Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier: Ireland beat PNG to clinch place in West Indes


Gaby Lewis and Laura Delany were Ireland’s top scorers in the victory over PNG
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier semi-final, Amstelveen
Ireland 113-6 (20 overs): G Lewis 36, L Delany 21; V Araa 2-23
Papua New Guinea 86 (19.2 overs): B Tau 22; L O’Reilly 3-13, L Delany 2-15
Ireland won by 27 runs
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Ireland have secured a spot at the Women’s World Twenty20 after beating Papua New Guinea by 27 runs in the qualifier semi-finals in Amstelveen.

It was make or break as only the winning semi-finalists would make the November tournament in the West Indies.

Gaby Lewis top scored with 36 and Laura Delany added 21 as Ireland posted a modest 113-6 in their 20 overs.

Papua New Guinea were in good shape at 64-4 but Lucy O’Reilly took 3-13 as they slumped to 86 all out.

More to follow.

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