Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Netherlands join Ireland at the top of the table. We will be back tomorrow with the Group A matches. Till then, ciao ciao

Peter Borren: "We did struggle in manageable chases in warm-ups, and we wanted to get over this one. We slowed down a bit towards the end and but I am happy to get over the line. Myburgh set things up brilliantly and Tom Cooper was superb. I would have settled for chasing 165-170 and I think we dragged them back well."

Khurram Khan: "The way we started and the way we were playing, I thought 175 was on. But three wickets in the 1516th over changed the game and they bowled and fielded well. We dropped so many catches and that probably made the difference in the end."

Tom Cooper is the Man of the Match. He says, "It's a good all-round effort by the boys. We missed out on a couple of opportunities during the practice games, but we came back well. The pitch was really nice, and the runs came quite nicely. (On his bowling) I was just trying to guess what they were looking to do. It's a bit hit an miss as well. Another day I could have gone for more."

Netherlands take this by six wickets. Their batting, which was a concern before the game, proved to be too powerful for UAE, who didn't help themselves by spilling a number of chances. The top order led by Stephen Myburgh made useful contributions and even though Netherlands slowed down towards the end, that initial impetus meant they were never in any trouble. Lots of areas to work on for UAE

18.5
4
Rohan Mustafa to BN Cooper, FOUR runs, makes some room and carves this to extra cover boundary to end the chase
18.4
0
Rohan Mustafa to BN Cooper, no run, he punches this one to the leg side, but straight to midwicket
18.3
0
Rohan Mustafa to BN Cooper, no run, this is full and on the blockhole, dug out down the pitch
18.2
1
Rohan Mustafa to TLW Cooper, 1 run, low full toss outside off, the batsman slices it to deep point for a single
18.1
1
Rohan Mustafa to BN Cooper, 1 run, bowls it full and on the toes, Ben drives it down to long on

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | NL: 146/4 (6 runs required from 7 balls, RR: 8.11, RRR: 3.00)

  • BN Cooper1 (2b)
  • TLW Cooper33 (25b)
  • Kamran Shazad4-0-19-2
  • Amjad Javed4-0-27-0

Well bowled Kamran Shazad

17.6
1
Kamran Shazad to BN Cooper, 1 run, another bouncer, but Ben manages to hook it down to fine leg for a single
17.5
0
Kamran Shazad to BN Cooper, no run, another short ball, the batsman gets into awkward position, but manages to get his head out of the way

Zain: "Just awful stuff by UAE fielding. The one "positive" they can take is, they have slowed Netherlands to help with NRR. The only way UAE gets in now will be to beat somebody on NRR, so at least they have not crippled themselves in that."

17.4
1
Kamran Shazad to TLW Cooper, 1 run, full delivery on off, the batsman punches it to wide mid on for a single
17.3
0
Kamran Shazad to TLW Cooper, no run, this one beats the outside edge as the batsman flashes at this length delivery

Ben comes in to join his brother

17.2
W
Kamran Shazad to Borren, OUT, Yes! A catch is taken finally! This time at third man. Borren was getting boring with his cross-batted swipes, so as he sees this bounces, he arches back and stylishly ramps it towards third man, but fails to get any distance. The fielder - Silva it is - holds on to a simple chance.

PW Borren c Silva b Kamran Shazad 3 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

17.1
1lb
Kamran Shazad to TLW Cooper, 1 leg bye, looks to hit across the line, but misses it and gets hit on the pads. They take a leg bye

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs | NL: 143/3 (9 runs required from 7 balls, RR: 8.41, RRR: 3.00)

  • TLW Cooper32 (22b)
  • PW Borren3 (7b)
  • Amjad Javed4-0-27-0
  • Kamran Shazad3-0-17-1
16.6
1
Amjad Javed to TLW Cooper, 1 run, bowls that back-of-the-hand slower ball, the batsman punches it to long on for an easy single
16.5
0
Amjad Javed to TLW Cooper, no run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman pushes it straight to midwicket

Netherlands 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st69SJ MyburghMR Swart
2nd24W BarresiSJ Myburgh
3rd36W BarresiTLW Cooper
4th15PW BorrenTLW Cooper
5th8TLW CooperBN Cooper

World T20

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ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
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INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
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NL31130.154
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IRE3021-0.685
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