Ireland won by 25 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 | 0

Ireland has passed the group stage in ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018 as one of the six team. They were placed into group A along with four different teams. From them total three teams have passed the group stage of qualifier round. Ireland is one of them. But their journey in Super Six  was not so good. Their inaugural match in the knockout phase was very disappointing. They faced defeat against Zimbabwe. In the match, Ireland faced batting collapsed and got packet so early. But in the second match, they took proper revenge though their opponent was quite weaker than Irish team. So, in the match, Ireland won by 25 runs so far.

Ireland won by 25 runs

On the other hand, their opponent was Scotland in the match and they made a very good start in the knockout round. They won their inaugural match in the knockout round against United Arab Emirates. So, now they faced their first defeat here. Considering the both teams Ireland and Scotland, both played two matches in knockout round and won once so far.

The teams Ireland and Scotland have only one match left in hand and to secure their next level, both of them should win the next match.

The match between Ireland and Scotland was the 28th match of the tournament which was executed in 18th March, 2018. The host arena was Harare Sports Club, Harare.

In the match, Scotland won the toss and decided to bowl first. They took an wise decision indeed. But Ireland did great job in the match. One of their player Andrew Balbirnie made a remarkable century and led his team to a handsome total. He scored 105 runs totally in 146 balls. Though he took much more balls and it seems not perfect in ODI but against Scotland, they did good at all. Finally in 50 overs Ireland finished their innings scoring 271 runs by losing nine wickets. Brad Wheal took three wickets for Scotland.

271 runs in ODI was not so heavy but to the Scottish team, the score was too good and they failed to make a good start. Openers of Scotland just added 26 runs in their opening partnership.

Though, their captain Coetzer scored highest 61 runs where Berrington scored 44 runs for the team. Some players of Scotland scored few runs but that was not enough. They could not make a long lasting partnership in the match. They even could not play full 50 overs but in 47.4 overs they scored 246 runs so far.

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