7th Match, Group B, Bulawayo, June 21, 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
(50 ov, T:287) 289/9

Scotland won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
91* (61)
Ireland Innings
Scotland Innings
Match Flow
Ireland  (50 ovs maximum)
c †Cross b McBride3254804059.25
c Watt b McMullen011000.00
lbw b McMullen011000.00
c Munsey b McMullen610191060.00
c Munsey b Watt614181042.85
b Sole12010816594111.11
b McMullen6993944174.19
c Berrington b McMullen19142001135.71
not out 841010200.00
not out 41110400.00
Extras(lb 4, w 18)22
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.72)286/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Paul Stirling, 0.2 ov), 2-1 (Andy Balbirnie, 0.3 ov), 3-17 (Harry Tector, 4.1 ov), 4-33 (Lorcan Tucker, 8.2 ov), 5-70 (Andy McBrine, 18.2 ov), 6-206 (George Dockrell, 43.2 ov), 7-256 (Gareth Delany, 47.5 ov), 8-282 (Curtis Campher, 49.5 ov)
0.2 to PR Stirling, straighter this time, angling back into the pads. Clipped behind square for one. 1/1
0.3 to A Balbirnie, two in two! Bedlam in Bulawayo! Ireland are in all sorts of trouble! Full delivery on off stump that threatens to shape away before pitching and holding its line. It might have nipped back a touch too and Balbirnie, expecting the away movement, plays outside the line. The ball breezes past the inside edge and pins him on the pads. The umpire thinks about it before raising his finger. That looked pretty adjacent!. 1/2
4.1 to HT Tector, edged and gone! McMullen has three! Full delivery outside off stump that curves away very late. Tector goes feeling for it and gets a thick outside edge that floats low towards second slip. Munsey gets his hands down in time and snaffles it up!. 17/3
43.2 to GH Dockrell, McMullen strikes, again! Excellent yorker on middle and off stump. Dockrell tries to be funky and backs away early. He then tries to force it through the off side but misses the ball altogether. It crashes into the stumps and this is a vital wicket for Scotland!. 206/6
47.5 to GJ Delany, McMullen has five! Slower delivery dug into the track just outside off stump. Delany tries to smash it into next week but loses his shape completely. His bottom hand comes off the bat and he ends up spooning it to extra cover, who does the rest!. 256/7
49.5 to C Campher, castled! Full and angled into the stumps. Campher, knowing that third man is up, tries the reverse ramp. For a change, though, he misses and the ball breezes past the bat to crash into the stumps. Take nothing away from this knock - it has been an exhibition, and is one of the primary reasons why Ireland are now well and truly in with a shout!. 282/8
8.2 to LJ Tucker, Watt gets Tucker in his first over! Back of a length delivery outside off stump that bounces extra and also spins away a little. Tucker dangles his bat and the ball kisses the shoulder of the bat. It pops up to Munsey at first slip, who is alert enough to complete the catch. 33/4
18.2 to AR McBrine, I was hoping this would happen on my watch, and it does: McBride gets McBrine! Looked to pull it in front of square but only got the faintest feather on it. Stood his ground while the umpire took his time, but ultimately the finger is raised, and Ireland lose half their side. 70/5
Scotland  (T: 287 runs from 50 ovs)
lbw b Campher5660816193.33
lbw b Adair4551080.00
c Balbirnie b Adair1025391040.00
c Campher b White1527421055.55
b Little1017250058.82
c †Tucker b Little1826291069.23
not out 916111494149.18
c McBrine b Dockrell2025261180.00
st †Tucker b Dockrell47435070109.30
c Stirling b Adair69200066.66
not out 023000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, w 7)12
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.78)289/9
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Matthew Cross, 1.4 ov), 2-56 (Brandon McMullen, 10.2 ov), 3-90 (Christopher McBride, 19.1 ov), 4-92 (George Munsey, 20.2 ov), 5-117 (Richie Berrington, 25.1 ov), 6-122 (Tomas Mackintosh, 27.2 ov), 7-152 (Chris Greaves, 33.5 ov), 8-234 (Mark Watt, 45 ov), 9-284 (Safyaan Sharif, 49.3 ov)
25.1 to RD Berrington, chops it on! Back of a length delivery just outside off stump. Berrington dangles his bat without much conviction and seems to be hurried into his stroke. The ball kisses the outside edge, pings into the thigh pad and then crashes into the stumps! Scotland in all sorts of trouble now!. 117/5
27.2 to TSS Mackintosh, and Little reaps the rewards! Another back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump that seems to rush onto Mackintosh. He tries to swipe it away but is awfully late on the stroke. The ball loops up off the splice and Tucker does well to judge the high ball and hold onto it!. 122/6
1.4 to MH Cross, lbw shout again and this time the umpire raises the finger! Capitalising on away swing, starting it on leg stump. The ball nipped away to middle, beating the outside edge of the bat. It looked fairly adjacent, though Cross doesn't seem best pleased. 6/1
10.2 to B McMullen, gets him, the captain with a fantastic catch! It was absolutely leathered through the covers, and pure instinct from Balbirnie saw him leap to his left, with the ball sticking in his hand. 56/2
49.3 to SM Sharif, another twist as Safyaan holes out! Top edged to short third. The new rules tmean the crossing doesn't matter, and the number 11 will be on strike. Huge opportunity for Ireland to steal this yet. 284/9
19.1 to CM McBride, what a day Campher is having! Full and slanted into middle and leg stump. McBride falls over just a touch and then plays all around his flick. McBride also seems to be beaten for pace as the ball pins him on the back leg. The umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Campher is audibly pumped, and this is a massive, massive moment in the game!. 90/3
20.2 to HG Munsey, Munsey bites the dust! Slider on a full length outside off stump. Munsey goes nibbling at it and gets a thick outside edge that hits the flap of the keeper's left pad and then loops up towards Campher, who does the rest! Ireland are elated; Scotland sink further into trouble!. 92/4
33.5 to CN Greaves, gets his man this time. Greaves tried to heave him over midwicket only to get a top edge and an easy catch for short third. That is Dockrell's 100th ODI wicket! What an achievment that is for a legend of Irish cricket. 152/7
45 to MRJ Watt, Had to be Dockrell! Coming down the track once too many. Misses it as he pushes it wide, and this time around, Tucker dispatches with him! Is that curtains for Scotland?. 234/8
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  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 34 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 145 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Ireland - 60/4 in 16.0 overs (AR McBrine 25, C Campher 15)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 16
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (C Campher 18, GH Dockrell 24, Ex 9)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 140/5 in 33.0 overs (C Campher 41, GH Dockrell 38)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 34.3 overs (207 balls), Extras 17
  • C Campher: 50 off 68 balls (2 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 117 balls (C Campher 45, GH Dockrell 45, Ex 11)
  • GH Dockrell: 50 off 75 balls (3 x 4)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 107 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 42.4 overs (256 balls), Extras 19
  • Ireland: 250 runs in 46.6 overs (282 balls), Extras 21
  • C Campher: 100 off 99 balls (7 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 25 balls (C Campher 29, GJ Delany 19, Ex 2)
  • Innings Break: Ireland - 286/8 in 50.0 overs (MR Adair 8, JB Little 4)
  • Scotland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 56 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Scotland: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (54 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (CM McBride 36, B McMullen 10, Ex 4)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 144 runs, 6 wickets)
  • Drinks: Scotland - 80/2 in 17.0 overs (CM McBride 49, HG Munsey 13)
  • CM McBride: 50 off 53 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Scotland: 100 runs in 22.3 overs (135 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Scotland - 148/6 in 33.0 overs (MA Leask 12, CN Greaves 16)
  • Scotland: 150 runs in 33.2 overs (200 balls), Extras 7
  • Scotland: 200 runs in 39.6 overs (240 balls), Extras 8
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 89 runs, 2 wickets)
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (MA Leask 25, MRJ Watt 26, Ex 1)
  • MA Leask: 50 off 45 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Scotland: 250 runs in 46.2 overs (278 balls), Extras 10
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (MA Leask 43, SM Sharif 6, Ex 1)
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossScotland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4591
Hours of play (local time)9.00 start, First Session 9.00-12.30, Interval 12.30-13.00, Second Session 13.00-16.30
Match days21 June 2023 - day (50-over match)
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PointsScotland 2, Ireland 0
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