It was an amazing finish to the game. Until Murtagh hit 10 off the last two balls you would have had to say that Scotland were favourites to win that. With Ireland winning todays game it means that Scotland cannot automatically qualify for the CWC15 and will have to go through the qualifying tournament.

On Sunday we will be back here again for the second ODI between these two teams. Hopefully it will be as exciting as todays game has been. So this is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a very dark Stormont ground. Goodnight.

Taylor to Murtagh, FOUR runs, its a full ball from Taylor and Murtagh gets on the front foot and drives the ball through point. The fielder cant get the ball. They chase the ball back and cant cut it off before the rope. What an end to a game!
Taylor to Murtagh, SIX runs, massive shot from Murtagh. He goes back in the crease and hits it over long-off. What a shot
Taylor to Dockrell, 1 run, hits the ball down to long-on. One bounce to the fielder
Taylor to Murtagh, 1 run, its hit down to long-on. A quick throw keeps it to a single
Taylor to Dockrell, 1 run, hits the ball to wide mid-off. Its a single. 11 off 5
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Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st95WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd3EC JoyceWTS Porterfield
3rd16EC JoyceNJ O'Brien
4th6NJ O'BrienGC Wilson
5th9NJ O'BrienKJ O'Brien
6th2DT JohnstonNJ O'Brien
7th15DT JohnstonEJ Richardson
8th34DT JohnstonMC Sorensen
9th29TJ MurtaghMC Sorensen
10th16TJ MurtaghGH Dockrell