Dubai to host ICC Intercon Cup final

Ireland defeated Scotland by an innings and 44 runs on the fourth and final day of its ICC Intercontinental Cup match in Clontarf on Saturday to knock Scotland out of the tournament and thereby set up a final against defending champion Afghanistan.

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Published: Sun 15 Sep 2013, 3:39 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:10 PM

Irealnd’s Max Sorensen celebrates with his team-mates after taking a wicket. — Picture courtesy ICC

It was Ireland’s second win over Scotland in six meetings in the history of this first-class tournament, which was introduced in 2004. It was also Ireland’s fifth win in seven matches in the current tournament and Scotland’s second loss after it was also defeated by Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi in March 2013.

Scotland had entered the match requiring a maximum of 20 points to keep its slim chances of reaching the final alive. However, Scotland was eliminated from the tournament on Friday after Ireland took a 212 runs first innings lead.

The result means that Afghanistan, regardless of the outcome of its last match against Kenya in October, will appear in its second consecutive ICC Intercontinental Cup final against Ireland at the ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City from December 10 to 14.

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