Ireland Prove Too Strong For Canada Again

	Ireland Prove Too Strong For Canada Again
Ireland Prove Too Strong For Canada Again
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Ireland 249-7 (Porterfield 53) beat
Canada 193 (Cusack 2-11) by 56 runs
Second One-Day International, Dublin

Ireland capped a successful series of matches against Canada with a 56-run victory in the second and final One-Day International in Dublin.

A half-century from captain William Porterfield helped them post 249 for seven before Canada were bowled out for 193 in 46.3 overs to complete a miserable tour which saw them lose the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match by an innings and the opening ODI by 133 runs.

Gary Wilson (44) and Niall O'Brien (43) also made useful contributions as Ireland again performed strongly with the bat after winning the toss.

Harvir Baidwan returned two for 61 to emerge as the pick of the Canadian bowlers but their batsmen again failed to come to terms with the Irish attack or the conditions.

Captain Jimmy Hansra top scored with 38 in 62 balls while Nitish Kumar made 30 but that was as good as it got as Ireland struck regularly to prevent partnerships from building.

Alex Cusack grabbed two for 11, George Dockrell two for 27 and Trent Johnston two for 42.

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