Scotland have defeated Ireland by 179 runs in Sydney with fantastic and superb inning of 100 runs by Matt Machan and four wickets for Ali Evans! Well job done by Scottish Cricketers.
Having lost the throw Ireland played first on an extremely hot evening in Blacktown ISP. Craig Young and Max Sorensen opened the bowling for Ireland, with Sorensen grabbing the wickets of Kyle Coetzer (0) in his first over, and Hamish Gardiner (12) soon after to leave Scotland 42/2 right on time in their innings. From that point Matt Machin and Callum MacLeod steadied the innings for Scotland, arriving at 84/2 at the first beverages break.
George Dockrell struck just after beverages however, evacuating MacLeod for 41, bringing Preston Mommsen (who is not captaining Scotland today) to the fold.
Machan and Mommsen then fabricated a solid association all through the center overs, with both players passing 50 preceding Sorensen got his third wicket, evacuating Mommsen for 56. Machan proceeded with backing from Richie Berrington (52), and arrived at 100 in the 47th over before both he and Berrington were rejected by Young in the penultimate over. Scotland completed on 296-6 from their 50 overs.
In answer William Porterfield and Paul Stirling got Ireland off to a robust begin, yet one the recent was out for 37, wickets fell with normality. Just Porterfield (23) and Gary Wilson (15) arrived at twofold figures. Alisdair Evans was the pick of the Scotland assault with figures of 4-17 off his five overs, while Majid Haq took 3-9 including the last wicket as Ireland were bowled out for 117.
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