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Ireland vs Scotland: Fourth ODI of the tri-series sets new ODI records

Ireland won the high scoring match by 24 runs.

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Ireland batsman plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team Ireland registered their fourth win in the ongoing tri-series in UAE. With their win in the fourth ODI of the series, they have managed to get a perfect score of four wins from their four scheduled outings on the tour. Much to the delight of the Irish fans, almost every player contributed to their win in some or the other game throughout the series.

In the most recent ODI, the two participating sides – Ireland and Scotland – have managed to enter the record books for various reasons. Albeit it might look like just another high scoring encounter in ODI cricket history, the match goes down in the record books for some very unique stats. Here are the unique numbers that were created during the course of the match.

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All batsmen make merry with the bat

Ireland skipper William Porterfield had no hesitation in batting first. All the Irish batsmen in the top and the middle order responded well with the bat. They ended up posting a mammoth total of 331/6 on the board. Interestingly, this innings is the first in ODI cricket where six batsmen scored more than 40 runs.

Scots were not far behind either

In the run chase, team Scotland also managed to breach the 30-run mark on the individual front. They eventually lost the match by 24 runs though. But when combined together, as many as 11 batsmen crossed 30 in this game which is the 2nd most in an ODI. The best in this regard continues to be the England vs New Zealand ODI in 2015 at the Oval where as many as 12 batsmen scored in or above the 30s.

Lowest highest individual score

Another interesting stat that sprung up in this match was of the highest individual score. Paul Stirling topscored for Ireland with 74 to his name. And for the Scotland side, Michael Jones scored 74. Interestingly, this became the lowest highest individual scores in the matches where a total of 600 runs have been scored.

In other words, a total of 600 runs were aggregated by batsmen of either teams in the game with Stirling and M Jones’ 74 being the highest scorers in the match. Among the 93 ODI matches where batsmen aggregated 600 runs, the 74 in this game is the lowest highest individual score.

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