Dublin, July 31, 2008, European Championship Division One
(35/35 ov) 152/9
(23.5/27 ov, T:128) 129/3

Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 19 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Scotland Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Flow
Scotland  (35 ovs maximum)
Gavin Hamilton  b Cusack2126364080.76
Ryan Watson (c)st †NJ O'Brien b McCallan50447261113.63
Qasim Sheikh  b Botha211110018.18
Colin Smith st †NJ O'Brien b McCallan1626312061.53
Fraser Watts lbw b Connell1422272063.63
Neil McCallum c †NJ O'Brien b Connell1530020.00
Richie Berrington c Wilson b Botha1631411051.61
Majid Haq lbw b McCallan2980022.22
John Blain c KJ O'Brien b Cusack1326280050.00
Gordon Drummond not out 1091410111.11
Dewald Nel not out 11200100.00
Extras(lb 2, w 4)6
TOTAL35 Ov (RR: 4.34)152/9
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Gavin Hamilton, 8.3 ov), 2-66 (Qasim Sheikh, 11.1 ov), 3-91 (Ryan Watson, 17.2 ov), 4-99 (Colin Smith, 19.1 ov), 5-100 (Neil McCallum, 20.1 ov), 6-115 (Fraser Watts, 24.4 ov), 7-120 (Majid Haq, 27.1 ov), 8-133 (Richie Berrington, 31.4 ov), 9-150 (John Blain, 34.4 ov)
Peter Connell703725.28266010
20.1 to NFI McCallum, another Scottish batsman ggoes, this time thanks to a fantastic catch by O'Brien diving to his left. It was on a good length and nipping back to catch a fine inside edge and O'Brien did the rest!. 100/5
24.4 to DF Watts, good thinking from Connell as he bowls a slower ball which traps Watts bang infront as he tries to turn the ball into the legside. Good spell for the Irish. 115/6
Kevin O'Brien704306.14196000
Alex Cusack703124.42274020
8.3 to GM Hamilton, there's the breakthrough and how Ireland needed it. The ball seemed a bit quicker, taking the off stump bail as Hamilton tried to play through square leg. 60/1
34.4 to JAR Blain, he's gone after a smart catch by O'Brien on the long-off boundary. Good length delivery driven down the ground by Blain but he couldn't quite clear the field. 150/9
Andre Botha712924.14210100
11.1 to MQ Sheikh, another wicket and it was a really ugly shot. It looked a little slower and flighted by Botha, hitting off stump as Sheikh aimed a rather agricultural slog over midwicket. 66/2
31.4 to RD Berrington, slower ball again which Berrington tried to swing over midwicket, he didn't quite get hold of it and picked out Wilson on the midwicket boundary. 133/8
Kyle McCallan711031.42330010
17.2 to RR Watson, beaten in the flight and that's the wicket that Ireland wanted. Very nicely flighted by the Irish vice-capain drawing Watson down the pitch, he was well short of his ground as O'Brien whipped off the bails. 91/3
19.1 to CJO Smith, another stumping, again nicely flighted to draw Smith out of his ground and spinning past the edge. Niall O'Brien completed the formalities with little fuss. 99/4
27.1 to RM Haq, another wicket for McCallan, flatter delivery which trapped Haq on the back foot. Billy Bowden had little doubt to send Haq on his way. 120/7
Ireland  (T: 128 runs from 27 ovs)
William Porterfield (c) b Blain11218008.33
Gary Wilson c Blain b Haq5166936077.27
Niall O'Brien  b Drummond1017232058.82
Andre Botha not out 47435470109.30
Kevin O'Brien not out 105211200.00
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 1, w 1)10
TOTAL23.5 Ov (RR: 5.41)129/3
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (William Porterfield, 4.2 ov), 2-42 (Niall O'Brien, 9.5 ov), 3-119 (Gary Wilson, 22.6 ov)
John Blain613015.00245001
4.2 to WTS Porterfield, bowled him! Not the most convincing of defensive shots by Porterfield, not really getting properly forward to ball which hit off-stump. Big breakthrough for the Scots. 19/1
Dewald Nel501903.80212010
Gordon Drummond4.502916.00184100
9.5 to NJ O'Brien, slower ball from Drummond, taking the inside edge as O'Brien came forward to hit the stumps. That should liven things up a bit!. 42/2
Richie Berrington301705.6692000
Majid Haq401914.75142000
22.6 to GC Wilson, advances down the pitch and aims a drive over mid-on, unfortunately he can't quite clear the fielder, and John Blain takes the catch. 119/3
Ryan Watson10707.0021000
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  • Scotland innings
  • Rain stopped play at 92/3 off 17.4 overs, 1 over lost
  • Ireland innings
  • Ireland innings: 1x5 ball over (5th over, JAR Blain, called by umpire Bowden)
  • Rain stopped play at 27/1 off 7 overs, 8 overs lost, new target is 128
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series resultIreland won the 2008 European Championship Division One
Match numberODI no. 2739
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30.
Match days31 July 2008 - day (50-over match)
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsIreland 2, Scotland 0
Ireland Innings
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European Championship Division One