Austria's preparations for the upcoming European qualifier for next year's T20 World Cup suffered a blow as they lost 2-0 in an away series against the Isle of Man in what were the first T20Is ever played on the island.

The first match on Sunday - the first time the teams had played each other in nine years - took place at the King William's College ground, as did all three matches. Austria won the toss and chose to bat first, scoring 149-5 with Mark Simpson-Parker top scoring with 49.

The home team started their reply with a partnership of 91 between Adam McAuley and Nathan Knights, which ended when Knights was out for 53 from 28 balls. McAuley reached 50 from 51 balls before he was out, and the Manxmen reached their target with four balls to spare, winning by 6 wickets.

The second T20I was played the same day, with Austria again batting first after winning the toss. Captain Razmal Shigiwal top scored with 57 as they were bowled out for 137. Matthew Ansell was the pick of the Manx bowlers with 3-22. Christian Webster then top scored in the Manx reply with an unbeaten 59 as they won by five wickets with two balls to spare.

In the third and final T20I on Monday, Austria again won the toss, this time choosing to bowl first. The Manx side were 71-5 from 11 overs when rain brought an early end to the match.

Austria will be playing in Scotland for the European T20 Qualifier later this month where they will come up against Denmark, Germany, Ireland (their first ever match against a full member), Italy, Jersey and hosts Scotland. The Isle of Man have no scheduled matches for the rest of the summer.

A return tour of sorts will take place later this month though, as the Isle of Man women's side will travel to Austria for a three match T20I series.