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Last Updated: Monday June 08 2009 16:05 GMT

Big Twenty20 victory for Ireland

Ireland beat Bangladesh

Ireland have joined England in the next stage of the Twenty20 World Cup after beating Bangladesh in Nottingham.

Some big hitting from Niall O'Brien and Kevin O'Brien sent Ireland to the Super Eights, as they won by six wickets.

Bangladesh only scored 137 runs from their 20 overs, losing eight wickets. Trent Johnston took three wickets for just 20 runs.

Ireland raced to their target thanks largely to the O'Briens, who smashed five sixes between them.

The top two teams in each three-team group go through to the next stage, and because Bangladesh have lost both their matches, they can't overtake Ireland.

Ireland could even finish top of Group A if they can win their next match, against India on Wednesday.