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Stirling, O'Brien help Ireland dominate Canada

An aggressive century from Paul Stirling and a whirlwind 79 from Kevin O'Brien helped Ireland amass 435 for 7 on the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 match against Canada

Match Centre

49 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | CAN: 257/10

  • Manny Aulakh11 (10b)
  • George Dockrell15-2-90-3
  • Andrew White2-0-3-0

So a big win for Ireland on a day of cricket when 23 wickets fell and over 400 runs were scored. Canada batted in a bizarre fashion for most of it, playing lots of shots even as the wickets tumbled. Cheema's superb 97 off 45 was a bright spot for them. Ireland's bowlers will be delighted wit their efforts espeicially Albert Van der Merwe who finished the match with 8 wickets. The two sides will meet again on Monday and Tuesday for two one dayers so please join us for them. That's all from myself, Conor Hayes, thanks for following the commentary throughout the two days.

Dockrell to Zahid Hussain, OUT, and two in two ends the match, Hussain lofts it straight to Van der Merwe at cover. Ireland win by an innings and 11 runs.

Zahid Hussain c van der Merwe b Dockrell 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

One more to get for Ireland

Dockrell to Baidwan, OUT, lovely delivery which finds the outside edge and Stuart Poynter takes a smart catch

HS Baidwan c †SW Poynter b Dockrell 29 (55b 3x4 0x6) SR: 52.72

Dockrell to Baidwan, 2 runs, swept very fine for a couple
Dockrell to Baidwan, no run, goes back on the crease and defends
Dockrell to Baidwan, no run, blocked away into the offside
Dockrell to Baidwan, no run, played into the midwicket region

Canada 3rd innings Partnerships

1st6NR KumarH Patel
2nd30R GunasekeraNR Kumar
3rd9Zeeshan SiddiqiR Gunasekera
4th21Zeeshan SiddiqiAS Hansra
5th60Rizwan CheemaAS Hansra
6th57Rizwan CheemaHamza Tariq
7th27Khurram ChohanHamza Tariq
8th28HS BaidwanHamza Tariq
9th19HS BaidwanMS Aulakh
10th0Zahid HussainMS Aulakh