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ICC Cricket World Cup - 37th match, Group B

Ireland v Netherlands

Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

2.4

Rankin to Kervezee, 1 run, just a touch too straight, tucked to midwicket

Netherlands 13/2   AN Kervezee 1* (1b)

4.1

Rankin to Kervezee, no run, bouncer! There's plenty of life in the wicket, and this one bursts over the batsman's head ... actually probably bounced a bit too much, he was easily under it

4.2

Rankin to Kervezee, 1 run, full on off stump, Kervezee taps just to the left of mid-off and finds enough of the gap for them to sneak a single as the fielder runs round

4.4

Rankin to Kervezee, no run, beaten outside off, it was the extra bounce that did it

4.5

Rankin to Kervezee, FOUR, same shot, forcing off the back foot, but this time he take the bounce into account, deliberately lifting the ball over gully and beating third man too

4.6

Rankin to Kervezee, no run, cracked very hard down the ground this time, the ball being much fuller, but Rankin sticks his right boot out to stop the shot

Netherlands 20/2   AN Kervezee 6* (6b 1x4)

6.2

Rankin to Kervezee, no run, Rankin tries the surprise yorker, but Kervezee jams the bat down in time

6.3

Rankin to Kervezee, 1 run, whipped off the pad, great fielding from Wilson saves the runs, diving across at midwicket

Netherlands 31/2   AN Kervezee 7* (8b 1x4)

7.1

Johnston to Kervezee, FOUR, four runs, but that is streaky batting! Kervezee is turned inside-out by the away movement, he was looking to flick to leg but the ball takes a thick edge and loops down to third man

7.2

Johnston to Kervezee, no run, he's less expansive in the shot this time, stepping forward to defend cautiously to leg

7.3

Johnston to Kervezee, no run, classic line and length stuff from Johnston, Kervezee defends

7.4

Johnston to Kervezee, no run, fuller, this time the ball wobbles a touch in the air as Kervezee leans into a drive, a thick inside edge ricochets into the pad

7.5

Johnston to Kervezee, no run, again Johnston attacks the stumps, straighter this time and Kervezee drives to mid-on

7.6

Johnston to Kervezee, no run, driven on the other side of the wicket this time, but straight to mid-off

Netherlands 40/2   AN Kervezee 11* (14b 2x4)

9.1

Johnston to Kervezee, 1 run, good-looking drive to a half-volley, but he can't quite beat the field ... so just the one

Netherlands 49/2   AN Kervezee 12* (15b 2x4)

10.1

Mooney to Kervezee, OUT, Kervezee gives it away! This really was such a soft dismissal, back-of-a-length on off stump and he just popped it straight into short extra cover's hands. He's better than that, Kervezee, and will be bitterly disappointed. Certainly not the greatest way to sign off at the World Cup, and Netherlands lose another

AN Kervezee c KJ O'Brien b Mooney 12 (34m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Netherlands 53/3   AN Kervezee 12 (16b 2x4)

Photos

Mar 18, 2011

Niall O'Brien hits out on his way to a 53-ball half-century, Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup 2011, Group B, March 18, 2011

Niall O'Brien hits out on his way to a 53-ball half-century

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Mar 18, 2011

Tom Cooper is congratulated by team-mates on his dismissal of Ed Joyce, Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup 2011, Group B, March 18, 2011

Tom Cooper is congratulated by team-mates on his dismissal of Ed Joyce

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