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)

Time for the start. Two slips in place. Rankin runs in.

9.22am: Time for the anthems now. Friends and family of the players forma significant chunk of the fans at the ground.

9.03am There's a while to go for the start. An inconsequential game this, in the context of the tournament, but Ireland have been the best of the Associates so far and they'd want to ensure they reinforce that today. Netherlands have had a winless tournament thus far and though Ireland are favourites, the Dutch would have hoped to win this game at the start of the tournament. Here's the preview for the game.

9.00am Ireland have won the toss and opted to field. Netherlands have brought in an extra seamer. Bernard Loots comes in for de Grooth. Ireland are unchanged

Hello everyone, and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of Ireland's clash with Netherlands at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. There's little more than pride at stake in this clash, but that's something worthy in itself.

0.1

Rankin to Szwarczynski, 1 run, lands on a good length outside off, guided down to third man for a single

0.2

Rankin to Barresi, 2 runs, dropped, should have been taken, short of a good length, pushes at it from the crease, flew off the outside edge and second slip, Kevin O'Brien's standing there, should have clasped it, timed his jump well but couldn't hold on, immediately apologises to the bowler.

Barresi was struck by the return throw there, on the head. He's got some attention from the physio. It's all done now. O'Brien's apology was to the batsman.

0.3

Rankin to Barresi, no run, Barresi's taking some hits, short on middle, nips back in and catches him on the rib

0.4

Rankin to Barresi, 4 leg byes, straying on the pads, short of a good length, poor line and it deflects off the thighs as he tries to glance it down and rolls down the fine-leg boundary

0.5

Rankin to Barresi, no run, slightly short on the off, gets forward and taps it into the off side off the back foot

0.6

Rankin to Barresi, no run, appeal for a catch, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and defends inside the line to that one, there was a sound as it went past the bat towards the keeper, big appeal from the Irish but the umpire declares it Not Out.

End of over 1 (7 runs) Netherlands 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
W Barresi    2* (5b)      WB Rankin    1-0-3-0
ES Szwarczynski    1* (1b)     

Johnston to bowl now

1.1

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, goodish length on the off, pushes it off the front foot towards cover

1.2

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, fullish on the off, gets forward to the pitch and drives it firmly towards mid-off

1.3

Johnston to Szwarczynski, OUT, gone, big nick, bowls from slightly wide of the crease, angles it in, lands full outside off and Eric tries to drive it through the line, there might have been a bit of movement away from the bat, gets an edge and Niall O'Brien makes no mistake

ES Szwarczynski c †NJ O'Brien b Johnston 1 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Barresi's walking off the field now. Was it the hit on the ribs, was it the blow to the back of the head? We don't know yet. Well he's off. Lets hope he recovers and gets to bat again. Ryan ten Doeschate walks in. Tom Cooper's facing

1.4

Johnston to Cooper, no run, good length outside off, holds its line, leaves it alone

1.5

Johnston to Cooper, 1 run, lands around a good length outside off, pushes it on the up wide of mid-off for a single

1.6

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, bat hitting the pad there, good length and moved away, that was a beauty, drew him forward and prompted him fish for it, just went past the outside edge

End of over 2 (1 run) Netherlands 8/1 (RR: 4.00)
RN ten Doeschate    0* (1b)      DT Johnston    1-0-1-1
TLW Cooper    1* (2b)      WB Rankin    1-0-3-0

2.1

Rankin to Cooper, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line, leaves it be

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

2.3

Rankin to Cooper, OUT, Netherlands in early trouble here, short of a good length and it's there to cut but Cooper fails to keep it down, strikes it straight into the hands of point, easy catch, Ireland are in control

TLW Cooper c Porterfield b Rankin 5 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

2.4

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

2.5

Rankin to ten Doeschate, no run, again Rankin targets the pads, ten Doeschate clips firmly to square leg but Wilson dives to his right to cut the ball off

2.6

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, a rising delivery leaps uncomfortably up into Tendo's ribs, the hand comes off the bat as he drops the ball to leg and they set off for a quick single

End of over 3 (6 runs) Netherlands 14/2 (RR: 4.66)
RN ten Doeschate    1* (3b)      WB Rankin    2-0-9-1
AN Kervezee    1* (1b)      DT Johnston    1-0-1-1

3.1

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, hitting the pitch and seaming away off a good length, but wide enough to be easily left alone

3.2

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, past the edge! Johnston went slightly fuller and drew ten Doeschate into a drive, again there was definite movement away from the bat

3.3

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, Johnston is testing ten Doeschate's patience outside off here, this time the batsman leaves

3.4

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, great line from Johnston here! He's just plugging away and letting the pitch to the rest, again he's past the edge but ten Doeschate whips the bat inside the line at the same time, so arguably another leave

3.5

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, much straighter, landing on middle and it's defended back down the track

3.6

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate comes forward in watchful defence with bat and pad right together, pushing another probing delivery into the covers

End of over 4 (maiden) Netherlands 14/2 (RR: 3.50)
RN ten Doeschate    1* (9b)      DT Johnston    2-1-1-1
AN Kervezee    1* (1b)      WB Rankin    2-0-9-1

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

4.3

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short and rising, not the bouncer but up into the armpit and pulled down to fine leg

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

End of over 5 (6 runs) Netherlands 20/2 (RR: 4.00)
AN Kervezee    6* (6b 1x4)      WB Rankin    3-0-15-1
RN ten Doeschate    2* (10b)      DT Johnston    2-1-1-1

5.1

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, Johnston continues to send them down on off, ten Doeschate patiently leaves alone

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

5.3

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, Johnston re-adjusts his line, ten Doeschate taps down to gully

5.4

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, again ten Doeschate walks across to off, trying to upset the bowler's line, but Johnston follows him and the shot is stopped at cover point

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

5.6

Johnston to ten Doeschate, 1 run, aggressive batting! ten Doeschate walks across to off and tries to muscle a length delivery through the leg side ... not much timing in the shot, however, so just the one

End of over 6 (9 runs) Netherlands 29/2 (RR: 4.83)
RN ten Doeschate    11* (16b 2x4)      DT Johnston    3-1-10-1
AN Kervezee    6* (6b 1x4)      WB Rankin    3-0-15-1

Smudgeon: "My desire to support the underdog is making this very difficult to watch...who is the more minnowy one here? My heart says Netherlands, but I want to see Ireland succeed too...aye aye aye!"

6.1

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, good-looking cut pings out of the middle, but third man is wide and sprints round to cut it off

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

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

6.5

Rankin to ten Doeschate, no run, very full again, dug out to mid-off

Sidarth: "Perfect day to get my comments published, printscreen them and impress girls with it." You know girls who'd be impressed by that??

6.6

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, Rankin's been a bit erratic with his lines today, and this one is sprayed well down the leg side

6.6

Rankin to ten Doeschate, no run, landing on middle and heading towards leg, ten Doeschate clips but finds a fielder in the way of the shot

End of over 7 (7 runs) Netherlands 36/2 (RR: 5.14)
RN ten Doeschate    16* (20b 3x4)      WB Rankin    4-0-22-1
AN Kervezee    7* (8b 1x4)      DT Johnston    3-1-10-1

Pawas: "Ryan Ten is playing so aggressive because may be he feels that if he goes slow this time too he will be stranded again.. like the last game."

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

Two slips in place

7.2

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

Bang_La: "LOL @Smudgeon, take a coin and toss. But boy, both are good!"

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

tv: "I'm a girl and let me just say after unsuccessfully trying to get my comments on, I think I'd be suitably impressed with Siddharth even if its only a Netherlands vs Ireland game!" Well there you go.

7.6

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

End of over 8 (4 runs) Netherlands 40/2 (RR: 5.00)
AN Kervezee    11* (14b 2x4)      DT Johnston    4-1-14-1
RN ten Doeschate    16* (20b 3x4)      WB Rankin    4-0-22-1

Latest news on Barresi, who suffered that blow to the head, is that he's been pulled off to undergo observation. And, having seen footage of him looking quite dazed in the team changing room, it's probably a good idea!

8.1

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, fielding! The ball was rocketing to the point boundary ... until the fielder there went airborne to cut it off. Superb fielding covers for some slightly shoddy bowling, that was short and wide

8.2

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, straighter, defended back down the wicket

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

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

8.5

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, a much better ball, Mooney has been a touch short but he pitches up and the result is defence from the batsman

8.6

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, good ball to finish what hadn't been the greatest over, ten Doeschate defends to cover

End of over 9 (8 runs) Netherlands 48/2 (RR: 5.33)
RN ten Doeschate    24* (26b 5x4)      JF Mooney    1-0-8-0
AN Kervezee    11* (14b 2x4)      DT Johnston    4-1-14-1

Bang_La: "Sidarth scores! Thank Liam! :)"

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

9.2

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, a touch of seam movement in to the batsman, who defends with bat and pad right together. Half an appeal, but that was bat first

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

9.4

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, good batting, this wasn't there to be hit, nibbling away outside off and ten Doeschate leaves alone

9.5

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, another good ball, and patient stuff from ten Doeschate who leaves once again

9.6

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, well, he's tried to whip the bat inside the line so he can call this one a 'leave' but ten Doeschate was beaten by the away movement before he had moved his bat. This is an enthralling battle, ten Doeschate v Ireland

End of over 10 (5 runs) Netherlands 53/2 (RR: 5.30)
RN ten Doeschate    28* (31b 6x4)      DT Johnston    5-1-19-1
AN Kervezee    12* (15b 2x4)      JF Mooney    1-0-8-0

S. Potnis: "I second Sidharth. I have managed to impress a girl or two with my comments published on cricinfo. Makes you look like a star. I used to be known as Shreyas Potnis, the Cricinfo Comment Dude!" Y'all need to get out more ...

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

Good news, Barresi's back! He's obviously recovered from that blow to the head, and will need to set up about helping in his team's recovery now

10.2

Mooney to Barresi, no run, beaten outside off! Great ball, Mooney came much wider on the crease and then moved the ball sharply away from the bat. He had to play at it

10.3

Mooney to Barresi, no run, beaten again, this time it's the bounce! Much shorter on off stump, Barresi cuts but is easily beaten on the top edge

10.4

Mooney to Barresi, no run, fuller on off stump, defended into the covers

10.5

Mooney to Barresi, no run, more defence from Barresi, he's easing his way back in

10.6

Mooney to Barresi, 1 run, just short of a good length, he stands tall and chops down behind gully

End of over 11 (1 run) Netherlands 54/3 (RR: 4.90)
W Barresi    3* (10b)      JF Mooney    2-0-9-1
RN ten Doeschate    28* (31b 6x4)      DT Johnston    5-1-19-1

Sukhjinder Singh: "Barresi looks like a twin of Adam Sandler."

11.1

Rankin to Barresi, 2 runs, tucked off the hip down and behind square on the leg side. Awkward bounce to deal with from Rankin, I'd certainly not enjoy facing him

11.2

Rankin to Barresi, 1 wide, speared down the leg side, Barresi sets himself for the glance but it's too far away and called wide

11.2

Rankin to Barresi, no run, fuller, Barresi drives and the ball comes off a thick inside edge, rolling to mid-on

11.3

Rankin to Barresi, no run, great length outside off, Barresi can't come forward to it and just taps to gully

11.4

Rankin to Barresi, SIX, the riposte! Was it the blow to the head or does he usually bat like this? A Happy Gilmour-style heave, and the ball rockets over square leg!

11.5

Rankin to Barresi, no run, Rankin goes wider of off, Barresi steps across and leaves well alone

11.6

Rankin to Barresi, 2 runs, just a touch too straight, whipped firmly out through square leg but there's a fielder in the deep who charges round to cut it off

End of over 12 (11 runs) Netherlands 65/3 (RR: 5.41)
W Barresi    13* (16b 1x6)      WB Rankin    5-0-33-1
RN ten Doeschate    28* (31b 6x4)      JF Mooney    2-0-9-1

Kandarp: "I don't know whether I have impressed any girl or not but I surely managed to enhance my reputation of hardcore cricket follower among my friends when my comments were published in a Ranji match on cricinfo."

12.1

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, full on off stump, dug out towards mid-off. Mooney looks so much better when he pitches it up, too often he bowls way too short and simply doesn't have the pace for it

12.2

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, there we go, a touch short outside off and ten Doeschate launces into a cut ... fortunately for Ireland a fielder gets himself in the way

O'Brien up to the stumps now

12.3

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 1 run, dropped down between midwicket and mid-on, there's time for a quick single

sami: "my girl friend showed my cricinfo comment to all her friends :-) hope they were impressed :P"

12.4

Mooney to Barresi, no run, Mooney was very excited for a moment there, but cut his appeal for lbw short when he noticed the massive inside edge

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

12.6

Mooney to Barresi, 1 run, full, driven out to the cover sweeper

Hari: "So here my girl says she will take me for a coffee if my comments get published.. so will you cricinfo?. please." Have one on us, Hari.

End of over 13 (6 runs) Netherlands 71/3 (RR: 5.46)
W Barresi    18* (19b 1x4 1x6)      JF Mooney    3-0-15-1
RN ten Doeschate    29* (34b 6x4)      WB Rankin    5-0-33-1

A huge moment, no matter who the opposition. Here's George Dockrell, who some have called the most exciting young spinner in the world

13.1

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, good start, full and straight and defended

13.2

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, driven hard to mid-on, Barresi's looking to be positive

13.3

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, almost! Flighted up bravely by Dockrell, the ball drifted in through the air and took a thick inside edge into the pad ... hands on head for the bowler

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

13.5

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, tossed up again, defence this time

13.6

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, again he gives the bowler the charge, but Dockrell spots him coming and drags the length down ... Barrsi doesn't get to the pitch but lays bat on ball to pick up one to cover

End of over 14 (5 runs) Netherlands 76/3 (RR: 5.42)
W Barresi    23* (25b 2x4 1x6)      GH Dockrell    1-0-5-0
RN ten Doeschate    29* (34b 6x4)      JF Mooney    3-0-15-1

14.1

Mooney to Barresi, no run, full on off stump, tapped back to the bowler who palms it away to leg

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

14.3

Mooney to Barresi, no run, flashed square on the up, point dives across to cut it off

Smudgeon: "I've made up my mind - I've got a Dutch mate who isn't interested in cricket, so he's going to support them on both our behalf, and I'm going to stick with Ireland because my dad has red hair. Problem solved."

14.4

Mooney to Barresi, 1 run, angled off the outer edge down to third man

14.5

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full on off stump and angling in ... a hopeful appeal from Mooney as ball hits pad then bat, but he was outside the line

14.6

Mooney to Barresi, no run, Mooney goes wide of the crease, sending the ball in towards middle and off on the angle ... but it's solidly defended

That's the end of the Bowling Powerplay, and also drinks

Yuvaraj: "Just returned from St. Patrick's day celebrations at Toronto... Irish drinks are good and cool like Irish players... They are always enjoying themselves.. Nice to see...."

Jez: "Gutted, this is the only game NOT being shown on TV in NZ." A travesty, to be sure.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Netherlands 82/3 (RR: 5.46)
W Barresi    28* (30b 3x4 1x6)      JF Mooney    4-0-21-1
RN ten Doeschate    30* (35b 6x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-5-0

15.1

Dockrell to ten Doeschate, no run, big appeal from Dockrell! That was hit on the pad but probably not straightening enough

15.2

Dockrell to ten Doeschate, no run, the bowler gives it some air again, ten Doeschate defends down the track

15.3

Dockrell to ten Doeschate, 1 run, tossed up on the toes, flicked to short fine leg

15.4

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, this is great stuff from Dockrell, real classical spin bowling with plenty of flight and guile. Barresi bends into a slog sweep, lays nothing on it

15.5

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, full, cracked very hard back at the bowler, along the ground

15.6

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, Barresi shuffles down and nudges the ball behind square on the leg side for another single

End of over 16 (2 runs) Netherlands 84/3 (RR: 5.25)
W Barresi    29* (33b 3x4 1x6)      GH Dockrell    2-0-7-0
RN ten Doeschate    31* (38b 6x4)      JF Mooney    4-0-21-1

Haley: "I'm also having support problems. Ryan is a Port Elizabeth born guy and i am a P.E born gal. He is the only reason i am sitting at my computer on this rainy P.E morning. But Ireland really deserve to bow out this tornement on a winning high! What a well disiplined team! So Ryan or Ireland? Maybe both?"

16.1

Stirling to Barresi, no run, swept hard, but straight to short fine

16.2

Stirling to Barresi, 1 run, tapped down to long-on off the back foot

Stirling's done a great job of supporting Dockrell so far in this tournament, he's certainly more than just a part-time spinner

16.3

Stirling to ten Doeschate, no run, tapped down to gully

16.4

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run, nudged into the leg side

16.5

Stirling to Barresi, no run, defended back to the bowler

16.6

Stirling to Barresi, 1 run, dropped down behind square, very close in but the placement is there for a quick single

Phew, he also motors through his overs in no time! My fingers can barely keep up

End of over 17 (3 runs) Netherlands 87/3 (RR: 5.11)
W Barresi    31* (37b 3x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    1-0-3-0
RN ten Doeschate    32* (40b 6x4)      GH Dockrell    2-0-7-0

17.1

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, ooh, that could so easily have snuck through! Off the inside half of the bat and into the leg side

17.2

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, down the track, this time he beats the straight midwicket for one

17.3

Dockrell to ten Doeschate, 1 run, punched hard down the ground, and straight too ... just the one though

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

17.5

Dockrell to Barresi, no run

17.6

Dockrell to Barresi, no run

End of over 18 (6 runs) Netherlands 93/3 (RR: 5.16)
W Barresi    36* (42b 4x4 1x6)      GH Dockrell    3-0-13-0
RN ten Doeschate    33* (41b 6x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-3-0

18.1

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run

18.2

Stirling to Barresi, SIX, pitched up, in the slot outside off, fetched it and slog-swept it meatily over deep midwicket for a six, cleared the ropes comfortably

18.3

Stirling to Barresi, no run, went straight on, short of a good length outside off, he played for the turn, inside the line, but it beat him

18.4

Stirling to Barresi, 1 run, short outside off, makes room and cuts it through point into the deep for a single

18.5

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run, good length outside off, drops it in front of cover, steals a quick single

18.6

Stirling to Barresi, no run, closes the face on that and turns it into the leg side

End of over 19 (9 runs) Netherlands 102/3 (RR: 5.36)
W Barresi    43* (46b 4x4 2x6)      PR Stirling    2-0-12-0
RN ten Doeschate    35* (43b 6x4)      GH Dockrell    3-0-13-0

Thanks Liam, Netherlands have recovered well after those two early wickets

19.1

Dockrell to ten Doeschate, 1 run, tickled into the leg side for a single to raise the 50 stand

19.2

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, worked away behind square off the front foot

19.3

Dockrell to ten Doeschate, no run, charged out of the crease, Dockrell saq him coming and held back his length, defended into the off side

19.4

Dockrell to ten Doeschate, no run, pushed back towards the bowler, Dockrell dives to his right, he's in some pain now

Has he dislocated his shoulder? Dived full length to his right to stop the single. He's in plenty of pain. The physio's out there attending to him. Dockrell's walking off, the physio's holding his shoulder as he's making his way out. Unlikely we'll see him bowl again today, but he's impressed in this World Cup. Disappointing way to sign off, but lets just hope he recovers quickly. He is one of Ireland's key players.

Alex Cusack will complete the over

19.5

Cusack to ten Doeschate, no run, short of a length outside off, tries to cut, gets some good bounce as it nips in, misses

19.6

Cusack to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short and wide, goes for the cut again, plenty of width but it's fielded brilliantly at point as the fielder hurls himself to his right and keeps them down to a single

End of over 20 (3 runs) Netherlands 105/3 (RR: 5.25)
RN ten Doeschate    37* (48b 6x4)      AR Cusack    0.2-0-1-0
W Barresi    44* (47b 4x4 2x6)      PR Stirling    2-0-12-0

John Mooney to bowl

20.1

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, back of a length on the off, gets on the back foot and drops it in front of the bowler

20.2

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, shortish outside off, gets back and knocks it down in front of point

20.3

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

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

20.5

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, good length on middle, pushed back firmly to the bowler

20.6

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 1 run, slightly short outside off, nips back in, gets behind it and drops it into the off side

End of over 21 (5 runs) Netherlands 110/3 (RR: 5.23)
RN ten Doeschate    42* (54b 7x4)      JF Mooney    5-0-26-1
W Barresi    44* (47b 4x4 2x6)      AR Cusack    0.2-0-1-0

21.1

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, they've ran well between the wickets, drops it in front of point, played gently and there is enough time to come back for the second

21.2

Stirling to ten Doeschate, no run, much closer to the off stump, guides it down towards short third man

21.3

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run, gets on the back foot and works it down towards midwicket

21.4

Stirling to Barresi, no run, whips it off the back foot to short fine leg

21.5

Stirling to Barresi, OUT, Review: Appeal for lbw, it's bowled on a good length, he walks across to turn it square, turns in, he misses, and is caught in front. Doctrove's the umpire, he raises his finger immediately. Barresi wants a review, but he's gonna have to go. That was out. Landed in line, struck him in line and was hitting middle and off.

W Barresi lbw b Stirling 44 (61m 49b 4x4 2x6) SR: 89.79

The end of a solid innings, looked good for more but Netherlands will have to rebuild again now

21.6

Stirling to Borren, 1 bye, fires it full outside off, tries to dig it out behind point, evades slip as it jumps off the pitch and they snatch a bye

End of over 22 (4 runs) Netherlands 114/4 (RR: 5.18)
PW Borren    0* (1b)      PR Stirling    3-0-15-1
RN ten Doeschate    45* (57b 7x4)      JF Mooney    5-0-26-1

22.1

Mooney to Borren, no run, short of a good length outside off, withdraws after initially thinking of playing at it

22.2

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, back of a length, guides it behind point for a single

22.3

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, nicely done, just closes his face there and plays it gently past the vacant square leg area, senses a chance to come back for the second and does so easily in the end

22.4

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 1 leg bye, turned away behind square for a single

22.5

Mooney to Borren, no run

22.6

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, slightly short outside off, guided down towards third man for an easy single

End of over 23 (5 runs) Netherlands 119/4 (RR: 5.17)
PW Borren    2* (5b)      JF Mooney    6-0-30-1
RN ten Doeschate    47* (59b 7x4)      PR Stirling    3-0-15-1

23.1

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, angled in, worked away through the leg side for a single

23.2

Stirling to ten Doeschate, no run, lands on a good length, defended cautiously towards cover

23.3

Stirling to ten Doeschate, no run, gets forward, bends low and drops it into the leg side

23.4

Stirling to ten Doeschate, no run, stepped out of the crease, came down the track to turn it into the leg side, Stirling held back the length

23.5

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shortish outside off, rocks back and punches it towards extra cover for a single

23.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, flighted on the off, rocks forward and drops it into the leg side

End of over 24 (2 runs) Netherlands 121/4 (RR: 5.04)
PW Borren    3* (7b)      PR Stirling    4-0-17-1
RN ten Doeschate    48* (63b 7x4)      JF Mooney    6-0-30-1

Bails have been changed. The old ones kept getting blown off by the strong breeze

24.1

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short and wide, cut away off the back foot to deep point for a single

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

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

24.4

Rankin to Borren, 1 wide, follows that up with a wide down the leg side, a bouncer but a misdirected one

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

24.5

Rankin to Borren, no run, tries to be a little cheeky again, but it doesn't rise up as much as the earlier one, beats the outside edge

24.6

Rankin to Borren, 1 run, another edge, down to third man for a single, played away from his body there and it appeared to nip back in but it lands safely

End of over 25 (15 runs) Netherlands 136/4 (RR: 5.44)
PW Borren    16* (12b 3x4)      WB Rankin    6-0-48-1
RN ten Doeschate    49* (64b 7x4)      PR Stirling    4-0-17-1

25.1

Stirling to Borren, 2 runs, slightly short, Borren's playing a good hand here, makes room and guides it behind point for a couple more

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

25.3

Stirling to Borren, no run, fullish, pushed into the leg side off the front foot

25.4

Stirling to Borren, no run, fullish on the off, meets it with a solid defence

25.5

Stirling to Borren, no run, turning in from a good length, steps forward and defends it back to the bowler

25.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, quicker through the air, slightly short outside off, tries to repeat what he tried earlier in the over, misses and the keeper fumbles

End of over 26 (6 runs) Netherlands 142/4 (RR: 5.46)
PW Borren    22* (18b 4x4)      PR Stirling    5-0-23-1
RN ten Doeschate    49* (64b 7x4)      WB Rankin    6-0-48-1

26.1

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, ten Doeschate shines again, short of a good length, runs it down to third man to raise another fifty, living up to his repuation yet again

26.2

KJ O'Brien to Borren, no run, back of a length outside off, surprises him with the bounce there, leaves it be

26.3

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run, banged in short on middle, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single

26.4

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, no run, slower one bowled on the off, cuts back in, defended back to the bowler

26.5

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, pitched up on middle, driven down towards long-on for a single

26.6

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run, Borren's turn to rotate the strike, works it wide of mid-on to make it to the other end

End of over 27 (4 runs) Netherlands 146/4 (RR: 5.40)
PW Borren    24* (21b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-4-0
RN ten Doeschate    51* (67b 7x4)      PR Stirling    5-0-23-1

27.1

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, slightly short on middle, gets on the back foot and tickles it through square for a single

27.2

Stirling to ten Doeschate, no run, flighted on the off, gets to the pitch and turns it to midwicket

27.3

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run, turns it past short midwicket for a single

27.4

Stirling to Borren, no run, played back to the bowler

27.5

Stirling to Borren, no run, opens the face of the bat and runs it to short third man

27.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, hit thigh on the thigh pad and the ball rolls away harmlessly

End of over 28 (2 runs) Netherlands 148/4 (RR: 5.28)
PW Borren    25* (25b 4x4)      PR Stirling    6-0-25-1
RN ten Doeschate    52* (69b 7x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-4-0

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

28.2

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, tickled past midwicket for one more

28.3

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run

28.4

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, no run, played in the direction of short midwicket

28.5

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, cracked towards long-off for a single

28.6

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 2 runs, well done, just ndged into the leg side, deep square leg is a little deep and they run back for the second

End of over 29 (9 runs) Netherlands 157/4 (RR: 5.41)
PW Borren    28* (27b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-13-0
RN ten Doeschate    58* (73b 8x4)      PR Stirling    6-0-25-1

29.1

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run, tapped towards point for a single

29.2

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, turned away towards square leg

29.3

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run, crunched down towards long-off

29.4

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, worked away in the direction of square leg

29.5

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run, dropped in front of square l,eg

29.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, struck hard towards cover but fails to beat the in-field

End of over 30 (5 runs) Netherlands 162/4 (RR: 5.40)
PW Borren    30* (30b 4x4)      PR Stirling    7-0-30-1
RN ten Doeschate    61* (76b 8x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-13-0

30.1

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, no run, cuts back in from outside off, dropped towards point, no run there

30.2

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, , was a toughie, nipped back in, caught him on the glove as he was surprised by the bounce, landed just in front of the keeper or appeared to, Niall O'Brien ran forward to clasp it but couldnt get there

30.3

KJ O'Brien to Borren, no run, played away into the off side

30.4

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run, waits for it to get to him and runs it down to third man for one more

30.5

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, no run, in the driving zone and he goes at it hard but can't connect, it moved away off the pitch and beat the outside edge

30.6

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 leg bye, brushes the pads and he squeezes a single towards square leg

End of over 31 (3 runs) Netherlands 165/4 (RR: 5.32)
RN ten Doeschate    62* (80b 8x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-15-0
PW Borren    31* (32b 4x4)      PR Stirling    7-0-30-1

31.1

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run

31.2

Stirling to Borren, 1 run

31.3

Stirling to ten Doeschate, 1 run, drilled wide of long-off, was a full toss and he creamed it but there was fielder in the deep, just the single

31.4

Stirling to Borren, no run, gets forward and dabs it into the leg side

31.5

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to long-on

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

An excellent stand, this. They've run well between wickets, have picked the boundaries without too much difficulty. Borren has promoted himself up the order here and has played an enterprising knock thus far. Has been streaky on occasion but has been cheeky too, nudging it around, opening the face cleverly and rotating the strike.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 32 (8 runs) Netherlands 173/4 (RR: 5.40)
RN ten Doeschate    68* (83b 9x4)      PR Stirling    8-0-38-1
PW Borren    33* (35b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-15-0

Johnston's back into the attack

32.1

Johnston to Borren, 2 runs, flicked uppishly but wide of midwicket, on middle, lands on a length, nicely done in the end, well wide of the fielder

32.2

Johnston to Borren, 1 run, angling in towards middle, gets across and turns it square into the leg side

32.3

Johnston to ten Doeschate, 1 run, goodish length on the off, gets across and drops it with soft hands into the leg side for a quick single

32.4

Johnston to Borren, no run, fullish on the off, meets it solidly with a front-foot defence

32.5

Johnston to Borren, 1 run, angled in on middle, drove it past midwicket, thought about coming back for the second as there was a slight fumble in the deep but he recovered quickly to hurl it back in time

32.6

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, tight line on the off stump, defended solidly into the off side

End of over 33 (5 runs) Netherlands 178/4 (RR: 5.39)
RN ten Doeschate    69* (85b 9x4)      DT Johnston    6-1-24-1
PW Borren    37* (39b 4x4)      PR Stirling    8-0-38-1

33.1

Cusack to Borren, 1 run, slower one dropped short outside off, slapped towards deep cover for a single

33.2

Cusack to ten Doeschate, 1 run, bowled it short outside off, punched towards deep cover for one more, nicely timed

33.3

Cusack to Borren, no run, the slower legcutter from the back of the hand, fished for it but missed as it kept low and rolled away

33.4

Cusack to Borren, 1 run, quick single, knocked it down in front of midwicket into the leg side, rushed for a single and made it comfortably in the end, Porterfield flicked an underarm throw at the striker's end but he made it easily

33.5

Cusack to ten Doeschate, 1 run, again, drops it into the off side and steals a quick one

33.6

Cusack to Borren, no run, another legcutter from the back of the hand, full outside off, steered towards point

End of over 34 (4 runs) Netherlands 182/4 (RR: 5.35)
PW Borren    39* (43b 4x4)      AR Cusack    1.2-0-5-0
RN ten Doeschate    71* (87b 9x4)      DT Johnston    6-1-24-1

Mandatory ball change now. Johnston's running in

34.1

Johnston to ten Doeschate, no run, you know it's a new one if it moves that way, lovely deviation off the pitch away from the batsman, he leaves it alone

34.2

Johnston to ten Doeschate, 1 run, meaty delivery on middle and leg, clipped off the pads towards deep square leg for a single

34.3

Johnston to Borren, no run, short of a good length outside off, fishes for it, getting some good bounce is Johnston, beats the outside edge as he chases it

34.4

Johnston to Borren, no run, and again, Borren is tempted to poke at it, in the channel outside off, beaten once more

ten Doeschate walks down the pitch and has a word with his captain

34.5

Johnston to Borren, 1 leg bye, on middle and leg, struck on the thighs as he tries to work it away, lobs up in the direction of square leg, picks a single

34.6

Johnston to ten Doeschate, 3 runs, sweeting timing by ten Doeschate, came off the meat, was pitched full outside off, he stretches forward and just caresses it through extra cover, Andrew White slides to his and hauls it back in with his legs, good stop in the end

End of over 35 (5 runs) Netherlands 187/4 (RR: 5.34)
RN ten Doeschate    75* (90b 9x4)      DT Johnston    7-1-28-1
PW Borren    39* (46b 4x4)      AR Cusack    1.2-0-5-0

Cusack runs in

35.1

Cusack to ten Doeschate, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, cracked straight to point

35.2

Cusack to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, a pretty quick outfield this, angled it on middle flicked uppishly through square leg for a couple more

35.3

Cusack to ten Doeschate, 1 run, crunched into the off side towards deep cover for one more

35.4

Cusack to Borren, 2 runs, slower one and he was not particularly in control of that one, landed on a length and Borren chased it, slicing it over point, Johnston at third man is a little fine and he has to run a fair distance to his right to drag it back in, dives and keeps them to two, good commitment in the deep

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

35.6

Cusack to Borren, 1 run, worked away into the leg side for one more to keep strike

End of over 36 (10 runs) Netherlands 197/4 (RR: 5.47)
PW Borren    46* (49b 5x4)      AR Cusack    2.2-0-15-0
RN ten Doeschate    78* (93b 9x4)      DT Johnston    7-1-28-1

Tristan: "Not sure if this has been mentioned, As far as i can work out, Tendo is the second fastest batsman to 1500 ODI runs (33 inns), behind Amla (31)...of course Amla hasn't had the privilege of playing 95% of his matches against Associates..." Hmm, needs to be checked

Rankin's been expensive, but he's back now

36.1

Rankin to Borren, 1 leg bye, gets it to come back in a bit, struck on the ribs as he tries to force it into the leg side, they steal a leg bye as it rolls in the direction of point

36.2

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 no ball, bowls a beauty to squeeze that through the batsman, but he's overstepped there and it's a freehit, nipped back in to square him up

36.2

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, banged in short and ten Doeschate miscues an attempted pull, gets a top edge and it lands safely but not much damage done, just the single

36.3

Rankin to Borren, no run, banged in short, a bouncer, seemed a touch too high on first sight but it was a good ball, Borren ducked in time to evade it

36.4

Rankin to Borren, no run, short outside off, shaped himself up to play the cut but it bounced more than he expected, missed the outside edge

36.5

Rankin to Borren, no run, getting some good bounce is Rankin, short of a good length and Borren tries to repeat the cut, can't connect once again

36.6

Rankin to Borren, no run, banged in short again, evades it well this time as it nips back in, not quite a bouncer but a good, testing delivery nevertheless

End of over 37 (3 runs) Netherlands 200/4 (RR: 5.40)
PW Borren    46* (54b 5x4)      WB Rankin    7-0-50-1
RN ten Doeschate    79* (95b 9x4)      AR Cusack    2.2-0-15-0

Kevin O'Brien to bowl

37.1

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shortish outside off, pushed towards cover off the back foot

37.2

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run, on middle and leg, turns it away through square leg for a single

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

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

37.5

KJ O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, pushed gently past extra cover for a single

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

This stand is now worth 102. They came together when Netherlands were ina slightly precarious situation at 113 for 4, but they've been extremely fluent. The scoring rate has picked up consistently and boundaries have been easy to find

End of over 38 (15 runs) Netherlands 215/4 (RR: 5.65)
PW Borren    51* (56b 6x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-30-0
RN ten Doeschate    89* (99b 11x4)      WB Rankin    7-0-50-1

38.1

Rankin to ten Doeschate, no run

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

38.3

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, pushed away into the leg side for a single

38.4

Rankin to Borren, 1 run, full and wide this time, steered down towards third man for a single

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

38.6

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, A century for ten Doeschate, his second this tournament and he'll hope this proves a match-winning one, tried to close the face on that one, got a bit of a leading edge but safe and past point for a couple to bring up the landmark

A superbly-paced innings that has laid the foundation for a really challenging score now. Liam, on the bulletin, sends me this: "Netherlands have only beaten Ireland once before in ODI's, in a WCL Division One game in Nairobi way back in 2007. Ten Doeschate failed in that game, but a young lad called Eoin Morgan scored 94 to get Ireland close. "

End of over 39 (12 runs) Netherlands 227/4 (RR: 5.82)
RN ten Doeschate    100* (104b 13x4)      WB Rankin    8-0-62-1
PW Borren    52* (57b 6x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-30-0

Spin time now, Stirling's on

39.1

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, a single down to long-off

39.2

Stirling to ten Doeschate, no run, gets forward and drops it into the leg side

39.3

Stirling to ten Doeschate, no run, reaches forward and closes the face on that one

39.4

Stirling to ten Doeschate, SIX, after two dots he goes airborne, looping in towards middle, takes a couple of steps forward and lofts it clean and neat into the stands behind deep midwicket

39.5

Stirling to ten Doeschate, OUT, Stirling bowled it flat this time, ten Doeschate had made his mind up, came down the track and tried to clear long-off but it was mistimed, the ball was quicker and he couldn't quite connect well, found a perfectly placed long-off, Mooney taking a simple catch

RN ten Doeschate c Mooney b Stirling 106 (166m 108b 13x4 1x6) SR: 98.14

ten Doeschate has done his job. He helped build the innings after two early blows and the injury to Barresi, and it's up to the rest to surge in these death overs. They have the batting Powerplay left, and Borren too.

Burrman's now in

39.6

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, short of a good length, eased past extra cover for a single to keep strike

End of over 40 (8 runs) Netherlands 235/5 (RR: 5.87)
PW Borren    54* (59b 6x4)      PR Stirling    9-0-46-2
AF Buurman    0* (0b)      WB Rankin    8-0-62-1

Srinath: "Tendo's justified his reputation as an excellent batsman with this fluent ton.. No wonder, he's the best batsman among the Associate countries in this WC.. Way to Go, Tendo !"

Mooney comes on

40.1

Mooney to Borren, no run, full outside off, tries to blaze it through the covers there but can't connect

40.2

Mooney to Borren, no run, short outside off, dabs it towards point, no single on offer

40.3

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, slower one bowled short on the off, knocked down wide of cover for a single

40.4

Mooney to Buurman, no run, banged it short on the off, Buurman gets behind it nicely and plays it to cover

40.5

Mooney to Buurman, no run, beaten, short of a good length and angles in, he plays inside the line to that one as he tries to open the face, misses

40.6

Mooney to Buurman, 1 run, comes back in sharply, was the offcutter, gets on the back foot and jabs it past midwicket for a single

End of over 41 (2 runs) Netherlands 237/5 (RR: 5.78)
AF Buurman    1* (3b)      JF Mooney    7-0-32-1
PW Borren    55* (62b 6x4)      PR Stirling    9-0-46-2

41.1

Stirling to Buurman, no run, beaten, doesn;t turn in as much as he expects, tries to run it down, misses

41.2

Stirling to Buurman, 1 run, bowled flat and quick outside off, cracked uppishly wide of the outstretched arms of extra cover for a single

41.3

Stirling to Borren, no run, shortish outside off, waits for it to turn in, guides it to short third man

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

41.5

Stirling to Borren, no run, gets front and across and pushes it to midwicket

41.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, slightly short outside off, cut down to short third man, no single this time

End of over 42 (5 runs) Netherlands 242/5 (RR: 5.76)
PW Borren    59* (66b 7x4)      PR Stirling    10-0-51-2
AF Buurman    2* (5b)      JF Mooney    7-0-32-1

Tim: "These two teams haven't looked too out of their depth in this world cup. On the contrary Ireland have looked very competitive. Even Canada and Kenya have had their moments. What a pity we didn't get to see Afghanistan who are developing a reputation as being the strongest associate nation and would have been right at home in these conditions."

42.1

Mooney to Buurman, no run, comes down the track and has a wild swing, short of a good length but he failed to connect, looked unlikely to connect, was more out of desperation than anything

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

42.3

Mooney to Buurman, 2 runs, lands safely, short of a good length and he goes for a mighty pull, it ends up being a miscue, lands wide of Kevin O'Brien running to his left at deep square leg, covered good ground but not quickly enough, he's not the quickest runner out there

42.4

Mooney to Buurman, no run, short on the off and he backs out of that one

42.5

Mooney to Buurman, no run, shortish, coming back in, tries to open the face there but is beaten

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

End of over 43 (10 runs) Netherlands 252/5 (RR: 5.86)
AF Buurman    12* (11b 2x4)      JF Mooney    8-0-42-1
PW Borren    59* (66b 7x4)      PR Stirling    10-0-51-2

Netherlands have taken the batting Powerplay now. Johnston runs in

43.1

Johnston to Borren, 2 runs, a couple wide of long-on, fullish, gets forward and chips it betweeb long-on and deep midwicket

43.2

Johnston to Borren, no run, big appeal for lbw, but they belatedly refer it when the umpire turns it down, the offcutter and he swung at it across the line, struck on the pads but it seemed as if he was struck outside the line, the replays confirm that. It's an on-field call. Doctrove got it right

43.3

Johnston to Borren, no run, comes down the track and converts it into a low full toss, driven straight to extra cover

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

43.5

Johnston to Borren, 1 run, comfortable single to the extra-cover fielder who's at the edge of the circle

43.6

Johnston to Buurman, no run, slower one bowled full on the off, pushed towards extra cover

End of over 44 (7 runs) Netherlands 259/5 (RR: 5.88)
AF Buurman    12* (12b 2x4)      DT Johnston    8-1-35-1
PW Borren    66* (71b 8x4)      JF Mooney    8-0-42-1

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

44.2

Mooney to Borren, no run, bowled from wide of the crease, attempts a similar shot does the Netherlands captain, misses

44.3

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, slower ball dropped short outside off, bunts it past extra cover for a single

44.4

Mooney to Buurman, 2 runs, slower one bowled short on the off, dragged uppishly over midwicket for a couple in the deep

44.5

Mooney to Buurman, no run, full outside off, makes room and digs it out to extra cover

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

End of over 45 (11 runs) Netherlands 270/5 (RR: 6.00)
AF Buurman    18* (15b 3x4)      JF Mooney    9-0-53-1
PW Borren    71* (74b 9x4)      DT Johnston    8-1-35-1

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

45.2

Johnston to Borren, 2 runs, he's eyed that gap, slower one outside off, he moves across and sweeps it past square leg for a couple more in the deep

45.3

Johnston to Borren, 1 run, the offcutter bowled short outside off, chopped behind point for a single

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

Keeper's standing up

45.5

Johnston to Buurman, no run, on the pads and he misses out, tries to flick it fine but doesn;t connect

45.6

Johnston to Buurman, no run, slower one, didn't pick it, had a wild swing, missed, Nial O'Brien collected and took off the bails but Buurman was still in. The batsman appeared to slip and O'Brien took off the stumps but Buurman held his balance

End of over 46 (11 runs) Netherlands 281/5 (RR: 6.10)
AF Buurman    22* (18b 4x4)      DT Johnston    9-1-46-1
PW Borren    78* (77b 10x4)      JF Mooney    9-0-53-1

Mooney to continue

46.1

Mooney to Borren, 2 runs, excellent fielding by Gary Wilson at deep midwicket, Borren picked it up beautifully but Wilson dived to his right and returned an accurate throw, they'd taken a couple in the meantime

46.2

Mooney to Borren, no run, he picked the slower one there but didn't connect as he tried to dispatch it over mid-off

46.3

Mooney to Borren, 2 runs, tries to clear mid-off and does so, just about, length ball, doesn't evade mid-off by much but it's still a couple more for the Dutch, raises the 50-stand

46.4

Mooney to Borren, 2 runs, tried the scoop but it took the bottom of the end and went over midwicket, fetched it from outside off, two more

46.5

Mooney to Borren, OUT, slower one and Borren has to go, just drove at it gently, was looking to clear extra cover but didn't have the power behind it, found Porterfield at the edge of the circle at extra cover

PW Borren c Porterfield b Mooney 84 (108m 82b 10x4 0x6) SR: 102.43

The end of a lovely knock, he injuected some urgency in the Dutch innings and ensured they didn't get bogged down after the loss of the fourth wicket. Bukhari comes in now, he can hit it

46.6

Mooney to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, short of a good lengh on middle, played back to the bowler

End of over 47 (6 runs) Netherlands 287/6 (RR: 6.10)
Mudassar Bukhari    0* (1b)      JF Mooney    10-0-59-2
AF Buurman    22* (18b 4x4)      DT Johnston    9-1-46-1

The keeper's standing up

47.1

Johnston to Buurman, 1 run, pitched up on middle, swipes it wide of midwicket for a single

47.2

Johnston to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, full toss on middle, swung away to deep square leg for a single

He pulled up after dropping the ball during his run-up

47.3

Johnston to Buurman, no run, short on middle, Bukhari moved across to pull it square, was struck on the thighs

47.4

Johnston to Buurman, 1 run, aiming at the blockhole outside off, dug out wide of extra cover for a single

47.5

Johnston to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, slower ball dropped short on the off, mistimes the pull to long-on for a single

47.6

Johnston to Buurman, no run, full toss on middle, comes down the track and smacks it back to the bowler, will feel he missed out there

The end of the Powerplay, Johnston did an excellent job in that last over

End of over 48 (4 runs) Netherlands 291/6 (RR: 6.06)
AF Buurman    24* (22b 4x4)      DT Johnston    10-1-50-1
Mudassar Bukhari    2* (3b)      JF Mooney    10-0-59-2

Rankin gears up

48.1

Rankin to Mudassar Bukhari, SIX, landed full on middle, Bukhari was rooted to the crease there but all he needed to clear the ropes was a chip, timed it beautifully to clear deep midwicket

48.2

Rankin to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, mistimes a pull this time, short on middle, went for it, aiming at deep square leg, got it high on the bat but was fortunate as it landed safely, just a single

48.3

Rankin to Buurman, 1 no ball, misses a full toss, fired it on middle, made room to crack it through cover, missed a straight one and it crashed into middle and off. But wait.. The umpire wanted to double-check if that was a no-ball and replays confirmed it was. Rankin's overstepped. Buurman still survives, and what's more he has a freehit

48.3

Rankin to Buurman, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Rankin, full outside leg stump and Buurman swings and misses. This was a close call as his foot was just on the line, 300 up

freehit stays

48.3

Rankin to Buurman, no run, no damage done, swings and misses for the third consecutive time does Buurman, full on middle and middle stump is out of the ground, but it was a freehit

48.4

Rankin to Buurman, 1 run, drilled off the front foot towards extra cover at the edge of the circle for just a single

48.5

Rankin to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, swivels and pulls it towards deep square leg for one more

48.6

Rankin to Buurman, 1 run, almost gets it in the blockhole, digs it out into the off side for a single

End of over 49 (12 runs) Netherlands 303/6 (RR: 6.18)
AF Buurman    26* (27b 4x4)      WB Rankin    9-0-74-1
Mudassar Bukhari    10* (6b 1x6)      DT Johnston    10-1-50-1

O'Brien to bowl the last over

49.1

KJ O'Brien to Buurman, no run, a short one first up, sways away from it, a dot ball

49.2

KJ O'Brien to Buurman, no run, another short one, Buurman gives himself some roon and tries to swing him over midwicket, misses

49.3

KJ O'Brien to Buurman, no run, one for the over, a slower one banged in short and Buurban sways away from it again, three dots in a row and this is the last over of the innings

49.4

KJ O'Brien to Buurman, 1 wide, short of a good length outside off, called a wide, reaches for it but wisely withdraws at the end to get the extra ball

49.4

KJ O'Brien to Buurman, 1 wide, OUT, another wide, too wide, called one, Buuman wants to steal a bye, Niall O'Brien collects, and opts to run down towards the stumps and take them out instead of flicking a throw, the ploy works and Buurman, who was sent back by Bukhari, was caught short. He has to walk back

AF Buurman run out 26 (49m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

Seelaar comes in

49.4

KJ O'Brien to Seelaar, OUT, run-out, Netherlands slipping up in the final over, dropped into the leg side, Mooney runs in from midwicket, collects and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end to find Seelaar short

PM Seelaar run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Adeel Raja's the new man

49.5

KJ O'Brien to Mudassar Bukhari, OUT, three run-outs, a team-hatrick, short ball outside off, slapped to mid-off, Joyce fields and returns a throw to O'Brien who takes off the bails, Bukhari had called for a single but was sent back, another one goes

Adeel Raja run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

49.6

KJ O'Brien to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, OUT, four in four, swung away towards deep midwicket, attempts an impossible second run, it's an accurate throw to the keeper who takes off the bails to beat Bukhari's dive

Mudassar Bukhari run out 11 (22m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

What a mess, but this is still a competitive total. The last five wickets fell for 19, the last four for one run. But despite the madness in the last over, Netherlands have set up a close game here. Ireland will back themselves to chase this, but ten Doeschate and Peter Borren have given their a fighting chance. Both were involved in a century stand, ten Doeschate got a ton himself, and Borren infused the innings with some urgency. It was an exciting stand thanks to some excellent running, something the batsmen who followed clearly failed to live up to, and an exhibition of power as well as innovation from the pair. Abhishek Purohit will take you through what promises to be an exciting chase. Remember, Ireland have won the last five encounters between these two teams. Netherlands, clearly, have scores to settle. Join us in a bit.

Madhu sends us this in the meantime: "The record for most run outs in an innings is five in the World Cup final in 1975 and in the 1996 World Cup game between India and Australia. In the latter game, four wickets fell on the score of 258 in the final over."

End of over 50 (3 runs) Netherlands 306/10
     KJ O'Brien    5-0-33-0
BP Loots    0* (0b)      WB Rankin    9-0-74-1

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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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