Ireland Complete Resounding Victory Over Netherlands
Ireland 408 (White 144, Mooney 107) beat
Netherlands 188 & 136 (Eastwood 4-62) by an innings & 84 runs
ICC Intercontinental Cup, Dublin
Ireland took their first win of the 2009/10 ICC Intercontinental Cup by beating the Netherlands by an innings and 84 runs inside three days in Dublin.
The victory, from their fourth match, lifts them above the Netherlands and into fifth place in the table, following a match in which they dominated throughout.
They dismissed the Dutch for 188 in the first innings with left-arm spinner George Dockrell (4-36), off-spinner Albert van der Merwe (3-25) and captain Trent Johnston (2-48) taking most of the wickets before replying with 408.
Centuries from Andrew White (144) and John Mooney (107) ensured they took a massive first-innings lead, and one that was too much for the Netherlands.
The pair put on 221 for the sixth wicket and despite Mohammad Kashif taking five for 51, the Netherlands were too far behind to hit back.
They were then bowled out for just 136 in 40 overs in their disappointing second innings, with Allan Eastwood, called into the squad as a late replacement for injured Craig Young, returned four for 62 with Johnston and van der Merwe both taking three wickets to hurry their side to an emphatic win.
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