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IRE vs SCO Ball by Ball Commentary

Results
Match 5, The Hague, May 23, 2024, Ireland and Scotland tour of Netherlands, 2024
Ireland beat Scotland by 5 wickets

Commentary

12:40 PM IST That's it from this game then! Action from this trip series continues on Friday as the Dutch will be in action against the Irish. That game will begin at 1430 IST (0900 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care.
12:38 PM IST Andy Balbirnie has been given the MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD!
12:27 PM IST Scotland just could not produce with the ball in this game! Also, have to say, the wicket got a lot easier to bat on! There was not a lot of movement and the ball came onto the bat nicely. Still though credit to them to get it down to the last over.
12:25 PM IST Quite a comfortable win in the end! Yes, it did go to the last over, there did seem a little bit of panic amongst the Irish batters towards the end but it was quite comfortable throughout. The openers got them off to a very good start before Stirling fell. Andy Balbirnie continued, and he got good support from Lorcan Tucker! Both scored half tons and that stand more or less killed the game. There were wickets towards the end but Ireland managed to keep their calm and get over the line.
End of over 19.31 run
IRE: 158/5CRR: 8.10
Ball
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1
19.3

Safyaan Sharif to Gareth Delany, 1 run

Direct hit and it would have been close. George Dockrell makes it and that is the winning run! On middle, this is pushed to mid on and the batters go for it. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. IRELAND WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

W
19.2

Safyaan Sharif to George Dockrell, no run

OUT! RUN OUT! Just short probably! Around off, George Dockrell makes room and plays it towards point. They go for one. The fielder there picks it up and hits the stumps at the keeper's end. Tucker is short.

0
19.1

Safyaan Sharif to George Dockrell, no run

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover. 1 needed in 5 now.

End of over 1910 runs
IRE: 157/4CRR: 8.26RRR: 1
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1
18.6

Bradley Currie to George Dockrell, 1 run

SCORES LEVEL! Fuller and on off, this is pushed past cover for one.

1
18.5

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Ireland need just the two now! On the pads, this is worked through square leg. A run taken.

4
18.4

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, 4 runs

FOUR! That should seal the deal! On middle, Tucker clips it over mid-wicket and this one races away to the fence. Top shot.

0
18.3

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Outside off. Lorcan Tucker looks to cut but misses. Need more dots do the Scottish.

2
18.2

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Another two! Angled into the pads, this is worked on the leg side with soft hands. Easy two.

2
18.1

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Two more! On off, this is punched through covers. Two taken.

End of over 185 runs
IRE: 147/4CRR: 8.17RRR: 5.50
Ball
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1
17.6

Chris Sole to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

On the shorter side around off, this is pushed past cover for one.

1
17.5

Chris Sole to George Dockrell, 1 run

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

2
17.4

Chris Sole to George Dockrell, 2 runs

On off, this is pushed through covers for two. That will release a little bit of pressure that was building.

W
17.3

Chris Sole to Curtis Campher, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Cleans him up! Around off, this lands and jags back in. Curtis Campher looks to flick but misses and the stumps are hit. Ireland yet again messing up towards the end. We saw that happen with the ball against the Dutch and now with the bat. Will they still get over the line like last time?

W
17.2

Chris Sole to Harry Tector, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Number 3 down! 15 needed in 16 now! On middle, Harry Tector looks to over mid on but this goes off the toe-end. LEask takes it nicely moving back. Scotland hagning in there.

1
17.1

Chris Sole to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Singles will do it! On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

End of over 177 runs
IRE: 142/2CRR: 8.35RRR: 5.33
Ball
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1
16.6

Safyaan Sharif to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

1
16.5

Safyaan Sharif to Harry Tector, 1 run

Another one as this is nudged on the leg side.

1
16.4

Safyaan Sharif to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

On middle, this is swept through square leg for one.

2
16.3

Safyaan Sharif to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Two! Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.

1
16.2

Safyaan Sharif to Harry Tector, 1 run

On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

1
16.1

Safyaan Sharif to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

A single now as this is nudged towards fine leg.

End of over 164 runs
IRE: 135/2CRR: 8.44RRR: 5.75
Ball
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0
15.6

Chris Sole to Harry Tector, no run

Dot to end! Outside off. Tector looks to cut but misses.

1
15.5

Chris Sole to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Angled into the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one. 23 needed in 25.

2
15.4

Chris Sole to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Two! On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for a couple.

1
15.3

Chris Sole to Harry Tector, 1 run

Around off, this is punched past cover for one.

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15.2

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, no run

OUT! TAKEN! A little too late though! Shorter and on middle. Andy Balbirnie pulls but it goes off the top edge and it is taken by deep square leg.

0
15.1

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Outiside off, Andy Balbirnie looks to cut but misses.

End of over 158 runs
IRE: 131/1CRR: 8.73RRR: 5.40
Ball
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Mark Watt:4-0-27-0
1
14.6

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller and outside off, this is driven through covers for one.

2
14.5

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

On middle, this is swept past square leg. Two taken.

1
14.4

Mark Watt to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Singles will do it! On off, this is pushed past cover. A run taken.

2
14.3

Mark Watt to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Two leg byes! On the pads, Lorcan Tucker looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and goes towards fine leg. Two leg byes.

1
14.2

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Around off, this is pushed through covers for one again.

1
14.1

Mark Watt to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

End of over 1411 runs
IRE: 123/1CRR: 8.79RRR: 5.83
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1
13.6

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Fuller and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

2
13.5

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Two! Full toss on the pads, this is worked through square leg. Two taken.

4
13.4

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, 4 runs

FOUR! On the pads, this is swept fine on the leg side and this one races away to the fence.

2
13.3

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Two! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled wide of the fielder at deep mid-wicket. Two taken.

1
13.2

Chris Greaves to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On the pads, Andy Balbirnie flicks it on the leg side. A run taken.

1
13.1

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket and a run is taken.

End of over 137 runs
IRE: 112/1CRR: 8.62RRR: 6.57
Ball
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1
12.6

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Angled into the pads, Tucker nudges it around the corner for one.

4
12.5

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, 4 runs

FOUR! Pulled away! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled past mid-wicket and this races away to the fence.

0
12.4

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Outside off, fuller, Tucker looks to drive but misses.

1
12.3

Bradley Currie to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

1
12.2

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Outside off, this is cut past point. A run taken.

0
12.1

Bradley Currie to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Outside off, this is guided past point for one.

End of over 1212 runs
IRE: 105/1CRR: 8.75RRR: 6.62
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0
11.6

Michael Leask to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, defended.

2
11.5

Michael Leask to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

A couple! On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for two.

4
11.4

Michael Leask to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR MORE! Outside off, Andy Balbirnie waits and then guides it past point. No chance of stopping this one as well.

4
11.3

Michael Leask to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Out comes the reverse sweep. On off, this is played past point and the ball races away to the fence. Top shot.

2
11.2

Michael Leask to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Two! On the pads. This is worked fine on the leg side. Two taken.

0
11.1

Michael Leask to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On off. Kept out.

End of over 116 runs
IRE: 93/1CRR: 8.45RRR: 7.22
Ball
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Mark Watt:3-0-21-0
2
10.6

Mark Watt to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Two more! Outside off. This is punched past cover for two.

1
10.5

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Takes one again as this is pushed past cover.

0
10.4

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off. This is punched to cover.

1
10.3

Mark Watt to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Around off. This is lifted towards cover for one.

1
10.2

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Takes one! On off. This is pushed past cover for one.

1
10.1

Mark Watt to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Fuller and on off. This is pushed down to long off for one.

End of over 1010 runs
IRE: 87/1CRR: 8.70RRR: 7.10
Ball
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1
9.6

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Fuller and on off. This is stroked through mid on for a single.

1
9.5

Chris Greaves to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On middle. This is nudged on the leg side for one.

3
9.4

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, 3 runs

Three! Another sweep. This goes more off the inner half down towards fine leg. Three taken.

4
9.3

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, 4 runs

FOUR! The sweep comes out and it is played nicely! On the pads. This is hit past short fine leg. Races away to the fence. Top stroke.

0
9.2

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On middle. This is nudged on the leg side for one.

1
9.1

Chris Greaves to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On middle. This is nudged on the leg side. Another run taken.

End of over 99 runs
IRE: 77/1CRR: 8.56RRR: 7.36
Ball
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1
8.6

Safyaan Sharif to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Around off. This is driven through covers for one.

1
8.5

Safyaan Sharif to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Fuller and on off. This is pushed through covers for one.

4
8.4

Safyaan Sharif to Lorcan Tucker, 4 runs

FOUR MORE! Angled into the pads. Tucker waits and then works it fine on the leg side. This one races away to the fence too.

2
8.3

Safyaan Sharif to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

On the pads. Tucker looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls towards fine leg. Two taken.

0
8.2

Safyaan Sharif to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Around off. Tucker guides it to point.

1
8.1

Safyaan Sharif to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Around off. Balbirnie plays it past cover and takes two.

End of over 87 runs
IRE: 68/1CRR: 8.50RRR: 7.50
Ball
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1
7.6

Chris Greaves to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Around off. This is punched past cover for one.

1
7.5

Chris Greaves to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

A run now! On middle. This is nudged on the leg side for a single.

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7.4

Chris Greaves to Paul Stirling, no run

OUT! TIMBER! There is the wicket Ireland desperately needed. Greaves strikes. Shorter and outside off. Stirling looks to cut it hard but gets an inside edge onto the stumps.

2
7.3

Chris Greaves to Paul Stirling, 2 runs

Two again! On middle. This is on middle. It is nudged on the leg side. Easy two taken.

2
7.2

Chris Greaves to Paul Stirling, 2 runs

Another two! On middle. This is swept between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket for two.

1
7.1

Chris Greaves to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On middle. This is worked on the leg side for one more.

End of over 710 runs
IRE: 61/0CRR: 8.71RRR: 7.46
Ball
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Mark Watt:2-0-15-0
0
6.6

Mark Watt to Paul Stirling, no run

On middle. Kept out.

1
6.5

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Another run! Around off. Andy punches it towards cover and gets to the other end.

1
6.4

Mark Watt to Paul Stirling, 1 run

On off. This is pushed past cover for one.

6
6.3

Mark Watt to Paul Stirling, 6 runs

SIX! Bang! Gets hold of this one! On middle and the slog sweep is out. It sails over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

1
6.2

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller and on off. This is driven through covers for one more.

1
6.1

Mark Watt to Paul Stirling, 1 run

On off. This is pushed past cover for one.

End of over 612 runs
IRE: 51/0CRR: 8.50RRR: 7.64
Ball
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0
5.6

Safyaan Sharif to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Angled into the pads. This is worked on the leg side. A run taken.

1
5.5

Safyaan Sharif to Paul Stirling, 1 run

Angled into the pads. This is nudged on the leg side for one.

6
5.4

Safyaan Sharif to Paul Stirling, 6 runs

SIX! Over the fence. That is a strong hit. On middle, this sits up to be hit. This is pulled over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

0
5.3

Safyaan Sharif to Paul Stirling, no run

Around off. Stirling pushes it to cover.

4
5.2

Safyaan Sharif to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! Cut away! Short and outside off. Stirling flays it past point and this races away to the fence.

1
5.1

Safyaan Sharif to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On middle. This is nudged towards mid-wicket for one.

End of over 56 runs
IRE: 39/0CRR: 7.80RRR: 7.93
Ball
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1
4.6

Bradley Currie to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Around off. This is pushed past cover for one.

2
4.5

Bradley Currie to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Fuller and on off. This is driven through covers. Two taken.

2
4.4

Bradley Currie to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

On middle. This is nudged on the leg side for two.

0
4.3

Bradley Currie to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Currie has been good. Giving nothing away! On the pads. This is clipped but to mid-wicket.

1
4.2

Bradley Currie to Paul Stirling, 1 run

On the pads. Stirling looks to whip it but misses. It hits his pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

0
4.1

Bradley Currie to Paul Stirling, no run

Around off. Shorter. This is guided to point.

End of over 414 runs
IRE: 33/0CRR: 8.25RRR: 7.81
Ball
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0
3.6

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Outside off. This is cut but to point. Expensive over from Sole.

4
3.5

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Three in the over! Through the leg side. Full and on the pads. Andy works it past square leg and this one races away to the fence.

4
3.4

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

Angled into the pads. This is tucked around the corner for one.

1
3.3

Chris Sole to Paul Stirling, 1 run

On the pads. Stirling looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

4
3.2

Chris Sole to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! Pulled away! Slightly short and this is asking to be hit. Stirling rocks back and hits it past mid-wicket. No chance of stopping that.

1
3.1

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller and on off. This is driven wide of cover for one.

End of over 38 runs
IRE: 19/0CRR: 6.33RRR: 8.17
Ball
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1
2.6

Bradley Currie to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Outside off. This is cut past point for one.

3
2.5

Bradley Currie to Paul Stirling, 3 runs

Fuller and on off. This is driven past cover. Three taken.

1
2.4

Bradley Currie to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Around off. This is pushed towards cover for one.

0
2.3

Bradley Currie to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Beaten! Length and around off. This lands and moves away. Andy is beaten as he looks to defend.

1
2.2

Bradley Currie to Paul Stirling, 1 run

On the pads, Stirling looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the off side. A leg bye taken.

2
2.1

Bradley Currie to Paul Stirling, 2 runs

Fuller and outside off. This is driven through covers for two.

End of over 26 runs
IRE: 11/0CRR: 5.50RRR: 8.16
Ball
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0
1.6

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Dot to end! On off. Kept out.

2
1.5

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Two to end! Angled into the pads. This is worked through mid-wicket for two.

0
1.4

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller and on off. This is driven but to mid off.

0
1.3

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On middle. This is chipped uppishly but well short of mid on.

4
1.2

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Lovely shot! Excellent placement! Fuller and on off. Andy strikes it through covers and it races away.

0
1.1

Chris Sole to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Outside off. Length. Andy looks to go over cover but misses.

End of over 15 runs
IRE: 5/0CRR: 5.00RRR: 8.05
Ball
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0
0.6

Mark Watt to Paul Stirling, no run

Dot to end! Outside off. This is cut but to point.

0
0.5

Mark Watt to Paul Stirling, no run

Swing and a miss! Outside off. Slower. Stirling looks to sweep but misses.

0
0.4

Mark Watt to Paul Stirling, no run

Flatter and on off. This is pushed to cover.

1
0.3

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Shortish and on off. This is pushed wide of mid off for one.

4
0.2

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Finds the gap and this races away. Short and around off. Balbirnie rocks back and punches it past cover. This races away.

0
0.1

Mark Watt to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Flatter and on middle. Kept out.

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