Ireland cruise to victory over Canada

Ireland recorded their fourth successive Intercontinental Cup one-day victory with a comfortable 56-run win over Canada in Dublin today.

Ireland recorded their fourth successive Intercontinental Cup one-day victory with a comfortable 56-run win over Canada in Dublin today.

Following on from their 133-run win over the same opponents yesterday, Ireland cruised home with a fine all-round performance that saw decent contributions from a number of their players.

Captain Will Porterfield added 53 to the 67 he scored yesterday while middle-order duo Gary Wilson (44) and Kevin O’Brien (43) also impressed for the second successive day as Ireland scored 249 for seven after winning the toss and batting first.

In reply, Canada were dismissed for 193, their cause not helped by three of their top four being run out.

Spinner George Dockrell also caused the Canadian side problems, taking two for 27 off his 10 overs, while Trent Johnston and Alex Cusack claimed two wickets apiece as well.

Canada’s top-scorer was skipper Jimmy Hansra, who had made a patient 38 before he was bowled by Dockrell.

Ireland continue to boast a 100% record at the top of the Intercontinental Cup table while Canada are rooted to the foot of the standings with no points from their four games.

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