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Ireland vs Scotland - Super Sixes Match 4

Series: WC Qualifiers, 2018
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: 18 March 2018

Scotland 246/10 (47.4 Ovs) RR: 5.16 | Ireland won by 25 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Matthew Cross c Wilson & b Murtaghc Wilson & b Murtagh182420
Kyle Coetzer bowled Rankinbowled Rankin617071
Calum MacLeod c Andy Balbirnie & b Simi Singhc Andy Balbirnie & b Simi Singh213411
Richie Berrington bowled Murtaghbowled Murtagh446231
George Munsey c Niall O Brien & b Rankinc Niall O Brien & b Rankin1600
Craig Wallace c Rankin & b Rankinc Rankin & b Rankin6600
Michael Leask c Murtagh & b Simi Singhc Murtagh & b Simi Singh2800
Safyaan Sharif bowled Barry McCarthybowled Barry McCarthy343921
Mark Watt Not OutNot Out311922
Chris Sole c Niall O Brien & b Barry McCarthyc Niall O Brien & b Barry McCarthy7810
Bradley Wheal c Niall O Brien & b Rankinc Niall O Brien & b Rankin141030
Extras 7 (b 0, lb 3, w 4, nb 0)
Total 246 (10 Wkts, 47.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
26-1 (Matthew Cross,6.1), 94-2 (Calum MacLeod,18.4), 112-3 (Kyle Coetzer,23.6), 114-4 (George Munsey,25.2), 122-5 (Craig Wallace,27.4), 132-6 (Michael Leask,30.3), 183-7 (Richie Berrington,40.1), 200-8 (Safyaan Sharif,42.5), 208-9 (Chris Sole,44.2), 246-10 (Bradley Wheal,47.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Tim Murtagh9 3 51 2 5.67
Barry McCarthy9 0 44 2 4.89
Boyd Rankin9.4 0 63 4 6.70
Kevin O Brien1 0 12 0 12.00
Andy McBrine9 0 40 0 4.44
Simi Singh10 0 33 2 3.30
William Porterfield0 0 0 0 0
Paul Stirling0 0 0 0 0
Andrew Balbirnie0 0 0 0 0
Niall O Brien0 0 0 0 0
Gary Wilson0 0 0 0 0

commentary

This result opens up the Super Six table further as Ireland's win works in favour of most of the teams who are hoping to catch up. It's all set up for a very exciting next few days. That's it from us for now. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. It's a goodbye from Sagar Chawla and Abhinand Raghavendran.

Coetzer, Scotland captain: We felt that 270 kept us in the game. That was one of the best wickets in the tournament so far. Had to back our batting. There were a couple of crucial moments in the game which didn't go our way.

Porterfield, Ireland captain: Didn't have to say a lot, knew we had to turn up and take two points. Disappointed the other day with the bat against Zimbabwe, to bounce back today was pleasing. Need a couple of things to go our way, and if that's in place, we'll have to turn up come Friday.

Andrew Balbirnie, Player of the Match: We wanted to turn it around as quickly as possible. Quick turnaround has helped. Hasn't been the greatest tournament for me personally, happy to get some runs when it mattered the most. I didn't want to be ambitious at the start, just wanted to settle in and take it along. There's no real game plan. Just be compact and kick off in the back end. I have been batting in the middle order in the last few months. There's a lot cricket to be played before our next game against Afghanistan. We are going to relax, take a couple of days off and then get back.

16:45 Local Time, 14:45 GMT, 20:15 IST: Ireland's WC hopes are still alive, as they claim this must-win encounter by 25 runs. Bit of a scare there at the end with the last-wicket partnership, but they probably had it under control. Boyd Rankin finishes off with a four-fer, completing an incredible turnaround for himself and his team after Kyle Coetzer tore into him in his opening spell. Scotland were off to a strong start at 94/1, before Rankin had the last laugh and castled Coetzer and proceeded to derail Scotland's chase with three wickets in three overs. There were brief spurts of a fightback from the lower-order, but the damage which that middle-order collapse had inflicted proved irreversible.

47.4
0
Rankin to Wheal, out Caught by Niall O Brien!! Stunner from Niall O'Brien to snap Scotland's threat. He was moving towards the leg-side and was wrong-footed when the edge was found. But he leaps across and grabs it with his outstretched right hand. Wheal c Niall O Brien b Rankin 14(10) [4s-3]

Rankin to Wheal, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

47.4
1
Rankin to Wheal, wide, banged in short, loops over Wheal's head. Wide for height. Some pressure showing on Ireland
47.3
4
Rankin to Wheal, FOUR, forget about the single, he's nailed this through the covers after making some room. Rankin tried following him but couldn't cramp him up enough
47.2
0
Rankin to Wheal, no run, goes over off-stump through to the keeper. Good length ball, probably held its line a touch to beat Wheal's outside edge. He's swinging in vain here, would be better off taking a single
47.1
0
Rankin to Wheal, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, big swish from Wheal but no contact
46.6
6
Murtagh to Mark Watt, SIX, well well, can Scotland still do it? The way Watt is batting, it can't be ruled out totally. Another clean strike down the ground as Murtagh delivers it right in the slot
46.5
1
Murtagh to Wheal, 1 run, clears the front leg and drives to mid-off
46.4
1
Murtagh to Mark Watt, 1 run, chopped back onto his pad off the inside edge, the ball drops dead on the crease and they take the single. Wheal makes it home even as Murtagh sidefoots it onto the stumps
46.3
6
Murtagh to Mark Watt, SIX, goes all the way. Short ball which seemed to climb on Watt, but he stood tall and whacked it over square leg
46.2
1
Murtagh to Wheal, 1 run, back of a length delivery at the stumps, swiped away to long leg
46.1
1
Murtagh to Mark Watt, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle, pulled through mid-wicket

Tim Murtagh [8.0-3-35-2] is back into the attack

45.6
4
Rankin to Wheal, FOUR, desperate effort in the deep, with Simi Singh throwing himself across for the catch. But Wheal's pull just about evades him. Handy runs these when it comes to the NRAJ
45.5
0
Rankin to Wheal, no run, short of length delivery, bounces over Wheal's attempted pull
45.4
1
Rankin to Mark Watt, 1 run, driven back past Rankin who takes some of the pace off with his fingertips, mid-off tidies up
45.3
4
Rankin to Mark Watt, FOUR, clears the front leg and drills this full ball over mid-off
45.2
0
Rankin to Mark Watt, no run, appeal for leg-before as Watt plays across the line, it's pitched outside leg though
45.1
0
Rankin to Mark Watt, no run, makes room and slogs, gets a thick inside edge onto his boot

Boyd Rankin [8.0-0-49-3] is back into the attack

44.6
1
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, 1 run, miscued off the toe-end, was probably long-off's catch but Kevin O'Brien pretty much stalled there as he saw short cover charging back for it. In the end, neither of them get even close
44.5
2
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, 2 runs, slower ball on leg, gently clipped through mid-wicket. Fielder has to run in from the boundary, they come back for two
44.4
1
Barry McCarthy to Wheal, leg byes, 1 run, slanted in on leg, rushes onto Wheal's pad before he can clip it away
44.3
4
Barry McCarthy to Wheal, FOUR, full ball wide of off, sliced away over backward point. Excellent timing first up

Bradley Wheal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

44.2
0
Barry McCarthy to Chris Sole, out Caught by Niall O Brien!! Steps out but quickly finds himself taking evasive action as McCarthy follows him with a short ball. Left his bat hanging though, and spoons it right off the splice to the keeper. Chris Sole c Niall O Brien b Barry McCarthy 7(8) [4s-1]

Barry McCarthy to Chris Sole, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

44.1
0
Barry McCarthy to Chris Sole, no run, dabbed to backward point, Sole looks for the single but is sent back. Would have been gone with a direct-hit
43.6
1
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, 1 run, driven back over McBrine, who sticks out his left hand but the ball doesn't stick
43.5
2
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, 2 runs, drilled to long-off, fumble from Balbirnie allows them to come back for two
43.4
0
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, no run, punched to the left of the bowler who slides to stop
43.3
4
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, FOUR, dances down and beautifully lofts it back. Wasn't even close to the pitch, but he still went through it with such conviction
43.2
0
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, no run, punched back to McBrine
43.1
1
Andy McBrine to Mark Watt, 1 run, flat on off, clipped to long-on

Andy McBrine [8.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

42.6
0
Barry McCarthy to Chris Sole, no run, low full toss on off, driven to mid-off

Chris Sole, right handed bat, comes to the crease

42.5
0
Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, out Bowled!! Slower leg-cutter off the back of the hand, Sharif thought it was sitting up to be pulled away but the ball dipped late and knocked over off-stump. That ends his resistance. Safyaan Sharif b Barry McCarthy 34(39) [4s-2 6s-1]

Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

42.4
1
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, 1 run, slower length ball on off, steered through backward point. They think of a second, but decide against it
42.3
0
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, no run, slower off-cutter, driven to short cover
42.2
0
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, no run, flamboyant drive on the up but straight to mid-off
42.1
0
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, no run, slower ball at the stumps, blocked

Barry McCarthy [7.0-0-36-0] is back into the attack

41.6
1
Rankin to Mark Watt, 1 run, back of a length on leg, clipped to fine leg

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