result
(23.5/27 ov, target 128)129/3
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 19 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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Ireland retain European title

Ireland defended their European Championship title with a comfortable seven-wicket victory against Scotland at Clontarf

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Scorecard summary
Scotland152/9(35 overs)
Ireland129/3(23.5 overs)
Gary Wilson51 (66)
Andre Botha*47 (43)
Majid Haq1/19(4)
John Blain1/30(6)

So that's it, Ireland are European Champions, winning at a canter by 7 wickets under the D/L Method. Thanks for all your patience today with the weather but we got there in the end.

Join us at the weekend for our coverage of the World Cup 20Twenty qualifier in Belfast. Coverage gets underway at 9am with the first game Scotland vs The Netherlands scheduled to start at 9.30am weather permitting of course.

That's all today from me, Chris Busby. Cheers

23.5
6
Drummond to K O'Brien, SIX runs

that is a huge hit- right out of the ground from O'Brien to finish proceedings. It was a good length delivery but O'Brien heaved it over the midwicket boundary.

23.4
Drummond to K O'Brien, no run
23.3
Drummond to K O'Brien, no run

dropped by Drummond of his own bolwing, a pitched up delivery was thrashed back at him by O'Brien but he couldn't hold on, very tough chance

23.2
Drummond to K O'Brien, no run
23.1
4
Drummond to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

full ball clipped off his toes through midwicket for four

end of over 236 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 119/3CRR: 5.17 RRR: 2.25
Andre Botha47 (43)
Majid Haq 4-0-19-1
22.6
W
Haq to Wilson, OUT

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

Gary Wilson c Blain b Haq 51 (93m 66b 6x4 0x6) SR: 77.27

The sun is peeking out now

22.5
1
Haq to Botha, 1 run

driven through the covers for another single

22.4
4
Haq to Botha, FOUR runs

slog swept over midwicket from Botha, a little too full from Haq

22.3
Haq to Botha, no run

very slow and flighted delivery Botha cuts to backward point but finds the fielder

22.2
Haq to Botha, no run
22.1
1
Haq to Wilson, 1 run

very wristy drive through mid-on for a single

end of over 227 runs
IRE: 113/2CRR: 5.13 RRR: 3.00
Andre Botha42 (39)
Gary Wilson50 (64)
Gordon Drummond 4-0-19-1

Haq on again- Watson shuffles his pack again

21.6
4
Drummond to Botha, FOUR runs

full ball driven over midwicket for four, excellent batting from the adopted Irishman

21.5
1
Drummond to Wilson, 1 run

flicked through square leg on the back foot for a single to bring up his first ODI fifty

21.4
Drummond to Wilson, no run
21.3
1
Drummond to Botha, 1 run

full ddelivery, almost orker length driven to fid off for a single

21.2
1b
Drummond to Wilson, 1 bye
21.1
Drummond to Wilson, no run
end of over 218 runs
IRE: 106/2CRR: 5.04 RRR: 3.66
Andre Botha37 (37)
Gary Wilson49 (60)
John Blain 6-1-30-1

Drummond back into the attack

20.6
Blain to Botha, no run

tries to cut but it had a bit more bounce than Botha had been expecting and the ball passes the edge

20.5
1
Blain to Wilson, 1 run

advances down the pitch and clips through midwicket for a single

20.4
Blain to Wilson, no run

driven to mid off by Wilson as he seeks two for his fifty

Match details
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
TossIreland, elected to field first
SeriesEuropean Championship Division OneScotland tour of Ireland
Season2008
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)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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Paul Baldwin
Reserve Umpire
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Ian Ramage
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
PointsIreland 2, Scotland 0