Scotland beat Ireland in first T20 match

Tyrone Kane of Ireland
Tyrone Kane took three wickets in his first over for Ireland
First Twenty20 international, Bready:
Ireland 146-5 (20 overs): Rankin 34, Leask 2-23
Scotland 150-4 (16.1 overs): Cross 60, Kane 3-27
Scotland won by six wickets

Ireland's Tyrone Kane claimed three wickets with his first five balls in international cricket but Scotland won Thursday's T20 match by six wickets.

Matthew Cross was the star for Scotland with 60 off 33 balls as the visitors successfully chased Ireland's 146-5.

Cross was Merrion all-rounder Kane's first victim and two more quick wickets saw Scotland stumble to 94-4.

But the Scots were always ahead of the needed rate and Craig Wallace (26) and Richie Berrington (24) saw them home.

The victors sealed the victory by reaching 150-4 off 16.1 overs.

David Rankin, brother of England seamer Boyd Rankin, was Ireland's top scorer with 34.

The game at Bready was the first of three warm-up fixtures as both sides prepare for the World Twenty20 qualifiers in July.

The second game is on Friday (17:30 BST) and the third on Sunday (14:00).

"It was a great start for me. Three wickets in my first over in international cricket, I could not have written it better," said 20-year-old Kane.

"But it was a disappointing defeat. Maybe we did not get enough runs on the board at the start.

"We will focus big time on the next game and hopefully make it 1-1."