Ireland collapse in T20 defeat

Ireland suffered a major collapse as they succumbed to a five-run defeat in the second Twenty20 international against United Arab Emirates to draw the two-match series in Abu Dhabi.

The tourists were coasting at 91 for one but they lost eight wickets for just 37 runs as they finished on 128 for nine.

Warwickshire seamer Boyd Rankin, with 3-17, and Max Sorensen, who took 2-16, helped restrict UAE, who won the toss and chose to bat first, to 133 for seven, with Swapnil Patil posting a patient 31.

Ireland looked set to reach their target of 134, but despite captain Will Porterfield top-scoring with 72, Mohammad Naveed, Ahmed Raza and Mohammad Shazad picked up two wickets apiece as no other batsman, aside from the top three, scored more than five in their innings.

Source: ECB

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