Ireland will play Nepal in the 7th/8th play-off at the World Cup qualifying tournament in Harare tomorrow, after Nepal recovered from 63 for six and 106 for seven yesterday to beat UAE by three wickets thanks to an undefeated eighth wicket stand of 79.

Only one of the 15-man Ireland squad has yet to take the field in Zimbabwe and, ironically, it is the player with the most experience of home conditions, Zimbabwe international PJ Moor, who is still awaiting his one-day international debut.

Ireland Women lost their final ODI against West Indies on Saturday night by four wickets to lose the series 2-0, the second game having been abandoned.

Gaby Lewis carried her bat but was left stranded 95 not out, one short of her best score, as Ireland were bowled out for 203. Lewis received excellent support from Ava Canning and Cara Murray who added 43 and 50 respectively with Lewis for the eighth and ninth wickets.

Ireland introduced Aimee Maguire for her ODI debut and she ended up as the most successful bowler taking wickets in her second and third overs, but although West Indies were 94 for four, they got home without further loss in the 42nd over.