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Ireland beat PNG, qualify for Women’s World T20



Led by a steady hand from Gaby Lewis, Ireland posted 113/6 in their 20 overs.

Led through a gradual hand from Gaby Lewis, Ireland posted 113/6 of their 20 overs. © ICC

Ireland Women vs Papua New Guinea Women, 1st Semi-Final

Ireland booked their position within the coming near near Women’s World T20 in West Indies after seeing off the Papua New Guinea problem comfortably within the first of the 2 semifinals of qualifiers. Led through a gradual hand from Gaby Lewis, Ireland posted 113/6 of their 20 overs ahead of a collective bowling effort bowled PNG out for 86 to qualify for the finals.

Put in to bat, Ireland had been dealt an early scare as Clare Shillington fell off simply the second one ball of the innings. But the ones early fears had been allayed thru a steely 47-run stand between Cecelia Joyce (18) and Lewis. But after the duo departed in fast succession, PNG had been in a position to tug again the innings thru a double strike from Vicky Araa. Laura Delany remained unbeaten on 21 to peer Ireland put up 113.

If PNG believed they might chase it, that trust was once blown away through the 0.33 over of the chase. Isobel Joyce and Eimear Richardson struck early to go away PNG at 7 for 2. Brenda Tau and Tanya Ruma tried a rescue act with a mini partnership however the latter was once run-out to position a spanner in PNG’s works. The middle-order of Kaia Arua, Veru Frank all were given begins however could not stay as much as the desired scoring price. Lucy O’Reilly completed with Three for 13 for Ireland, taking them into the showpiece match within the procedure.

Laura Delany, Ireland captain, expressed her pride on the qualification. “We’re absolutely ecstatic, and judging by the reaction after the game, everyone is thrilled to get the win here today,” Delany mentioned. “Our major focal point getting into the event was once no longer simply to qualify however win the [World T20] event, however to win the qualifier like in 2015. We have pop out with the similar mindset, and the overall on Saturday will probably be a tricky sport for us. We’ve been truly lucky to have a large number of cricket in Ireland within the lead up – a tricky sequence in opposition to New Zealand and a just right sequence in opposition to Bangladesh. That put us in just right stead for the qualifying event. Today we did not hearth with the bat the best way we might have favored to, however I am very assured come Saturday [the final] we will put that proper.

“There had been a couple of nerves round nowadays as a result of there was once such a lot at stake in this sport, however that is the most efficient carrying staff that I have been fascinated by and I feel the following six months is a surprisingly thrilling time for Irish girls’s cricket. [It’s] a possibility to do somethings possibly that no Irish girls’s staff has carried out ahead of.”

Brief ratings: Ireland 113/6 in 20 overs (Gaby Lewis 36, Laura Delany 21*; Vicky Araa 2-23) beat Papua New Guinea 86 in 19.2 overs (Brenda Tau 22; Lucy O’Reilly Three-13, Laura Delany 2-15) through 27 runs.

Uganda Women vs Netherlands Women, 1st Playoff Semi-Final

Netherlands skipper Heather Siegers’s all-round efforts went in useless as Uganda very easily chased down the 119-run goal to win the first Playoffs semifinals, with six wickets in hand.

Electing to bat, Netherlands openers placed on a forged get started with Siegers combining with Sterre Kalis for an 85-run stand, each scoring at greater than run-a-ball. However, as soon as the pair was once separated, they didn’t boost up adequately and had been limited to 118 for Three.

Uganda did not get started off as neatly within the chase, however the third-wicket pair of Getrude Candiru (43) and Immaculate Nakisuuyi (27) reinforced their innings with a 45-ball 51 run stand and helped them chase down the objective with 9 balls to spare. Siegers starred with the ball as neatly, conceding simplest seven runs off her 3 overs. But to little use as her staff suffered their fourth loss in as many video games within the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers.

Netherlands will now face the shedding aspect within the Thailand-UAE contest, not to end on the backside of the charts. Uganda, alternatively, will probably be up in opposition to the winners of the fit for the fifth Place Playoffs.

Brief Scores: Netherlands 118/Three in 20 overs (Heather Siegers 46, Sterre Kalis 43; Immaculate Nakisuuyi 1-13, Rita Musamali 1-34) misplaced to Uganda 119/four in 18.Three overs (Getrude Candiru 43*, Immaculate Nakisuuyi 27; Caroline de Fouw 1-25, Cher van Slobbe 1-31) through 6 wickets.

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