Sidelights – ICC World T20 – Zimbabwe Vs Netherlands


Another do or die match for the both the contesting team and another last ball result for Zimbabwe. The chase which Zimbabwe should have done easily after getting a decent start lost somewhere in between and again the result was decided on the very last ball, but thankfully for the Zimbabwe, this time it was in their favor. Netherlands can still remain hopeful as they have a positive net run rate, but their opposition is the toughest one in their last game which is their European colleague Ireland. For Zimbabwe they must win against the one of the weakest team on offer the United Arab Emirates in their last game and can hope that Ireland keeps their winning streak going against Netherlands.

ICC World T20 | Match 7 | Zimbabwe Vs Netherlands

Venue: Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet

Toss: Netherlands who chose to bat first

Playing XIs

Netherlands: Michael Swart, Stephen Myburgh, Wesley Barresi, Peter Borren, Tom Cooper, Ben Cooper, Mudassar Bukhari, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Guten, Pieter Seelaar, M A A Jamil

Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Sikander Raza, Brendon Taylor, Elton Chigumbura, Sean Williams, Vusi Sibanda, Timycen Maruma, Prosper Utseya, Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Natsai Mushangwe

Mini Score Card

Netherlands– 140/5 (20) Tom Cooper 72* (58) | Prosper Utseya 2/24 (4)

Zimbabwe – 146/5 (20) Brendon Taylor 49 (39) | Pieter Seelaar 2/9 (2)

Result – Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets

Man of the match: Brendon Taylor (Zimbabwe)

Points – Zimbabwe 2 (2) | Netherlands 2 (2)

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

Match Referee – David Boon (Australia)

How they played the game

Powerplay: Netherlands 38 runs, 4 wickets | Zimbabwe 37 runs, 1 wicket

First 50 runs: Netherlands 44 balls | Zimbabwe 52 balls

Next 50 runs: Netherlands 39 balls | Zimbabwe 44 balls

Best Partnership

Netherlands– 6th wicket 53 runs off 37 balls | Contributors Tom Cooper 39 and Ben Cooper 20

Zimbabwe – 2nd wicket 62 runs off 54 balls | Contributors Hamilton Masakadza 32 and Brendon Taylor 26


Fours: Netherlands 15 (Tom Cooper 9, Wesley Barresi 3, Peter Borren 2,  Ben Cooper 1) | Zimbabwe 9 (Hamilton Masakadza 3, Sikandar Raza, Brendon Taylor, Sean Williams 2)

SIXERS: Netherlands 1 (Tom Cooper) | Zimbabwe 3 (Hamilton Mazakadza, Brendon Taylor, Vusi Sibanda 1)

In the pic: Vusi Sibanda and Timycen Maruma celebrate Zimbabwe’s last ball win against Netherlands

Picture Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo 


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