October 28, 2016

Rain washes out Bangladesh-Ireland WCT20 qualifier

The 8th qualifying match of the Twenty20 World Cup between Bangladesh and Ireland was called off due to persistent rain at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, India on Friday.

The Tigers got off to a flying start in their curtailed 12-over-a-side match of the T20 World Cup qualifying round against Ireland.

Bangladesh bagged 94 runs in 8 overs losing first Soumya Sarkar and later Tamim Iqbal, who made a thrashing 47 runs in 26 bowls.

Ireland won the toss and decided to field first in the curtailed 12-over-a-side match.

Earlier, the 7th qualifying match of the Twenty20 World Cup between Oman and the Netherlands was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain at the same venue. The two sides shared points after the match was abandoned at 4:48pm local time, an hour before the cut-off time. Rain in Dharamsala only allowed toss before the match.

The two matches washed out meant that the Netherlands and Ireland were knocked out of the race.

The Bangladesh-Oman match, held on 13 March, will be do or die face off for the teams to qualify for the main race of the tournament.

In the remaining dead rubber, the Netherlands will face Ireland on Sunday at the same venue.

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