The side played their first warm up match this morning in Savar, outside Dhaka and came up 49 runs short against Sri Lanka but gained valuable experience of the local conditions with temperatures tipping 36 degrees.
Sri Lanka Women batted first with Ireland's bowlers only able to collect two wickets in the 20 over innings, with Isobel Joyce and Elena Tice's spin claiming a wicket each. There were unbeaten fifties for Siriwardene and Rasangika as Sri Lanka posted 170 runs as they gave seven batters a chance with 3 players retiring.
Ireland Women batted their 20 overs in response to post 121 runs, Cecelia Joyce top scored for Ireland with 44 before she retired to give others some time in the middle. Melisssa Scott-Hayward scored quickly for her 22 whilst Isobel Joyce, Elena Tice and Eimear Richardson all made double figures.
Next up for Ireland Women is another warm-up match, this time against India before facing into the tournament proper with their Group A fixtures starting against New Zealand next week.