Ed Joyce hit an unbeaten 99 as Ireland took control of the Intercontinental Cup game against United Arab Emirates.
Joyce helped the Irish to 272-2 on the opening day in Sharjah after the UAE won the toss and decided to field.
An opening partnership of 126 between William Porterfield (82) and Paul Stirling (61) set the foundations for a big total in the four-day encounter.
Joyce needed just 120 balls to move one short of the century while Niall O’Brien is 24 not out. Read more
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