ANDREW Balbirnie’s unbeaten 63 led Ireland to a four-wicket win over Bangladesh in their final World Cup warm-up match in Sydney.
Ireland won the toss and opted to field at Blacktown, with Bangladesh making steady progress and reaching 104-3.
Max Sorensen and John Mooney opened the bowling, before picking up three wickets each as Bangladesh were eventually bowled out for 189.
Balbirnie and Joyce (47) struck a good partnership to put Ireland in control of the match with a fourth wicket stand of 59.
The addition of Kevin O’Brien’s 23 from 16 helped send Ireland towards victory, with a final score of 190-6 in 46.5 overs.
Ireland kick-off their World Cup campaign on Monday against the West Indies in Nelson.