Sky Sports – Scotland bowler Safyaan Sharif conceded just six runs off the final over to secure a tie against Ireland in the T20I Tri-series in the Netherlands.
- Scotland bowler Safyaan Sharif conceded just six runs off the final over to secure a tie against Ireland in the T20I Tri-series in the Netherlands.
- Chasing 186 for victory, Paul Stirling seemed to have put his side on course to win as he struck a T20I career-best 81 off 41 balls before edging Hamza Tahir to short third man.
- And, with Ireland needing just seven off the final over to secure a second consecutive win over Scotland, Sharif had Kevin O’Brien caught on the boundary with the first ball of the over as Stuart Poynter and Stuart Thompson failed to get their side over the line.
- However, Sitrling struck five fours and six sixes in an innings of equal power and finesse as he surpassed his previous T20I high score of 79, before edging Tahir to short third man.
- Scotland’s bowlers took regular wickets to dent Ireland’s chase and, although Kevin O’Brien smashed three sixes, Sharif ensure his team remained in the hunt for a place in the final.