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2017–18 United Arab Emirates Tri-Nation Series
Date 11–23 January 2018
Location United Arab Emirates
Result Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland won the series
Teams
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
Captains
William Porterfield Kyle Coetzer Rohan Mustafa
Most runs
Andrew Balbirnie (216) Michael Jones (180) Rameez Shahzad (258)
Most wickets
Kevin O'Brien (8)
Barry McCarthy (8)
Safyaan Sharif (6) Mohammad Naveed (8)

The 2017–18 United Arab Emirates Tri-Nation Series was a cricket tournament that took place in January 2018 in the United Arab Emirates. It was a tri-nation series between Ireland, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates, with all the matches played as One Day Internationals (ODIs). The matches were in preparation for the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, to be held in Zimbabwe in March 2018. Ireland won the series after winning all four of their matches, finishing with a 24-run victory against Scotland. Scotland and the United Arab Emirates won one match each, both finishing with two points, with Scotland finishing in second place on net run rate.

Squads

Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates

Richie Berrington replaced Kyle Coetzer as Scotland's captain for their first two matches, as Coetzer was completing a coaching qualification.

Points table

Team Pld W L T NR BP Pts NRR
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 44000080.960
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 4130002–0.456
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 4130002–0.503

ODI series

1st ODI

11 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
222/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
226/6 (49.2 overs)
Ireland won by 4 wickets
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Roland Black (Ire) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Man of the Match: Ed Joyce (Ire)
Rameez Shahzad 75 (111)
Boyd Rankin 2/26 (10 overs)
Ed Joyce 116* (149)
Mohammad Naveed 2/45 (9 overs)


2nd ODI

13 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
301/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
234 (48.4 overs)
Ireland won by 67 runs
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Alex Dowdalls (Sco) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Man of the Match: William Porterfield (Ire)
William Porterfield 139 (147)
Rohan Mustafa 2/65 (10 overs)
Rameez Shahzad 50 (56)
Kevin O'Brien 4/41 (10 overs)


3rd ODI

16 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
219 (49.2 overs)
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
223/4 (34.5 overs)
Ireland won by 6 wickets
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Alex Dowdalls (Sco) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Man of the Match: Andrew Balbirnie (Ire)
Michael Jones 87 (135)
Boyd Rankin 3/49 (10 overs)
Andrew Balbirnie 67 (55)
Safyaan Sharif 2/44 (6 overs)
Tom Sole 2/44 (6 overs)


4th ODI

18 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
331/6 (50 overs)
v Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
307/9 (50 overs)
Ireland won by 24 runs
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Roland Black (Ire) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Man of the Match: Paul Stirling (Ire)
Paul Stirling 74 (88)
Stuart Whittingham 3/58 (10 overs)
Michael Jones 74 (94)
George Dockrell 2/43 (8 overs)


5th ODI

21 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
249/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
218 (46.3 overs)
Scotland won by 31 runs
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Alex Dowdalls (Sco) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Man of the Match: Matthew Cross (Sco)
Matthew Cross 107* (110)
Shaiman Anwar 3/61 (10 overs)
Ghulam Shabber 90 (83)
Mark Watt 2/33 (9 overs)


6th ODI

23 January 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
299/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
300/6 (49.1 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 4 wickets
ICC Academy 1, Dubai
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Man of the Match: Rameez Shahzad (UAE)
Kyle Coetzer 75 (79)
Mohammad Naveed 3/47 (10 overs)
Rameez Shahzad 121* (115)
Safyaan Sharif 2/50 (10 overs)


External links


International cricket in 2017–18 vte
September 17' Australia in IndiaNetherlands in ZimbabweSri Lanka vs. Pakistan in United Arab EmiratesBangladesh in South Africa
October 17' Sri Lanka women in West IndiesWest Indies in ZimbabweEngland women in AustraliaNew Zealand in IndiaHong Kong Cricket SixesNew Zealand women vs. Pakistan in United Arab Emirates
November 17' Sri Lanka in IndiaEngland in Australia (The Ashes) • Scotland vs. PNG in United Arab EmiratesSri Lanka in South Africa
December 17' West Indies in New ZealandIreland vs. Afghanistan in United Arab EmiratesZimbabwe in South Africa
January 18' India in South AfricaPakistan in New ZealandUnited Arab Emirates Tri-Nation SeriesBangladesh Tri-Nation SeriesSri Lanka in Bangladesh
February 18' India women in South AfricaZimbabwe vs. Afghanistan in United Arab EmiratesTrans-Tasman Tri-SeriesWorld Cricket League Division TwoEngland in New Zealand
March 18' Australia in South Africa (ball-tampering scandal) • Cricket World Cup QualifierWest Indies women in New ZealandNidahas TrophyAustralia women in IndiaPakistan women in Sri LankaIndia women's Tri-Nation Series
Ongoing Intercontinental CupWorld Cricket League ChampionshipWomen's Championship

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