Ireland Book Place In Intercontinental Cup Final

George Dockrell bowls for Ireland against Netherlands
Ireland Book Place In Intercontinental Cup Final
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Ireland 332 & 222-8 declared beat
Netherlands 148 & 127 all out by 279 runs
ICC Intercontinental Cup, Deventer

Ireland needed less than three days to confirm their position in the final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup with a dominant 279-run win over the Netherlands in Deventer.

George Dockrell stole the show on the third day with figures of six for 39 as the home side were dismissed for just 127 having been set 407 to win.

Max Sorensen took three for 32 to make the early inroads before, on a pitch that offered plenty to the slow bowlers throughout the game, Dockrell took over.

The day had begun with Ireland in a little trouble at 68 for four before Andrew White (62) and John Mooney (45) helped Ireland reach 222 for eight, at which point they declared.

They had posted 332 in their first innings with John Anderson scoring 127 in 310 balls and Mooney 63 before dismissing Netherlands for 148 in reply.

Tom Cooper top scored with 51 as Dockrell took three wickets and just as they would be in their second innings, Netherlands were completely outclassed.

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