2017–18 United Arab Emirates Tri-Nation Series

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2017–18 United Arab Emirates Tri-Nation Series
Date 11–23 January 2018
Location United Arab Emirates
Result  Ireland won the series
Teams
 Ireland  Scotland  United Arab Emirates
Captains
William Porterfield Kyle Coetzer[n 1] Rohan Mustafa
Most runs
Andrew Balbirnie (216) Michael Jones (180) Rameez Shahzad (258)
Most wickets
Kevin O'Brien (8)
Barry McCarthy (8)
Safyaan Sharif (6) Mohammad Naveed (8)

The 2017–18 United Arab Emirates Tri-Nation Series was a cricket tournament that took place in January 2018 in the United Arab Emirates.[1] It was a tri-nation series between Ireland, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates, with all the matches played as One Day Internationals (ODIs).[2] The matches were in preparation for the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, to be held in Zimbabwe in March 2018.[3] Ireland won the series after winning all four of their matches, finishing with a 24-run victory against Scotland.[4] Scotland and the United Arab Emirates won one match each, both finishing with two points, with Scotland finishing in second place on net run rate.[5]

Squads[edit]

 Ireland[6]  Scotland[7]  United Arab Emirates[8]

Richie Berrington replaced Kyle Coetzer as Scotland's captain for their first two matches, as Coetzer was completing a coaching qualification.[9]

Points table[edit]

Team
Pld W L T NR BP Pts NRR
 Ireland 4 4 0 0 0 0 8 +0.960
 Scotland 4 1 3 0 0 0 2 –0.456
 United Arab Emirates 4 1 3 0 0 0 2 –0.503

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

11 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates 
222/9 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
226/6 (49.2 overs)
Rameez Shahzad 75 (111)
Boyd Rankin 2/26 (10 overs)
Ed Joyce 116* (149)
Mohammad Naveed 2/45 (9 overs)
Ireland won by 4 wickets
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Roland Black (Ire) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Ed Joyce (Ire)

2nd ODI[edit]

13 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Ireland 
301/5 (50 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
234 (48.4 overs)
William Porterfield 139 (147)
Rohan Mustafa 2/65 (10 overs)
Rameez Shahzad 50 (56)
Kevin O'Brien 4/41 (10 overs)
Ireland won by 67 runs
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Alex Dowdalls (Sco) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: William Porterfield (Ire)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Andrew Balbirnie (Ire) scored his first century in ODIs.[11]
  • Points: Ireland 2, United Arab Emirates 0.

3rd ODI[edit]

16 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Scotland 
219 (49.2 overs)
v
 Ireland
223/4 (34.5 overs)
Michael Jones 87 (135)
Boyd Rankin 3/49 (10 overs)
Andrew Balbirnie 67 (55)
Safyaan Sharif 2/44 (6 overs)
Tom Sole 2/44 (6 overs)
Ireland won by 6 wickets
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Alex Dowdalls (Sco) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Andrew Balbirnie (Ire)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to field.
  • Michael Jones and Tom Sole (Sco) both made their ODI debuts.
  • Points: Ireland 2, Scotland 0.

4th ODI[edit]

18 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Ireland 
331/6 (50 overs)
v
 Scotland
307/9 (50 overs)
Paul Stirling 74 (88)
Stuart Whittingham 3/58 (10 overs)
Michael Jones 74 (94)
George Dockrell 2/43 (8 overs)
Ireland won by 24 runs
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Roland Black (Ire) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Paul Stirling (Ire)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Scott Cameron (Sco) made his ODI debut.
  • This was Ireland's joint-highest total in ODIs.[12]
  • Points: Ireland 2, Scotland 0.

5th ODI[edit]

21 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Scotland 
249/8 (50 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
218 (46.3 overs)
Matthew Cross 107* (110)
Shaiman Anwar 3/61 (10 overs)
Ghulam Shabber 90 (83)
Mark Watt 2/33 (9 overs)
Scotland won by 31 runs
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Alex Dowdalls (Sco) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Matthew Cross (Sco)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to field.
  • Matthew Cross (Sco) scored his first century in ODIs.[13]
  • Points: Scotland 2, United Arab Emirates 0.

6th ODI[edit]

23 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Scotland 
299/9 (50 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
300/6 (49.1 overs)
Kyle Coetzer 75 (79)
Mohammad Naveed 3/47 (10 overs)
Rameez Shahzad 121* (115)
Safyaan Sharif 2/50 (10 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 4 wickets
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Rameez Shahzad (UAE)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Amir Hayat (UAE) made his ODI debut.
  • Rameez Shahzad (UAE) scored his first century in ODIs.[5]
  • This was the United Arab Emirates's highest successful run chase in ODIs.[5]
  • Points: United Arab Emirates 2, Scotland 0.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Richie Berrington replaced Kyle Coetzer as captain for Scotland's first two matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cricket Ireland: Joyce and McBrine return for tri-series against Scotland and UAE". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ireland to face Scots & UAE in ODI tournament". RTE. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Scotland set for tri-series against Ireland and UAE before World Cup qualifiers". Evening Express. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ireland Clinch Tri-Series With Victory Over Scotland". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c "Rameez propels UAE past Scotland with maiden ODI ton". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Joyce and McBrine Return to Ireland Squad". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Scotland to compete in Tri-Series with UAE and Ireland". Cricket Scotland. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  8. ^ "UAE Cricket to participate in ODI Tri-Series against Ireland and Scotland in Dubai during January 2018". Emirates Cricket Board. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer to miss start of tri-series in UAE". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Joyce's hundred leads Ireland's comeback win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Two Centurions Fire Ireland To Victory Over UAE". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Ireland pile up their highest total in fourth straight win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Scotland score first points, keep UAE winless". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2018. 

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