Papua New Guinea Secure Maiden Qualification for World T20
This will be the first time that Papua New Guinea will be playing in the men’s T20 World Cup.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) qualified for the 2020 World T20 after completing a sensational comeback win over Kenya in their World T20 qualifiers. This will be the first time that they will be playing in the men's T20 World Cup.
PNG recovered from 19/6 to win by 45 runs and with the Netherlands failing to chase down a total of 130 in 12.3 overs in their match against Scotland, PNG finished top of their group.
Thus, they booked a trip to Australia for the marquee tournament that will be held from October 18 to November 15 next year.
PNG's fortunes were dependent on the match between the Netherlands and Scotland with the former topping the group had they won the match. But the Dutch could not chase down the total of 130 off 12.3 overs, thus trailed PNG on net run rate.
Ireland Also Book Berth
Ireland have also qualified for next year's ICC T20 World Cup after finishing at the top of their group in the ongoing World Cup Qualifier.
Ireland finished at the numero uno spot in Group B after Jersey earned a shock 14-run win over Oman on Sunday. The result meant Ireland progressed as group winners as UAE could manage to beat Canada by 14 runs.
Ireland won four and lost two of their six matches in the ongoing tournament and will play two more matches next week, with mainly ranking points at stake.
The next year's World T20, the seventh edition of the prestigious tournament, will be held from October 18 to November 15.
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