Paul Stirling led Ireland to a 15-run victory over Oman in the opening match of their Twenty20 Quadrangular Series.
Oman started their Asia Cup Qualifiers campaign with a facile win over Nepal at Kuala Lumpur chasing down a target of 222 with seven wickets.
Six teams have confirmed their berths in the 2018 ACC Asia Cup Qualifier to be held in Malaysia on August 29 to September 6.
England overtake India to reach No.1 in ODI rankings following annual update.
England rises to second but India and South Africa drop following annual T20I rankings update.
Oman romps to seven-wicket win over Hong Kong in the other match of the day in the Desert T20 Challenge.