T20 World Cup qualifying: Ireland beat Vanuatu by nine wickets-ZoomTech News

Eire made it by way of to the semi-finals of Twenty20 World Cup qualifying in Abu Dhabi by beating Vanuatu by 9 wickets on Wednesday.

Having restricted their opponents to 88-9 from their 20 overs, the Irish ladies’s aspect reached their goal with 45 balls to spare.

It was their third win in qualifying after they defeated the United Arab Emirates by six wickets of their opening recreation final week, earlier than beating Zimbabwe by 56 runs on Monday.

They’re now one win away from reaching September’s World Cup in Bangladesh.

After successful the toss and opting to area first, Eire restricted Vanuatu to only 24 from their six-over powerplay.

Ava Canning picked up the opening wicket, bowling Rachel Andrew for seven.

Valenta Langiatu and Nasimana Navaika then pissed off the Irish bowlers till Arlene Kelly bowled the previous for 27 from 31 balls.

Eimear Richardson quickly accounted for each Navaika (19) and Alvina Chilia as Vanuatu slumped from 58-1 to 64-3 in simply 16 deliveries.

Richardson returned 3-8 from her 4 overs, together with one maiden, whereas Kelly (2-15) and captain Laura Delany (2-10) had been additionally wonderful with the ball.

Amy Hunter, with an unbeaten 34, and Gaby Lewis as soon as once more impressed, making a partnership of 82.

Having handed 2,000 T20I runs for her nation within the strategy of their victory cost, Lewis finally departed for 45 however, with simply seven runs required, it had no bearing on the end result.

Eire’s remaining recreation in Group B is on Friday towards the Netherlands on the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

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