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Stirling-Porterfield record stand razes UAE

Ireland 313 for 6 (Stirling 126, Porterfield 92, K O'Brien 50) beat United Arab Emirates 91 (Rankin 4-15, Simi 3-15) by 226 runs (DLS method)

Paul Stirling and William Porterfield put on a 205-run opening stand to lead Ireland to a 226-run drubbing of United Arab Emirates in Harare. Stirling went on to make his seventh ODI hundred, a 117-ball 126 that included 15 fours and five sixes. Porterfield struck 10 fours and two sixes in his 103-ball 92. Together, they added the highest opening stand in ODIs for Ireland. Both sides, though, made the Super Sixes stage of the World Cup Qualifier after Netherlands lost to West Indies.

Rain in Harare had interrupted Ireland's innings twice, resulting in a reduction of six overs. After Stirling fell in the 38th over, Kevin O'Brien led the charge, smashing seven fours and one six in his unbeaten 26-ball 50. Ireland scored 75 runs in the final seven overs to post 313 for 6. Fast bowler Mohammad Naveed took three wickets.

UAE made a steady start to their chase, before they lost wickets in clumps. At one point, they were 65 for 2 after 13 overs. However, a spectacular collapse saw them lose their last eight wickets for 26 runs.

Fast bowler Boyd Rankin returned exceptional figures of 6-2-15-4, while Simi Singh finished with 3 for 15 from his six overs. UAE's net run-rate took a beating after the result.

U.A.E. 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20Chirag SuriAshfaq Ahmed
2nd14Chirag SuriGhulam Shabber
3rd31Rohan MustafaGhulam Shabber
4th0Shaiman AnwarGhulam Shabber
5th2Ghulam ShabberMuhammad Usman
6th0Adnan MuftiGhulam Shabber
7th4Ahmed RazaAdnan Mufti
8th6Ahmed RazaMohammad Naveed
9th10Ahmed RazaAmir Hayat
10th4Ahmed RazaImran Haider

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (ICC Trophy)

Super Sixes
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI54180.472
AFG53260.302
ZIM52250.42
SCOT52250.243
IRE52340.346
UAE5142-1.95
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI44081.171
IRE43161.479
UAE4224-1.177
NL4132-0.709
PNG4040-0.865
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM43071.035
SCOT43070.855
AFG41320.038
NEPAL4132-0.893
HKG4132-1.121