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The 2008 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier was the inaugural tournament of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier and was played between 2 and 5 August 2008 in Stormont, Belfast in Northern Ireland. The top three[1] will play in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. The six competing teams were: Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, The Netherlands and Scotland.

2008 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Dates2 August–5 August
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatTwenty20 International
Tournament format(s)Group stage and Knockout
Host(s) Ireland
Champions Ireland &  Netherlands (shared) (1st title)
Participants6
Matches played11
Player of the seriesIreland Andre Botha
Most runsScotland Ryan Watson (100)
Most wicketsScotland Dewald Nel (9)
Official website2008 Qualifier Official Website
2010

The competition was won by Ireland and the Netherlands, who shared the trophy after rain forced the final to be abandoned without a ball bowled. Both teams qualified for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 finals in England. After the withdrawal of Zimbabwe from the competition, the two finalists were joined by third-placed Scotland who eliminated Kenya.

Contents

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team P W L T NR NRR Points
  Ireland 2 2 0 0 0 +0.205 4
  Scotland 2 1 1 0 0 +0.313 2
  Bermuda 2 0 2 0 0 −0.610 0
2 August
Scorecard
Scotland  
117 (20 overs)
v
  Ireland
118/6 (19.5 overs)
Neil McCallum 27 (25)
Alex Cusack 4/21 (4 overs)
Andree Botha 38 (34)
Glenn Rogers 2/15 (3.5 overs)
Ireland won by 4 wickets
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Niels Bagh (Den) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Andre Botha (Ire)

3 August
Scorecard
Bermuda  
99/7 (20 overs)
v
  Scotland
100/2 (17.4 overs)
Steven Outerbridge 37* (35)
Dewald Nel 3/12 (4 overs)
Colin Smith 46* (42)
George O'Brien 2/11 (4 overs)
Scotland won by 8 wickets
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Niels Bagh (Den) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Dewald Nel (Sco)

3 August
Scorecard
Ireland  
43/7 (9 overs)
v
  Bermuda
41/8 (9 overs)
Gary Wilson 7 (12)
Irving Romaine 2/2 (1 over)
Steven Outerbridge 8 (6)
Peter Connell 3/8 (2 overs)
Ireland won by 4 runs (D/L)
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Paul Baldwin (Ger) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Peter Connell (Ire)
  • Match reduced to 9 overs per side due to rain.

Group BEdit

Team P W L T NR NRR Points
  Netherlands 2 1 1 0 0 +0.351 2
  Kenya 2 1 1 0 0 −0.126 2
  Canada 2 1 1 0 0 −0.185 2
2 August
Scorecard
Netherlands  
153/5 (20 overs)
v
  Kenya
134/9 (20 overs)
Ryan ten Doeschate 56 (45)
Hiren Varaiya 2/24 (4 overs)
Steve Tikolo 37 (33)
Edgar Schiferli 3/23 (4 overs)
Netherlands won by 19 runs
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Paul Baldwin (Ger) and Darrell Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: RN ten Doeschate (Net)

2 August
Scorecard
Netherlands  
97 (18.4 overs)
v
  Canada
98/6 (19.3 overs)
Peter Borren 37 (38)
Harvir Baidwan 4/19 (4 overs)
Sunil Dhaniram 26 (21)
Peter Borren 2/19 (4 overs)
Canada won by 4 wickets
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Niels Bagh (Den) and Darrell Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: Harvir Baidwan (Can)

3 August
Scorecard
Canada  
91 (19.4 overs)
v
  Kenya
92/6 (17.5 overs)
Sanjayan Thuraisingam 15 (18)
Peter Ongondo 2/18 (3 overs)
Kennedy Otieno 40 (42)
Harvir Baidwan 2/12 (2 overs)
Kenya won by 4 wickets
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Paul Baldwin (Ger) and Darrell Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: Kennedy Otieno (Ken)

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

4 August
Scorecard
Kenya  
67 (17.2 overs)
v
  Ireland
72/6 (19.1 overs)
Steve Tikolo 13 (26)
Andre Botha 3/20 (4 overs)
Andre Botha 22 (34)
Ragheb Aga 2/12 (4 overs)
Ireland won by 4 wickets
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Darrell Hair (Aus) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Andre Botha (Ire)

4 August
Scorecard
Scotland  
107/8 (20 overs)
v
  Netherlands
110/5 (18 overs)
Kyle Coetzer 40 (44)
Ryan ten Doeschate 3/23 (4 overs)
Eric Szwarczynski 30 (39)
Richie Berrington 2/22 (4 overs)
Netherlands won by 5 wickets
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Niels Bagh (Den) and Paul Baldwin (Ger)
Player of the match: Ryan ten Doeschate (Ned)

FinalsEdit

4 August
Scorecard
Kenya  
106/9 (20 overs)
v
  Scotland
107/1 (18.1 overs)
Ragheb Aga 28 (25)
Dewald Nel 3/10 (4 overs)
Ryan Watson 54 (61)
Tony Suji 1/21 (3 overs)
Scotland won by 9 wickets
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Paul Baldwin (Ger) and Darrell Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: Ryan Watson (Sco)
  • 3rd Place Playoff

5 August
Scorecard
Bermuda  
70 (20 overs)
v
  Canada
71/2 (10.3 overs)
Oliver Pitcher 15 (27)
Steve Welsh 2/6 (3 overs)
Geoff Barnett 31* (34)
Stefan Kelly 2/21 (2 overs)
Canada won by 8 wickets
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Niels Bagh (Den) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Steve Welsh (Can)
  • The Final

5 August
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned with a toss
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Paul Baldwin (Ger) and Darrell Hair (Aus)
  • Match abandoned due to rain. Ireland and the Netherlands share the trophy.

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