Ireland beat Hong Kong in warm-up game

William Porterfield

William Porterfield top-scored for Ireland with 75 not out

Ireland beat Hong Kong by 10 wickets in their first official warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in India.

Hong Kong made 120-7 off their 20 overs in Dharamsala, with Ireland reaching 122-0 in reply off just 12.2 overs.

Mark Chapman top-scored for Hong Kong with 64 not out and Nizakat Khan contributed 18, Tim Murtagh the pick of the Ireland bowlers with 2-21.

William Porterfield thrashed 75 not out off 36 balls, with fellow opener Andrew Balbirnie finishing unbeaten on 47.

Max Sorensen, Boyd Rankin and Andrew McBrine took one wicket apiece for the Irish at the HPCA Stadium.

Ireland play Zimbabwe in their next warm-up game on Saturday, before beginning their World T20 campaign against Oman in Dharamsala on 9 March.

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