Kevin O'Brien © Getty Images (File Photo)
Kevin O’Brien © Getty Images (File Photo)

Sep 8, 2014

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Ireland have won the first One-Day International (ODI) by seven wickets and that has been a good game for them. Kevin O’Brien has finished with a half-century and Thompson has ended on a solid 35.

It’s easy now for the Irish. O’brien is playing a captain’s knock. Thompson accompanying him well. They need just 34 runs now.
Just when things were looking good, the Irish lost the wicket of Balbirnie. A good innings came to an end as once again the medium pace worked for Scotland. Berrington got his experience into act. Thompson is out at the crease now alongside his skipper O’Brien.
OUT! Andy Balbirnie c Cross b Berrington 38 (82)
Bilbirnie is playing a gritty innings so far. Now the Irish needs runs in 29 overs. Things are getting easier for them as they are trying to build a partnership which will take them over the line. if these two stay at the crease for another 10 overs, then it will be all easy for the Irish.
Scotland picks up Poynter who was looking in good touch. The skipper O’Brien have cme out to the crease. It’s a big task ahead of him where the ball is doing a lot in this wicket.
OUT! Andrew Poynter c Cross b Davey 16 (27)
Ireland are really finding it difficult to keep the scoreboard ticking. Scotland bowlers have kept things tight. they need a couple of good overs to break the shackles.

And the match is under way again!

And it’s lunch at The Village Dublin. Stay tuned We will be back soon.

Ireland 28 / 1 | Overs 8

Andy Balbirnie 4 (19), Andrew Poynter 8 (10)

It is all very slow for the Irish batsmen. They are struggling to time the ball. Anderson was caught in the crease in front of the stumps by Wardlaw.
OUT! John Anderson lbw b Wardlaw 9 (20)
Ireland have made a slow start to their innings. Three of the first four overs have been maidens. Probably, the strategy is to see out the new ball and then attack.

 

It’s all over! Ian Wardlaw departs after a four-ball duck. The Scottish bowlers will have to bowl out of their skin to defend the measly total. Irish players could take hope from their performance, and win the match.
OUT! Ian Wardlaw b Sorensen 0 (4)

 

 

Michael Leask gets to his fifty with a boundary, and falls next ball! Craig Young takes a five-for. What a day for the 24-year-old!
OUT! Michael Leask c Poynter b Young 50 (50)

 

Safyaan Sharif is gone! A nice partnership of 54 runs comes to an end. Craig Young takes his fourth wicket of the match.
OUT! Safyaan Sharif c Poynter b Young 18 (33)

 

 

Coleman was running out of partners at the other end. Davey chipped it staright down the throat of the player positioned at mid-wicket. McBrine picks up his second. Thompson in his very first ball picks up Coleman too. It’s all looking bleak for Scotland at the moment.
OUT! Josh Davey c thompson b McBrine 4 (11) | Freddie Colemanc Poynter b Thompson 23 (44)

 

 

It’s all falling down like the house of cards for Scotland. Their most experienced campaigner Richie Berrington was bowled by Andie McBrine. They are in serious trouble now. On the other hand, Ireland are right on top at this moment.
OUT! Richie Berrington c & b McBrine 2 (8)

 

 

This has been an amazing spell of bowling from Craig Young. He has produced two dream deliveries in a span of two overs. Mommsen was dismissed as he completely played down the wrong line and the ball clipped the top of the off-stump.
Preston Mommsen 10 (14)

 

 

Scotland are losing wickets at regular intervals. Gardiner was getting behind the ball nicely until a cracker of a delivery from Yound again cleans him up. Berrington comes to the crease. They need a partnership to get out of this situation
Hamish Gardiner b Young 10 (26)

 

 

Just when Macleod was looking good he made a wild swing to an away going delivery and was caught at first slip. An important breakthrough for the Irish.
Callum Macleod c Anderson b Young 25 (28)

 

 

Callum Macleod is playing a gritty knock. He’s raced his way to 24 from just 22 balls. Gardiner on the other hand playing a supporting role. Intentions are quiet clear, that Scotland batsmen at the crease wants to make full use of the pwerplay overs.

 

 

Its bright and sunny out there at Malahide, Dublin. The Irish bowlers are finding it difficult to hit the length. Although Sorensen have picked up the 1st wicket for Ireland.
OUT! Matty Cross c Poynter b Sorensen 9 (17)

 

 

Ireland win toss, elect to field.


 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the first One-Day International (ODI) between Ireland and Scotland at The Village, Dublin. I am Rajarshi Majumdar, and I will be bringing you the live updates from this game. Ireland welcomes Scotland for a three match ODI series ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015 preparations. For the Irish, this will be their first international fixture since July, when they lost to the Sri Lanka A side 2-0.  Catch the live scorecard of the match here

Fast bowler John Mooney come back to the Irish side alongside their skipper Kevin O’Brien, spinner George Dockrell and pacer Max Sorensen. Unfortunately, their opener Ed Joyce will not be available for this series. On the other hand, Scotland with no surprise will be counting on Majid Haq and Richie Berrington for their experience. This ODI series will be a good tour for both the teams as they can select their final team before they set off for Australia and New Zealand for the ICC World Cup.

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