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Ireland won by 92 runs.

Canada vs Ireland

Stirling proves his value

Opener's assault sets up series-levelling success for Ireland

Stirling: maiden ODI ton

Paul Stirling hammered 177 as Ireland claimed a share of their one-day series against Canada with a 92-run success in the second match.

Opening batsman Stirling struck 21 fours and five sixes during a 134-ball contribution, providing the cornerstone of Ireland's total of 325-8 after they had been sent in by their hosts at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.

He shared half-century stands with Andre Botha (28), Andrew Poynter (30) and Nigel Jones (25) for the first three wickets respectively, laying the foundation of Ireland's biggest ever score in one-day internationals.

Stirling, who was finally dismissed by Harvir Singh Baidwan (3-60) in the 45th over, also inked his name into the record books by surpassing the previous highest effort by an Irishman in the format, Kevin O'Brien's 142.

In reply, off-spinner Albert van der Merwe claimed career-best figures of 5-49 to ruin Canada's hopes.

Only Ruvinda Gunasekera (59) and Ashish Bagai (44) made much impression, the third-wicket pair adding 79 before Van der Merwe removed both.

Canada were eventually all out for 233 in 46.3 overs.

Match Details

7th Sep 2010
K Bayney and C B Gaffaney


Batsman R
Patel c Jones b O'Brien 9
Kumar c Mooney b Johnston 12
Gunasekera b Bennett 59
Bagai c Sub b Bennett 44
Surkari c Poynter b Bennett 7
Hansra c McCann b Bennett 32
Balaji Rao run out 24
Bhatti c Mooney b White 18
Chauhan c Poynter b Bennett 0
Baidwan not out 17
Desai c&b Jones 0
Extras 3w, 4b, 4lb 11
Total Close, 46.3 Overs 233
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
O'Brien 6 0 24 1
Johnston 6 0 26 1
Mooney 10 0 42 0
Jones 2.3 0 11 1
Dockrell 10 0 62 0
Bennett 10 0 49 5
White 2 0 11 1
Full Bowling Card