Ireland win by sizeable margin
Ireland 181 for 5 (Niall O’Brien 62*, Mpofu 3-39) beat Zimbabwe 127 for 8 (Masakadza 44, Dockrell 3-28, Cusack 3-6) by 54 runsScorecard
A half-century from Niall O’Brien and three wickets each from spinner George Dockrell and medium-pacer Alex Cusack helped Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs in a warm-up match in Colombo.
Ireland were sent in to bat and made a quick start before losing their openers in successive overs. Niall O’Brien and Ed Joyce steadied the innings with a 83-run stand, and Niall O’Brien carried on to score 62 off 49 balls. Kevin O’Brien provided the finishing touches by…
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