Ireland v Netherlands Intercontinental Cup Final Day

August 18th 2017

After 4 days at Malahide CC Ireland and the Netherlands ended in a draw

The Dutch took the field on the final morning 269 runs behind Ireland

Following his unbeaten double hundred in the 1st innings, Andy Balbirnie made a half-century in the 2nd

Captain William Porterfield moved quickly to a century on the final morning before the declaration

When Ireland declared they led by 342 runs, with a minimum of 83 overs left to bowl the Netherlands out

Ireland took the field seeking to bowl the Dutch out inside 83 overs to secure the victory

Boyd Rankin couldn't repeat his 5 wicket heroics of the 1st innings to bowl Ireland to victory

Inside the last half hour the players shook hands on the draw at Malahide

Ireland Coach John Bracewell welcomed each of his players back to the dressing room, including new call up Jack Tector who had fielded as a sub on the final day