Ireland's poor start, Australia has set a target of 180 runs
Batting first in the must-win match against Ireland, Australia scored 179 runs in the allotted over on the basis of 63 runs by captain Aaron Finch and 35 runs by Marcus Stoinis.
Chasing the target of 180 runs, Ireland scored 24 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 3 overs till the writing of the news.
The road ahead for defending champions Australia has become difficult after the match against England was washed out. This is the reason why the team needs a big win in the match against Ireland to strengthen their position in the points table. At present, Australia's team is at number four with 3 points from 3 matches and Ireland is at number three, one above them.
Head-to-head between the two teams
Talking about head-to-head matches between the two teams, only once did both the teams met in the T20 World Cup where Australia won. This match took place in the 2012 T20 World Cup. This match was played in Sri Lanka.
Australia's playing XI
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.
Ireland's Playing XI
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Kanfer, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Fionn Hand, Joshua Little.