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Final, Dublin (Malahide), Jul 26 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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• The Report by Peter Della Penna in Malahide

Scotland, Netherlands share title after washout

The weather which had behaved wonderfully in Malahide over the last nine days finally turned sour on Sunday at the World Twenty20 Qualifier, as the third place game and championship match were both abandoned without a ball bowled

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Preston Mommsen: A lot of hard work and preparation got us here, it's a special feeling. The brand of cricket we played with the bat, especially the run rate and batting down till No. 11, and nothing to take away from the bowlers. It's a dream to go and play a World Cup in India now.

Peter Borren: Associate cricket has moved a lot since we last shared this trophy (in 2008 with Ireland). Reaching until the finals was a great effort from both teams. To win four games on the trot with the pressure on us was pretty intense. It was such a cut-throat tournament, we could have been flying back home earlier. We can be very proud of our achievements.

That's all we have from this tournament, it's over already and six teams will head to India in March next year for the World T20. Until then, goodbye and good luck. Ciao!

2.56pm And here's the official word: Match has been abandoned, Netherlands and Scotland share the trophy. Namibia's Bernard Scholtz is named the Man of the Series.

2.52pm Our man at the ground, Peter Della Penna, says: It's hammering down now. They are taking the covers off the run-ups and everything but the pitch itself. Looks like the ground staff are packing in, even if official word hasn't been given to the teams.

Here's the latest at 2.35pm:

Meanwhile, tell us: Does Scotland's team kit at the 2015 World Cup feature in your all-time favourites? You can vote here.

"Is there any reserve day? If not, who will win in case of a total wash-out like earlier match?" No reserve day, Bikram. The trophy will be shared if this match is washed out too.

1.48pm The pitch is still covered, it has been raining on and off. Some Netherlands players were seen strolling around as it's not raining too hard at the moment. Hang on, they are having ice creams actually near the boundary rope and Van der Merwe has one in each hand! Some delicious-looking softies with flakes! Don't believe me? Here:

1.35pm That's it! We've come to the end of the tournament today. There is one match to go, the final, but it has been raining incessantly in Malahide. Technically speaking we are only 10 minutes away from the toss...

PLAYING XI
PLAYER
ROLE
Peter Borren (c)Allrounder
Roelof van der Merwe Allrounder
Wesley Barresi Batter
Pieter Seelaar Allrounder
Stephan Myburgh Opening batter
Mudassar Bukhari Allrounder
Michael Swart Middle order batter
Timm van der Gugten Bowler
Paul van Meekeren Bowler
Michael Rippon Allrounder
Vivian Kingma Bowler
Rahil Ahmed Wicketkeeper batter
Ben Cooper Middle order batter
Ahsan Malik Bowler
Max O'Dowd Opening batter
Thijs van Schelven Bowler
Match details
The Village, Malahide, Dublin
Tossno toss
SeriesICC World Twenty20 QualifierScotland tour of Ireland
Season2015
Series result2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier shared
Match numberT20I no. 000447b
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-15.40, Interval 15.40-16.00, Second Session 16.00-17.25
Match days26 July 2015 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Johan Cloete
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Shaun George
TV Umpire
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Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee
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David Jukes