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Ruthless Eimear Richardson steers Ireland to final four in T20 World Cup qualifiers

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Ireland Gaby Lewis celebrates with team-mate Eimear Richardson during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifier. Photo: Getty

Eimear Richardson helped secure Ireland’s place in the last four of the T20 World Cup Qualifier with miserly spell of 3-8 last night as her side saw off minnows Vanuatu by nine wickets at the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi.

A third successive victory, allied to a vastly superior run-rate, means that barring a catastrophe in their final game against the Netherlands tomorrow the Girls in Green will top Group B and face Scotland or Thailand – and not favourites Sri Lanka – in the all-important semi-finals.

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