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Ton of wins for Porterfield as Irish seal series victory

Published 08/02/2016

William Porterfield recorded his 100th win as captain as Ireland took an unassailable 2-0 lead in their Twenty20 series against Papua New Guinea in Townsville.

The tourists followed up their five-wicket win on Saturday with a seven-run success, but they have still to reach three figures.

Ireland needed only 12.1 overs to pass PNG's 92 for nine in the first of the three matches and in the second game, reduced to 11 overs by rain, Stuart Poynter's 35 from 24 balls was the backbone of Ireland's 96 for five.

Porterfield had given his side a fast start with 30 from 15 balls but after reaching 48 for 1 in four overs, Ireland could only double the total in the remaining seven overs.

Max Sorensen then took three wickets in five balls. The final game is tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Ireland won their first U19 World Cup game when they defeated Canada, in a Plate match, by six wickets.

e england won by five wickets to take a 2-0 one-day international series lead over South Africa.

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