Ireland has registered a splendid victory against Scotland to alive their hopes of a spot in the super 12. Ireland, losing against Zimbabwe in the first match, has to face West Indies in the final clash. On the other hand, Scotland, who upset two-time champion West Indies, would have been a step closer to the super 12 if they had managed a win against the Irish side.
Curtis Campher’s heroic helped Ireland chase the target of 177 with one over spare, losing four wickets. With the team requiring 112 runs from the final ten overs, Campher shared a century stand with George Dockrell and took his team home. The allrounder scored 72 runs from just 32 balls, smacking seven fours and a couple of sixes. Dockrell assisted 39 runs from 27 balls.
Scotland opting to bat first in the first inning, posted a decent total of 176/5 in the allotted 20 overs. Michael Jones scored 86 runs from 55 deliveries smashing six fours and four biggies. Skipper Richie Berrington and Matthew Cross assisted 37 and 28 runs, respectively. The chasing hero, Curtis Campher, dismissed two Scottish batters as well.
SCO – 176/5 (20 overs)
IRE – 180/4 (19 overs)
Ireland win by 6 wickets.
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