Ireland win by 8 wickets and will finish as the table toppers for Group B. It has been a simple formula for Ireland. Win the toss, field first, restrict the opposition, Shillington gives a good start and make a mockery of the chase. Meanwhile Uganda caused an upset beating Thailand in the last game. But their campaign comes to an end here. Onto the Thailand vs Scotland game which will decide who will join Ireland in the semis.
The game is more or less set in favour of Ireland. Lewis and Delany are set and in no hurry to finish the game. They are batting calmly.
Shillington falls for another good score of 27, this time cleaned up by Musamali. She has given brilliant starts to the Irish team in all the 3 games but hasn't been able to finish the games.
Looks like Ireland hasn't yet received any tough competition in this tournament. They are smoothly chasing another target well led by Shillington. End of the powerplay and they stand 41/1.
After a good start, Cecelia Joyce is caught LBW by Candiru for 5. Ireland 31/1 (4.2)
Ireland have started well with their openers hitting big. They are already 23/0 chasing 79.
Uganda somehow manage to survive the 20 overs. They have put up 78 runs on the board with the loss of 8 wickets. Ireland will chase 79 runs to finish at the top of the table. Metcalfe, the destructor-in-chief today taking 3 wickets.
Nampiina goes for a well made 16. Richardson takes her 2nd wicket. Uganda 62/7 (16.4)
50 comes up for Uganda. Nampiina is slowly trying to stabilise the Uganda innings. They are now 53/6.
Kim Garth ends the 17 run partnership dismissing Nakisuuyi for 12. She hit 2 fours before getting cleaned up by Garth.
Nampiina and Nakisuuyi doing the rescue work for Uganda. Their partnership is now 13 runs off 14 balls. Uganda 44/5.
Metcalfe takes her 3rd wicket. Uganda's half side is in the pavilion now. Musamali is gone for 6.
Metcalfe takes her second wicket in the 9th over of the innings of Uganda captain Awino. The player of the match for Uganda in the last game Nakisuuyi has joined Musamali at the crease. Uganda 26/4.
It's the end of the powerplay and Ireland have definitely won it. Safe to say they are in with better preparation with 7 games played over the last month against White Ferns and Bangladesh. Uganda 17/3.
A new bowler and a wicket tradition continues for Ireland. Metcalfe strikes and Candiru is OUT. Ireland 14/3 (4.2)
Isobel Joyce and Richardson, both have taken a wicket each. Uganda are reduced to 14/2. Candiru who won them the last game is out in the middle.
Wicket No. 2 for Uganda! Ntono gets cleaned up for Isobel Joyce. Ireland making short work of Uganda.
First ball for Richardson and she takes the wicket. Delany takes the catch.
Ireland has won the toss and elected to field first. 3 in 3 for Delany.
It's raining on the ground.
Welcome to Match 10 of the ICC World T20 Qualifiers. A win for Ireland will put them topping the Group. Whereas if they lose and Scotland win the other encounter, it will come down to the NRR. A win for Uganda doesn't completely ensure them a place in the semis. They would expect Thailand to beat Scotland to comfortably ensure a place in the semis.
Metcalfe leads the charge in thrashing Uganda's dreams
Coming to the 10th game of the Qualifiers, both Uganda and Ireland were hopeful for a win as it would secure their place in the semi-finals. It was Ireland who emerged on top, successfully chasing down 78, winning by eight wickets and over seven overs to spare. Ireland won the toss and elected to field first. With the top-order all being dismissed in single digits, Uganda was in trouble, finding themselves at 24/4. From there, the lower middle order of Immaculate Nakisuuyi (12 off 10), Stephani Nampiina (16 off 22) and Franklin Najjumba (15* off 19) somewhat steadied the innings…