Rain knocks Ireland out of World T20

Ireland have joined the Netherlands in bowing out of the ICC World T20 after their match against Bangladesh was ruined by rain.

Persistent downpours in Dharamshala throughout Friday washed out Oman’s match with the Netherlands and then the Ireland-Bangladesh match, meaning both the Dutch and the Irish are unable to qualify for the Super 10s stage.

There was at least some play for Ireland and Bangladesh, with the Tigers blasting 2-94 from eight overs after being asked to bat first before rain once again intervened.

Tamim Iqbal hit 47 from 26 balls for Bangladesh, including four sixes, while the Irish dropped two catches, gave away four overthrows and missed a stumping chance in the field.

The two washed out games means Bangladesh and Oman sit atop of Group A with three points apiece while Ireland and the Netherlands are on one point each.

Bangladesh and Oman will face off in a winner-takes-all clash on Sunday while Ireland and the Netherlands are playing for pride.

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