Darshan Rana
Darshan Rana
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Darshan Rana

Friday 12 Jan 18 11:51:59 AM
UAE Vs IRE: Ed Joyce hit century
UAE Vs IRE: Ed Joyce hit century

Played in ICC Academy, Dubai, the match between UAE V Ireland was much interesting. Ed Joyce's unbeaten century helped Ireland prevail by four wickets in the ODI tri-series opener against hosts UAE, in Dubai on Thursday.

Chasing 223 to get off the mark with a victory, the visitors were reduced to 91 for 5 inside 23 overs before a 131-run partnership between Joyce and Gary Wilson helped restore the chase.

From UAE, Rameez Shahzad (75) anchored innings to guide them to a respectable 222 from their allotted overs, after being put in to bat. In an all-round bowling effort, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy, Peter Chase and Kevin O'Brien all picked up two wickets apiece.

Final Scores:

UAE 222/9 in 50 overs (Rameez Shahzad 75, Mohammad Boota 37; Boyd Rankin 2-26, Kevin O'Brien 2-39)

Ireland 226/6 in 49.2 overs (Ed Joyce 116*, Gary Wilson 53; Mohammad Naveed 2-45) by 4 wickets