Scotland’s women suffered a second victory in as many days at the hands of Ireland in their T20 series Belfast as they struggled with the bat chasing a total of 134/8. The Scots must now win the final match to draw the series.
Ireland won the toss and elected to bat first. The Irish looked confident early on and wicketkeeper Shauna Kavanagh, batting at four, scored 37 runs to get the Irish off to a good start before being bowled lbw by Katie McGill.
Scotland lost Samantha Haggo midway through the innings after she injured her shin stopping a ball from getting to the boundary and required stitches.
The Scots made a slow start with the bat losing Becky Glen and Sarah Bryce early. Captain Sarah Bryce dug in, scoring 45 not out, but runs were hard to come by against a disciplined Ireland bowling attack and Bryce’s team mates struggled to get a foothold. With Haggo unable to bat Scotland finished on 93/9.
Ireland take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series with the final game taking place tomorrow (Thursday) in Belfast.
Scotland Head Coach Mark Coles said: “That was an unacceptable performance from us today. The senior players need to step up and we can’t continue to butcher the power play like we did today. The start that we had in the first six overs today was not on. We’ve got a chance to level the series tomorrow and we’ll going out and doing our best to do that.”
The full score card from the match can be viewed HERE
Scotland Team vs Ireland:
S Bryce (wk)
K Bryce (c)
S Haggo* injured, did not bat