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Match drawn but Ireland close gap

Ireland's rain-affected match against Canada was frustratingly cut short with no play possible on the fourth and final day, but Ireland have closed the gap on an already tightly packed top four in the Intercontinental Cup table

Match Centre

END OF OVER:
53 | 3 Runs | CAN: 141/5

  • S Dhaniram70 (90b)
  • GEF Barnett35 (153b)
  • WK McCallan20-6-53-2

Day 4

10.40 am Sensible decision from the Umpires play has been called off here, with the wicket very damp after the overnight downpour. Both sides will get three points. Join me, Chris Busby on Tuesday when these sides try again in an ODI at Clontarf.

10.30 am Well a big improvement, the lake has all but relocated off the outfield but unfortunately water has leaked onto the wicket, so the prospect of play looks bleak, I'll let you know when I hear anything

Match State: Stumps - Day 3

5.00 pm Play has indeed been abandoned for the day, and it looks unlikely that we will get enough overs to allow a result tomorrow - as I look out the ground resembles a lake. Join me tomorrow at 10.30am when hopefully we will get some more play

4.45 pm The rain continues to fall and I think we can safely say that will be it for the day, and if it continues to come down like this may affect tomorrows staring time. I expect play will be called off officially in around ten minutes...

4.30 pm Just as we were due to start after tea the skies have opened, the rain is really chucking it down now and I fear that may be it for the day- the sky really is very dark overhead. I'll keep you updated...

So a good fightback from Canada in that session and some lovely batting by Dhaniram. Join us in 20 minutes for the evening session

Match State: Tea - Day 3

52.6
0
McCallan to Dhaniram, no run, left alone outside the off-stump to bring us up to tea on the third day and it's Canada's session
52.5
2
McCallan to Dhaniram, 2 runs, goes for the big drive, a thick outside edge loops the ball over the covers and they come back for two runs
52.4
0
McCallan to Dhaniram, no run,
52.3
1
McCallan to Barnett, 1 run, a rare run for Barnett, tucking a ball off his hip for a single through square-leg
52.2
0
McCallan to Barnett, no run,
52.1
0
McCallan to Barnett, no run, more stodgy defence from Barnett on the front foot
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Canada 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3GEF BarnettR Gunasekera
2nd24Mohammad IqbalGEF Barnett
3rd0GEF BarnettSami Faridi
4th19GEF BarnettQaiser Ali
5th6GEF BarnettAL Kandappah
6th89S DhaniramGEF Barnett