O’Brien blasts half-century in Ireland win

Warwickshire v Northants 20/20 at Edgbaston.'Niall O'Brien.
Warwickshire v Northants 20/20 at Edgbaston.'Niall O'Brien.

Northamptonshire’s Niall O’Brien played the starring role in Ireland’s latest World T20 warm-up victory.

The left-hander cracked 62 from 49 balls as the men from the Emerald Isle posted 181-5 in their 20 overs against Zimbabwe.

The Africans then replied with 127-8 to hand Ireland a 54-run success.

They are back in action with another pre-tournament game against Bangladesh on Monday before opening their campaign by taking on Australia.