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Bermuda v Ireland,13th place play-off semi-final, Under-19 World Cup

Thompson spins Ireland to victory

Cricinfo staff

February 29, 2008

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Ireland U-19s 236 for 7 (Hall 75, Stirling 59, Trott 4-37) beat Bermuda U-19s 167 (Trott 53, Jones 49, Thompson 5-26) by 69 runs

Greg Thompson, the Ireland captain, took 5 for 26 from his ten overs as his team completed a 69-run win over Bermuda in Johor to head into the 13th place playoff final against Zimbabwe on Saturday.

Set a target of 237, Bermuda lost their openers - Regino Smith and Pierre Smith - for just six runs on the board. Runs came at a slow trickle, and when Deunte Darrell fell for a 49-ball 7, Bermuda were slagging behind the required-rate at 59 from 23 overs.

Bermuda captain Rodney Trott and Malachi Jones, their opening bowler, made a recovery with a 65-run stand for the fourth wicket. They took their side to 122 in the 32nd over, before the legspinner Thompson struck. Trott was dismissed for 53, which came off 73 deliveries, while Jones made a brisk 49 off 40.

Thompson ended any hopes of a Bermuda win with three more wickets, which left them at 144 for 8, needing 93 more at nearly nine an over. Bermuda's innings folded up for 167, Thompson the wrecker-in-chief with figures of 10-1-26-5.

Trott was also the pick of the bowlers for Bermuda, taking 4 for 37 as Ireland made 236. James Hall scored an attacking 75 and added 137 runs for the third wicket with Paul Stirling, who made 59.

Ireland batsman Christopher Dougherty was given an official reprimand by match referee Mike Procter, after being found guilty under Level 1 of the ICC's Code of Conduct. Bowled by Trott for 25, a disappointed Dougherty knocked the stumps with his bat before heading to the dressing room.

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