Netherlands registered a 7-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium to lift the trophy. In the 3rd/4th play-off game, Ireland defeated Namibia with a 27-run win margin to finish 3rd in the tournament.
In the final standings of the 14-team tournament, Scotland finished at 5th place after defeating Oman in the 5th/6th play-off, with Oman claimed the final ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 qualification spot, and finished at 6th place. The first round groups for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 will now see Papua New Guinea, Ireland and Oman join Sri Lanka in Group A, while Group B will see Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland join with Bangladesh.
3rd/4th Play-off: Ireland 135 in 19.1 overs (Andy Balbirnie 46, Paul Stirling 25, Mark Adair 17, JJ Smit 3/19, Craig Williams 3/34, Zhivago Groenewald 2/20, Bernard Scholtz 1/29) beat Namibia 108 in 18.2 overs (Gerhard Erasmus 51, Stephan Baard 17, Simi Singh 3/25, Mark Adair 2/9, Boyd Rankin 2/17, Gareth Delany 2/23, Shane Getkate 1/25) by 27 runs
Final: Papua New Guinea 128/8 in 20 overs (Lega Siaka 36, Sese Bau 29, Jason Kila 27 n.o, Brandon Glover 3/24, Roelof van der Merwe 2/15, Timm van der Gugten 2/18) lost to Netherlands 134/3 in 19 overs (Ben Cooper 41, Colin Ackermann 29 n.o, Ryan ten Doeschate 28 n.o, Assad Vala 1/15, Damien Ravu 1/18) by 7 wickets
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