Desert T20 Challenge: Ireland beat hosts UAE to progress to semi-finals

Ireland qualified for the semi-finals of the inaugural Desert T20 tournament by beating hosts United Arab Emirates by 24 runs in Dubai.

Kevin O’Brien’s 40 and 39 from Paul Stirling helped Ireland post 160-6 and, despite some late Amjad Javed (47*) hitting, the UAE fell well short.

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