Ireland out of World T20 after washed out tie

Rain Gods continued to play spoilsport as the second qualifying match of the World T20 between Ireland and Bangladesh at the HPCA Stadium here was also called off on Friday.

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Ground staff cover the wicket in Dharamsala

Rain Gods continued to play spoilsport as the second qualifying match of the World T20 between Ireland and Bangladesh at the HPCA Stadium here was also called off on Friday.

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After the abandonment of the first match due to heavy showers, the Ireland-Bangladesh contest started almost two hours behind schedule. However, the duel got halted by rain when Bangladesh, after being inserted in, was at 94 for two in eight overs.

Bangladesh has three points from two outings after sharing honours with Ireland. The Irish side managed one point from two matches to crash out of the contention for a place in the main draw. Oman also gathered three points following its abandoned match against Netherlands and would meet Bangladesh on Sunday in a do-or-die fixture.

Tamim Iqbal adapted to the situation well to play a more attacking innings. He ruthlessly bludgeoned the Irish bowlers all over the park to score a 26-ball 47, studded with three fours and four sixes.

With the match reduced to a 12-over-a-side affair, the seasoned opener tried to gather maximum runs to make Ireland chase an even uphill target in case of a further interruption and subsequent implementation of the D/L method.

Tamim began by hammering a six and a four off Boyd Rankin's first over and handed a similar treatment to Timm Murtagh. His other two sixes, off Andrew McBrine over the straight boundary and George Dockrell over mid-wicket, were ultimate examples of disdainful stroke play.

Tamim, who got a reprieve on 37 when wicketkeeper Niall O'Brine missed a straightforward stumping chance off Dockrell, scored 50 per cent of Bangladesh's runs before being caught by William Porterfield off the same bowler. Ireland, which leaked runs in double digits in six off its eight overs, had to blame itself for dropping Soumya Sarkar twice and allowing him to score 13-ball 20 in a 61-run opening stand with Tamim.

The scores: Bangladesh 94 for two in eight overs (Tamim Iqbal 47).