ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2008 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 1st match, Group B

Kenya v Netherlands

Netherlands won by 19 runs

1.1

Aga to Reekers, FOUR, short ball which Reekers pulls through square-leg for four, he's very strong on the back foot and with the damp pitch Aga would be best served to pitch the ball up

1.2

Aga to Reekers, no run, better length and line for that matter, Rekkers lets the ball go past outside the off-stump

1.3

Aga to Reekers, no run, shuffles down the pitch in an attempt to heave the ball over the leg-side, it bounces a little more than he had expected and the ball is past the outside edge

1.4

Aga to Reekers, 1 run, shorter and cut down to third man for a single

1.5

Aga to Szwarczynski, no run, that's a better ball, moving away late to beat the edge as the batsman played on the back foot

1.6

Aga to Szwarczynski, 2 runs, similar ball, this time well played, opening the face to guide the ball to third man and they pick up two runs

Netherlands 10/0   RG Aga 1-0-7-0

3.1

Aga to Szwarczynski, 1 wide, short and wide outside the off-stump

3.1

Aga to Szwarczynski, 1 run, short of a length and moving away from the batsman, he runs the ball to third man for a single

3.2

Aga to Reekers, FOUR, too short and pulled effortlessly over square-leg for four, powerful start by Reekers

3.3

Aga to Reekers, no run, fuller- that's where he has to bowl on this pitch, the ball beas the edge as Reekers pushes outside his off-stump

3.4

Aga to Reekers, FOUR, fuller but a half volley and driven wide of mid-off for another boundary

3.5

Aga to Reekers, 1 no ball, overstepping again, it was a good ball that beat the edge as Reekers played on the back foot

3.5

Aga to Reekers, no run, no drama as the ball comes off the inside edge and into the leg-side, they decide against what would have been a risky run

3.6

Aga to Reekers, FOUR, overpitched and smashed straight down the ground for four

Netherlands 32/0   RG Aga 2-0-22-0

17.1

Aga to ten Doeschate, 1 run, single to point

17.2

Aga to de Grooth, no run, past the outside edge, it looked like a slower ball as de Grooth was too early on his cut shot

17.3

Aga to de Grooth, 1 run, full ball, almost yorker length, driven to long-off for a single

17.4

Aga to ten Doeschate, no run, short ball, and it seemed to surprise the batsman as he missed out on an attempted pull shot

17.5

Aga to ten Doeschate, 1 run, single taken into midwicket

17.6

Aga to de Grooth, 1 run, short of a length and de Grooth tried to pull over the leg-side, the ball hit very high on the bat and lobbed into the leg-side, just out of the reach of the fielder

Netherlands 137/4   RG Aga 3-0-26-0

19.1

Aga to de Grooth, 1 wide, down the leg-side

19.1

Aga to de Grooth, 1 run, single to fine leg

19.2

Aga to ten Doeschate, 1 run, wel bowled yorker, dug out by ten Doeschate and he gets a single as the ball fall into the leg-side to bring up his fifty

19.3

Aga to de Grooth, no run

19.4

Aga to de Grooth, 2 wides, down the leg- side and they run one to the keeper who misses with an under arm effort

19.4

Aga to ten Doeschate, SIX, huge heave over long-on, it went miles in the air and cleared the rope by a distance, there was nothing wrong with the delivery it was on a good length at off-stump

19.5

Aga to ten Doeschate, OUT, attempts to repeat the shot but this time he picks out Oboya at long-on. That brings an end to an excellent innings

RN ten Doeschate c Otieno b Aga 56 (48m 45b 1x4 3x6) SR: 124.44

19.6

Aga to de Grooth, 2 runs, good length delivery swung away through midwicket for a couple of runs

Netherlands 153/5   RG Aga 4-0-39-1
Tournament Results
Ireland v Netherlands at Belfast - Aug 5, 2008
No result (abandoned with a toss)
Bermuda v Canada at Belfast - Aug 5, 2008
Canada won by 8 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)
Kenya v Scotland at Belfast - Aug 4, 2008
Scotland won by 9 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Scotland at Belfast - Aug 4, 2008
Netherlands won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Ireland v Kenya at Belfast - Aug 4, 2008
Ireland won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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Aug 2, 2008

Peter Borren and Pieter Seelaar celebrate another wicket during Netherlands' victory over Kenya, Kenya v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Belfast, August 2, 2008

Peter Borren and Pieter Seelaar celebrate another wicket during Netherlands' victory over Kenya

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Aug 2, 2008

Ryan ten Doeschate steals a quick single, Kenya v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Belfast, August 2, 2008

Ryan ten Doeschate steals a quick single

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