Cricket: Porterfield happy with winning start

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Ireland captain William Porterfield was happy after their opening ICC T20 World Cup qualifying win over Namibia.

Porterfield scored an impressive 56 not out as he and opener Niall O’Brien had an impressive 74 run partnership, after Paul Stirling had been dismissed early in their innings, but in the end they eased to a seven wicket win.

Ireland's William Porterfield batting against Namibia during Friday's ICC World T20 Qualifier, at Stormont. Picture by William Cherry/Presseye

Ireland's William Porterfield batting against Namibia during Friday's ICC World T20 Qualifier, at Stormont. Picture by William Cherry/Presseye

The skipper was also quick to praise his bowlers who reduced the Africans to just 124/8 off their 20 overs.

After the game at Stormont, Sentinel Sport’s Cricket correspondent Barry Chambers spoke to Porterfield.