Tuesday 9 July 2013 

Video - Netherlands Clinch Last-Ball Tie Against Ireland

Netherlands batsman Michael Rippon hit the final ball of the game over the ropes and although Ireland were denied victory, they have done enough to qualify for the 2015 World Cup.

With Ireland the first side outside of the 10 full members to qualify, Netherlands' grand finale has kept them in with a chance of claiming the one remaining spot, although they face competition from Afghanistan and Scotland to make it to Australia and New Zealand.

Following the match, Ireland captain William Porterfield said he felt disappointed to have lost the match, but was pleased to have qualified for the World Cup with games in hand.

"You come off almost feeling like it's a bit of a loss, because coming down the last couple of overs we felt like we almost had it in the bag," he said.

"I think we've done really well to claw it back.It won't take us that long to get over the fact that we've just drawn the game, because we've just qualified for the World Cup. We just wanted to do (it) with a win, but now we'll be pretty happy," he added.

Video courtesy of SNTV

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