Tamim Iqbal during his impressive innings
Tamim Iqbal during his impressive innings Getty Images

Ireland have been eliminated from the ICC T20 World Cup after their latest game against Bangladesh in Dharamsala was abandoned because of rain. The decisive game was reduced to a 12-over affair after the match was delayed by rain and Bangladesh were 94 for two when play was abandoned.

Ireland captain William Porterfield chose to field, but Bangladesh got off to an eye-catching start to their abbreviated innings, with Tamim Iqbal scoring 47 from 26 balls. For Ireland, Kevin O'Brien was especially expensive, 19 runs were taken from his one over.

But just as Bangladesh looked to be on course for an intimidating total, the rain returned to ruin Ireland's hopes of progressing to the main draw of the tournament.

Earlier in the day, meanwhile, the game between Oman and Netherlands was called off an hour and 20 minutes after the scheduled start. The results mean Bangladesh lead Oman in Group A by virtue of their superior net run rate. The two countries are set to clash in Dharamsala on Sunday (13 March).