Day 4: Zimbabwe alive with last-ball win over Netherlands; Ireland win by D/L Method over UAE

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Day 4: Zimbabwe alive with last-ball win over Netherlands

Skipper Brendan Taylor with a 39-ball 49 and Hamilton Masakadza who scored 43 off 45 balls kept Zimbabwe’s hopes alive in the World Twenty20 tournament Wednesday with a hard-fought five-wicket win over the Netherlands in Sylhet. When Taylor was dismissed 15 runs were needed off the last 11 balls. Earlier, Netherlands, who won the toss and batted, were lifted from a precarious 19/3 to 140/5 by a fighting 58-ball 72 not out from Tom Cooper, including nine fours and a six.

Day 4: Ireland win by D/L Method over UAE

Ireland is still in running to qualify for the Super 10s of the ICC World Twenty20 after a 21-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis method over the United Arab Emirates in Sylhet. William Porterfield’s men restricted the UAE to a paltry 123/6 after winning the toss and were 103/3 – well ahead of their Duckworth-Lewis target of 82 – when rain stopped play. The Irish team now just need to beat Holland in their final group match.

The Netherlands XI: Stephan Myburgh, Michael Swart, Wesley Barresi (Wicket Keeper), Tom Cooper, Ben Cooper, Peter Borren (Captain), Logan van Beek, Mudassar Bukhari, Timm van der Gugten, Pieter Seelaar, Ahsan Jamil
Zimbabwe XI: Brendan Taylor (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Elton Chigumbura, Timycen Maruma, Sikandar Raza, Prosper Utseya, Tinashe Panyangara, Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, Natsai Mushangwe
Ireland XI: William Porterfield (Captain), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Gary Wilson (Wicket Keeper), Andrew Poynter, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Thompson, Max Sorensen, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh
United Arab Emirates XI: Amjad Ali, Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan (Captain), Swapnil Patil (Wicket Keeper), Shaiman Anwar, Rohan Mustafa, Vikrant Shetty, Amjad Javed, Ahmed Raza, Kamran Shahzad, Sharif Asadullah

7th Match, Group B – Zimbabwe 146/5 (B Taylor 49, H Masakadza 43, Pieter Seelaar 2-9) beat Netherlands 140/5 (T Cooper 72*) by 5 wkts
8th Match, Group B – Ireland 103/3 in 14.2 overs (Joyce 43, Porterfield 33*) beat United Arab Emirates 123/6 (Shaiman Anwar 30) by 21 runs (D/L method)

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