Shield, 3rd Place Play-off, Dublin, Jul 31 - Aug 1 2013, ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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Ireland hold nerve to seal World T20 berth

Round-up of the Women's World Twenty20 qualifiers played in Dublin on July 31 and August 1, 2013

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Welcome to this Women's World T20 Qualifier game from Merrion Cricket Club in Dublin. This match between Canada and Japan will decide who comes third in the Shield stage of the tournament.

The two sides met last week in Group B with Canada coming out on top.

Unfortunately we've had a lot of rain in Dublin today and it's still coming down so we'll have a delayed start here.

Match State: Delay - Rain

It is drying up here and the umpires had a look and decided to have another inspection at 3.00 .

Unfortunately it's raining very heavily here now and the umpires have taken the decision to call this game off for today.

We will be back tomorrow morning at 10.00 where hopefully we can complete a game but from Conor Hayes in a very wet Dublin it's goodbye.

Match State: Stumps

Welcome to the reserve day of this match and unfortunately while it is dry here at the moment, the outfield is still wet. The umpires have said they will have another look at 9.40

The outfield is stil very wet here and there's always the chance of more rain but the umpires have decided to inspect again at 10.30

Match State: Delay - Wet Outfield

There will be another inspection at 11.30

Unfortunately the ground is just too wet and this match has been abandoned.

Thanks for following what has unfortunately only been weather updates for the past two days and from Conor Hayes at Anglesea Road, Dublin it's goodbye.

Match details
Merrion Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Tossno toss
SeriesICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.20, Interval 11.20-11.40, Second Session 11.40-13.00
Match days31 July, 1 August 2013 - day (20-over match)
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Gary Baxter
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Nigel Duguid
Reserve Umpire
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Richard Smith
Match Referee
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Dev Govindjee