McCullum keeps New Zealand hopes going
Sidelights – ICC World T20 | New Zealand Vs Netherlands
With Brendon McCullum at work, New Zealand can always have a guarantee to win a match and that’s exactly what happened. New Zealand still needs to do plenty of work to reach into the Semis plus they also need to check other teams’ progress in their group.
ICC World T20 | Group 1 | Match 25 | New Zealand Vs Netherlands
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Toss: New Zealand and elected to field first
Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Michael Swart, Wesley Barresi, Peter Borren, Tom Cooper, Ben Cooper, Logan van Beek, Mudassar Bukhari, Timm van der Gugten, Pieter Seelaar, MAA Jamil
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Trent Boult, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McLenaghan
Mini Score Card:
Netherlands 151/4 (20) – Peter Borren 49 (35) | Trent Boult 1/25 (4)
New Zealand 152/4 (19) – Brendon McCullum 65 (45) | Timm van der Gugten 3/30 (4)
Result: New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Points: New Zealand 2 (4), Netherlands 0
Man of the match: Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) | Bruce Oxenford (Australia) | Steve Davis (3rd – Australia) | Rod Tucker (Reserve – Australia)
Match Referee: David Boon
How they played the game
Powerplay: Netherlands 37 runs, 1 wicket | New Zealand 42 runs, 1 wicket
First 50 runs: Netherlands 55 balls | New Zealand 44 balls
50-10 runs: Netherlands 33 balls | 43 balls
100-150 runs: Netherlands 31 balls | New Zealand 26 balls
Netherlands 4th Wicket – 60 runs off 35 balls | Contributors: Tom Cooper 33 (17) and Peter Borren 25 (18)
New Zealand 4th Wicket – 46 runs off 27 balls | Contributors: Brendon McCullum 35 (19) and Corey Anderson 10 (8)
Netherlands 15 (Peter Borren – 7, Tom Cooper – 4, Michael Swart – 3, Stephan Myburgh)
New Zealand 12 (Kane Williamson – 5, Brendon McCullum – 4, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and Corey Anderson – 1)
Netherlands 4 (Tom Cooper – 2, Stephan Myburgh and Peter Borren – 1)
New Zealand 5 (Brendon McCullum – 3, Ross Taylor and Corey Anderson – 1)
Important facts about the match
- Partnership between Peter Borren and Tom Cooper of 60 is the best partnership by Netherlands against any Test playing nation in the T20I.
- Peter Borren’s 49 runs is his personal best score in T20I.
- Brendon McCullum became the only batsman to score 2000 T20I runs.
- Brendon McCullum is the only batsmen who have achieved fifteen 50+ scores in T20I.
- This is New Zealand’s highest successful run chase in World T20.
In the pic: Brendon McCullum becomes the only batsman to score 2000 runs in T20I
Picture Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo