Ireland vs Holland

Match info: ICC World Twenty20 at Sylhet Stadium - Group B

Date: 21st Mar 2014 Umpires: I J Gould and S J Davis

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score


189/4 (20.0 Overs)



193/4 (13.5 Overs)

Netherlands win by 6 wickets

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  • Netherlands win by 6 wickets

    Netherlands gave away 189 runs and Ireland batted brilliantly. It looked like a steep total for the Dutch to chase, but they came out all guns blazing and hit everything out of the park to muscle their way past Zimbabwe and Ireland into the next round. Myburgh set the tone with a quick 63, Tom Cooper provided the momentum in the middle overs with 45 from 15 balls and Barresi ended it all with another quick 40, Ireland had no answer to this brutal bashing. Netherlands win by 6 wickets and go to the next round.
  • Over 14 - Neth 193/4 (B Cooper 9, Barresi 40)

    Barresi hits the second ball of the over straight down the ground and out of the park for a six, Netherlands need 7 to win. Barresi hits the ball to the boundary, unbelievable batting from the Dutch, full toss and it is clobbered through extra cover for four. Six, Barresi ends it all with a six, Netherlands have smashed their way past Ireland and Zimbabwe in to the next round. Ireland have been stunned.
  • Over 13 - Neth 177/4 (B Cooper 9, Barresi 24)

    26 needed from 14 balls for Netherlands to qualify, brilliant batting from them. Kevin O'Brien comes back into the attack and Barresi takes a single to give Ben Cooper the strike. Another single and Barresi edges it past the keeper for four to third man, then takes a single to bring Ben on strike for the last ball. Six, Ben Cooper hits it over midwicket for a six, 13 runs from the over, the Dutch keep the momentum going.
  • Over 12 - Neth 164/4 (B Cooper 2, Barresi 18)

    Four, Tom Cooper hits the wider ball from Murtagh through point for four more. WICKET! Murtagh strikes, Kevin O'Brien takes the catch and Tom Cooper is out. Brilliant innings from him, 45 from just 15 balls. Ben Cooper walks out to bat, can Netherlands win and qualify? Barresi takes a single to bring Ben on strike. A couple of runs to end the over.
  • Over 11 - Neth 161/3 (T Cooper 41, Barresi 17)

    Six, Tom Cooper takes the attack to the opposition, the first six is swiped over deep midwicket for a six. Second six, goes into the sight screen for a six. Third six, Dockrell getting hit all over the park, this one is hammered over deep midwicket for another six. Fourth six, Cooper making a mockery of this bowling, he whacks it over deep square leg for another one. 25 runs from the over.
  • Over 10 - Neth 132/3 (T Cooper 16, Barresi 17)

    Barresi hits a six from the first ball of the over, Stirling comes back into the attack, he whacks it over deep square leg for a six. A single and Tom Cooper hits another six, flat batted over deep square leg. Three more runs to make it 16 from the over.
  • Over 9 - Neth 116/3 (T Cooper 8, Barresi 10)

    A single to start the over, and then Joyce at cover drops a sitter, Tom Cooper gets a life. A single to Barresi and Tom Cooper hits the next ball for a six, hits it miles over midwicket.
  • Over 8 - Neth 107/3 (T Cooper 1, Barresi 8)

    WICKET! Ireland are coming back into this game with some good fielding, another brilliant catch. Van Beek looks to hit the length ball into the sight screen but Porterfield takes an excellent catch. Tom Cooper comes in to bat. A couple of singles and then Barresi hits the short ball through the leg side for four. 7 runs from the over.
  • Over 7 - Neth 100/2 (van Beek 1, Barresi 2)

    91 runs in the powerplay, a new T20 record, brilliant batting from the Dutch openers. Dockrell comes in to bowl, Barresi is the new batsman for Netherlands. Myburgh continues to hit, six over . WICKET! Joyce takes the catch and Dockrell gets the danger man, Myburgh falls for 63, the Dutch reach 100 in 7 overs.
  • Over 6 - Neth 91/1 (Myburgh 57)

    O'Brien comes into the attack, Myburgh takes a single to bring the captain on strike. The slower ball, on the pads and Borren flicks it over deep square leg for four. Four more, high full toss and Borren punches it down the ground for four. WICKET! Kevin dismisses the Dutch captain, Dockrell takes a stunning catch.
  • Over 5 - Neth 82/0 (Borren 23, Myburgh 56)

    Four more, Borren hits the ball that is wide outside off to the deep midwicket boundary for four, powerful swipe. A good yorker from Murtagh Borren manages to flick it through the leg side for a single. Four more, Myburgh hits the low full toss on the stumps down the ground for another boundary, he reaches his 50 in 17 balls. Four more, Myburgh drives it through the cover region for four. Another big over for the Dutch.
  • Over 4 - Neth 68/0 (Borren 18, Myburgh 48)

    Cusack comes into the attack, Myburgh flat-bats it over long-on for a six, and another one, brilliant batting from Myburgh, and another one. Six, this one goes over fine leg. And another one, this time it is over pitched and Myburgh sends it into the sight-screen. Four more to end the over, its raining boundaries for the Dutch.
  • Over 3 - Neth 46/0 (Borren 18, Myburgh 26)

    Murtagh comes into the attack, Borren plays out a dot and then hits a six, fifth six of the innings already, he hits this over deep square leg. A single and then Myburgh swipes it through the leg side for four to deep square leg. 12 from the over.
  • Over 2 - Neth 34/0 (Borren 12, Myburgh 21)

    Six, Borren seems to be in the mood to attack, McBrine starts the second over of the innings and Borren sends the first ball a long way over the ropes. He its it over long-on and then a leg bye from the second ball. Six more, Myburgh hits McBrine for a six over deep midwicket, a slog againt the spin. Six more, Myburgh hits the third six of the over. Six more, fourth from the over, and Netherlands look to attack from the start. 34 for no loss after 2 overs.
  • Over 1 - Neth 9/0 (Borren 6, Myburgh 3)

    Borren and Myburgh open the batting for the Dutch, Stirling starts with the ball. Netherlands need to win this game in 14.2 overs to qualify in terms of the net run rate. Ireland on the other hand, only need to win this game to qualify and are in a good position. Four, strong start as Borren sweeps the first ball to fine leg. Three singles and Myburgh ends the over with a couple through the leg side. Nine from the first over.
  • Ireland 189 for 4 after 20 overs

    Ireland post a massive target, 190 for Netherlands to win this game. If Ireland win this game, they will top the table and will qualify for the next round. Some brilliant batting from Porterfield at the start, Joyce played his part and then Poynter and Kevin O'Brien added the finishing touches with a 100 run partnership to put Ireland in a strong position.
  • Over 20 - Ire 189/4 (O'Brien 42)

    A leg bye brings Kevin on strike and then he takes a single. Four leg byes, another good cutter from Malik and Poynter pads it fine on the off side for four. Four more, this time off the bat, this one brings up the century partnership. WICKET! Malik gets a wicket from the last ball, Poynter is caught at deep midwicket. Ireland end on 189 for 4.
  • Over 19 - Ire 179/3 (Poynter 53, O'Brien 41)

    Two overs remaining, this is already a good score. Van Beek comes in to bowl his first over. Six, Kevin hits the first ball out of the park, low full toss is hit over point effortlessly. One more six, two in two balls, Kevin drives this over long-on for another six. A single brings Poynter on strike and takes Kevin to 37 from 14 balls. Another single and then Kevin ends the over with another boundary, this time it is a four through point. 18 from the over.
  • Over 18 - Ire 161/3 (Poynter 52, O'Brien 24)

    Malik comes back into the attack, Poynter takes a single from the second ball to long-off. A couple of singles and the bowler drops a difficult return catch, he gets a hand to it but can't hold on to the catch given by Poynter. Good over in the end.
  • Over 17 - Ire 157/3 (Poynter 50, O'Brien 22)

    Van der Gugten comes into the attack, Poynter hits the first ball for a four. Full toss and on his pads, Poynter hits it through deep square leg to move on to 45. Four more, he goes to 49 with another boundary, Ireland going at over 9 runs per over. A single and Poynter gets to his 50 in just 27 balls. Kevin takes a couple of runs to long-off and Ireland go past 150. Six, Kevin hits the last ball out of the park, brutal acceleration from the Irish.

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