McBrine helps Ireland to 230 run lead

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A century stand between Kevin O'Brien and Andy McBrine has put Ireland in a strong position going into the final day of their Inter Continental Cup clash with Papua New Guinea in Townsville.

The pair came together with Ireland on 129 for 5 - an overall lead of 230 - sharing an unbroken 6th wicket partnership of 115 in 139 balls.

Donemana's McBrine ended the day 40 not out.

Bready bowler Craig Young took 2-42 and Boyd Rankin 3-21, as Ireland bowled the opposition out for 188.