Thursday 29 September 2016

Ireland indebted to O'Brien brothers in victory over the UAE

Published 14/02/2016 | 13:36

All-rounder Kevin O'Brien steered Ireland to victory against UAE
All-rounder Kevin O'Brien steered Ireland to victory against UAE

The O'Brien brothers steered Ireland to a 34-run run win in the first Twenty20 of their two-match series against the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.

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Niall and Kevin O'Brien shared a 55-run stand, after coming in at 19 for four, which proved critical in a low-scoring contest in which Ireland eked out 134 for eight.

Kevin O'Brien then took three for 14 as the UAE were routed for 100 from 19.2 overs.

Ireland will meet UAE in the second game on Tuesday with their opening World T20 match against Oman in Dharamsala on March 9.

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