapped Haq on the back foot. Billy Bowden had little doubt to send Haq on his way 120/7
  Ireland innings (target: 128 runs from 27 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* b Blain 1 18 12 0 0 8.33
4.2 bowled him! Not the most convincing of defensive shots by Porterfield, not really getting properly forward to ball which hit off-stump. Big breakthrough for the Scots 19/1
View dismissal GC Wilson c Blain b Haq 51 93 66 6 0 77.27
22.6 advances down the pitch and aims a drive over mid-on, unfortunately he can't quite clear the fielder, and John Blain takes the catch 119/3
View dismissal NJ O'Brien b Drummond 10 23 17 2 0 58.82
9.5 slower ball from Drummond, taking the inside edge as O'Brien came forward to hit the stumps. That should liven things up a bit! 42/2
AC Botha not out 47 54 43 7 0 109.30
KJ O'Brien not out 10 2 5 1 1 200.00
Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 1, nb 1) 10
  Total (3 wickets; 23.5 overs) 129 (5.41 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket JAR Blain 6 1 30 1 5.00 (1nb)
4.2 to Porterfield, bowled him! Not the most convincing of defensive shots by Porterfield, not really getting properly forward to ball which hit off-stump. Big breakthrough for the Scots 19/1
  JD Nel 5 0 19 0 3.80 (1w)
View wicket GD Drummond 4.5 0 29 1 6.00
9.5 to NJ O'Brien, slower ball from Drummond, taking the inside edge as O'Brien came forward to hit the stumps. That should liven things up a bit! 42/2
  RD Berrington 3 0 17 0 5.66
View wicket RM Haq 4 0 19 1 4.75
22.6 to Wilson, advances down the pitch and aims a drive over mid-on, unfortunately he can't quite clear the fielder, and John Blain takes the catch 119/3
  RR Watson 1 0 7 0 7.00

Match details


Toss - Ireland, who chose to field
Points - Ireland 2, Scotland 0
Series - Ireland won the 2008 European Championship Division One
Umpires - PK Baldwin (Germany) and BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - IN Ramage (Scotland)

Match Notes


    • Scotland innings
    • Rain stopped play at 92/3 off 17.4 overs, 1 over lost
    • Ireland innings
    • Ireland innings: 1x5 ball over (5th over, JAR Blain, called by umpire Bowden)
    • Rain stopped play at 27/1 off 7 overs, 8 overs lost, new target is 128
 
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