Cricket

Aussies beat Ireland by 23 runs in ODI

(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) David Warner struck 84 in 80 balls to set Australia on its way to a 23-run win over Ireland using the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-curtailed one-day international on Thursday.

Warner put on 139 runs for the first wicket with Joe Burns (69 off 70 balls) as the Australians posted a total of 222-6 in 40.2 overs in Belfast.

Ireland had a revised target of 181 off 24 overs, but couldn't get there despite going along at 6.63 an over and seeing Ed Joyce (44) and Niall O'Brien (45) combine for an 86-run stand for the third wicket.

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