Netherlands v Ireland, Intercontinental Cup, 3rd day July 3, 2013

Dockrell six-wicket haul routs Netherlands

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Ireland 332 and 222/8 decl. (White 62, Mooney 42, Seelaar 2-39) beat Netherlands 148 and 127 (Borren 33, Dockrell 6-39, Sorensen 3-32) by 279 runs
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George Dockrell's fifth five-wicket haul and an incisive opening burst from Max Sorensen ripped through the Netherlands batting order to give Ireland a thumping 279-run win with one day to spare in the Intercontinental Cup match in Deventer.

Facing a stiff target of 407 runs, the home side lost opener Lesley Stokkers off the second ball of the innings. Sorensen, who claimed Stokkers, accounted for opener Eric Szwarczynski as well, reducing Netherlands to 9 for 2 in the fifth over. Switching his ends, Sorensen has more success when James Gruijters shouldered arms to an inswinger that brushed his pads and clattered his stumps.

Dockrell dismissed Tom Cooper and wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi in his second and third over respectively. With half the opposition dismissed, Ireland captain Kevin O'Brien kept Dockrell on at one end and the left-arm spinner provided rich returns, claiming four of the next five wickets. Netherlands captain Peter Borren was only one of four men to reach double figures, top scoring with 33.

Dockrell had No. 10 Quirijn Gunning edging to slip to end up with 6 for 39 in the innings, which, along with three wickets in the first innings, gave him career-best figures of 9 for 71.

Ireland, who were on 68 for 4 overnight, stretched the lead past 400 after a composed half-century, that included five fours, from Andrew White, who forged a crucial 61-run stand with wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter. An aggressive John Mooney joined White after Poynter's fall and dominated their 73-run partnership with six fours and a six. Both batsmen were dismissed before lunch but Ireland batted through and declared fifteen balls after the interval.

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  • Dummy4 on July 4, 2013, 1:24 GMT

    Ireland were without a lot of their stars as well (Stirling, Joyce, Porterfield, not to mention Morgan and Rankin...), but Dockrell's a class act, possibly the best left-arm spinner in Britain at the moment (pace Panesar and Kerrigan).

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 19:54 GMT

    @Ramol, I think Ten Doeschate's days playing for Holland seem to be over. I can't remember the last time he played for Holland in this competition, just looking at his player page it is over 2 years since he last played an ODI and 3 years since his last T20 international too. Bukhari is no doubt a loss and Kervezee moving to England hasn't helped either but the fact remains that Ireland is fast outgrowing this level of competition and really only played an understrength side here themselves.

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 18:10 GMT

    Neatherlands were without Ryan ten Doeschate and Mudassar Bukhari. How do you expect them to win without their two main stars??? Dockrell is certainly proving to be a good spinner he really has improved since he took sachin and dhonis wickets during the 2011 world cup.

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 17:12 GMT

    Superb young cricketer, Dockrell. I just hope he stays put in the green for a good while yet, even if he does decide to jump across to England at some point I hope its not in the next five years.

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