Final, Amstelveen, Jul 10 2010, ICC World Cricket League Division One
(44.5/50 ov)233/4
Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
98* (104) & 2/46
Player Of The Series
408 runs • 5 wkts
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Kevin O'Brien leads Ireland to title

Ireland overcame setbacks at the start of each innings to ensure they were not upset by Scotland in the final of a tournament they have dominated

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Scorecard summary
Scotland232/10(48.5 overs)
Ireland233/4(44.5 overs)

And that's it, Ireland are champions, a 162 run partnership between O'Brien and White made it safe after a slight wobble at 53/3. White was only removed from a stunning grab from Berrington and the damage was done, the only dissapointment being O'Brien stranded on 98*. He will be happy however, that he lead his Irish team home to victory and the title of 2010 ICC World Cricket League Divison One.

We will shortly have a Man of the Match award (no prizes for guessing) but the player of the series has been awarded to Tom Cooper of the Netherlands who's been scoring runs by the bucket load.

Scotland started well with an opening stand of 141 before a drastic middle order collapse saw them post a total of 232, Watts almost carried his bat through on 98, Mommsen supported him well with 80 and skipper Drummond on 30 were the only players to get in double figures and everyone else will be disappointed with their batting performance. Ireland started strong, Stirling in full flow as usual before Balbirnie sacrificed himself in a run-out mix up. O'Brien and White sealed victory from the Irish and once they were both past 50 and settled at the crease, the Scots were always behind.

The man of the match is Kevin O'Brien.

Thanks very much for joining us today where Ireland eventually ran out comfortable victors by 6 wickets. From Callum Stewart in Amstelveen, thanks for joining us for all the matches over the past two weeks and Scotland will next be in ODI action against Bangladesh on the 19th July. For now though, good evening and goodbye.

Goudie to K O'Brien, 1 run

hit down the ground along the ground and that's it, O'Brien will finish unbeaten on 98 and Ireland are the World Cricket League champions

Goudie to K O'Brien, no run

yorker dug out back to the bowler

Scores level, he's going to have to hit it for his 100, the straight fielders stay back

Goudie to Mooney, 1 run

flicked off his hips for one

Goudie to K O'Brien, 1 run

flicked through midwicket for one

Goudie to K O'Brien, no run

blocked to cover

end of over 447 runs
IRE: 230/4CRR: 5.22 RRR: 0.50
John Mooney11 (13)
Kevin O'Brien96 (98)
Matthew Parker 8-0-44-0

It's been set up for O'Brien to get his century and the winning runs with a boundary

Parker to Mooney, no run

blocked back to the bowler on the back foot

Parker to Mooney, no run

blocked in to the covers

Top shot, although O'Brien will want his century!

Parker to Mooney, SIX runs

hit high and hard back over the bowlers head and all the way for six

Parker to Mooney, no run

shorter ball, drives on the back foot to cover

Parker to K O'Brien, 1 run

hit back at Parker, who can't stop and it goes down the ground for one

Parker to K O'Brien, no run

fuller ball dug away down the track

end of over 435 runs
IRE: 223/4CRR: 5.18 RRR: 1.42
John Mooney5 (9)
Kevin O'Brien95 (96)
Gordon Goudie 9-0-41-1
Goudie to Mooney, no run

blocked to midwicket

Just ten runs to win

Goudie to Mooney, no run

drives to mid-off

Goudie to Mooney, no run

outside edge to square leg

Goudie to Mooney, no run

blocked to cover

Goudie to K O'Brien, 1 run

drop and run to cover. 95 now

Goudie to K O'Brien, 2 runs

through extra cover for two

end of over 427 runs
IRE: 218/4CRR: 5.19 RRR: 1.87
John Mooney5 (5)
Kevin O'Brien90 (94)
Gordon Drummond 9-1-40-1
Drummond to Mooney, no run

down the track to defend

Drummond to Mooney, no run

blocked away

Drummond to K O'Brien, 1 run

and again down the ground

Match details
VRA Ground, Amstelveen
TossIreland, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cricket League Division OneScotland tour of Netherlands
Player Of The Match
Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
Player Of The Series
Tom Cooper
Tom Cooper
Series resultIreland won the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division One
Match numberODI no. 3023
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days10 July 2010 - day (50-over match)
South Africa Image
Brian Jerling
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Netherlands Image
Bart Hartong
Match Referee
England Image
David Jukes