Australia dominate rain-hit contest

Ireland v Australia, only ODI, Belfast
Australia chose to bat in Stormont and their debutant opener Joe Burns made 69© AFP
© AFPAustralia chose to bat in Stormont and their debutant opener Joe Burns made 69
David Warner struck seven fours and three sixes in his 84, and put on 139 for the first wicket© AFP
© AFPDavid Warner struck seven fours and three sixes in his 84, and put on 139 for the first wicket
Ireland landed regular blows after breaking the opening partnership, dismissing Steven Smith for 21 while George Bailey and Glenn Maxwell fell for single-digit scores© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesIreland landed regular blows after breaking the opening partnership, dismissing Steven Smith for 21 while George Bailey and Glenn Maxwell fell for single-digit scores
Rain made brief but regular appearances and forced the first innings to be curtailed© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesRain made brief but regular appearances and forced the first innings to be curtailed
Shane Watson's unbeaten 25 and Mitchell Marsh's 11 helped Australia finish on 222 in 40.2 overs© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesShane Watson's unbeaten 25 and Mitchell Marsh's 11 helped Australia finish on 222 in 40.2 overs
Mitchell Starc struck in the first over of Ireland's chase - to remove William Porterfield© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesMitchell Starc struck in the first over of Ireland's chase - to remove William Porterfield
After losing Paul Stirling for a duck six balls later, Ireland's chase got some stability through an 86-run third wicket stand between Niall O'Brien and Ed Joyce© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAfter losing Paul Stirling for a duck six balls later, Ireland's chase got some stability through an 86-run third wicket stand between Niall O'Brien and Ed Joyce
A fiery Pat Cummins delivery took out Stuart Thompson's bat© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesA fiery Pat Cummins delivery took out Stuart Thompson's bat
Glenn Maxwell sped up Ireland's slide with two wickets, after which the quicks came back to dismiss them for 157 and complete a 23-run win by the D/L method© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesGlenn Maxwell sped up Ireland's slide with two wickets, after which the quicks came back to dismiss them for 157 and complete a 23-run win by the D/L method

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