Ireland women are currently playing against Scotland women in the fourth and last T20I between the sides. After winning the toss, Scotland skipper Kathryn Bryce opted to bat first. However, the decision backfired as the Ireland bowlers put up a splendid show to limit the Wildcats to a modest 99/7 after the end of 20 overs.
The match saw a big turnaround in the 10th over that ultimately put Ireland in the driver's seat. By the end of the 9th over, Scotland were going steadily as they had registered 44/2. However, barely did anyone know that the Wildcats were about to face a situation that would be worse than that.
To bring a change in bowling, Laura Delany introduced Leah Paul into the attack and what followed was a complete disaster for the Scotland women's team. The left-arm orthodox took as many as four wickets in the over and that too without giving a single run off it. She dismissed set batter Kathryn Bryce for 22 on the second ball of his very first over, before removing Becky Glen for a golden duck on the third ball and then sending Ailsa Lister back to the hut for a 2-ball duck.
Here is the video of the over:
Riding on Leah Paul's 3/12, and a wicket apiece from Orla Prendergast, Ava Canning and Rachel Delaney, Ireland limited Scotland women to a mere 99/7 in 20 overs. Even Megan McColl's unbeaten 30 off 29 towards the end could not help Scotland cross the 100-run mark.
It is worth noting that Ireland, who need 98 runs to win the game, lead the T20I series 2-1. After losing the first game by 11 runs, they bounced back in the second and levelled the series 1-1 with a 61-run win. They went on further to lead the series with a 41-run victory in the third T20I. In case, they manage to win the ongoing game, Ireland will clinch the series 3-1.