Ireland Ties with Netherlands

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Ireland earns a spot at the 2015 World Cup after an exciting tie with the Netherlands on Tuesday.


Irish Cricket Team
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The Irish squad is the first team to qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Ed Joyce led the Irish team with a winning 96 in a total of 268 for 5. Michael Rippon, however, was the top player of the Dutch team when he crushed the last two balls of the game for four and six to even out their 50 overs.

It is certain that Ireland earned one of the two qualifying places from the ICC World Cricket League Championship for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Netherlands can take the other qualifying spot.

Ireland and Netherlands finished the match at 265 in their assigned 50 overs.