Harare: Ireland are still in with a chance of making the World Cup after defeating in-form Scotland by 25 runs in the Super Sixes in Harare on Sunday.
Andrew Balbirnie's 105 and a 70 from Niall O'Brien helped the Irish to an impressive total of 271-9.
A win would have qualified Scotland for next year's tournament but they were bowled out for 246 in 47.4 overs.
Scotland stay second in the Super Sixes standings and a point ahead of Ireland with one game remaining.
At 112/2 after 24 overs, with the captain Kyle Coetzer rattling along and the in-form Richie Berrington settling in, Scotland would have fancied their chances of reeling in Ireland’s competitive but hardly insurmountable 271/9.
Desperate for a wicket, William Porterfield recalled Boyd Rankin into the attack, and the 6ft 8in quick immediately delivered, pinning Coetzer on the crease to take out his off-stump.