Amsterdam - Ireland on Tuesday qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after a dramatic last-gasp tie with the Netherlands.
Netherlands' number-nine batsman Michael Rippon hit a four and a six
from the final two deliveries off John Mooney to snatch a point for his
But Ireland's point was good enough to see them top the ICC
World Cup League Championship and advance, for the third successive
time, to ICC's flagship event that will be staged in Australia and New
Zealand in 2015.
After Tuesday's result, Ireland topped the table on 20 points, with nine wins from 12 matches.
is still one place up for grabs from this tournament with four sides -
Scotland, Netherlands, Afghanistan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) -
all still capable of claiming second position.
While the top two
sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship will go forward to
the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the six sides that do not qualify from
this event will have a second chance to qualify through the ICC Cricket
World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014, alongside Hong Kong, Nepal, Papua
New Guinea and Uganda.
The 10 teams will lock horns for the remaining two positions in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
summary from the ICC World Cricket League Championship one-day
international between the Netherlands and Ireland at Amstelveen:
Ireland: 268-5 - (E Joyce 96 n.o., N O'Brien 50, P Stirling 49) off 50 overs
Netherlands: 268-9 - (W Barresi 46, D van Bunge 45, E Szwarczynski 44; K O'Brien 3-52) off 50 overs
Result: match tied