World T20 Qualifier: Ireland book India berth and end Jersey hopes. Ireland booked a place in next year’s World Twenty20 and finished Jersey qualification dreams with a dominant seven wicket victory in Malahide.
Jersey captain Peter Gough hit 42 but collapsed from a promising 106-2 to 122 all out, with John Mooney hat-trick of wrapping the entries. Half a century of Paul Stirling set the hosts on their way to victory.Papua New Guinea and Namibia both lose on Sunday, Ireland won Group A to qualify for Saturday’s semifinals.Semifinalists in the qualifying match in Ireland are guaranteed progression to the tournament in India along with the teams in fifth and sixth positions.
World T20 Qualifier: Ireland book India berth and end Jersey hopes
John Bracewell Irish side suffered shock defeats by Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong earlier this week.
Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and Namibia all went into the final Group A action with a chance to finish top and automatically reserve a place in next year’s tournament in India. Jersey and the US they knew they needed to win to have a chance to keep their qualifying hopes alive and going through the play-off games this week.
Despite the victory, Ireland still could have been facing the play-off games booking top-six finish required to qualify for India. However, Papua New Guinea fell to a loss of 18 races for the US Later on Sunday and management 83 defeat by Hong Kong Namibia left Ireland as group. Hong Kong beat Namibia and Papua New Guinea for second place in Group A of the management fee even though now be involved in a series of games of play-off as they are
intended to join Ireland and Scotland, semifinals next Saturday in Dublin. The tournament is the highest profile in which Jersey has never competed, and they were put into bat first by the Irish captain William Porterfield.
Gough keeper Ed Farley and began steadily, but Farley was captured by Kevin O’Brien in downtime of 21 to leave the side of the Channel Islands in 42-1.BBC
Rising star Jonty Jenner, 17, hit a huge six on his way to 26 before going LBW bowling Stirling (3-16) and caused the collapse, with Jersey lost their last eight wickets for only 16 runs helped by Mooney hat-trick in the final again.
In response, Porterfield (17) was dropped at slip by Gough in the first position of the Irish went on to reach 44-1 in five scales. Stirling brought up his 50 from 34 balls, but was soon captured by Jenner bowling of Ben Stevens, but the eve of a ball of Andrew Balbirnie 32 I saw the finish line with more than three overs to spare.