Ireland Thump Canada For Second Straight Win
Ireland 462 (Stirling 107, Cusack 81) beat
Canada 194 & 257 by an innings and 11 runs
ICC Intercontinental Cup, Dublin
Ireland made it two wins out of two with a thumping innings-and-11-run win over Canada in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Dublin.
Canada were bowled out for just 194 and 257 after Ireland scored 462 as they followed up their earlier win over Namibia in style.
Ireland's impressive batting effort was bult around a century at the top of the order from Paul Stirling, who made 107, followed by half-centuries from Alex Cusack (81), Kevin O'Brien (79) and Gary Wilson (61)
John Mooney also made 40 and Stuart Poynter 31 to frustrate Canada, for whom Khurram Chohan took four wickets and three for debutant Manny Aulakh.
Canada were then bowled out in just 44 overs when they batted first time round as Albert van der Merwe returned figures of five for 70 while Mooney and George Dockrell both took two wickets.
Canada then showed improvement, lasting 49 overs in their second innings but were quickly in trouble at 66 for four. Rizwan Cheema smashed 97 in just 45 balls, hitting six fours and ten sixes but it wasn't enough to force Ireland to bat again as van der Merwe and Dockrell grabbed three wickets apiece.
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