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.

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  • well this seems to be a sports topic so can i just say that it was worth staying up to see Match of the Day last night and that Robbie Blake
    goal. As Neil Kinnock wud no doubt have said – we’re all right, we’re all right.
    Magic stuff indeed [edited moderator]

  • fin

    Cricketastic day ahead, weather allowing, England and Scotland doing raindances and the Irish and Aussies hoping for sun.

    Wonder what was said in the United dressing room after last nights game