52nd Match, Belfast, Sep 8 2013, ICC World Cricket League Championship
(33/50 ov)166/3
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 102 balls remaining)
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Ireland claim WCL Championship with thumping win

Having already ticked off one major box - qualifying for the 2011 World Cup in July - Ireland secured the World Cricket League Championship trophy after beating Scotland convincingly by seven wickets in Stormont

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Scorecard summary
Scotland165/10(49.3 overs)
Ireland166/3(33 overs)
Ed Joyce39 (49)
Iain Wardlaw2/60(10)
Majid Haq1/39(10)
end of over 335 runs
IRE: 166/3CRR: 5.03 
Niall O'Brien65 (70)
Gary Wilson35 (53)
Iain Wardlaw 10-0-60-2
Safyaan Sharif 7-0-38-0

Ireland have really won this match at a canter. They have won by 7 wickets with 102 balls remaining.

Scotland's target was never challenging enough and Ireland's middle order which failed in Fridays game really performed today.

We are just having the presentation on the field with Ireland receiving the World Cricket League winners trophy.

So that just leaves me to thank you for following my coverage today. This is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a sunny Stormont ground.

Wardlaw to N O'Brien, 1 run

its a short ball and O'Brien pulls the ball down to long leg. Ireland win by 7 wickets.

Wardlaw to N O'Brien, no run

good ball from Wardlaw. Its a yorker and is dug out well

Wardlaw to N O'Brien, FOUR runs

its pulled to the deep square leg boundary and the scores are tied.

Wardlaw to N O'Brien, no run

it hits the pad and then goes down the legside. The keeper gathers the ball

Wardlaw to N O'Brien, no run

its a full length ball hit down to point

Wardlaw to N O'Brien, no run

its a short ball and O'Brien misses with the hook

end of over 326 runs
IRE: 161/3CRR: 5.03 RRR: 0.27
Gary Wilson35 (53)
Niall O'Brien60 (64)
Safyaan Sharif 7-0-38-0
Iain Wardlaw 9-0-55-2
Sharif to Wilson, no run

its guided down to point again and they dont even think about the run

Sharif to Wilson, no run

its a fast ball and its let go through to the keeper

Sharif to Wilson, no run

guided off the face of the bat and straight to point this time

Sharif to Wilson, FOUR runs

its on legstump and pulled to the square leg boundary. The end is nigh you feel

Sharif to Wilson, 2 runs

the ball gets cut hard through point. MacLeod gets one hand to the ball but cant stop it.

Sharif to Wilson, no run

its a swing and miss outside the offstump

end of over 3111 runs
IRE: 155/3CRR: 5.00 RRR: 0.57
Gary Wilson29 (47)
Niall O'Brien60 (64)
Iain Wardlaw 9-0-55-2
Majid Haq 10-1-39-1
Wardlaw to Wilson, 1 leg bye

its a short ball and Wilson misses with the pull shot. It hits his helmet and goes down to third man

Wardlaw to Wilson, no run

its a good length and fast. Its outside offstump and Wilson doesnt have to play a shot

Wardlaw to Wilson, no run

gets in line and plays the ball back to the bowler

Wardlaw to Wilson, SIX runs

its in the slot and Wilson swings the arms. It flies towards the long-on boundaary and lands on the rope

Wardlaw to Wilson, (no ball)

oversteps and there is a free hit coming now

Wardlaw to N O'Brien, 1 run

its driven through the covers and the fielder gets a hand to the ball. That stopped the boundary there

Wardlaw to N O'Brien, 2 runs

its a good length ball and it gets hit through mid-wicket. Doesnt have the legs to make it to the rope

end of over 302 runs
IRE: 144/3CRR: 4.80 RRR: 1.10
Gary Wilson23 (42)
Niall O'Brien57 (62)
Majid Haq 10-1-39-1
Iain Wardlaw 8-0-45-2
Haq to Wilson, no run

gets forward and hit to mid-wicket

Match details
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossScotland, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Cricket League Championship
Series resultIreland won the 2013 ICC World Cricket League Championship
Match numberODI no. 3413
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-13.45, Interval 13.45-14.30, Second Session 14.00-18.00
Match days8 September 2013 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Stuart Thompson
Stuart Thompson
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Johan Cloete
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Richard Smith
Reserve Umpire
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Jareth McCready
Match Referee
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David Jukes
PointsIreland 2, Scotland 0