All-round Watson knocks down Ireland
Australia 125 for 3 (Watson 51) beat Ireland 123 for 7 (Kevin O’Brien 35, Watson 3-26, Starc 2-20) by seven wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details
A commanding performance from Shane Watson delivered a handsome opening World Twenty20 victory for Australia over Ireland, as George Bailey’s team showed aggressive intent to pursue the one trophy missing from the national team’s display cabinet.
Ireland had fancied their chances of upsetting Australia, but were left with their odds of progression diminished and their ears ringing from a few verbal barbs delivered by opponents in no mood…
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