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Ireland-Scotland T20I washed out

Second game of the series abandoned without a ball bowled due to persistent rain

Ireland-Scotland T20I washed out - Cricket News
The second T20I was abandoned due to persistent rain.
The second Twenty20 International between Ireland and Scotland was washed out without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain in Bready on Friday (June 19).

There was steady rain in the city through the evening and the pitch at Bready Cricket Club was kept covered from the start. The rain eased for a while to allow the toss – with Scotland winning and choosing to field – but returned soon to wash out any possibility of play.

The match was eventually called off after a final inspection by the umpires at 19.25 local time. 

Ireland made three changes to the XI that lost to Scotland on Thursday. George Dockrell, Andrew Balbirnie and Alex Cusack came in for Andy McBrine, David Rankin and Max Sorensen. Scotland made two changes, with Con de Lange and Gavin Main coming in for Safyaan Sharif and Craig Wallace.

Scotland chased down 147 in 16.1 overs to record a strong victory over Ireland in the first T20I, with Matthew Cross leading the way with a fiery 60 from just 34 balls. The home side had posted 146 for 5, but Scotland made light work of the chase to go 1-0 up in the series.

Following the abandonment, the two boards – Cricket Ireland and Cricket Scotland – with the approval of the ICC and match referee, decided to add an extra game to the series. Scotland and Ireland will now meet on Saturday (June 20), at 3.30pm at the same venue with the series now becoming a four-match affair.The final T20I will be played on Sunday

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