Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

4.44pm That is that. No Ed Joyce, no problem for Ireland. Andy Balbirnie led the way for them with a sublime century and was ably complemented by punchy knocks from the O'Brien brothers - Niall and Kevin. Coetzer's brisk fifty upfront and a late counterattack from the Scotland tail threatened Ireland, but they hung on to wrap up a 25-run win. Coetzer was particularly severe on Rankin, but the Irish seamer overcame a difficult start to take 4 for 63, securing the victory as the clouds parted and the ground was bathed in afternoon sunshine.This is Scotland's first loss in this tournament. Liam Brickhill's report will tell you the full story of the day.Thanks for reading. Goodbye for now

Balbirnie, Man of the Match: The quick turnaround has helped. It hasn't been a great tournament for me, but happy to get some runs. Luckily Niall played a run-a-ball innings, Kevin did the same, and that helped me. We are going to take a couple of days off and get back to it.

Porterfield: We knew we had to turn up and two points today. We were disappointing with the bat against Zimbabwe, so this turnaround was pleasing. We were good against Afghanistan over the last winter and back ourselves.

Coetzer: This was one of the best wickets in the tournament, maybe they got too many runs. A couple of crucial moments in the game did not go our way.

Kabir: "Ireland & Afghanistan live another day. They have only chance if West Indies too beat Scotland and looses to Zimbabwe, then there would be a point tie between West Indies & Afghanistan/ Ireland"

47.4
W
Rankin to Wheal, OUT, Ireland keep their World Cup hopes alive! Back of a length on off, Rankin bowls a heavy ball. Wheal backs away again for a biiiig slog. He only snicks it behind. Niall throws himself to his right, and clings onto the one-handed catch to wrap things up for Ireland

BTJ Wheal c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin 14 (17m 10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

47.4
1w
Rankin to Wheal, 1 wide, bouncer on middle, too high, and called a wide
47.3
4
Rankin to Wheal, FOUR runs, backs away and slices it away to the right of sweeper cover for four
47.2
0
Rankin to Wheal, no run, back of a length and bounces over middle, Wheal still can't connect with a slog
47.1
0
Rankin to Wheal, no run, swings and misses outside off

Scotland need 31 off 18 balls to pull off a heist

END OF OVER:
47 | 16 Runs | SCOT: 241/9 (31 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.12, RRR: 10.33)

  • Mark Watt31 (19b)
  • Brad Wheal10 (6b)
  • Tim Murtagh9-3-51-2
  • Boyd Rankin9-0-58-3
46.6
6
Murtagh to Watt, SIX runs, floated full on middle stump, gets underneath the length and nonchalantly lifts it over the bowler's head for a flat six

sam: "@bimal nah watt and wheal are going for the win"

Scotland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26KJ CoetzerMH Cross
2nd68KJ CoetzerCS MacLeod
3rd18KJ CoetzerRD Berrington
4th2RD BerringtonHG Munsey
5th8RD BerringtonCD Wallace
6th10RD BerringtonMA Leask
7th51RD BerringtonSM Sharif
8th17SM SharifMRJ Watt
9th8MRJ WattCB Sole
10th38MRJ WattBTJ Wheal

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (ICC Trophy)

Super Sixes
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI54180.472
AFG53260.302
ZIM52250.42
SCOT52250.243
IRE52340.346
UAE5142-1.95
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI44081.171
IRE43161.479
UAE4224-1.177
NL4132-0.709
PNG4040-0.865
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM43071.035
SCOT43070.855
AFG41320.038
NEPAL4132-0.893
HKG4132-1.121