Majid Haq recently played his 200th game for Scotland © Getty Images
Majid Haq recently played his 200th game for Scotland © Getty Images

Sep 12, 2014

Catch Live Scorecard of the 3rd ODI between Ireland and Scotland here

(Ireland (IRE) will take on Scotland (SCO) in the third and final ODI at Dublin, catch all the live updates of the match here)


So Scotland managed to win one against Ireland. And its a thumping victory. They won the match by 8 wickets and with 26 balls to spare. For the home side it’s a rare defeat to a fellow associate but they do take the series 2-1. It was a good series for both the team. Both can take plenty of positives from these three matches.Craig Young was named as man of the series after taking 9 wickets where as Calum MacLeod was the man of the series for his match winning century.


 

Balbirnie to Gardiner, OUT!! and the partnership finally ends, flighted delivery which grabs an outside edge which is tidily collected by Stuart Poynter.
HJW Gardiner c SW Poynter b Balbirnie 89 (98)

MacLeod and Gardiner have combined well to keep the Scotland scoreboard ticking at a steady rate. After Cross’ early dismissal, one would have thought that Scotland would fail yet again, but these two batsman have show great fight. Irish bowlers just taking the foot of their pedal here.

 


 

Young to Cross, OUT!!, short one which is hooked high in the air and Sorensen comes round from fine leg to take a nice catch at the deep mid wicket rope. Early wicket wont help the causes of Scotland.
MH Cross c Sorensen b Young 1 (6)

Oh dear! John Mooney just misses out on his hundred as he is dismissed on 96. However, Ireland don’t lose much, as there is just one ball remaining after his dismissal. The 32-year old’s knock was a treat to watch – especially the shots towards the end of his innings. Scotland will now look to chase down 242 and get a solitary win in the tournament,
OUT! John Mooney 96 (77)

 


First five wicket haul for Majid Haq. What a spell of bowling for him. Though John Mooney is nearing his hundred.
MC Sorensen c & b Haq 10 (10)

What a knock Mooney is playing. Brilliant hitting by him. This is his highest score in ODI cricket. Ireland managed to get past 200. With four overs to go, they would like to get 240. Mooney is also nearing his century.

Davey to SW Poynter, OUT!!, down the leg side but the batsman must have got a feather on it and he’s given out.
SW Poynter c †Cross b Davey 7(14)

Big wicket for Scotland!! Kevin O’Brien gone for 36. It’s a huge blow for Ireland. He was looking all set to play a big innings.
KJ O’Brien c sub (HG Munsey) b Evans 36 (47)

Ireland 93/4 | Overs 27.1
Out Lbw!! Haq chipping away at the wickets, his 3rd of the innings. He comes round the wicket, tosses it up and gets the ball to spin back in, Poynter goes for the drive, is beaten off inside edge and is struck plumb in front. Third wicket for Majid Haq.
A Poynter lbw b Haq 15(25)

Ireland 50/3 | Overs 18
Out Lbw!! Second wicket off the over. Ireland in a spot of bother. This goes straight on, Anderson looks to work it to the on-side, misses and is struck on the pads. Easy decision for the umpire. Scotland is dominating now.
John Anderson lbw b Haq 19 (45)

 Ireland 49/2 | Overs 17.2
Gone!! Haq strikes with his second delivery. Pushed through around off, Thompson goes for the cut and only manages an edge to the keeper, who takes a sharp catch. Not the ideal shot to play as it was too close to the body. Kevin O’Brien comes at number 4.
SR Thompson c Cross b Haq 22 (31)

 


 


Out!! Lbw!! Short of length delivery tailing in at the batsman, the batsman was looking to defend but the ball kept a little low and strikes the batsman on the knee roll, the impact looked to be outside off stump but the umpire immediately raised his finger after the appeal. First pone down for Ireland.
A Balbirnie lbw b Sharif 6 (31)

 


Two Irish openers Balbirnie and John Anderson are at the crease. Balbirnie is on strike. Alasdair Evans will open the attack for Scotland.


Ireland
(Playing XI): Andrew Balbirnie, John Anderson, Andrew Poynter, Kevin O’Brien (c), Stuart Thompson, Stuart Poynter(wk), John Mooney, Andrew White, Max Sorensen, Craig Young, Graeme McCarter
Scotland

(Playing XI): Matthew Cross(wk), Calum MacLeod, Hamish Gardiner, Preston Mommsen (c), Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Josh Davey, Michael A Leask, Majid Haq, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif

 


Toss has been taken place. Scotland won the toss and elected to field. Match will start at 10.45 local time.


 


The match has been delayed due to bad weather. The news is that it is still foggy at the ground and we will have a slight delay, but the good news is that the sun is trying to peep out and the umpire’s will have an inspection at 10:20 local time. We’ll keep you updated of all that’s happening out there, stay tuned.


 


 


Ireland and Scotland will play the third and final One-day International (ODI) at The Village in Dublin. The hosts have already won the series with two straight victories in the first two games. They would like to continue their domination in the third match as well. On the other hand Scotland would like to finish the tour on a high note by winning the last game.

This series was scheduled to help the two European teams prepare for the ICC World Cup 2015.  As expected, Ireland — the top associate nation at this moment — dominated the series.  In the first ODI Ireland cruised to a comfortable seven wicket victory with 80 balls to spare. The Irish skipper, Kevin O’Brien, showed his class and composure and led his side from the front. In the second game Scotland showed some fight, but eventually Ireland managed to hold their nerve and took the game by three wickets.

The Irish side looks more balanced and settled compared to Scotland. The bowlers were right on the money from the beginning. In both matches they put early pressure on the Scottish batsmen, which paid off for the hosts. Ireland’s batting also looked solid. Skipper O’Brien scored a match-winning half-century in each game.

Squads:

Ireland: Kevin O’Brien (c), John Anderson, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, John Mooney, Andrew McBrine, Graeme McCarter, Andrew Poynter, Stuart Poynter (wk), Max Sorensen, Stuart Thompson, Andrew White, Craig Young.

Scotland: Preston Mommsen (c), Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Matty Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Iain Wardlaw

Catch Live Scorecard of the 3rd ODI between Ireland and Scotland here