Published Saturday, 23 June 2012
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A debut had been handed to Ireland's Tim Murtagh, but he never actually reached the field of play, while Australia made four changes from the side that faced Leicestershire in a warm-up match.
Australia got off to the best possible start, with Brett Lee swinging the first ball of the match on a full length and bowling home Ireland skipper William Porterfield.
Up next was Ed Joyce, who survived a strong leg-before-wicket shout from the very next ball, but Lee followed up with another high-class delivery to make it nought for two after just three balls.
There was relief for the home fans when Ireland got off the mark with a Hilfenhaus wide.
Niall O'Brien nudged a single for the first run off the bat and Stirling soon got the scoreboard moving with a flashy cut for four, just clearing David Warner at backward point, followed by consecutive boundaries off Hilfenhaus.
Rain would soon get the better of the players though and, after a final inspection just before 4pm, the two captains shook hands to end the day in disappointment for players and spectators alike.