On October 18, 2019, two of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers Match 2 and Match 3 were played in Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively.
Ireland v Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi
Hong Kong won the toss and chose to bat first. Kinchit Shah top-scored with 79 off 54 balls as the team made 153/5 in 20 overs. In reply, Paul Stirling made 62 in 36 balls and though Kevin O’Brien fell for a duck via run out, Andy Balbirnie smashed 70* in 53 balls to take Ireland to victory in 17.2 overs ending up making 155/2. Paul Stirling was named Man of the Match.
HK 153/5 (K SHAH 79; M ADAIR 2/22) lost to IRE 155/2 (A BALBIRNIE 70*, P STIRLING 62) by 8 wickets
Netherlands v Kenya, Dubai
The Netherlands batted first after winning the toss and made 166/4 in 20 overs. Max O’Dowd made 53, while Ben Cooper made 36 in support. For Kenya, Collins Obuya picked 2/16. Kenya in reply could only muster 136/8 with Obuya top-scoring with 63 and Rakep Patel making 26 and Paul van Meerkeren picked 3/27 for the Netherlands. The Netherlands won the match by 30 runs and Max O’Dowd was named Man of the Match.
NED 166/4 (M O’DOWD 53, C OBUYA 2/16) defeated KEN 136/8 (C OBUYA 63, P VAN MEERKEREN 3/27) by 30 runs