South Africa’s place on this yr’s Cricket World Cup was confirmed on Tuesday after the primary of three one-day internationals between Bangladesh and Eire was deserted due to rain.
Eire wanted to win all three matches within the collection to face an opportunity of claiming the ultimate automated qualifying place for the World Cup through the ICC ODI Tremendous League, on the expense of the Proteas.
As an alternative, the Irish should undergo last qualifying in June and July, after rain interrupted their reply to Bangladesh’s 246-9.
Eire had been 65-3 after 16.3 overs when the rain got here round 4.45pm at The County Floor in Chelmsford, the house of Essex.
Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 61 off 70 balls, for his forty fourth ODI half-century, after Bangladesh had been put in to bat by Eire in what appeared respectable batting situations.
Najmul Hossain Shanto added 44 and Towhid Hridoy hit a 31-ball 27 as Bangladesh misplaced wickets at common intervals, with Josh Little having the most effective bowling figures of 3-61.
Eire obtained off to a poor begin within the reply, dropping the wickets of Paul Stirling (15) and captain Andy Balbirnie (5) within the house of 10 balls by the tip of the fifth over.
Harry Tector was 21 not out and had been joined within the center by Lorcan Tucker (2) by the point the covers got here on.
Eire wanted to bat 20 overs or extra for a outcome.
Bangladesh had been already assured of an automated qualifying berth for the Cricket World Cup going down in India over October and November.