Ireland left heartbroken as they lose tense clash against Afghanistan to miss out on the 2019 Cricket World Cup

IRELAND have been left heartbroken as they misplaced a tense clash against Afghanistan to miss out on the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

The Irish batsmen might solely muster a sub-par 209-7 from their 50 overs in the winner-takes-all clash, with Afghanistan chasing it down with simply 5 balls to spare.

 Ireland failed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup at Afghanistan's expense

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Ireland failed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup at Afghanistan's expense

Paul Stirling notched a sluggish-paced fifty five, whereas Kevin O'Brien added a quickfire forty one, however Ireland misplaced wickets at common intervals and by no means threatened to publish an enormous complete.

Conversely, Afghanistan obtained off to a flyer of their chase with massive-hitting Mohammad Shahzad blasting fifty four from simply 50 balls, together with two sixes – one among which left the stadium.

But wickets started to fall, with Simi Singh taking three essential scalps as Ireland clawed their means again into the recreation.

With 14 runs required from simply 14 balls, issues have been wanting nervy for each side, till Najibullah Zadran blasted an enormous six to all-however seal the victory.

 Afghanistan rejoiced as they became the tenth and final team to qualify

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Afghanistan rejoiced as they turned the tenth and ultimate group to qualify
 Afghanistan chased down Ireland's 209 in the final over of a thrilling match

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Afghanistan chased down Ireland's 209 in the last over of an exciting match

Ireland rallied, however finally they missed out on an all-necessary spot at subsequent yr's event – after three successive appearances in the occasion – with Afghanistan profitable by 5 wickets in the remaining over.

The World Cup itself has come beneath scrutiny recently, as they decreased the subject to simply ten groups.

Meaning Ireland, a Check-enjoying nation ranked No11 in the world will be unable to take part – regardless of a wealthy historical past in the event.

In 2007 they surprised Pakistan, earlier than Kevin O'Brien's scintillating knock battered England 4 years later.

 Afghanistan join West Indies in making it through a tough qualifying round

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Afghanistan be a part of West Indies in making it via a troublesome qualifying spherical
 Afghanistan will travel to England and Wales for the 2019 World Cup

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Afghanistan will journey to England and Wales for the 2019 World Cup

They then beat the West Indies – who did handle to qualify for the 2019 version – in 2015.

Scotland and Zimbabwe additionally missed out of their remaining video games, whereas the UAE have been the different staff in the Tremendous Sixes to fail to qualify.

Nevertheless it was Afghanistan who took the second and final qualification spot after the Windies in dramatic style.

Not solely was the nature of the Ireland win thrilling, however it got here on the again of 4 straight victories having began the qualifying event with three consecutive defeats.

The upcoming World Cup, hosted by England and Wales, begins on Might 30, 2019 and runs all the approach till July 14, 2019.

IRELAND have been left heartbroken as they misplaced a tense clash against Afghanistan to miss out on the 2019 Cricket World Cup.