|Papua New Guinea 96-8 (20 overs): White 3-10, Younger 3-15|
|Eire 97-2 (16.4 overs): Balbirnie 42no, Campher 42no|
|Eire received by eight wickets|
|Scorecard (exterior website)|
Andrew Balbirnie recovered from his weekend harm scare to assist Eire beat Papua New Guinea by eight wickets in a Males’s T20 World Cup warm-up sport.
The Eire captain took a blow to a few toes from a supply in Sunday’s defeat by the United Arab Emirates.
X-rays later revealed simply bruising and Balbirnie’s unbeaten 42 helped Eire attain their goal of 97 in Abu Dhabi.
Irish all-rounder Curtis Campher was additionally unbeaten on 42 with Ben White and Craig Younger each taking three wickets.
White completed with spectacular bowling figures of 3-10 with Younger virtually as economical along with his 3-15.
Eire’s tidy bowling effort restricted Papua New Guinea to 96-8 from their 20 overs and regardless of shedding two early wickets, the knocks from Balbirnie and Campher noticed the Irish earn a morale-boosting victory after shedding the warm-up sequence in opposition to United Arab Emirates.
Eire face Bangladesh in one other warm-up sport in Abu Dhabi on Thursday earlier than starting their World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to the Netherlands in the identical location on Monday.
After the Dutch opener, the Irish face group favourites Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi two days later earlier than taking over Namibia in Sharjah on 22 October.