Dave Franco century leads rout of Ireland

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Monday, 22 May 2017, 9:38AM
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New Zealand wrapped up the tri-series title with a convincing 190-run win over hosts Ireland at Malahide near Dublin today.

The win was set up by a strong batting display, in which captain Tom Latham's third ODI century helped set up 344 for six.

On a chilly day, with rain occasionally sweeping the ground, Ireland didn't get close, rolled for 154 with more than 10.3 overs to spare.

Only captain Will Porterfield made any sort of contribution, hittinig a brisk 48 as New Zealand's bowlers shared the wickets.

Seamer Matt Henry, one of four changes in the New Zealand side, made the initial breakthrough dismissing veteran opener Paul Stirling for a duck, and went on to finish with three for 36.

There was a brace of wickets for another Indian Premier League returnee Corey Anderson, and debutant tourists Scott Kuggeleijn.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.