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Ireland vs Scotland, Match 7 Match Summary

IRE vs SCO, 2023 - ODI Summary

Ireland vs Scotland Scorecard
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Match Ended   
286/8 (50.0/50)
289/9 (50.0/50)
Scotland beat Ireland by 1 wicket
IRE 286/8
Bat Top Batsmen
120 (108)
  • 9x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 111.11SR
69 (93)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 74.19SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.85
7
OVERS
34/5
R/W
6
OVERS
24/1
R/W
SCO 289/9
Bat Top Batsmen
91 (61)
  • 9x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 149.18SR
56 (60)
  • 6x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 93.33SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.70
10
OVERS
57/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.85
7
OVERS
34/2
R/W
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Right then, what a nail-biter of a contest we have witnessed and it had us engrossed all the way through. The action in ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers continues as we have two games lined up on Thursday, the 22nd of June as well. It will be Netherlands vs United States and West Indies vs Nepal. Both games will start at 12.30 pm IST (7 am GMT). Do join us a bit early for the build-up as well. Until then, goodbye and cheers!
Richie Berrington, the captain of Scotland says that he is delighted to be on the winning side and what an exceptional knock it was from Michael Leask as it always feels good to win against Ireland. He adds that the efforts have been put in by the team to prepare for this tournament and they are feeling delighted to have started on a high with a victory. Mentions that the bowlers bowled brilliantly at the top and that set the platform for the rest to follow. Claims that a good start with the ball and a brilliant finish with the bat at the end of the game won them this match. Ends by saying that he is just relieved and delighted to get over the line.
Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland says that the score was good on the board but credit to the opposition for winning the game. He adds that they would want to get better and win such close games, especially defending the total. Adds that he can not blame a particular bowler as they put in their 100% effort and it is just that the opposition was a bit better than them today. He closes by saying that the inning of Curtis Campher was high quality and the partnership with George Dockrell was brilliant. Adds that they were happy at half-time but a bit low at the moment.
The man of the moment Michael Leask is rightfully adjudged as the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his knock of 91 runs in 61 deliveries. He says that he can not put his feeling into words at the moment as this victory tastes a world lot better. He adds that the team has got a lot of belief in each other and when given a chance they can get over the line in such tight games more often than not. He closes by saying that they have got a great bunch of lads and this is just the starting as the main aim is to play in the major tournament in India later this year.
Time for the presentations...
Ireland’s batting effort go off to the worst possible start as they lost Paul Stirling and skipper Andy Balbirnie on golden ducks in the first over of the inning bowled by Brandon McMullen. Harry Tector was his next victim as he got the batter to edge one to slip and when Mark Watt dismissed Lorcan Tucker in his first over, Ireland found themselves 33 for the loss of four wickets inside the first Powerplay. Andy McBrine held up one end as he saw the carnage happen at the other end and helped gain some control in the inning with a steady 32. Curtis Campher and George Dockrell got together and put up a 136-run partnership for the sixth wicket in just 150 deliveries to get Ireland into a position of strength. Dockrell reached his half-century but was dismissed on 69 when McMullen was brought back into the attack a little too late. Curtis Campher reached his maiden ODI century scoring 120 runs in 108 balls and showed what his team was missing in their previous loss against Oman. Brandon McMullen was the pick of the bowlers for Scotland, claiming a five-wicket haul, but was underused as he bowled just seven overs.
Scotland started their run chase in a disappointing manner as they lost Matthew Cross early to Mark Adair but his opening partner Christopher McBride held up one end and scored a good half-century. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington, and Tomas Mackintosh all getting to double digits but not being able to capitalize. Michael Leask looked good right from the start and he was joined by Mark Watt who played a good counter-attacking inning as he scored 47 in 43 balls with the two adding 82 runs in 67 balls for the 8th wicket. Watt's wicket opened the door for Ireland to make a comeback but Safyaan Sharif played a responsible knock and Leask did the rest. Mark Adair had three wickets under his belt and almost defended 8 runs in the last over. George Dockrell and Joshua Little claimed two wickets each with Curtis Campher and Benjamin White chipping in with one a piece.
OH, MY WORD! WHAT A GAME!!! Michael Leask is the hero for Scotland as he has pulled off a blinder here to take his team home! What a remarkable game we have witnessed here. The momentum has swung both ways all through this tie and whenever either team looked down and out, they would find a way to claw themselves out of the hole. In the end, it was Scotland who managed to hold their nerves and start their campaign with a win. A special mention for the efforts of Curtis Campher who played a remarkable knock for Ireland but despite his efforts, they now suffer consecutive losses.
Over 50 : 289/9
10 Runs
  • 449.1
  • 149.2
  • W 49.3
  • 049.4
  • 1 B 49.5
  • 449.6
M. Leask
91 (61)
C. Sole
0 (2)
M. Adair
10-1-57-3
49.6
4
Mark Adair To Michael Leask
FOUR! A cry of joy from Michael Leask as the ball races away for a boundary. Scotland have won this and pulled this game right from the jaws of defeat. Fuller one just wide off Michael Leask swings hard at it but gets an inside edge that runs down to the fence behind the wicket for four runs. After a sensational knock from Michael Leask Scotland gets over the line with the help of the lady luck on the very last delivery.
49.5
b
Mark Adair To Chris Sole
BYE! Short-pitched delivery following the batter, Chris Sole looks to put any part of his bat behind this but fails to do so. Michael Leask runs for it and completes the single as Lorcan Tucker takes a sigh but misses the stumps at the striker's end. 2 runs are needed of the final delivery. 599 legal deliveries and it has all come down to this last ball to decide who grabs the 2 points here.
49.4
0
Mark Adair To Chris Sole
Bumper zipping past the badge of Chris Sole, he looks to pull this out of the park but fails to get any part of his bat behind the delivery as the keeper collects it.
Chris Sole is the last batter for Scotland.
49.3
W
Mark Adair To Safyaan Sharif OUT!
OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Another twist in this topsy-turvy game as Ireland gets rid of Safyaan Sharif. Short-pitched delivery body bound, Safyaan Sharif went for the glory stroke as he looks to pull this but gets a top edge flying in the hands of Paul Stirling at short third man for his dismissal. Ireland one wicket away and Scotland just one hit away from a victory.
49.2
1
Mark Adair To Michael Leask
Full and wide outside off, Michael Leask guides this towards sweeper cover for a single. 3 needed of the last 4 deliveries.
49.1
4
Mark Adair To Michael Leask
FOUR! Harry Tector crumbles in the pressure cooker situation as he misfields this for a boundary. Fuller one on middle, Michael Leask drills this towards long on for a single but a misfield earned Scotland a much-needed boundary as they inch closer to a victory here.
Over 49 : 279/8
8 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 048.2
  • 1 LB 48.3
  • 148.4
  • 448.5
  • 148.6
M. Leask
82 (58)
S. Sharif
6 (8)
J. Little
10-0-73-2
48.6
1
Joshua Little To Michael Leask
Yorker nailed to perfection but Michael Leask drills this to long on for a single. 8 needed of the last over for Scotland.
48.5
4
Joshua Little To Michael Leask
FOUR! A pressure reliever for Ireland and Michael Leask. fuller one in middle, Michael Leask predicts this well and shuffles to his leg as he slogs this towards the forward square leg fence for four.
48.4
1
Joshua Little To Safyaan Sharif
On a length around middle, Safyaan Sharif edges this towards the square leg region for a single.
48.3
lb
Joshua Little To Michael Leask
On a length around the pads, Michael Leask looks to clear the fence on the on side but misses out as the ball deflects off his pads and they take a single.
48.2
0
Joshua Little To Michael Leask
Fuller one angling away from the batter, Michael Leask swings wildly but misses out on any connection with the bat here.
48.1
1
Joshua Little To Safyaan Sharif
Fuller one outside off, Safyaan Sharif pushes this towards point for a single.
Over 48 : 271/8
6 Runs
  • 447.1
  • 147.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
M. Leask
77 (54)
S. Sharif
4 (6)
M. Adair
9-1-48-2
47.6
0
Mark Adair To Michael Leask
Full and wide just outside off, Michael Leask looks to cut this but gets and inside edge going in the gloves of the keeper on a bounce. Ireland would be delighted to see Michael Leask on the other other for the next over.
47.5
0
Mark Adair To Michael Leask
Brilliantly bowling as Mark Adair nails the yorker and Michael Leask can't do anything but block this out.
47.4
1
Mark Adair To Safyaan Sharif
Slower delivery back of a length around the waist, Safyaan Sharif pulls this towards deep square leg for a single.
47.3
0
Mark Adair To Safyaan Sharif
Back of a length around middle, Safyaan Sharif pushes this towards short mid-wicket for no run. Gold dust for Ireland.
47.2
1
Mark Adair To Michael Leask
On a length angling down leg, Michael Leask flicks this to fine leg for a single. He wanted the second but a slip restricts them to a single.
47.1
4
Mark Adair To Michael Leask
FOUR! Another boundary from the red-hot Michael Leask. Slower one short and wide of off,  Michael Leask cuts this and finds the gap at point for a boundary.
Over 47 : 265/8
22 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 646.2
  • 646.3
  • 446.4
  • 446.5
  • 146.6
M. Leask
72 (50)
S. Sharif
3 (4)
J. Little
9-0-66-2
46.6
1
Joshua Little To Michael Leask
Full and wide outside off, Michael Leask slices this towards backward point for a single. 22 runs needed in the last three overs. How the game has turned!
46.5
4
Joshua Little To Michael Leask
FOUR! The lady luck is in the Scottish camp this time as this has raced away for a boundary. Fuller one outside off, Michael Leask under edges this past the keeper for a boundary behind the wicket.
46.4
4
Joshua Little To Michael Leask
FOUR! He is toying with the fielders here. Full toss in middle, Michael Leask sweeps this through the gap at square leg for a boundary. Michael Leask is in full control of the run chase.
50 OV
10 Runs
M. Adair to M. Leask S. Sharif C. Sole
  • 449.1
  • 149.2
  • W 49.3
  • 049.4
  • 1 B 49.5
  • 449.6
49 OV
8 Runs
J. Little to S. Sharif M. Leask
  • 148.1
  • 048.2
  • 1 LB 48.3
  • 148.4
  • 448.5
  • 148.6
48 OV
6 Runs
M. Adair to M. Leask S. Sharif
  • 447.1
  • 147.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
47 OV
22 Runs
J. Little to S. Sharif M. Leask
  • 146.1
  • 646.2
  • 646.3
  • 446.4
  • 446.5
  • 146.6
46 OV
10 Runs
G. Dockrell to M. Watt S. Sharif M. Leask
  • 1 WDW 45.1
  • 045.1
  • 145.2
  • 245.3
  • 145.4
  • 145.5
  • 445.6
45 OV
6 Runs
C. Campher to M. Leask M. Watt
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 144.4
  • 444.5
  • 144.6
44 OV
8 Runs
G. Dockrell to M. Watt M. Leask
  • 443.1
  • 143.2
  • 143.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 143.6
43 OV
7 Runs
C. Campher to M. Watt M. Leask
  • 142.1
  • 142.2
  • 442.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 142.6
42 OV
7 Runs
G. Dockrell to M. Watt M. Leask
  • 141.1
  • 141.2
  • 141.3
  • 1 LB 41.4
  • 141.5
  • 241.6
41 OV
5 Runs
M. Adair to M. Watt
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 440.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 140.6
40 OV
8 Runs
C. Campher to M. Leask M. Watt
  • 439.1
  • 139.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 239.5
  • 139.6
39 OV
9 Runs
M. Adair to M. Leask M. Watt
  • 038.1
  • 638.2
  • 138.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 138.6
38 OV
9 Runs
C. Campher to M. Watt M. Leask
  • 1 WD 37.1
  • 037.1
  • 237.2
  • 437.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 137.6
37 OV
7 Runs
B. White to M. Watt M. Leask
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 136.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 636.6
36 OV
9 Runs
J. Little to M. Watt
  • 435.1
  • 035.2
  • 435.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 135.6
35 OV
6 Runs
B. White to M. Leask M. Watt
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 434.6
34 OV
4 Runs
G. Dockrell to C. Greaves M. Watt
  • 033.1
  • 433.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • W 33.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
3 Runs
B. White to C. Greaves M. Leask
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 132.5
  • 132.6
32 OV
4 Runs
G. Dockrell to M. Leask C. Greaves
  • 131.1
  • 031.2
  • 131.3
  • 131.4
  • 031.5
  • 1 LB 31.6
31 OV
8 Runs
B. White to C. Greaves M. Leask
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 130.3
  • 130.4
  • 630.5
  • 030.6
30 OV
2 Runs
G. Dockrell to M. Leask C. Greaves
  • 129.1
  • 029.2
  • 129.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
29 OV
6 Runs
B. White to C. Greaves M. Leask
  • 228.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 328.6
28 OV
4 Runs
J. Little to M. Leask T. Mackintosh C. Greaves
  • 127.1
  • W 27.2
  • 127.3
  • 127.4
  • 027.5
  • 127.6
27 OV
1 Runs
G. Dockrell to M. Leask T. Mackintosh
  • 026.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
26 OV
3 Runs
J. Little to R. Berrington M. Leask T. Mackintosh
  • W 25.1
  • 125.2
  • 225.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
25 OV
6 Runs
B. White to T. Mackintosh R. Berrington
  • 124.1
  • 124.2
  • 024.3
  • 124.4
  • 124.5
  • 224.6
24 OV
6 Runs
J. Little to T. Mackintosh R. Berrington
  • 1 WD 23.1
  • 223.1
  • 123.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 123.5
  • 123.6
23 OV
9 Runs
B. White to T. Mackintosh R. Berrington
  • 122.1
  • 222.2
  • 122.3
  • 022.4
  • 422.5
  • 122.6
22 OV
2 Runs
C. Campher to R. Berrington T. Mackintosh
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
3 Runs
B. White to R. Berrington G. Munsey T. Mackintosh
  • 120.1
  • W 20.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 120.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
1 Runs
C. Campher to C. McBride R. Berrington G. Munsey
  • W 19.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
8 Runs
B. White to G. Munsey C. McBride
  • 118.1
  • 418.2
  • 118.3
  • 1 LB 18.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
2 Runs
C. Campher to C. McBride G. Munsey
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
4 Runs
B. White to G. Munsey C. McBride
  • 016.1
  • 216.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
7 Runs
A. McBrine to G. Munsey C. McBride
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 415.6
15 OV
4 Runs
C. Campher to C. McBride G. Munsey
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
5 Runs
A. McBrine to C. McBride G. Munsey
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 413.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
2 Runs
M. Adair to G. Munsey C. McBride
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
2 Runs
A. McBrine to C. McBride G. Munsey
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
0 Runs
M. Adair to B. McMullen G. Munsey
  • 010.1
  • W 10.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
3 Runs
A. McBrine to B. McMullen C. McBride
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
11 Runs
M. Adair to B. McMullen C. McBride
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 48.5
  • 68.6
8 OV
5 Runs
A. McBrine to B. McMullen C. McBride
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 27.4
  • 07.5
  • 27.6
7 OV
7 Runs
J. Little to C. McBride B. McMullen
  • 1 WD 6.1
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 46.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
5 Runs
M. Adair to C. McBride B. McMullen
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 45.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
2 Runs
J. Little to B. McMullen C. McBride
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
8 Runs
M. Adair to B. McMullen C. McBride
  • 2 WD 3.1
  • 03.1
  • 23.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
8 Runs
J. Little to C. McBride
  • 22.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 22.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
2 Runs
M. Adair to C. McBride M. Cross B. McMullen
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • W 1.4
  • 1 WD 1.5
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
5 Runs
J. Little to C. McBride M. Cross
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 40.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Scotland won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Scotland beat Ireland by 1 wicket
  • Player of the Match Michael Leask
  • Umpire Alex Wharf (ENG), Leslie Reifer (WI) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
  • Referee Emmanuel Dube (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Ireland 286/10 in 50.0 overs
  • 7th wkt Partnership:50 off 25 balls between C Campher (29) and G Delany (19)
  • C Campher maiden hundred: 102 runs in 99 balls (7x4) (3x6)
  • Ireland 250/6 in 46.6 overs
  • Ireland 200/5 in 42.4 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 101 off 117 balls between C Campher (45) and G Dockrell (63)
  • C Campher 5th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 68 balls (2x4) (0x6)
  • Ireland 150/5 in 34.3 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 71 balls between C Campher (18) and G Dockrell (24)
  • Ireland 100/5 in 26.2 overs
  • Drinks: Ireland 60/4 in 16.0 overs
  • Ireland 51/4 in 13.4 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Ireland 34/4
  • Scotland 250/8 in 46.2 overs
  • M Leask 7th ODI fifty:51 runs in 45 balls (3x4) (2x6)
  • 8th wkt Partnership:50 off 40 balls between M Leask (25) and M Watt (26)
  • Scotland 200/7 in 39.6 overs
  • Drinks: Scotland 148/6 in 33.0 overs
  • Scotland 152/6 in 33.2 overs
  • Scotland 100/4 in 22.3 overs
  • C Mcbride maiden fifty: 50 runs in 53 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Scotland 80/2 in 17.0 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Scotland 56/1
  • 1st wkt Partnership:50 off 50 balls between C Mcbride (36) and G Mcmullen (10)
  • Scotland 50/1 in 8.6 overs
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