Ireland, Netherlands look to finish with a win


Ireland captain William Porterfield is targeting a win against Netherlands to finish the World Twenty20, despite the clash being a dead rubber.

Rain ruined Friday's play in Dharamsala, leading to two no-results and the exits of both teams in Group A.

No play was possible between the Dutch and Oman, while eight overs were bowled in Ireland's meeting with Bangladesh.

It means Bangladesh and Oman will do battle for a spot in Group 2 and Ireland and Netherlands look to salvage some pride on Sunday.

"We've got a big game against Holland on Sunday and obviously both sides are out of the competition, but you want to leave on a winning note," Porterfield said.

A two-wicket loss to Oman proved to be costly for Ireland, and Porterfield was disappointed to have exited the tournament.

"I'm bothered we're out of the competition," he said.

"It's a world competition, we want to be here and we want to be in the next round so it's disappointing."

In a match reduced to 12 overs per side, Bangladesh reached 94-2 through eight against Ireland before the abandonment.

Netherlands' only completed match was an eight-run loss to Bangladesh and captain Peter Borren rued that result, having felt his team should have won.

"To sit here now after three hours of cricket against Bangladesh, where we came up short, and for us to be out of it, it's extremely disappointing and obviously we can't do anything about the weather," he said.

"There's obviously questions about how much we've had to have done to get to this stage as it is.

"We've won an awful lot of games and an eight-run loss to Bangladesh and we're gone. It's hard to take."