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  • 7:01 PM IST

    Good night. That was a good match. Though Ireland is a stronger team than UAE, yet they received a tough competition. Maybe, UAE can come back stronger next time in the 2nd ODI against Ireland. Do join us for the next ODI.


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  • 6:39 PM IST

    UAE 185/10 in 41.4 overs: Thompson dismissed Ahmed Raza in the 4th ball of 41st over. UAE gets all out at 185. Ireland has won the match. UAE had a good start, but started losing wickets quickly. Ireland bowlers have thrashed UAE batsmen and claimed the victory for Ireland in the 1st ODI.

  • 6:33 PM IST

    UAE 185/9 in 41 overs: UAE batsmen, Ahmed Raza has given a new hope to UAE. Ahmed Raza has scored back to back boundaries in the 4th and 5th ball of 39th over. Stuart Thompson gave away 12 more runs at the end of 40th over. Peter Chase dismissed Zahoor Khan in the 2nd ball of 40th over. Zahoor Khan dismissed for 0. Chase gave away 3 runs at the end of 41 over.

  • 6:19 PM IST

    UAE 170/8 in 39 overs: Andy McBrine has got his maiden over. Stuart Thompson has come up in the 37th over. He gave away 3 runs at the end of 38th over. Zahoor Khan could not find a boundary in the free hit. Andy McBrine gave away just 1 run at the end of 39th over.

  • 6:10 PM IST

    Drinks break: Ahmed Raza has scored a boundary against Stuart Thompson in his 3rd ball of 35th over. Thompson gave away 6 runs at the end of 36th over. UAE seems to struggling with the boundaries, getting only singles. The teams have left for drinks break.

  • 6:03 PM IST

    UAE struggling with singles. Ahmad Raza finds a boundary in the 2nd over of Craig Young,but the UAE batsmen are unable give tough fight to Irish bowlers. George Dockrell and Craig Young did not allow the UAE batsmen to score more boundaries. George Dockrell has given away only 1 run at the end of 35th over.

  • 5:57 PM IST

    Ireland gets the hold on the match. George Dockrell has given away 2 runs at the end of 31st over. UAE seems to be struggling to find more boundaries. With 8 wickets already down, UAE is in a critical position. Though Ahmed Raza scored boundaries in the 1st and 3rd ball of Craig Young’s 29th over, Amjad Javed got out in the last ball of the over.

  • 5:47 PM IST

    UAE loses 8th wicket. George Dockrell has given away just 2 runs in the 29th over. Amjed Javed had to adjust with singles. UAE has added only 3 more runs at the end of 29th over. Ahmed Raza hits boundary in the 1st and 3rd ball of Peter Chase’s 29th over. Amjed Javed gets dismissed by Peter Chase in his last ball of 29th over.

  • 5:40 PM IST

    UAE gains back the momentum. Amjad Jawed has scored a fine boundary. George Dockrell gave away 7 runs at the end of 27th over. Amjad Jawed again scored a boundary in the 2nd ball of 27th over. Amjad Jawed is just scoring more boundaries. He has scored a perfect boundary in last ball of Peter Chase in 27th over.

  • 5:33 PM IST

    A six at-last. George Dockrel on roll. George Dockrel dismissed Ghulam Shabber in the 2nd ball of 24 the over. Dockrel gets his maiden over.He has already got 3 wickets. Amjad Javed scored a six, which was much needed. Peter Chase has given away 8 runs at the end of 36th over. UAE is 7 wicket down already.

  • 5:24 PM IST

    UAE batting line-up collapsing. UAE loses another quick wicket. George Dockrell dismissed Rameez Shehzad in his 5th ball of 22nd over. At the end of 23rd over, UAE scores 8 more runs. McBrine gave away only 3 runs at the end of 24th over.

  • 5:15 PM IST

    AFG, 102/5 , Shehzad 2*, Shabber 2* : Another wicket goes down for UAE. This is their third wicket in a span of as many overs. Muhammad Usman trying to loft the ball over the cover manages to give McBrine a simple catch and bowl. Before Usman, it was the well set Mustafi, who went for 21. Mustafi tried to cut the ball, only managing a thick edge to the keeper’.

  • 5:04 PM IST

    AFG, 93/3, Mustafa 17*, Rameez 0*: OUT! Poor running by Adnan Mustafi and Shaiman Anwar, which cost the latter his wicket. They had snitched together 27 runs for the third wicket. The pair had negated any threat from Peter Chase and Andy McBrine. Is it important that United Arab Emirates build one or two massive partnerships if they want to reach the target of 271. George Dockrell has been called in the attack.

  • 4:58 PM IST

    Craig Young bowls well in the 16th over. He gave away just 2 more runs at the end of the 17th over. No more boundaries for UAE. The dismissal of Rohit Mustafa was a big blow to UAE. Adnan Mustafi and Shaiman Anwar rotated strikes with some singles. Andy McBrine gave way just 1 run at the end of 18th over. The teams went for a drinks break.

  • 4:52 PM IST

    UAE struggles to find boundaries. Craig Young gave away just 1 run at the end of 15th over. The run-rate has gone down a bit. But this may not affect UAE, as they have 8 wickets in hand. But finally, Shaiman Anwar scores a boundary giving back the momentum to UAE. UAE scores 7 more runs at the end of 16th over.

  • 4:42 PM IST

    UAE fights back. McBrine gave away 6 runs at the end of 12th over. UAE had to adjust with singles in that over. Craig Young could have got his maiden over, but Shaiman Anwar scored a boundary in the last ball of the over. Stuart Thompson gave away 4 runs at the end of 14th over.

  • 4:33 PM IST

    No more boundaries for UAE. After the dismissal of Rohan Mustafa, UAE is struggling to find boundaries. While UAE has added 60 runs to the score-board but they have lost 2 early wickets as well. Craig Young gave away only 2 runs at the end of 11th over.

  • 4:25 PM IST

    UAE losing quick wickets: Mohammed Naveed gets out. Chase took his wicket. This is a blow to UAE. UAE tries to consolidate its position. Rohan tries to make more runs desperately. He hits a six but McBrine takes the wicket of Rohan Mustafa in the 4th ball of 9th over.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    UAE 11/0 in 3 overs: Rohan Mustafa and Mohammed Naveed are the opening batsmen for UAE. Mustafa and Naveed score for UAE with sixes and fours.

  • 3:08 PM IST

    Ireland all out for 270! Mohammed Naveed gave 5 runs at the end of 49th over. Zahoor Khan back in attack in the last over. Zahoor Khan took another wicket in the 2nd ball. Ghulam Shabber again took the catch. Thomson is out. Zahoor Khan strikes again, by taking the wicket of Chase in the 3rd ball of last over. Amjad Javed took the catch this time. Ireland gets all out for just 270!

  • 2:57 PM IST

    Ireland in trouble. After losing 3 wickets in the previous over, Ireland is struggling to find a boundary. Mohammad Naveed gave only 3 runs at the end of 47th over. Zahoor Khan back in the attack, George Dockrell scored a four but got out in the next ball. Ghulam Shabber took the catch. Ireland has already lost 8 wickets.

  • 2:50 PM IST

    UAE strikes back! Ireland batting order seems to be struggling. Gary Wilson got out at Zahoor Khan’s 3rd ball. Shaiman Anwar took the catch. Again, Zahoor Khan took the wicket of Porterfield. Porterfield got out after scoring a century. Zahoor Khan could not make a hat-trick. After a wide delivery, he successfully dismisses McBrine. Ireland scored 3 runs at the end of 46th over, losing 3 wickets in the over.

  • 2:38 PM IST

    Ireland back with a six! Gary Wilson scored a six against Ahmed Raza’s 2nd ball of 43rd over. Ireland scored 15 runs at the end of 44th over. Mohammad Naveed restricted the Ireland, giving away just 3 runs at the end of 45th over. Porterfield struggled with the bat.

  • 2:29 PM IST

    Ireland struggles again after the dismissal of Kevin O’Brien. Ahmed Raza gave away just singles in the 41st over. Ireland scored 4 runs at the end of 42nd over. Zahoor Khan gave away singles. Ireland batsmen struggled to find a boundary. Zahoor Khan successfully restricted the Ireland batsmen giving just 4 runs at the end 43rd over.

  • 2:21 PM IST

    UAE gains back the momentum. Ahmed Raza into the bowling attack. No more boundaries for Ireland. Ireland scored 4 more runs at the end of 40th over. Zahoor Khan restricted the Ireland batsmen by giving away just singles. Ireland scored just 5 runs at the end of 41st over.

  • 2:12 PM IST

    Portfield strikes back. Portfield scored boundaries in the 1st and 3rd ball of Imran Haider’s 37th over. 11 runs scored at the end of 38th over. Portfield scored a boundary again in the 1st ball of Mohammad Naveed’s 38th over. 6 more runs scored at the end of 39th over.

  • 2:05 PM IST

    Ireland loses the 4th wicket! Ireland, after a shaky start, managed to gain back the momentum with the 59 runs partnership between Porterfield and Kevin O’Brien. Porterfield scored a amazing six in the 1st ball of Mohammed Naveed’s 36th over. Kevin O’Brein got OUT! Naveed gets his second wicket in the 4th ball of 36th over. Ireland scored 8 runs at the end of 37th over.

  • 1:53 PM IST

    Ireland back in attack! Rohan Mustafa back in attack in the 34th over. He gave away no boundaries in the 34th over. Ireland scored 6 runs of 34th over. A four! Porterfield scored a boundary against Amjad Jawed in the second ball of 35th over. Ireland scored 10 runs at the end of 35th over. Teams go for a drinks break.

  • 1:45 PM IST

    Ireland back in attack! Kevin O’Brien scores a boundary at the 5th ball of 32 over. Ireland scored 8 runs in 32nd over. Kevin O’Brien is just unstoppable. He again scored a perfect boundary in the 2nd ball of 33rd over. Again a four, Kevin O’Brien strikes again in the last ball of Imran Haider’s 33rd over.

  • 1:39 PM IST

    UAE tries to restrict Ireland. Kevin O’ Brien scores.Kevin O’Brien gave Ireland the much needed boundaries. At the end of 29th over, Ireland scored 9 more runs. Rohan Mustafa came to ball the 30th over. Rohan Mustafa gave away 6 runs at the end of the 29th over. Imran Haider came to bowl the 31st over. Imran Haider gave away just 4 runs at the end of 31st over.

UAE indulge in a two-ODI series vs Ireland © Getty Images
UAE indulge in a two-ODI series vs Ireland © Getty Images

Good morning! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the first of the two-match One-Day International (ODI) series between the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ireland. The match is being played at the ICC Global Cricket Academy Ground in Dubai. I am Athira Ramanathan, and I will be bringing to you the live cricket updates from this tie. This will the first time that Ireland are touring the UAE. This will serve as warm-up games for Ireland, who are posed to take on Afghanistan in an ODI and Twenty20 International (T20I) series. This will act an able platform for UAE to play against a higher-ranked side. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, United Arab Emirates vs Ireland – 1st ODI

Ireland, under William Porterfield, will want to make good use of this outing to keep his players in good form before a crucial series against Afghanistan. Ireland. within their ranks. have the experience of Ed Joyce, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Paul Stirling and Gary Williamson to pull them through. The influx of Jacob Mulder, Barry McCarthy and Andy Balbirnie makes this side quite agile and quick in the field.

The only ODI match between both teams saw Ireland coming out victorious. Ireland won that fixture by just 2 wickets in the final over chasing UAE’s target of 279 runs in the Pool B ICC World Cup 2015 match in Brisbane. UAE have still not announced their squad, but will in all likelihood have players like Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Naveed, Amjad Javed and Imran Haider to take field.

All eyes will be on Mohammad Qasim, Zahoor Khan, and Mohammad Umsad after their good show in the UAE Tri-Nation series.

Squads:

UAE: Squad yet to be announced

Ireland: Andy Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Jacob Mulder, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson (wk), Craig Young