UAE exits World T20 after 21-run defeat by Ireland

ANI| Updated: Mar 20, 2014, 10:33 AM IST

Johannesburg: Debutants United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been sent crashing out of the World Twenty20 tournament on Wednesday following a 21-run defeat by Ireland, who won the Group B match in Sylhet by the Duckworth-Lewis method.

The Irish restricted their opponents to 123-6 in 20 overs before reaching 103-3 in 14.2 overs when two power failures and then rain stopped play and they were declared the winners by 21 runs using the D-L formula.

According to Sport24, it was Ireland`s second win on the trot while a second successive defeat for UAE means they are eliminated from the tournament.

The top two teams in both Group A and B will join the eight seeds in the next round, starting from March 21, the report added.