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Dubai (DSC), November 29 - December 01, 2017, ICC Intercontinental Cup
251 & 271
(T:382) 141 & 178

Ireland won by 203 runs

Player Of The Match
78*, 3/14 & 1/12
Ireland 1st Innings
Scotland 1st Innings
Ireland 2nd Innings
Scotland 2nd Innings
Match Details
Ireland 1st Innings 
William Porterfield (c)c Munsey b Whittingham2838-5073.68
Paul Stirling c †Cross b Sole96-20150.00
Andy Balbirnie c MacLeod b Watt3659-3061.01
John Anderson  b Watt535-0014.28
Gary Wilson c Leask b Watt2164-3032.81
Simi Singh c †Cross b Whittingham1748-1035.41
Kevin O'Brien not out 7897-6380.41
George Dockrell c †Cross b Sole1541-2036.58
Boyd Rankin  b Rao226-007.69
Tim Murtagh c Coetzer b Sole1825-3072.00
Peter Chase lbw b Whittingham1151-1021.56
Extras(lb 4, nb 4, w 3)11
TOTAL81 Ov (RR: 3.09)251
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Paul Stirling, 1.2 ov), 2-73 (William Porterfield, 14.4 ov), 3-81 (Andy Balbirnie, 19.3 ov), 4-84 (John Anderson, 25.5 ov), 5-117 (Gary Wilson, 37.6 ov), 6-124 (Simi Singh, 42.3 ov), 7-157 (George Dockrell, 54.4 ov), 8-166 (Boyd Rankin, 61.3 ov), 9-213 (Tim Murtagh, 68.4 ov), 10-251 (Peter Chase, 80.6 ov)
Safyaan Sharif1644702.93735002
Chris Sole1407935.645111022
1.2 to PR Stirling, outside off, goes for a drive again and edges it to the keeper. 10/1
54.4 to GH Dockrell, short outside off, tries to defend it but it got too high on him and takes the outside edge to the right of the keeper, who takes it nicely. 157/7
68.4 to TJ Murtagh, short ball outside off, drags it towards mid-wicket but finds the fielder at short mid-wicket, who takes it cleanly. 213/9
Stuart Whittingham1552331.53741010
14.4 to WTS Porterfield, full outside off, goes for a drive but gets a edge and taken sharply at gully, superb catch that came of the bat really quick. 73/2
42.3 to Simi Singh, onto the pads, looks to nudge it down to fine leg but edges it to the keeper for a simple dismissal. 124/6
80.6 to PKD Chase, good length on middle, onto the backfoot to defend but gets beaten and struck on the pads, loud appeal and given. 251/10
Mark Watt2666032.301255100
19.3 to A Balbirnie, floated outside off, onto the backfoot to cut but gets a edge as it spin back sharply and taken by the slip fielder, good sharp catch again. 81/3
25.5 to J Anderson, flighted on off, onto the frontfoot to defend but edges it and taken cleanly by the keeper. 84/4
37.6 to GC Wilson, flighted ball, comes down the pitch for a big shot, gets under it but just couldn't get the air in ths hot to clear mid-off and gives a flat catch to him. 117/5
Mitchell Rao1043813.80454200
61.3 to WB Rankin, tossed up, come down the pitch to slog it to off-side but beaten by the spin and it hits the stumps. 166/8
Scotland 1st Innings 
George Munsey c Chase b O'Brien3859-8064.40
Kyle Coetzer (c)c O'Brien b Rankin2263-3034.92
Calum MacLeod lbw b Dockrell827-0029.62
Craig Wallace c †Wilson b O'Brien33-00100.00
Matthew Cross lbw b O'Brien710-0070.00
Mark Watt c †Wilson b Rankin418-0022.22
Safyaan Sharif not out 2673-2035.61
Michael Leask c O'Brien b Rankin44-10100.00
Chris Sole c Balbirnie b Murtagh1231-1038.70
Mitchell Rao c †Wilson b Murtagh120-005.00
Stuart Whittingham c †Wilson b Rankin57-1071.42
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 1)11
TOTAL52.2 Ov (RR: 2.69)141
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Kyle Coetzer, 17.5 ov), 2-65 (George Munsey, 22.2 ov), 3-73 (Craig Wallace, 24.1 ov), 4-83 (Matthew Cross, 26.3 ov), 5-83 (Calum MacLeod, 27.2 ov), 6-93 (Mark Watt, 32.6 ov), 7-101 (Michael Leask, 34.4 ov), 8-126 (Chris Sole, 43.4 ov), 9-134 (Mitchell Rao, 49.5 ov), 10-141 (Stuart Whittingham, 52.2 ov)
Tim Murtagh1772421.41903001
43.4 to CB Sole, good length on off, onto the forntfoot to drive but edges it to the first slip fielder, who takes a good catch low to his left. 126/8
49.5 to MD Rao, good length outside off, onto the backfoot to defend but edges it to the keeper. 134/9
Boyd Rankin13.254543.37649000
17.5 to KJ Coetzer, outside off, cuts it away from his body and gives a straight catch at point. 55/1
32.6 to MRJ Watt, short ball down the leg, looks to pull it but gets gloves to it and taken by the keeper high over his head and to his right. 93/6
34.4 to MA Leask, short ball on off, pulls it firmly but straight to short mid-wicket fielder, who takes a good flat catch. 101/7
52.2 to SG Whittingham, fuller outside off, goes for a drive but gets a edge and straight to the keeper. 141/10
Peter Chase1012902.90442000
Kevin O'Brien511432.80210000
22.2 to HG Munsey, short ball, onto the backfoot and pulls it but to the only fielder on on-side at square leg for good catch infront of him, batsman stands his ground for the umpire to make a call, they talk to the fielder and given. 65/2
24.1 to CD Wallace, outside off, onto the frontfoot goes for a defense but edges it and straight to the keeper. 73/3
26.3 to MH Cross, good length on middle, comes back a bit and bits the bat and strucks him on the pads, loud appeal and given. 83/4
George Dockrell711912.71322000
27.2 to CS MacLeod, flighted on middle, moves across to hammer it to on-side but misses it and gets struck on the pads, loud appeal and given, he looked dead from teh very first instance. 83/5
Ireland 2nd Innings 
William Porterfield (c)c †Cross b Whittingham2940-3172.50
Paul Stirling lbw b Sharif1214-2085.71
Andy Balbirnie c †Cross b Sole2129-4072.41
John Anderson lbw b Watt1424-3058.33
Gary Wilson run out (Munsey/†Cross)5687-5064.36
Simi Singh c †Cross b Whittingham59116-3250.86
Kevin O'Brien c †Cross b Whittingham1820-2090.00
George Dockrell c Whittingham b Watt4046-5086.95
Boyd Rankin c †Cross b Whittingham1228-2042.85
Tim Murtagh c Watt b Whittingham03-000.00
Peter Chase not out 06-000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 1, w 2)10
TOTAL68.4 Ov (RR: 3.94)271
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Paul Stirling, 4.2 ov), 2-67 (Andy Balbirnie, 13.2 ov), 3-68 (William Porterfield, 14.2 ov), 4-103 (John Anderson, 21.1 ov), 5-167 (Gary Wilson, 40.6 ov), 6-191 (Kevin O'Brien, 46.3 ov), 7-246 (George Dockrell, 59.3 ov), 8-267 (Simi Singh, 66.2 ov), 9-267 (Tim Murtagh, 66.5 ov), 10-271 (Boyd Rankin, 68.4 ov)
Safyaan Sharif1014514.50425100
4.2 to PR Stirling, good length on middle-leg, looks to swing it across to mid-wicket but misses and hit on the pads, loud appeal and given. 16/1
Chris Sole1525913.93617011
13.2 to A Balbirnie, outside off, goes for a cut but edges it to the keeper. 67/2
Stuart Whittingham14.417054.776312010
14.2 to WTS Porterfield, short ball, goes for a pull but gets a top edge in the air, keeper under it and takes it easily. 68/3
46.3 to KJ O'Brien, down the leg, tries to flick it down to fine leg but gets a faint edge and taken by the keeper, he looks disgusted of himself. 191/6
66.2 to Simi Singh, onto the pads, looks to flick it and connects with finest of an edges and to the keeper down the leg. 267/8
66.5 to TJ Murtagh, short ball, pulls it high towards square leg, fielder gets under it and take s easy catch. 267/9
68.4 to WB Rankin, short ball, moves away to pull but gets a top edge over his head and taken by the keeper. 271/10
Mark Watt1663722.31783100
21.1 to J Anderson, tossed on leg, goes for a sweep but misses a straight ball, struck low on the pads, appeal and given lbw. 103/4
59.3 to GH Dockrell, tossed up, goes for a big shot but doesn't get hold of it, lofts it to the mid-on fielder. 246/7
Mitchell Rao711902.71280000
Michael Leask301806.0090100
Calum MacLeod301605.33102000
Scotland 2nd Innings (T: 382 runs)
Kyle Coetzer (c)c Stirling b Murtagh620-1030.00
George Munsey c Simi Singh b Rankin611-1054.54
Calum MacLeod  b Murtagh3372-4045.83
Craig Wallace  b Chase2135-4060.00
Matthew Cross c Anderson b Chase1462-1022.58
Mark Watt c Balbirnie b Chase4361-5170.49
Safyaan Sharif  b Murtagh39-0033.33
Michael Leask  b O'Brien3328-41117.85
Chris Sole c Porterfield b Rankin05-000.00
Mitchell Rao c Rankin b Chase1538-2039.47
Stuart Whittingham not out 04-000.00
Extras(lb 4)4
TOTAL57.3 Ov (RR: 3.09)178
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (George Munsey, 3.5 ov), 2-18 (Kyle Coetzer, 6.2 ov), 3-45 (Craig Wallace, 15.5 ov), 4-81 (Calum MacLeod, 32.3 ov), 5-83 (Matthew Cross, 33.5 ov), 6-90 (Safyaan Sharif, 36.4 ov), 7-136 (Michael Leask, 42.4 ov), 8-139 (Chris Sole, 45.1 ov), 9-173 (Mitchell Rao, 55.6 ov), 10-178 (Mark Watt, 57.3 ov)
Tim Murtagh1113533.18546000
6.2 to KJ Coetzer, good length outside off, onto the frontfoot to defend but edges it straight to 1st slip fielder. 18/2
32.3 to CS MacLeod, in swinging ball, no shot offered and it goes through to hit the off stump, what happened there he had no idea and pre-meditated a leave, leaves him cleaned up. 81/4
36.4 to SM Sharif, good length on off, onto the backfoot to push it to covers but gets a inside edge onto the stumps, stands there in disappointment. 90/6
Boyd Rankin1343923.00605000
3.5 to HG Munsey, good length outside off, looks to defend but edges it to gully and taken, superb catch jumping full stretch. 10/1
45.1 to CB Sole, short on the body, tries to nudge it to deep fine leg but scops it to leg slip instead. 139/8
Peter Chase11.315244.52508100
15.5 to CD Wallace, good lenght on off, onto the frontfoot to defend but got beaten and it hits the top of off-stump. 45/3
33.5 to MH Cross, short ball, pulls it firmly and straight to the fielder at square leg, he didn't even move an inch for it and it came to him directly. 83/5
55.6 to MD Rao, fuller outside off, drives it uppishly towards short cover and he takes a good diving low catch to his right. 173/9
57.3 to MRJ Watt, short on the pads, looks to pull it away towards square leg but gets a leading edge to the second slip fielder for an easy catch, thats it ireland have won in a match they dominated since the beginning. 178/10
George Dockrell1342902.23642100
Kevin O'Brien721211.71340000
42.4 to MA Leask, outside off, onto the backfoot to punch it but chops it back onto the stumps, gone. 136/7
Simi Singh20703.5091000
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Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossScotland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Kevin O'Brien
Match days29,30 November, 1 December 2017 - day (4-day match)
FC debut
Mitchell Rao
Mitchell Rao
Huub Jansen
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Iftikhar Ali
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Graeme Labrooy
PointsIreland 20, Scotland 0
Wed, 29 Nov - day 1 - Scotland 1st innings 37/0 (George Munsey 23*, Kyle Coetzer 13*, 10 ov)
Thu, 30 Nov - day 2 - Ireland 2nd innings 186/5 (Simi Singh 34*, Kevin O'Brien 13*, 45 ov)
Fri, 01 Dec - day 3 - Scotland 2nd innings 178 (57.3 ov) - end of match
Scotland Innings
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