Papua New Guinea and Netherlands won their respective semifinal matches against Namibia and Ireland respectively to set up the finale clash in the Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in UAE. Ireland and Namibia will now compete in the 3rd/4th position play-off match before the final on 02nd Nov 2019. Scotland had earlier secured 5th place, after winning their position play-off match against Oman, who finished 6th in the tournament.
All the team’s have qualified for 2020 Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia, and their finishing positions will determine the group they will feature in the first round of the World Cup. Three team’s will group with Sri Lanka, while the remaining three will group with Bangladesh in the first round, from which the top four team’s will qualify for the Super12 stage.
While Netherlands defeat Ireland by 21 runs in the first semifinal, PNG defeated Namibia by 18 runs in the second semifinal, played in Dubai. In the 5th/6th play-off match, Scotland defeated Oman by 5 wickets.
Semifinal#1: Netherlands 158/4 in 20 overs (Ryan ten Doeschate 43 n.o, Ben Cooper 37, Roelof van der Merwe 25 n.o, Pieter Seelaar 21, Craig Young 2/39, Boyd Rankin 1/17, Gareth Delany 1/26) beat Ireland 137/9 in 20 overs (Paul Stirling 29, George Dockrell 25 n.o, Kevin O’Brien 22, Pieter Seelaar 3/17, Roelof van der Merwe 2/19, Fred Klassen 2/32, Brandon Glover 1/22) by 21 runs
Semifinal#2: PNG 130/5 in 20 overs (Sese Bau 40 n.o, Charles Amini 31, Norman Vanau 20 n.o, JJ Smit 2/29, Christi Viljoen 1/21, Gerhard Erasmus 1/22) beat Namibia 112/5 in 20 overs (Stephan Baard 34, JP Kotze 30, JJ Smit 16 n.o, Norman Vanau 2/16, Jason Kila 1/14, Damien Ravu 1/11) by 18 runs
5th/6th Play-off: Oman 167/7 in 20 overs (Khawar Ali 43, Mehran Khan 29, Aqib Ilyas 23, Zeeshan Maqsood 19, Alasdair Evans 3/36, Mark Watt 1/22, Adrian Neill 1/28) lost to Scotland 168/5 in 19 overs (Matthew Cross 61 n.o, Michael Leask 38, George Munsey 17, Bilal Khan 2/38, Aqib Ilyas 1/14, Mohammad Nadeem 1/32) by 5 wickets
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