Ireland beat Netherlands by six wickets in T20 opener
|Twenty20 international series, Al Amarat, Oman:|
|Netherlands 167-7 (20 overs): B Cooper 65, Adair 2-30, Young 2-38|
|Ireland 169-4 (18.2 overs): Tector 47*, Balbirnie 32, Snater 2-21|
|Ireland won by six wickets|
Ireland beat the Netherlands by six wickets in their first match of the Twenty20 pentangular tournament at Al Amerat in Muscat, Oman on Saturday.
The Dutch made 167-7 off their 20 overs, with Ben Cooper top-scoring with 65 and Mark Adair and Craig Young taking two wickets apiece.
Ireland reached 169-4 with 10 balls to spare in reply, Harry Tector with 47.
Ireland are using the series as a warm-up for the upcoming T20 World Cup qualifiers from 18-26 October in UAE.
Graham Ford's Irish team play hosts Oman on Sunday, Hong Kong on Monday and Nepal on Wednesday.
When they travel on to Abu Dhabi, Ireland will face Hong Kong, UAE, Oman, Canada, Jersey and Nigeria in a bid to make the World Cup finals in Australia in 2020.