Twenty20 place in sight for Ireland
Published Friday, 23 March 2012
A second win in as many days for Ireland's cricketers has ensured they're edging closer to World Twenty20 qualification, with one more victory required.
Ireland's William Porterfield in action against Canada in Dubai. (© Getty)
William Porterfield's side triumphed over Holland by seven wickets in Dubai on Friday, as they chased down 114 for seven with 20 balls to spare.
Following Thursday's 10-wicket win over Canada, Ireland go into their forthcoming meeting with Namibia with the prospect of both a place in the final against Afghanistan and a World Twenty20 place in Sri Lanka in September.
Kevin O'Brien proved the star in the win over Holland, claiming two for 17 before completing the chase with an unbeaten 30 from 22 balls.