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Scotland grind even the diehards into submission

The first day of the Intercontinental Cup tie between Ireland and Scotland at Stormont was not even one for the purist. Fewer than 50 people watched Scotland crawl to 183 for 7 off 101 painful overs

Match Centre

END OF OVER:
110 | 1 Run | IRE: 473/7

  • WK McCallan4 (8b)
  • GJ Thompson16 (28b)
  • RD Berrington3-0-11-1

CloseThat concludes over coverage from Belfast for the time being with Ireland and Scotland playing out a rain-affected draw. Ireland batted well to fight back from a poor start, with Niall O'Brien, Botha and Alex Cusack all batting brilliantly as they claimed the all important bonus points. John Blain batted excellently earlier in the match , recording his highest first class score of 92, while Criag Wright was the pick of the bowlers. For now, goodbye from Belfast. where fittingly it's teaming down Match State: Stumps - Day 4

109.6
0
Berrington to McCallan, no run, left alone outside the off stump and the players are walking off. The match has been abandoned as a draw
109.5
0
Berrington to McCallan, no run, good length delivery on off stump, McCallan defends to point

It's absolutely lashing now, I'm surprised their standing in this

109.4
0
Berrington to McCallan, no run,
109.3
1
Berrington to Thompson, 1 run, full ball on the leg stump, Thompson drops the ball in front of square leg and they get a single
109.2
0
Berrington to Thompson, no run, big appeal for lbw as Thompson played to leg, perhaps just going down the legside
109.1
0
Berrington to Thompson, no run, good ball, full and hovering on off stump as Thompson defends on the front foot
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Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31AR WhiteWTS Porterfield
2nd1AR WhiteEJG Morgan
3rd8AR WhiteNJ O'Brien
4th19NJ O'BrienKJ O'Brien
5th122AC BothaNJ O'Brien
6th234AC BothaAR Cusack
7th52GJ ThompsonAR Cusack
8th6WK McCallanGJ Thompson