World T20: Ireland beaten by Zimbabwe in final warm-up

Gary Wilson top-scored for Ireland against Zimbabwe with 38 runs from 35 balls
Gary Wilson top-scored for Ireland against Zimbabwe with 38 runs from 35 balls
ICC World Twenty20
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Ireland completed their World Twenty20 preparations with a six-wicket defeat by Zimbabwe in Dharamsala on Saturday.

The Irish posted a modest total of 155-8, with Gary Wilson (38) and William Porterfield (31) the main contributors.

Hamilton Masakadza hit six sixes in his 68 which set Zimbabwe on their way to victory, with 160-4 in 17.5 overs.

Ireland start their World T20 Group A campaign in Dharamsala on Wednesday against Oman followed by encounters with Bangladesh and the Netherlands.

The winners progress to Group 2 in the Super 10 stage and games against hosts India, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.

Ireland eased to a 10-wicket victory over Hong Kong in their opening warm-up match in Dharamsala on Thursday.

World Twenty20 Group A - Dharamsala
IrelandvOman (Wed, 9 March 14:00 GMT)
IrelandvBangladesh (Fri, 11 March 14:00)
IrelandvNetherlands (Sun, 13 March 09:30)