European Championship Division One, Ireland v Netherlands at Dublin, Jul 28, 2008
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 126 balls remaining)
28 July 2008 (50-over match)

Connell to de Grooth, OUT, that's the breakthrough! It wasn't the greatest delivery, in fact it was pretty short and wide. De Grooth can only pick out third man with a tp edged cut shot. Very nicely taken I might add by Cusack

TN de Grooth c Cusack b Connell 10 (26m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Netherlands 30/1   DJ Reekers 18* (25b 4x4)   PC Connell 3.5-0-16-1

KJ O'Brien to Mudassar Bukhari, OUT, two wickets in quick succession for Ireland! It was a good length delivery which Reekers attempted to cut, again though he only succeded in finding the fielder, this time it was Wilson who took an easy catch

Mudassar Bukhari c Wilson b KJ O'Brien 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Netherlands 30/2   DJ Reekers 18* (26b 4x4)   KJ O'Brien 3.3-1-13-1

KJ O'Brien to Reekers, OUT, another one goes and this is looking ominous for the Dutch. It was a short delivery which Reekers tried to pull, he was a little cramped and could only lob the ball to mid on for the easiest of catches

DJ Reekers c McCallan b KJ O'Brien 19 (39m 28b 4x4 0x6) SR: 67.85

Netherlands 40/3   DLS van Bunge 7* (12b 1x4)   KJ O'Brien 4.5-1-15-2

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, OUT, another wicket falls and what a fantastic catch it was. Van Bunge attempted to drive off the back foot, the ball seemed to stop a little on the pitch as he looped the ball into the covers where Porterfield takes a sunning catch diving back

DLS van Bunge c Porterfield b KJ O'Brien 7 (16m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

Netherlands 41/4   ES Szwarczynski 0* (7b)   KJ O'Brien 5.1-1-15-3

Connell to Borren, OUT, this is a disaster for the Netherlands. Another forward prob but this time he takes the edge and the ball is through to O'Brien who acepts the easy chance. We could be in for an early finish today

PW Borren c †NJ O'Brien b Connell 5 (5m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Netherlands 46/5   ES Szwarczynski 0* (7b)   PC Connell 6.2-1-23-2

Botha to HJC Mol, OUT, that's the breakthrough! It looked as though the ball may have just run off the face as Mol tried another guide to third man. The Umpire had no doubt and that brings Mol's resilant innings to an end

HJC Mol c †NJ O'Brien b Botha 18 (63m 50b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.00

Netherlands 104/6   ES Szwarczynski 33* (56b 5x4)   AC Botha 4.5-0-12-1

McCallan to Szwarczynski, OUT, that's the wicket that Ireland wanted! Poor shot selection that again has cost the Dutch as Szwarczynski tried to cut a ball that wasn't short enough as it clipped the off stump

ES Szwarczynski b McCallan 33 (79m 58b 5x4 0x6) SR: 56.89

Netherlands 104/7   GMC Mol 0* (1b)   WK McCallan 4.2-0-10-1

Botha to GMC Mol, OUT, gone this time playing across the line to a ball which struck him on the full- he looked plum in front and the Umpire agrees

GMC Mol lbw b Botha 14 (36m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 42.42

Netherlands 127/8   J Smits 8* (24b 1x4)   AC Botha 9.4-2-26-2

Kidd to Smits, OUT, disaster for the Netherlands as Smits hits straight to McCallan at short fine leg and attempts a run, Schiferli is well short after a good throw by McCallan

E Schiferli run out 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Netherlands 133/9   J Smits 14* (32b 2x4)   GE Kidd 2.1-0-3-0

Cusack to Smits, OUT, So a modest target for Ireland to chase after the interval, join us after the break in around 45 minutes to see how they go.
Match State: Innings Break

J Smits run out 18 (63m 50b 2x4 0x6) SR: 36.00

Netherlands 142/10   * (b)   AR Cusack 7.1-1-25-0





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Hours of play (local time) 10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30.

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