Ireland, Dutch enters play-offs at T20 World Cup qualifiers
DUBAI: Ireland and Netherlands secured qualification for the play-offs at the World T20 qualifier after registering convincing wins over Nigeria and Bermuda by eight wickets and 92 runs, respectively.
Craig Young's 4/13, alongside Mark Adair's 2/10, meant Nigeria always struggled and were not allowed to get going with the bat against Ireland, registering only 66/9 in the end from 20 overs on Saturday.
Ireland were never in trouble as Kevin O'Brien's 32 and Paul Stirling's 11 again got the side off to a fast start, and the target of 67 was reached in just 6.1 overs as they now sit top of Group B on eight points.
However, second-place Oman still have one group game remaining.
In Group A, Bermuda were no match for Netherlands as a Dutch record opening stand of 123 put them on their way to registering their highest ever team total of 206/3.
Ben Cooper and Max O'Dowd both hit 58 and Colin Ackermann bashed a late 43 before Paul van Meekeren took 3/26 as Bermuda could only register 114/9 in reply, Kamau Leverock top scoring with 31.