Johannesburg, Mar 20 ANI | 8 months ago

Debutants United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been sent crashing out of the World Twenty20 tournament on Wednesday following a 21-run defeat by Ireland, who won the Group B match in Sylhet by the Duckworth-Lewis method.

The Irish restricted their opponents to 123-6 in 20 overs before reaching 103-3 in 14.2 overs when two power failures and then rain stopped play and they were declared the winners by 21 runs using the D-L formula.

According to Sport24, it was Ireland's second win on the trot while a second successive defeat for UAE means they are eliminated from the tournament.

The top two teams in both Group A and B will join the eight seeds in the next round, starting from March 21, the report added.

(Posted on 20-03-2014)

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