Ireland vs Netherlands, Semifinal 1 – Live Cricket Score, Commentary
Now both assured of the ICC T20 World Cup places, Ireland and the Netherlands will meet at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on November 1 in the first semi-final of the qualifier tournament. The live action gets underway at 14:10 local time.
Ireland topped Group B with four wins from six matches, pipping Oman and the UAE to top spot on net run rate – though it did owe everything to Oman’s failure to win their final game against Jersey. Nevertheless, wins against Hong Kong, Oman, Jersey and Nigeria were enough to book their place at the World Cup.
- 16.6Shortish length, pushed towards point. 117/4
- 16.5On middle, worked towards mid-wicket for a run.
- 16.4FOUR! Another boundary. Delany this time sprays down the pads, van der Merwe flicks it to the fine leg fence.
- 16.3DROPPED AND FOUR! Another short of length ball, this time van der Merwe connects the pull but not with perfect timing. The ball goes towards deep mid-wicket where the fielder lunges forward to catch the ball but it goes between the hands and into the fence.
- 16.2Shortish delivery, Ryan goes for the pull but mistimes it towards mid-wicket for a single.
- 16.1On middle, worked towards square leg for a run.