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Vanuatu 88/9 (20) lost to Ireland 89/1 (12.3)

Toss: Ireland elect to bowl first

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Ireland produced another impressive performance to book their place in the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2024. 

Bowling first against Vanuatu, Ireland were ruthless with the ball as Eimear Richardson, Arlene Kelly and Laura Delany combined to take seven of the nine wickets to fall.

It was Ava Canning, though, who began proceedings with the ball for ireland, cleaning up Rachel Andrew for seven in the third over.

Valenta Langiatu and Nasimana Navaika combined in a promising stand that saw Vanuatu go past the fifty-run mark with just one wicket lost. However, things unravelled quickly once the partnership was broken by Arlene Kelly in the 12th over.

Langiatu fell for 27 off 31 balls, cleaned up by Kelly and Navaika followed suit in the next over, trapped in front by Richardson for 19.

Wickets fell at regular intervals as Vanuatu struggled to put together a fightback. From 53/1 in 10 overs, they managed to make just 35 more runs in the last 10 overs, finishing on 88/9 in 20 overs.

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