With comfortable victories over Oman and Nepal in the T20 World Cup Qualifier A in Muscat on Tuesday, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates booked their berths in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia (February 22). The UAE posted an impressive score of 175-7 thanks to Vriitya Aravind and Muhammad Waseem’s excellent innings. In response, Nepal crumbled under the weight of Ahmed Raza’s first five-wicket haul. In the second semifinal, Oman came nothing near to Ireland’s 165-7 total, ultimately losing by 56 runs. Early on, Ireland seemed to be in danger after losing both openers within the powerplay for the first time in the competition, with Andrew Balbirnie miscuing to cover off Bilal Khan and Paul Stirling quickly following, chopping to point three balls later.

The Philippines, despite being trounced throughout the tournament, have one more opportunity to win when they meet Germany in the wooden spoon play-off on Thursday, with Canada and Bahrain vying for fifth place and Nepal and Oman vying for third place. Even though they have already qualified, the UAE and Ireland will compete in the event final on Thursday.