Kevin O'Brien © Getty Images
Kevin O’Brien © Getty Images

Sep 10, 2014

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(Ireland take on Scotland in the second ODI of Scotland’s tour of Ireland. Catch live cricket scores and updates of the match here)

It’s all over. What a great game of cricket! The Irish kept their nerves and clinched the series with one game to spare.
Couple of wicket goes down for Ireland in quick succession. Michael Leask and Alasdair Evans are men of the moment for the Saltires. He got the all important wicket of Stuart Thompson who was looking really dangerous and was also in a hurry to finish things off as early as possible. Evans dismissed White on the other end. Ireland in trouble.
OUT! Stuart Thompson lbw b Leask 39 (36) | Andrew White lbw b Evans 1 (4)
Ireland lose another wicket. Poynter has been run out. Absolute confusion in the middle that resluted in his run out. This match has taken a turn now. Things are getting interesting. Good thing for Ireland is, Thompson is still there at the creas. They need another 51 runs in 16 overs.
OUT! Stuart Poynter run out 8 (16)
The mighty skipper has fallen. He was dismissed by Evans. He hit a boundary in the first ball of the 31st over. And then the very next ball he tried to hoik one but managed to edge it on it’s way to the wicketkeeper. Cross has proven to be efficient behind the stumps throughout the series.
Kevin O’Brien c Cross b Evans 67 (65)
Thompson has suddenly launched an attack on the Saltires. He already has cruised to 27 in no time. O’Brien is playing in the similar fashion like he did in the 1st ODI. The Irish are looking to finish things off quickly and seal the series.
This is terrific batting from the Irish skipper O’Brien. He is nearing his 10th ODI half-century. He has taken on the Saltires and Poynter was playing a great supporting role until he chased a wide delivery and chipped it in the direction of deep cover who was the only fielder in the deep. He got out on a really poor delivery.
OUT! Andrew Poynter c Gardiner b Berrington 21 (50)
It’s the skipper who has come out to rebuild this innings from scratch again like in 1st ODI. They need to build a partnership in order to chased down this target of 223 runs. O’Brien can stay composed throughout the innings. What he needs, is support ofrom the other end. Meanwhile Poynter is doing a decent job.
both the openers are back in hut. This is good bowling from the Scottish seamers. He bowled a short ball just outside the off stump and Anderson feathered it to Cross behind the stumps. Poor shot slection once again. Davey picks up his second.
OUT! John Anderson c Cross b Davey 12 (26)
Just when things were looking good and positive for Ireland, they lose their first wicket. Balbirnie was timing the ball well. A needless shot as he stepped down the wicket and edged it. A good diving catch from Cross behind the stumps. Davey picks up his first wicket.
OUT! Andy Balbirnie c Cross b Davey 16 (22)
Ireland are making it look rather easy. They are off to a good positive start. Both the openers Balbirnie and Anderson are timing the ball well. Scotland bowlers are struggling with the line and length. They have already conceded four boundaries in five overs.
Scotland have bowled out for 221 with Richard Berrington scoring 101. It was a splendid effort by the batsman, as his innings has given Scotland a realistic chance to put pressure on Ireland.
Berrington is nearing his century as despite the struggled Scotand have been able to take their total past 200.
Another wicket goes down for Scotland. It’s Majid Haq this time. Young picks up his third wicket. Haq edged an away going delivery and it was easily hauled by Stuart Poynter behind the stumps.
OUT! Majid Haq c Poynter b Young 7 (12)
The man who helped Scotland to reach a respectable total in the first ODI, Michael Leask was dismissed by the Irish skipper Kevin O’Brien. A poor shot in such circumstance where his sided needed him to stay there for a longer period.
OUT! Michael Leask c Poynter b O’Brien 10 (14)
Just when things were starting to look good for Scotland, they lost their sicth wicket in the form of Josh Davey. He hit a wide delivery outside the off stump and it went straight down the throat of Thompson who was positioned at backward point. Young picks up jis second wicket.
OUT! Josh Davey c Thompson b Young 40 (69)
This has been a good partnership from Scotland’s point of view. Irish skipper O’Brien himself came into bowl but did not have any sort of impacts on these two batsmen. McBrine too struggled to hit the length. Berrington is playing a gritty knock and he is approaching his sixth ODI half-century. Davey is playing a supporting role at the other end.
Halfway through the innings, Scotland are still trying hard to put some runs on the board. Berrington and Davey are building a partnership which can help their side out of this mess.
This was the first over after the drinks break. Scotland really need a partnership to get out of this situation. Berrington should get his experience into play here. His side would want him to stay there as long as possible. Davey has come out to bat ahead of Michael Leask. That was a surprise call from the Scottish captain.
Scottish innings are falling down like a house of cards. Another wicket is down. Half of their side has been sent back to the pavilion. Another widish delivery from Sorensen and Coleman reaches out for it but only managing to edge the ball and Poynter takes an easy catch behind the wicket. Poor shot from Coleman.
OUT! Freddie Coleman c Poynter b Sorensen 7 (11)
Another one bites the dust. Sorensen is on fire today. Resistance ends as Gardiner tried to play an away going delivery and the ball found the outside edge on it’s way to the wickwt keeper Poynter. Sorensen picks up his third wicket.
OUT! Hamish Gardiner c Poynter b Sorensen 13 (32)
A fantastic start for the Irish bowlers. they are giving no room whatsoever. the ball is doing the talking. Young and Sorensen are genereating good movement off the deck.
Another one bites the dust. The seamers are running through the Scottish top order. This it’s the Scotland skipper Mommsen. He was cleaned up by Sorensen.
OUT! Preston Mommsen b Sorensen 3 (4)
What a start for the Irish! Craig Young strikes early alongside Max Sorensen. Both the openers are dismissed. The situation is similar to last match.
OUT! Matty Cross lbw b Sorensen 4 (3) | Calum Macleod b Young 4 (3)

Ireland win toss, elect to field! Stay tuned for further updates. The start is delayed due to wet outfield.

Playing XI:

Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie, John Anderson, Andrew Poynter, Kevin O’Brien(c), Stuart Thompson, Stuart Poynter(w), Andrew White, John Mooney, Andy McBrine, Max Sorensen, Craig Young

Scotland: Matthew Cross(w), Calum MacLeod, Hamish Gardiner, Preston Mommsen(c), Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Josh Davey, Michael A Leask, Majid Haq, Iain Wardlaw, Alasdair Evans


Ireland and Scotland are engaged in a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, as both sides prepare for the ICC World Cup 2015. These two teams played their first ODI at Dublin on Monday. Ireland cruised to a comfortable seven wicket victory over Scotland with 80 balls to spare. The Irish skipper, Kevin O’Brien, showed his class and composure and led his side from the front. Ireland had to chase down a modest total of 173 runs. Now, they gear up for the second ODI on Wednesday.

The Irish side looks more balanced and settled compared to Scotland. The bowlers were right on the money from the beginning. They were troubling all the Scottish batsmen right through. Craig Young utilised the overhead conditions initially and ran through the top order. He picked up five wickets and he gave away only 46 runs in his allotted overs. He’s surely one of the players to watch out for in the next game. Andy McBrine, the young off spinner, was impressive as he too picked couple of wickets. Hi, I am Rajarshi Majumdar and I will be bringing you live updates for the match today. Catch the preview of the match here


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