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Ireland ease to Intercontinental Cup glory

Ireland reaffirmed their status as cricket's premier non-Test nation via an innings-and-44-run Intercontinental Cup victory over Scotland at Dublin.

The hosts profited on winning the toss by producing an excellent all-round bowling performance as Scotland were dismissed for just 138 in their first innings.

Craig Young led the way with 4-53, while Graeme McCarter claimed three wickets, Kevin O’Brien two and Max Sorensen one.

Ireland’s batsmen followed that up impressively, Paul Stirling and John Anderson’s half-centuries being helped by a series of contributions elsewhere.

The home total of 350 earned a 212-run lead, which was more than enough to ensure a second innings was not necessary.

Sorensen followed up his sole first-innings scalp with 5-37 second time around as Scotland were skittled for just 168 despite number nine Safyaan Sharif’s 60.

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