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Ireland win match but Netherlands take the title

Netherlands' earlier defeat of Scotland set up the final match between Ireland and the hosts, and Rambaldo again elected to bat on winning the toss. But Ireland's attack was much more effective this time, restricting the Netherlands to 89 for eight, Rambaldo herself leading the way with 31 from 40 deliveries.

13-year-old leg spinner Elena Tice showed great promise in taking three for 22, although she still lacks consistency in line and length, and by removing both Rambaldo and Violet Wattenberg, who had put on 31 for the third wicket, she gave her side a great chance.

Garth (22) and Joyce (33) then seized the initiative with a 51-run opening stand - the only half-century partnership of the day - but once they were both run out the run rate slowed somewhat, and once again the chase extended into the final over.

With plenty of wickets in hand, however, Laura Delany and Kenealy were able to pace their chase fairly comfortably, and the Dutch fielders were unable to stem the flow of runs which eventually saw Ireland home with two balls to spare.

But with two very close finishes Ireland's net run rate was unable to compete with the Netherlands, and it was the home side which took the honours, with the Irish second and Scotland, despite their opening win over Ireland, having to settle for third place.