Ireland beat Uganda to qualify for Twenty 20 play-offs

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Dubai:

Ireland 171-5 (20 overs) beat Uganda 97 (19.5 overs) by 74 runs

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Ireland booked their place in the play-off stages of the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers with a comfortable win over Uganda in Dubai.

The Irish won by 82 runs to guarantee a place in the top three of Group B.

Ireland made 179 for five, skipper William Porterfield top-scoring with 53 in 43 balls and sharing an opening partnership with Paul Stirling (41).

That was always going to be too many for their opponents, who were blown away for 97.

Trent Johnston got the ball rolling with two wickets for eight runs with the new ball, before George Dockrell (3-26) and Kevin O'Brien (2-7) also impressed.

Ireland face Oman on Tuesday in their final group fixture.

Ireland's ICC World Twenty20 qualification Pool B fixtures

Tuesday 13 March - Ireland lost to Namibia by four runs

Wednesday 14 March - Ireland beat Kenya by 10 wickets

Thursday 15 March - Ireland beat Italy by two wickets

Friday 16 March - Ireland beat Unites States by 64 runs

Sunday 18 March - Ireland beat Scotland by 17 runs

Monday 19 March - Ireland v Uganda

Tuesday 20 March - Ireland v Oman