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CRICKET: Netherlands score shock victory over Ireland, qualify for World Twenty20

Published:Friday | March 21, 2014 | 12:56 PM

The Netherlands have qualified for the Super 10 stage of the World Twenty20 following a dramatic six-wicket victory over Ireland in Sylhet today.



Stephan Myburgh and Tom Cooper hit 13 sixes between them as the Dutch chased down a 190-run target in just 13.5 overs to advance ahead of Zimbabwe and the Irish on superior net run-rate.



Myburgh hit seven sixes and four fours en route to scoring 63 runs off 23.

Earlier, Ireland coached by former West Indies player Phil Simmons scored 189 for four from their allotted 20 overs.



As a result of the victory, Ireland will join Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand and South Africa in Group One of the Super 10.



Hosts Bangladesh on Thursday joined defending champions West Indies, former champions India and Pakistan, and Australia in Group 2.



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