Ireland take Match 2 on DLS

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September 7, 2022 1 year
Ireland take Match 2 on DLS
Bilateral T20 series - Scotland Women v ireland Women 06/09/2022. Scotland Women play host to Ireland Women in the second game of the Bilateral T20 Series at the Grange, Edinburgh, UK. Pic shows: Credit: Ian Jacobs

Torrential rain ended the second T20 international between Scotland and Ireland in Edinburgh prematurely on Tuesday, but the visitors had done enough by that point to earn a win via DLS and, as a result, took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Having lost the first game between the sides on Monday at Grange’s Portgower Place ground, Scotland knew they had to come out on top in this one to level the three match series.

For the encounter at the same venue the home side made one change with Hannah Rainey coming into the XI for Katie McGill.

They lost the toss and were asked to bat again with Ailsa Lister getting things off to a flyer.

She made 17 off just 10 balls before she was run out in the third over.

The score had progressed to 43 in the seventh over when skipper Sarah Bryce was next out for 17 too.

Abbi Aitken-Drummond was next to go for 12 and when Lorna Jack fell at the end of the 14th over – run out for 11 off 10 balls – the hosts were 92-4.

Saskia Horley, who made 52 on debut on Monday, was going well again and in the end she made 44 off 33 balls.

However, she was caught by Amy Hunter off the bowling of Arlene Kelly with 13 balls of the inning remaining to leave the score on 114-6.

Megan McColl finished on five not out and Abtaha Maqsood was on three not out as the home side posted 126-8.

Cara Murray took 2-20 for Ireland in the bowling stakes with Kelly and skipper Laura Delany the other wicket takers and the fielders teaming up to complete four run outs.

In reply, Rachel Slater bowled Gaby Lewis for eight at the start of the third over and Scotland knew they had to most likely bowl their opponents out to win the game.

Hunter and Orla Prendergast, the player who had made 75 not out on Monday, were 16 and 17 not out when the rain came down after five overs.

It never went off and when play was halted Ireland were 44-1, ahead of their DLS target, so they won by nine wickets.

For Scotland, Slater took 1-14 from two overs while Katherine Fraser, Priyanaz Chatterji and Rainey bowled one over apiece.

The third and final T20 international takes place tomorrow Thursday at 1pm at the same location.

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