ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 37th match, Group B

Ireland v Netherlands

Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

2.2

Rankin to Cooper, FOUR, nicely played, too straight from Rankin, gets forward and flicks it away past midwicket for a well-timed boundary

Netherlands 12/1   TLW Cooper 5* (4b 1x4)   WB Rankin 1.2-0-7-0

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

Netherlands 20/2   AN Kervezee 6* (5b 1x4)   WB Rankin 2.5-0-15-1

5.2

Johnston to ten Doeschate, FOUR, lifted to wide midwicket! Johnston aimed at middle and off and ten Doeschate walked across his stumps, getting inside the line and flicking with plenty of bottom hand to find the boundary

Netherlands 24/2   RN ten Doeschate 6* (12b 1x4)   DT Johnston 2.2-1-5-1

5.5

Johnston to ten Doeschate, FOUR, too full, ten Doeschate steps forward and drives hard into the ground, the ball bounces up and over a diving cover fielder

Netherlands 28/2   RN ten Doeschate 10* (15b 2x4)   DT Johnston 2.5-1-9-1

6.4

Rankin to ten Doeschate, FOUR, that is dismissive! Full and wide - a long, floaty half-volley and it's thrashed away with a square drive

Netherlands 35/2   RN ten Doeschate 16* (18b 3x4)   WB Rankin 3.4-0-21-1

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

Netherlands 40/2   AN Kervezee 11* (9b 2x4)   DT Johnston 3.1-1-14-1

8.3

Mooney to ten Doeschate, FOUR, punched through cover, that's such a difficult shot to play, off the back foot. Not only did he hit it, and hit it well, he also placed it perfectly to thread the gap between mid-off and cover

Netherlands 44/2   RN ten Doeschate 20* (23b 4x4)   JF Mooney 0.3-0-4-0

8.4

Mooney to ten Doeschate, FOUR, another boundary, he angles down to third man and beats both the slip fielder and a diving fielder on the ropes

Netherlands 48/2   RN ten Doeschate 24* (24b 5x4)   JF Mooney 0.4-0-8-0

9.3

Johnston to ten Doeschate, FOUR, Ryan's on fire! Too full from Johnston and very wide too, the batsman leans into a cracking square drive, slicing it past a leaping point fielder. He hit that really hard

Netherlands 53/2   RN ten Doeschate 28* (28b 6x4)   DT Johnston 4.3-1-19-1

12.5

Mooney to Barresi, FOUR, a golf-swing from Barresi, but the ball goes in the opposite direction to that intended! He was aiming over wide long on, but a thick edge took the ball down to third man

Netherlands 70/3   W Barresi 17* (18b 1x4 1x6)   JF Mooney 2.5-0-14-1

13.4

Dockrell to Barresi, FOUR, up and over mid-off! He was always going to have a go with the field up. Strong shot

Netherlands 75/3   W Barresi 22* (23b 2x4 1x6)   GH Dockrell 0.4-0-4-0

14.2

Mooney to Barresi, FOUR, too short, Barresi is onto the pull in a flash. Played off the front foot, he had the look of AB de Villiers when he played the stroke

Netherlands 80/3   W Barresi 27* (27b 3x4 1x6)   JF Mooney 3.2-0-19-1

17.4

Dockrell to Barresi, FOUR, swept with tremendous power out to deep midwicket! The ball was looped up again, and this time he middled the shot. There were men at long on and deep square ... and now they're plugging the gap at midwicket too

Netherlands 93/3   W Barresi 36* (40b 4x4 1x6)   GH Dockrell 2.4-0-13-0

20.4

Mooney to ten Doeschate, FOUR, pitched up outside off, in the driving zone, drives at it hard, gets a thick outside edge to the boundary

Netherlands 109/3   RN ten Doeschate 41* (52b 7x4)   JF Mooney 4.4-0-25-1

24.2

Rankin to Borren, FOUR, poor line, Rankin fires that on leg stump and Borren has no trouble flicking it over square leg, there's a yawning gap there and he finds it

Netherlands 126/4   PW Borren 7* (8b 1x4)   WB Rankin 5.2-0-38-1

24.3

Rankin to Borren, FOUR, a touch fortunate this time, pitched up outside off and he pokes at it, gets a thick outside edge that evades first slip comfortably, streaky but it works

Netherlands 130/4   PW Borren 11* (9b 2x4)   WB Rankin 5.3-0-42-1

24.4

Rankin to Borren, FOUR, Rankin's bleeding runs this over, short, an attempted bouncer, short and wide and Borren upper-cuts it over the slips to the third-man boundary

Netherlands 135/4   PW Borren 15* (10b 3x4)   WB Rankin 5.4-0-47-1

25.2

Stirling to Borren, FOUR, deliberately done, wider than the previous one, there';s no slip, waited for it to turn and late-cut it to the third-man boundary, a very innovative innings thus far

Netherlands 142/4   PW Borren 22* (14b 4x4)   PR Stirling 4.2-0-23-1

28.1

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, FOUR, poor fielding, that's straying on the pads and he's smacked it through midwicket for a boundary

Netherlands 152/4   RN ten Doeschate 56* (70b 8x4)   KJ O'Brien 1.1-0-8-0

31.6

Stirling to ten Doeschate, FOUR, pitched up on middle, he senses a chance, midwicket is up and he struck it hard and over that fielder to beat wide long-on to the ropes

Netherlands 173/4   RN ten Doeschate 68* (83b 9x4)   PR Stirling 8-0-38-1

35.5

Cusack to Borren, FOUR, mid-off is up and that's a length ball that's begging to be dispatched, full and he smacks that over the in-field for a boundary

Netherlands 196/4   PW Borren 45* (48b 5x4)   AR Cusack 2.1-0-14-0

37.3

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, FOUR, four, fine leg is up, drifting on the pads, juicy delivery and ten Doeschate helps himself to some easy runs there, glances it elegantly wide of short fine for four more

Netherlands 206/4   RN ten Doeschate 84* (97b 10x4)   KJ O'Brien 3.3-0-21-0

37.4

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, FOUR, finds the gap again, erred in length is O'Brien, it';s too short this time and he's given him some width as well, slashed hard and past point to the ropes once again

Netherlands 210/4   RN ten Doeschate 88* (98b 11x4)   KJ O'Brien 3.4-0-25-0

37.6

KJ O'Brien to Borren, FOUR, an expensive return for Mr O'Brien, short and wide, was the slower one this time, Borren waited for it and slapped it hard over extra cover, brings his half-century in style does the captain

Netherlands 215/4   PW Borren 51* (56b 6x4)   KJ O'Brien 4-0-30-0

38.2

Rankin to ten Doeschate, FOUR, Rankin erris in length this time, short outside off and ten Doeschate finds the point boundary again, short and he chops it down past the square fielder to beat third man to the ropes

Netherlands 219/4   RN ten Doeschate 93* (101b 12x4)   WB Rankin 7.2-0-54-1

38.5

Rankin to ten Doeschate, FOUR, ten Doeschate is in top form, Ireland aren't learning from their mistake here, we've seen three such shots to the fence now in less than two overs, short and wide again, he stands tall and cracks it through point for four more

Netherlands 225/4   RN ten Doeschate 98* (103b 13x4)   WB Rankin 7.5-0-60-1

41.4

Stirling to Borren, FOUR, finds the gap with ease, short, waited for it to turn in again and cut it hard through point, there's a massive gap between deep cover and deep point

Netherlands 242/5   PW Borren 59* (64b 7x4)   PR Stirling 9.4-0-51-2

42.2

Mooney to Buurman, FOUR, edged and four, streaky, short of a good length, pushes at it off the back foot with a slightly open face, there's no slip and it flies off the edge to the third-man boundary

Netherlands 246/5   AF Buurman 6* (7b 1x4)   JF Mooney 7.2-0-36-1

42.6

Mooney to Buurman, FOUR, he's been fortunate and continues to be, short and Buurman charges down the track to slash that over point, flies off the outside edge to the third-man boundary, Mooney's unlucky, maybe he'll bloig about it for us some day

Netherlands 252/5   AF Buurman 12* (11b 2x4)   JF Mooney 8-0-42-1

43.4

Johnston to Borren, FOUR, slower one and it's a safe shot in the end even though he didn't connect well, pitched up and he cleared the mid-off fielder, not the best of timing but had enough legs to take it to the ropes

Netherlands 258/5   PW Borren 65* (70b 8x4)   DT Johnston 7.4-1-34-1

44.1

Mooney to Borren, FOUR, Mooney's bad luck continues and he can only smile, short, Borren tries to cream that through point, gets a thick outside edge to the third-man boundary

Netherlands 263/5   PW Borren 70* (72b 9x4)   JF Mooney 8.1-0-46-1

44.6

Mooney to Buurman, FOUR, he knows the field well, took the risk, was short of a good length, moved away and chipped it over mid-off, didn't look very attractive but it's deliberate and highly effective

Netherlands 270/5   AF Buurman 18* (15b 3x4)   JF Mooney 9-0-53-1

45.1

Johnston to Borren, FOUR, lovely flick, Johnston bowled it full on the off and hewalked across to whip it through square leg for four more

Netherlands 274/5   PW Borren 75* (75b 10x4)   DT Johnston 8.1-1-39-1

45.4

Johnston to Buurman, FOUR, no stopping that, pitched on a length, Buurman dances down the track and absolutely murders that between mid-off and extra cover

Netherlands 281/5   AF Buurman 22* (16b 4x4)   DT Johnston 8.4-1-46-1

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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