Ireland crash out after abandonment

Ireland joined Netherlands in exiting the ICC World Twenty20 after their Group A match against Bangladesh was abandoned due to rain in Dharamsala.

Will Porterfield’s side, who were stunned by Oman in their first outing, needed to beat the Tigers to retain hopes of qualifying for the Super 10s.

But after rain reduced the contest to 12 overs per side, Bangladesh had reached 94 for two when the elements returned and the match was called off.

With Ireland and Netherlands out, Bangladesh and Oman will go head-to-head on Sunday for a place in Group 2 alongside Australia, New Zealand, India and Pakistan.

Umpire Nigel Llong waves the Ireland players off the field after rain returns in Dharamsala

In what play was possible, Tamim Iqbal produced another dazzling display with the bat as Ireland disappointed in the field after Porterfield won the toss.

They dropped two catches, missed a stumping and handed the Tigers four overthrows inside six overs.

Tamim smashed 47 off just 26 balls, sharing a 61-run stand with Soumya Sarkar in just 4.4 overs.

Sarkar benefited from those two drops and had contributed 20 off just 13 deliveries until he was stumped charging down the track to Andy McBrine.

Tamim, who hit three fours and four sixes, then clipped George Dockrell to Porterfield at midwicket from what proved to be the final ball of the match.  

Source: ECB

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