Ireland beat PNG to top InterContinental standing.


Ireland completed a 145 run win on the final day of their ICC InterContinental Cup clash against Papua New Guinea in Townsville this morning.

The win means Ireland are now top the table with maximum points from their first three games.

Donemana's Andy McBrine notched up 40 runs while Bready's Craig Young took 2-50 and Boyd Rankin 3-31.

IRELAND 289 and 244/5 dec (64 overs; K O'Brien 75*, E Joyce 58, A McBrine 40*, G Wilson 27, L Nou 2/37)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 188 and 200 all out (73.4 overs; S Bau 45, V Morea 35, J Vare 31, J Reva 21, A Vala 20, B Rankin 3-31, T Murtagh 2-25, C Young 2-50)

Ireland beat Papua New Guinea by 145 runs