Italy July 29, 2008

Italy put up fight against Ireland

Ireland made slightly hard work of beating Italy at Malahide , but Paul Stirling's unbeaten 54 off 79 balls ensured a four-wicket victory with more than 13 overs to spare

Ireland made slightly hard work of beating Italy at Malahide, but Paul Stirling's unbeaten 54 off 79 balls ensured a four-wicket victory with more than 13 overs to spare. Ireland's bowlers kept a tight leash on the Italians as they struggled to score at more than three-an-over. Ireland stumbled to 75 for 4 after 15 overs, but Stirling ensured they didn't go the same away as Netherlands, who were beaten by Italy on the opening day of the tournament.

Andrew McGlashan is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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