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Rain ruins second day of Ireland-Scotland tie

Stirling half-century takes Ireland to 99 for 1, with only 90 minutes of play possible

Rain ruins second day of Ireland-Scotland tie - Cricket News
Paul Stirling scored his 20th half-century for Ireland.
Persistent rain forced the second day of Ireland's Intercontinental Cup tie against Scotland to be called off, with just 90 minutes of play possible at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin on Thursday (September 12). 

In the 21 overs of play that was possible, Ireland further built on its overnight score of 35 for no loss, finishing the day at 99 for 1. Ireland now trails Scotland by just 39 runs. Paul Stirling, the opener, was in impressive form, as he scored an unbeaten fifty, his 20th for Ireland. William Porterfield, the captain, was the only Irish casualty, as he was trapped in front by Iain Wardlaw, having scored a brisk 30.

Stirling and John Anderson, the right-hander, shared an unbroken stand of 50, before rain drove the players off the field. The weather promised to clear at numerous junctures, but it just did not happen. Anderson remained on 17.

Play on Day Three will start at 10am in an attempt to make up for some of the time lost due to bad weather, over the course of the first two days.

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