Netherlands clinches the spot in Super 10 by winning a thriller

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(Last Updated On: March 22, 2014)

Sidelights – ICC World T20 | Netherlands Vs Ireland

After winning the game against the United Arab Emirates earlier by keeping few overs in spare, Zimbabwe made the task of Netherlands rather tough to qualify for the Super 10 stage. Netherlands needed to up their net run rate above Zimbabwe’s which was already in the plus. If this was not tough then Ireland score mammoth 189 runs, batting first in their 20 overs as they had nothing to lose because they were out of the reckoning already. But on the other hand it also meant that Netherlands needed to chase down 190 runs in just 13.5 overs which can put them above Zimbabwe. But Peter Borren, Stephan Myburgh, Wesley Barresi and later Tom Cooper completed the job in exactly 13.5 balls and Netherlands deservingly qualified for the Super 10. This match will be remembered as one of the best T20I match ever played.

ICC World T20 | First Round | Match 12 | Netherlands Vs Ireland

Netherland players celebrate their big winVenue: Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet

Toss: Netherlands and elected to field first

Playing XIs

Ireland: William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Andrew Poynter, Kevin O’Brien, Gary Wilson, Stuart Thompson, Alex Cusack, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, George Dockrell

Netherlands: Peter Borren, Stephan Myburgh, Wesley Barresi, Logan van Beek, Tom Cooper, Ben Cooper, Michael Swart, Mudassar Bukhari, T vn der Gugten, Pieter Seelaar, MAA Jamil

Mini Score Card

Ireland 189/4 (20) Andrew Poynter 57 (38) | MAA Jamil 2/26 (4)

Netherlands 193/4 (13.5) Stephen Myburgh 63 (23) | Kevin O’ Brien 2/29 (3)

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Result: Netherlands won by 6 wickets and qualifies for Super 10

Points: Netherlands 2 (4), Ireland 0 (4)

Man of the match: Stephen Myburgh (Netherlands)

Umpires: Steve Davis (Australia) | Ian Gould (England) | Billy Bowden (3rd – New Zealand) | Bruce Oxenford (Reserve – Australia)

Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)

How they played the game

Powerplay: Ireland 48 runs, 1 wicket | Netherlands 91 runs, 1 wicket

First 50 runs: Ireland 39 balls | Netherlands 19 balls

50-100: Ireland 41 balls | Netherlands 23 balls

100-150: Ireland 21 balls | Netherlands 21 balls

Best Partnership

Ireland – 4th wicket – 101 runs off 46 balls | Contributors: Andrew Poynter 53 (30) and Kevin O’Brien 42 (16)

Netherlands – 1st wicket – 91 runs off 36 balls | Contributors: Stephan Myburgh 57 (21) and Peter Borren 31 (15)

Fours

Ireland 13 (5 – William Porterfield, 4 – Andrew Poynter, 2- Kevin O’Brien, 1 – Paul Stirling and Ed Joyce)

Netherlands 12 (4- Peter Borren and Stephan Myburgh, 3- Wesley Barresi, 1 – Tom Cooper)

SIXERS

Ireland 11 (4 – Andrew Poynter and Kevin O’Brien, 2- William Porterfield, 1 – Ed Joyce)

Netherlands 19 (7- Stephan Myburgh, 6 – Tom Cooper, 3 – Wesley Barresi, 2 – Peter Borren, 1 – Ben Cooper)

In the pic: Netherlands team celebrates their big win

Picture Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo 

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