Ireland beat UAE by 4 wickets in tri-series opener
Jan.12 (CRICKETNMORE) - A magnificent partnership of 131 between centurion Ed Joyce and Gary Wilson helped Ireland to defeat UAE by 4 wickets in the opening match of the Tri-Nation series in Dubai.
Ed Joyce drew on all his experience to score his sixth ODI century. Earlier in the day Rameez Shahzad had top-scored in UAE's total of 222/9, making 75 from 111 deliveries, including seven fours and two sixes.
UAE - 222/9 in 50 overs (Shahzad 75, Boota 37, Ahmed 35; Boyd Rankin 2-26, Kevin O’ Brien 2-39, Barry McCarthy 2-47)
Ireland - 226/6 in 49.2 overs (Ed Joyce 116*, Gary Wilson14 53, William Porterfield 28; Naveed 2-45)
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