Lorcan Tucker smashed 94 not out from 51 balls as Ireland maintained their 100 per cent record in the T20 Qualifiers in Edinburgh with a dismissive 128-run victory in a mis-match against Austria.

Opener Ross Adair enjoyed his first outing in the tournament by clubbing 46 from 24 balls, including three sixes, Tucker cleared the ropes four times, and Neil Rock joined in the fun with a quick-fire 36 as the Boys in Green posted 226-4 at The Grange.

The total is a record for Ireland in T20 internationals but it bears no comparison to the Paul Stirling and Trent Johnston-inspired 225-7 made in Abu Dhabi against a strong Afghanistan team in the final of the 2013 qualifiers.

Austria proved just as inadequate with the bat and had no answer to speedster Josh Little, who claimed 2-16, while Mark Adair took two wickets in two balls to end the minnows’ innings on 98, and finish with a career-best 4-13.

“Mark has been brilliant for us over a very long time,” skipper Paul Stirling said. “He takes on extra responsibility not just for himself but to help others. He leads the attack brilliantly and let's hope he continues to do that.”

After three straight wins, a victory against Jersey today should ensure the Boys in Green of one of the two World Cup spots on offer and set up a tournament decider against hosts Scotland on Thursday.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for the sell out crowd at a rain-lashed Castle Avenue when the first match of Ireland’s eagerly anticipated clash with Australia in the Certa Women’s ODI Challenge was abandoned without a ball bowled. 

The teams meet again tomorrow at the same venue.