Twenty20 World Cup: Ireland inch closer to main draw after win over United Arab Emirates in rain-marred tie

Ireland were 103 for three in 14.2 overs in pursuit of UAE's modest 123 for six when the heavens opened up. Under the D/L method, 83 was the par score for Ireland when it started raining.

updated: March 20, 2014 11:33 IST
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Sylhet, Bangladesh:

Ireland bolstered their chances of making it to the Super-10 after a disciplined bowling effort helped them post a 21-run win over United Arab Emirates under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected Group B qualifying match of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sylhet on Wednesday. (Match Scorecard)

Ireland's second victory in as many matches have put them on top of their group, ahead of the Netherlands and Zimbabwe, who have won a match each out of two.

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