Ireland finished their campaign in the ICC Intercontinental Cup for the last time after 7 long years when they defeated Scotland by 203 runs at Dubai. They now await to see if UAE can force a draw against Afghanistan, that will see them win the title.
Peter Chase spearheaded an impressive Irish attack with 4/52, his best figures for Ireland, as Scotland were all out for 178 chasing 382 to win.
Scotland will now finish sixth in the eight-team table after the defeat.
The maximum-points win takes Ireland to the top of the table, but Afghanistan will claim the crown for the second time if they avoid defeat against UAE on the final day.
— ICC (@ICC) December 1, 2017
Intercontinental Cup Result; @Irelandcricket win by 203 runs@Irelandcricket 251 (K O'Brien 78; Whittingham 3-23) & 271 (Singh 59; Whittingham 5-70) @CricketScotland 141 (Munsey 38; Rankin 4-45) & 178 (Leask 33; Chase 4-52)#BackingGreen
— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) December 1, 2017
Fantastic win by @Irelandcricket against Scotland in Dubai. Great team performance and a fitting way to say farewell to the Intercontinental Cup! Next stop @TheRealPCB at Malahide in our first Test Match! 👏
— Andrew White (@Whitey631) December 1, 2017
— Andy Balbirnie (@balbo90) December 1, 2017
Delighted to end 7 years of ICUP with a win. End of an era! 😁🍀 pic.twitter.com/MRPtRKeuVz
— George Dockrell (@georgedockrell) December 1, 2017