NEWS: Bangladesh & Ireland Qualify For World T20

Bangladesh and Ireland have qualified for next year’s World T20 in India, after winning their respective semi-finals in the qualifying tournament in Thailand.

In the first semi-final, Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 31 runs. Batting first, the Tigers posted 89-5 with Fargana Hoque hitting 43 off 43 balls as they recovered from 10-3. Leg spinner Rumana Ahmed then took 4-8 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 58.

In the other semi-final, Ireland beat Scotland by 9 wickets. Scotland posted 77-9, with opener Fi Urquhart top-scoring with 21 off 32 balls, as 16-year-old seamer Lucy O’Reilly took 3-16 to help keep the Wildcats under par.

Ireland made short work of their response, as Cecelia Joyce (36*) and Clare Shillington (34) put on 58 for the first wicket, with the Irish then reaching their target at 79-1 with a whopping 51 balls to spare.

Bangladesh and Ireland will now contest the qualifying final on Saturday and then join the “Big 8” at the World T20 in India next March.

One thought on “NEWS: Bangladesh & Ireland Qualify For World T20

  1. Shame that the Ireland-Scotland match had to be a semi-final rather than the final. I’d have loved to see them both going to the world T20s, but well done to Ireland for getting there.


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