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Ireland top-order steal the show on Day 1

Ireland's top-order shine on the opening day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match against UAE

Ireland top-order steal the show on Day 1 - Cricket News
William Porterfield and Paul Stirling added 126 runs for the opening wicket
Ireland's top-order batsmen stole the show on the opening day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match against United Arab Emiratres (UAE) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

After being asked to bat, Ireland's openers William Porterfield (82: 221b, 9x4, 1x6) and Paul Stirling (61: 147b,10x4) added 126 runs.

Thereafter one-drop batsman Ed Joyce took over as Ireland piled on the runs.

Joyce finished the day unbeaten on 99 off 120 balls with eight boundaries and two sixes.

Ireland ended the day at 272 for two in 96 overs.

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