13:30 - I hope you have enjoyed Vavel UK's live commentary of today's shortened World T20 game between the Netherlands and Ireland. I have been Brandon Sayer and until next time have a good day.
13:28 - In the end we got six overs a side which was a positive seeing as how hard the rain was during the day. Netherlands batted first and made a good score of 59-5 meaning Ireland had to get 60 to win. Ireland in response lost wickets consistently and ended up falling 12 runs short.
END OF GAME. Ireland 47-7. The Netherlands win the game by 12 runs.
Overs 6: IRE 47-7 Van Meekeren wins the game for the Netherlands. The first two balls of the over go for four runs. The next two produce two wickets both bowled. Fantastic over under pressure and the Netherlands win by 12 runs.
McBrine comes in at number nine for Ireland.
Wicket for the Netherlands! Dockrell is out for a duck from his first ball bowled by Van Meekeren.
Dockrell comes in at number eight for Ireland.
Wicket for the Netherlands! Max Sorensen is out for nine off seven balls bowled by Van Meekeren.
Van Mekkeren comes in to bowl the final over of the innings for the Netherlands replacing Van der Merve.
Overs 5: IRE 40-5 An absolutely superb over from Bukhari as he only concedes five runs from it. The Ireland batsmen just couldn't get the ball away. Ireland need 20 runs to win from the final over.
Bukhari comes into the bowling attack for the Netherlands to replace van Meekeren.
Overs 4: IRE 35-5 what an over for the Netherlands as only three runs come from the over as well as two wickets. Wilson is out of the first ball trying to hit a boundary. Next ball Poynter tries to hit a six but is caught on the boundary. Poor over for Ireland. They need 25 to win for two overs.
Max Sorensen comes in at number seven for Ireland.
Wicket for the Netherlands! Andrew Poynter is out for a duck off his first ball. Van der Merve the bowler. Ben cooper the catcher.
Andrew Poynter comes in at number six for Ireland.
Wicket for the Netherlands! Gary Wilson is out for four off four balls. Van der Merve the bowler. Van der Gugten the catcher.
Van der Merve comes into the bowling attack for the Netherlands to replace van der Gugten.
Overs 3: IRE 32-3 Kevin O'Brien tries to hit a big six off the first ball of the over, but is caught by one of the catches of the tournament on the boundary. Stirling next ball tries to hit a boundary, but is caught at short third man. Gary Wilson hits a boundary four off the last ball of the over. Good over for the Netherlands as only four runs comes from it and two wickets.
Niall O'Brien comes in at number five for Ireland.
Wicket for the Netherlands. Paul Stirling is out for fifteen off seven balls. Van Meekeren the bowler. Van der Merve the catcher.
Gary Wilson comes in at number four for Ireland.
Wicket for the Netherlands! Kevin O'Brien is out for a duck off two balls. Van Meekeren the bowler. Peter Seelar the catcher.
Paul van Meekeren comes into the bowling attack for the Netherlands to replace Malik.
Overs 2: IRE 28-1 Paul Stirling does what he does well and opens up and smashes a huge six of the first ball off the over. He then hits the next ball for three runs. Porterfield then tries to go big from the third ball, but is caught on the boundary by Ben Cooper. Stirling then finishes the over with a massive six to take 18 runs from the over.
Kevin O'Brien comes in at number three for Ireland.
Wicket for the Netherlands! William Porterfield is out for five off six balls. Van der Gugten the bowler. Ben cooper the catcher.
Timm van der Gugten opens the bowling for the Netherlands from the other end
Overs 1: IRE 10-0 Porterfield hits the first ball of the innings for a boundary. The bowler then gives away four byes as he follows the batsmen and the wicketkeeper missed it. Good start for Ireland as they keep up with the rate.
Ashan Malik will open the bowling for the Netherlands. William Porterfield is on strike for Ireland.
IRELAND 2ND INNINGS
12:44 - The Netherlands captain Peter Borren will be very happy with that score, but will feel they should have got more. George Dockrell was the man for Ireland who kept the score down taking three wickets from his two overs. Ireland will have to come out swinging to chase the score down.
END OF INNINGS! Netherlands 59-5. Ireland require 60 runs to win win from six overs.
Overs 6: NET 59-5 nine runs come from the final over. Borren smashes two boundaries of the first three balls of the over. Two runs outs happen in the final over as the batsmen try to get extra runs. The Netherlands finish on 59-5.
Wicket for Ireland! Peter Borren is run out for 14 off nine balls.
Mudassar Bukhari comes in at number six for the Ntherlands.
Wicket for Ireland! Stephan Myburgh is run out for twenty-seven from eighteen balls. Rankin the fielder who hit the stumps.
Boyd Rankin comes into the bowling attack for Ireland to replace Dockrell.
Overs 5: NET 50-3 Twelve runs come from the fifth over. Borren goes big first ball and hits a boundary. The captain also finished the over with a boundary. Ireland's fielding has been poor so far. One over to go.
Kevin O'Brien comes into the bowling attack for Ireland to replace McBrine.
Overs 4: NET 38-3 Dockrell produces yet another brilliant over as he only concedes five runs and takes a wicket. Barressi second ball of the over came down the pitch and tried to hit out of the ground, but he missed it and was stumped by O'Brien. Borren came in next ball and hit his first ball for four. Brilliant from Dockrell who finished with 3 for 7 from his two overs.
Peter Borren comes in at number five for the Netherlands.
Wicket for Ireland! Wesley Barresi is gone for eight off five balls. Dockrell the bowler. Stumped by Niall O'Brien.
Overs 3: NET 33-2 A massive over for the Netherlands batsmen as they managed to get twenty runs of the over. Barressi hit the first six of the game from the fourth ball of the over. Myburgh then goes big and smashes two fours to end the over.
Andrew McBrine come into the bowling attack for Ireland to replace Murtagh.
Overs 2: NET 13-2 A brilliant over from Dockrell only goes for four runs and he gets two wickets. Tom cooper tried to smash a full toss from Dockrell, but could only hit it up in the air and Rankin caught it. Two balls later Van der Merve tried to do the same, but he was caught by Murtagh. What an over to produce in such a small amount of overs.
Wesley Barressi comes in at number four for the Netherlands.
Wicket for Ireland! Van der Merve goes for two off two balls. Dockrell the bowler. Murtagh the catcher.
Roelef van der Merve comes in at number three for the Netherlands.
Wicket for Ireland! Tom Cooper is out for a duck off two balls. Dockrell the bowler. Boyd Rankin the catcher.
George Dockrell opens the bowling for Ireland from the other end.
Overs 1: NET 9-0 Murtagh starts well bowling three dot balls at the beginning of the over. Myburgh then fourth ball opens up and smashes the ball down the ground. Fifth ball goes for four to as Myburgh opens his shoulders and smashes it. Good start
Tim Murtagh will open the bowling for Ireland. Stephan Myburgh on strike for the first ball.
NETHERLANDS 1ST INNINGS
11:53 - The umpires had an inspection because of a wet outfield just now. The decision they have made is that the game will start at 12.10 PM UK time and it will six overs a side. Netherlands are batting first.
11:20 - The news is positive from Dharamsala. If there is no more rain, play will start at 12.00 PM UK time with a reduction in overs. It will be an eight over a side game as long as the rain stays away.
11:05 - The rain has finally stopped in Dharamsala and the covers are starting to come off. There is a lot of puddles on the ground for the ground staff to get rid off, but there is some hope for cricket. It will take a while to get everything ready. Let's hope the rain now stays away.
10:20 - The cut-off time to get a five over match in is at 12.22 PM UK time. The prospects of that at the minute is even looking bleak. The rain shows no sign of easing at the minute.
09:55 - Unfortunately, the rain has got heavier and the whole ground is now fully covered. It doesn't look promising that much cricket will be played today.
09:25 - The rain has made an appearance again! The covers are coming on and it will be a delayed start here. Stay tuned with us as we get updates on the weather.
09:09 - Netherlands Team: S Myburgh, W Barresi, B Cooper, T Cooper, P Borren, R van der Merwe, M Bukhari, P Seelaar, A Malik, T van der Gugten, P van Meekeren.
09:08 - Ireland Team: W Porterfield, P Stirling, G Wilson, N O'Brien, K O'Brien, A Poynter, A McBrine, M Sorensen, G Dockrell, T Murtagh, B Rankin.
09:07 - Team news to follow next!
09:06 - Ireland have won the toss and have chosen to bowl first!
08:59 - Here comes the toss from Dharamsala!
The key players for the game will Paul Stirling for Ireland and Tom Cooper for the Netherlands. Stirling is someone who likes to go hard at the ball and is due to score a big score at some stage in the tournament. Stirling's job for Ireland is to get them off to a very fast start and if the game is reduced he could become very effective in what he does. Cooper is one of the most experienced players in the Netherlands team and is the best batsmen in the team. Cooper will want to make sure his side come away with a win to end the tournament.
The Netherlands and Ireland have previous in the World T20 tournaments as everyone can remember what happened in the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh. Ireland faced the Netherlands in the qualifiers to get through to the next stage knowing that it would take a big defeat to knock them out. Ireland made 189 from their 20 overs which meant that the Netherlands faced the task of having to score 190 in 15 overs. They managed to do this and they did it some style chasing it down within 14 overs. The chase was helped by two fantastic innings from Steven Myburgh and Tom Cooper. Myburgh made a wonderful 63 runs off 23 balls while Cooper made 45 runs of 15 balls. It was a truly spectacular chase that no one expected.
The weather forecast for the game isn't looking great with more bad weather expected which would be the worst way to end the tournament. Both these teams won't get chance to show what thy can do until the tournament in 2019.
Ireland also came into the tournament with high hopes of getting through the group. In their first game, they came up against new boys in terms of tournaments Oman, but they fell to a shock defeat by two wickets. Ireland really needed to win this game as they knew that the final two games were supposed to be harder on paper. In the second game, it saw Ireland come up against Bangladesh, but bad weather meant the game ended in a no-result even though there was some play. This meant Ireland were also out of the tournament which was a huge disappointment.
The Netherlands came into the qualifiers quite confident they could cause a shock and go through, but they lost their first game against Bangladesh by eight runs. It wasn't a bad thing to lose to a side who were the favourites, but they would have felt they should have chased the score down. The second group game was supposed to see the boys in orange take on Oman, but bad weather intervened and prevented any play and therefore it ended Netherlands slim chances of qualifying.
Today is the last set of fixtures in Group A with the first game being the Netherlands - Ireland which we are covering right here. This game is a dead rubber in terms of the tournament, but that's not how these two sides will see it as they will want to end the tournament on a real high. The second game of the game of the day sees a straight knock-out between Bangladesh and Oman to see who goes through to the next stage.
Hello and welcome to Vavel UK's live coverage of the eleventh match of the World T20 tournament, between the Netherlands and Ireland. We're awaiting the toss, which is set for 9:00 am UK time, so stay with us for that before the game gets underway.