Ireland opened Group D of the T10 European Championships with a convincing 61-run win over Austria at the Cartama Oval in Spain.

The win was set up by an opening stand of 125 between Seamus Lynch and Tim Tector which propelled Pete Johnston's side to 150 for 2 in their ten overs.

Terenure opener Lynch hit seven 6's and three fours in a top-score of 67, while YMCA's Tim Tector's 55 saw him clear the ropes 6 times as well as three boundaries.

Scott Macbeth added late runs with a rapid 19 not out.

Austria never threatened to chase it down, kept to jut 89 for 9. CIYMS seamer Adam Kennedy (3-2) took three wickets in an over, while Malahide left-arm spinner Mike Frost (2-18) took two wickets in the final over of a one-sided win.

Tim Tector took three catches in the deep as Ireland dominated from start to finish.

Ireland are back in action this afternoon when they take on Turkey at 4.30pm.

European T10: Ireland beat Austria by 61 runs
Malaga, Spain, 5 October.
Ireland 150/2 (10 overs; Seamus Lynch 67, Tim Tector 55; Karanbir Singh 2-19)
Austria 89/9 (10 overs; Baseer Khan 23*, Imran Asif 21; Adam Kennedy 3-2, Mike Frost 2-18)