Okay, I'll admit it. It was me. I had a chat to the Dutch skipper before the game and he agreed it would be in everyone's best interests to lose the game, preferably by 5 wickets or more.
He one-upped me and lost by 6 wickets. Good man.
Ireland reached their target in 45 overs. Eoin Morgan and skipper William Porterfield sealed the outcome with a 117-run partnership for the second wicket in just 17 and a half overs.
Now we'll be seeing them beating people in the 2011 World Cup.
Why have the England players gone to Dubai?
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