European Championship Division One, 2008 / Wicket commentary

European Championship Division One - 13th match

Ireland v Scotland

Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 19 balls remaining) (D/L method)

8.3

Cusack to Hamilton, OUT, 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

GM Hamilton b Cusack 21 (36m 26b 4x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

Scotland 60/1   RR Watson 36* (25b 5x4 1x6)   AR Cusack 2.3-0-13-1

11.1

Botha to Sheikh, OUT, 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

MQ Sheikh b Botha 2 (11m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

Scotland 66/2   RR Watson 39* (30b 5x4 1x6)   AC Botha 2.1-0-9-1

17.2

McCallan to Watson, OUT, 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

RR Watson st †NJ O'Brien b McCallan 50 (72m 44b 6x4 1x6) SR: 113.63

Scotland 91/3   CJO Smith 14* (23b 2x4)   WK McCallan 0.2-0-0-1

19.1

McCallan to Smith, OUT, 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

CJO Smith st †NJ O'Brien b McCallan 16 (31m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Scotland 99/4   DF Watts 5* (8b 1x4)   WK McCallan 1.1-0-1-2

20.1

Connell to McCallum, OUT, 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!

NFI McCallum c †NJ O'Brien b Connell 1 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Scotland 100/5   DF Watts 5* (9b 1x4)   PC Connell 3.1-0-24-1

24.5

Connell to Watts, OUT, 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

DF Watts lbw b Connell 14 (27m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

Scotland 115/6   RD Berrington 6* (15b)   PC Connell 5.5-0-34-2

27.1

McCallan to Haq, OUT, another wicket for McCallan, flatter delivery which trapped Haq on the back foot. Billy Bowden had little doubt to send Haq on his way

RM Haq lbw b McCallan 2 (8m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Scotland 120/7   RD Berrington 9* (20b)   WK McCallan 5.1-0-9-3

31.4

Botha to Berrington, OUT, 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

RD Berrington c Wilson b Botha 16 (41m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.61

Scotland 133/8   JAR Blain 5* (16b)   AC Botha 5.4-1-22-2

34.4

Cusack to Blain, OUT, 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

JAR Blain c KJ O'Brien b Cusack 13 (28m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Scotland 150/9   GD Drummond 9* (8b 1x4)   AR Cusack 6.4-0-29-2
Tournament Results
Denmark v Netherlands at Dublin - Jul 31, 2008
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Ireland v Scotland at Dublin - Jul 31, 2008
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 19 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Italy v Norway at Dublin - Jul 31, 2008
No result
Denmark v Norway at Dublin - Jul 29, 2008
Denmark won by 8 wickets (with 72 balls remaining)
Ireland v Italy at Dublin - Jul 29, 2008
Ireland won by 4 wickets (with 79 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Scotland at Dublin - Jul 29, 2008
Scotland won by 6 wickets (with 166 balls remaining)
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