Ireland well beaten by New Zealand at Women’s World Twenty20

Ireland captain Isobel Joyce

Ireland captain Isobel Joyce

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Ireland were well beaten by New Zealand in their opening game of the Women’s World Twenty20 in Mohali.

White Ferns captain Suzie Bates won the toss and hit 82 from 60 balls – adding 104 with Sophie Devine (47 from 34).

The Kiwi total of 177-3 from 20 overs always looked beyond Ireland.

Irish captain Isobel Joyce top scored with 28, while Leigh Kasperek’s four overs only cost 10 runs as the Irish made 84-5, handing New Zealand a 93-run win.