Blarney army open with a win

Convincing win in Jo’burg for Ireland today over their nearest rivals as they open their campaign to reach the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Having been set a modest 232 by Scotland, Ireland cruised to victory by 7 wickets with more than 12 overs to spare. Man of the match was skipper and Gloucestershire’s Will Porterfield with 101 off only 89 balls. No resting on laurels however as Ireland’s next game against Oman (really?) in Krugerdorp is tomorrow morning.

Match Summary: Scotland 232-7 (50 ov) McCallum 121*; Rankin 2-27 Ireland 233-3 (37.4 ov) Porterfield 101, E Morgan 60