West Indies reach Super Eight after wash-out
By CricLens Staff Report on September 24th, 2012

11th Match, ICC World Twenty20, Group B, Colombo (RPS): As the rain had the final say, match between West Indies and Ireland was washed-out. The result pushed West Indies to next round on base of their better Net Run Rate than Ireland.

Only 19-overs play was possible, an interuption at start of the game had cut off one over, in which Ireland batted and set a target of 130 for West Indies, but rain arrived again before the start of 2nd innings and the game got washed-out.

Both the teams had been beaten by Australia in the group, but West Indies had contested against Australia better than Ireland so the former had better Run Rate. But despite that it was frustrating for both the teams, for Ireland because they now take flight back to home without having a proper contest, for West Indies because they go in Super Eight without winning a game, more so without completing a game, both due to rains.

It further opened the debate against ICC for scheduling this world event in Sri Lanka during this part of the year when moonsoon rains are expected to hit the island. As the event gets into its main round from September 27, there are more rain predictions.

Seven teams have now been confirmed for Super Eight Round. The 8th team will be either Pakistan or Bangladesh.



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