IRELAND needed just one wicket this morning to get a dream start to their test qualifying campaign.

Eleven wickets fell on day three at Malahide, with UAE forced to bat again after falling 279 behind on first innings.

And at the close last night they were still 32 runs from making Ireland bat again with only one wicket standing.

George Dockrell took five of those to fall, giving him seven for the match and a good confidence boost in a tricky season for him.

Paul Stirling also took 2-27 - a career-best bowling performance to go with his highest first-class innings on day one.

On Friday it took just four balls to wrap up proceedings and give Ireland maximum 20 points.

Craig Young took his seventh wicket of the game with George Dockrell completing a routine catch at cover.

Ireland now top the table with Namibia, whom they play next in the event in late October.