Ireland women defeat France in the Qualifier with a dominant display
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(Cricket news) Ireland maintain their second place in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament after defeating France. The two sides faced each other for the first time in international cricket and Ireland elected to bowl after winning the toss.
After the first powerplay, France were struggling 7-2 with Sophie MacMahon (1-2) and Leah Paul (2-5) bowling well. France collapsed for just 24 runs as all six Irish bowlers picked up wickets. Rebecca Stokell (7*) and Louise Little (12*) scored the required 25 runs in three overs to help Ireland claim another two points.
Ireland are set to face Netherlands tomorrow in the final game of the tournament for the 2nd place in the Qualifier.
Ireland Women v France Women, ICC T20 World Cup European Qualifier, La Manga, 29 August 2021
France 24 (20 overs; L Paul 2-5, E Richardson 2-0, S MacMahon 1-2.)
Ireland 25-0 (2.4 overs: R Stokell 7*, L Little 12*)
Ireland Women won by 10 wickets
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