Ireland beat Oman to qualify for T20 World Cup

Ireland posted 165-7 from their 20 overs before bowling out the hosts 109 to win by 56 runs and reach the final of the ‘A’ Qualifier; Victory also secures Ireland a seventh consecutive appearance at the T20 World Cup

Last Updated: 22/02/22 1:17pm

Gareth Delany top-scored for Ireland in their semi-final victory over Oman
Gareth Delany top-scored for Ireland in their semi-final victory over Oman

Ireland have booked their place in this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia after securing a 56-run victory over hosts Oman in the semi-finals of the ‘A’ Qualifier.

Gareth Delany top-scored with 47 and was part of a 82-run third-wicket stand with Harry Tector (35), while Andy McBrine fired 36 from just 21 deliveries to help Ireland post 165-7 from their 20 overs.

Oman made a solid start to their run chance and were 68-2 when the loss of Shoaib Khan (30) sparked a dramatic batting collapse, losing seven wickets in the space of six overs, before they were eventually bowled out for 109 in the 19th over.

Ireland now face a rematch against group opponents United Arab Emirates in Thursday’s final, with the UAE also qualifying for the World Cup after thrashing Nepal in the other semi-final.

The World Cup takes place from October 16 to November 13.

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