Three wickets for Leah Paul and an unbeaten 49 by Orla Prendergast led Ireland to a morale boosting eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in their unofficial T20 World Cup warm-up game.

Left-arm spinner Paul claimed 3 for 17, while there was a wicket apiece for Jane Maguire (1-11), skipper Laura Delany (1-18) and Cara Murray (1-18) as Bangladesh posted 120 for 6.

The continued absence of regular T20 opener Amy Hunter with her thumb injury sustained in the U19 World Cup saw Eimear Richardson promoted to open the innings and the move was a successful one.

Richardson hit five fours and a six in a breezy 34 from just 24 balls, dominating an opening stand of 50 with Gaby Lewis (18), before both fell in quick succession.

Orla Prendergast took up the mantle as she hit seven boundaries in an unbeaten 49 from 39 deliveries, adding an unbroken 67 with Laura Delany (19*) as the Irish sealed the win with seven balls to spare.

Ed Joyce's squad play their first official warm-up match on Monday against Sri Lanka (8am GMT).