Ireland poised for victory over Scotland in ICC Intercontinental Cup match

After a shaky start which saw Scotland take a narrow first innings lead, and 6 bonus points, Ireland now look set for victory in Aberdeen tomorrow on the final day of their ICC Intercontinental Cup 4-day match. William Porterfield, who was only available for Ireland because Gloucester left him out of their side for the County Championship match against Leicestershire, notched up a second innings 118 to add to his first innings 77 leaving Scotland a target of 298 to win. By the end of play today Ireland had reduced Scotland to 72 for 5. From the Cricinfo scorecard – Ireland 202 & 303 Scotland 208 & 72/5 (31.0 ov). Scotland require another 226 runs with 5 wickets remaining. Ball by ball commentary here. Update Rain delay.. Bah Match drawn.A win would take Ireland to joint-second place in the table, on 23 points after two matches, whilst Scotland would lead on 26 points – pending the result of Kenya’s match against Canada. Ireland are attempting to take the title for the fourth time in a row. The tournament was inaugurated in 2004 when Scotland won the title. There are two further one-day internationals scheduled against Scotland on August 22 & 23.