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Ireland Prepare With Warm-Up Win

Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling cracked a quick half-century
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Ireland stepped up their preparations for three internationals against the West Indies with a three-wicket win over Trinidad & Tobago 'B'.

Paul Stirling played a starring role with an innings of 71 in just 38 balls, with seven fours and three sixes, as Ireland overhauled T & T's score of 138 for four.

Kevin O'Brien (21) and Max Sorensen (11) also helped out before James Shannon saw Ireland home with three balls to spare by hitting 23 not out in 18 balls.

Marlon Barclay top scored for the T & T side with 35 with Kjorn Ottley making 34 and Adrian Ali 28.

There was a wicket apiece for O'Brien, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine and Craig Young.

Ireland play a T & T Select match later today (14th February) in another Twenty20 match.

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