Shell-shocked Ireland were dumped out of the ICC World Twenty20 as the Netherlands qualified for the main stages of the competition with a dramatic six-wicket win in Sylhet.
The Dutch smashed 193 off 13.5 overs to qualify in front of the Irish for the Super 10s.
The Netherlands needed 190 off 14.2 overs to qualify on run rate after Ireland hit 189-4 off their 20 overs, with Andrew Poynter top-scoring with 57.
In reply, Stephen Myburgh smashed 63 runs off 23 balls and Tom Cooper 45 off 15 balls - including four successive 6s off George Dockrell in the 11th over.
But when Cooper was out caught Kevin O'Brien off Tim Murtagh, his younger brother Ben (9no) came in to see his side home with Wesley Barresi (40no) with three balls to spare.
Netherlands, who hit 19 sixes in the victory, progressed into Group One of the Super 10s ahead of Zimbabwe - who beat UAE earlier in day - and Ireland after all three teams finished on four points.
After losing the toss, Ireland captain William Porterfield had started in convincing fashion, with a four-six off Ahsan Malik.
The left-hander then found the boundary rope twice more in the same over and opening partner Paul Stirling thick-edged to point off Timm van der Gugten.
Porterfield then slapped Michael Swart over long-on for six, but fell for 47 in the 10th over after being bowled advancing down the track to Ahsan.
Ed Joyce contributed 28 off 25 balls before he was run out, but that only brought together Poynter and O'Brien, who put on 101 for the fourth wicket in 7.3 overs.
The two found the boundary rope with alarming regularity, with Poynter plundering four fours and as many sixes in his 57 off 38 balls, while O'Brien smashed 42 off 16 balls.
However, it proved to be all in vain as, with nothing to lose, Dutch courage prevailed with Myburgh particularly explosive, thumping Andy McBrine for three successive sixes in the second over in reply.
The left-hander repeated the trick off Alex Cusack, whose first three balls sailed over the rope as he conceded 22 in his only over, before Myburgh brought up his half-century off just 17 balls with a four down the ground.
Peter Borren was no slouch, but after whacking back-to-back fours off O'Brien, he fell for 31 after carving the bowler to Dockrell, who took the catch from over his head while running back from point.
Myburgh then thumped Dockrell for six over midwicket, but when attempting to repeat the trick, could only find Joyce on the boundary rope to depart for a sensational 63 off 23 balls, which included four fours and seven maximums.
The Netherlands' challenge looked to be faltering slightly when Logan van Beek gave O'Brien his second wicket, but Tom Cooper amazingly hammered four successive sixes in Dockrell's over.
Cooper's charge was halted five runs shy of a half-century when he plugged the 15th ball he faced, off Murtagh, to deep square-leg.
Barresi's powerful six left the Dutch needing seven off six to qualify before the wicketkeeper-batsman completed the job with three balls to spare with another crushing maximum.
It was a stunning finish to squash previously unbeaten Ireland's hopes after they had entered the clash knowing they only needed to win to join South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and New Zealand in Group One.