When the match resumed, the Duckworth-Lewis method reduced Ireland's ask to 168 from 36 overs, or 11 more runs from 28 balls.
Ireland chased down the target with as many as 29 balls to spare at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
ICC T20 WC: Surprised to see usually 'flat' Sharjah wickets play slow in IPL, says Ireland batsman Paul Stirling
While Paul Stirling is surprised to not see high-scoring contests at the venue, he is also clear that his side needs to prepare really well to tackle spinners.
Like Sehwag, despite the outside criticism, Sterling, who made his T20 debut versus Pakistan in 2009, did not change his technique.
Returning to the club, having left at the end of the 2019 season, Stirling is available to represent Middlesex for the first five Blast matches.