ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2011-2013/14 / Commentary

and Myburgh and Szwarczynski take to the field, with the Irishmen close behind, resumption imminent.

0.1

Johnston to Myburgh, no run, pushed into the off side

0.2

Johnston to Myburgh, no run, punched back past Johnston

0.3

Johnston to Myburgh, no run, left alone outside off

0.4

Johnston to Myburgh, FOUR, cut firmly over point for four

0.5

Johnston to Myburgh, no run, moving back into him, and it's through to Wilson

0.6

Johnston to Myburgh, no run, bottom edged into the turf

End of over 1 (4 runs) Netherlands 4/0 (265 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.40)
SJ Myburgh    4* (6b 1x4)      DT Johnston    1-0-4-0
ES Szwarczynski    0* (0b)     

1.1

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, left alone through to Wilson

1.2

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, shoulders arms again

1.3

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, FOUR, fuller ball, driven hard to the boundary at long off

1.4

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, defended down the ground

1.5

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, 3 runs, slipped square off the pads, Mooney lets it past him at square leg and they run three

1.6

Murtagh to Myburgh, no run, driven to mid on

End of over 2 (7 runs) Netherlands 11/0 (258 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 5.37)
SJ Myburgh    4* (7b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-7-0
ES Szwarczynski    7* (5b 1x4)      DT Johnston    1-0-4-0

2.1

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, defended to cover

2.2

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, blocked into the off side again

2.3

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, driven firmly to extra cover

2.4

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, blocked with soft hands on the back foot

2.5

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, blocked out to point

2.6

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, blocked on the back foot, and a maiden for Johnston

End of over 3 (maiden) Netherlands 11/0 (258 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 5.48)
ES Szwarczynski    7* (11b 1x4)      DT Johnston    2-1-4-0
SJ Myburgh    4* (7b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-7-0

3.1

Murtagh to Myburgh, SIX, hit hard and flat over long on for six

3.2

Murtagh to Myburgh, 2 runs, clipped behind square for two more

3.3

Murtagh to Myburgh, no run, has a swing at that one too, keeps low on it's way through to Wilson

3.4

Murtagh to Myburgh, 2 runs, run down to third man and they're through for two

3.5

Murtagh to Myburgh, 2 runs, pushed out to long on for two

3.6

Murtagh to Myburgh, no run, through to Wilson as Myburgh misses a cut

End of over 4 (12 runs) Netherlands 23/0 (246 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 5.34)
SJ Myburgh    16* (13b 1x4 1x6)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-19-0
ES Szwarczynski    7* (11b 1x4)      DT Johnston    2-1-4-0

4.1

Johnston to Szwarczynski, 1 run, pushed past Johnston and they force the single

4.2

Johnston to Myburgh, no run, cut to point

4.3

Johnston to Myburgh, FOUR, pitched up and a little wide, Myburgh drives forcefully though extra cover

4.4

Johnston to Myburgh, no run, cut to point

4.5

Johnston to Myburgh, no run, pushed out to mid off, Myburgh wants the single, but is sent back

4.6

Johnston to Myburgh, FOUR, offered a little width again, and Myburgh picks up for more though the covers

End of over 5 (9 runs) Netherlands 32/0 (237 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 6.40, RRR: 5.26)
SJ Myburgh    24* (18b 3x4 1x6)      DT Johnston    3-1-13-0
ES Szwarczynski    8* (12b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-19-0

5.1

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, defended into the off side

5.2

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, defended back past murtagh

5.3

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, 1 run, run down to third man

5.4

Murtagh to Myburgh, FOUR, cut hard behind point and that's four more

5.5

Murtagh to Myburgh, 1 run, cut late again, but Johnston's there with a fine low stop

5.6

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, defended back to Murtagh

End of over 6 (6 runs) Netherlands 38/0 (231 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 5.25)
ES Szwarczynski    9* (16b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    3-0-25-0
SJ Myburgh    29* (20b 4x4 1x6)      DT Johnston    3-1-13-0

6.1

Stirling to Myburgh, 1 run, driven uppishly to cover

6.2

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run, blocked back to Stirling

6.3

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run, back to the bowler again

6.4

Stirling to Szwarczynski, FOUR, late cut between point and backward point, an away for four

6.5

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run, cut behind point again, but stopped

6.6

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run, defended on the front foot

End of over 7 (5 runs) Netherlands 43/0 (226 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 6.14, RRR: 5.25)
ES Szwarczynski    13* (21b 2x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-5-0
SJ Myburgh    30* (21b 4x4 1x6)      TJ Murtagh    3-0-25-0

7.1

Murtagh to Myburgh, 1 run, driven back over the bowler, but sticks in the ground on the way to the rope

7.2

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, driven out to long on

7.3

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, blocked down the ground

7.4

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, 2 runs, driven out square and they're through for a comfortable two

7.5

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, blocked into the leg side

7.6

Murtagh to Szwarczynski, no run, defended on the back foot

End of over 8 (3 runs) Netherlands 46/0 (223 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 5.30)
ES Szwarczynski    15* (26b 2x4)      TJ Murtagh    4-0-28-0
SJ Myburgh    31* (22b 4x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    1-0-5-0

8.1

Stirling to Myburgh, no run, driven to cover off the back foot

8.2

Stirling to Myburgh, FOUR, steps away to make room and slashes it away through the covers

8.3

Stirling to Myburgh, no run, blocked back down the pitch

8.4

Stirling to Myburgh, OUT, Myburgh steps away to cut again, a little top spin from Stirling sees the ball through his stumps before he's set.

SJ Myburgh b Stirling 35 (26b 5x4 1x6) SR: 134.61

8.5

Stirling to Barresi, FOUR, inside edge just past the stumps, runs away for four

8.6

Stirling to Barresi, no run, defended on the front foot

End of over 9 (8 runs) Netherlands 54/1 (215 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.24)
W Barresi    4* (2b 1x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-13-1
ES Szwarczynski    15* (26b 2x4)      TJ Murtagh    4-0-28-0

9.1

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, cut to backward point

9.2

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, pushed back past the bowler

9.3

Johnston to Szwarczynski, FOUR, driven up through cover, quite literally, the ball skidding through Stirling's legs on the way to the rope

9.4

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, left alone outside off

9.5

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, blocked on the front foot

9.6

Johnston to Szwarczynski, no run, bouncer, through to Wilson

End of over 10 (4 runs) Netherlands 58/1 (211 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.80, RRR: 5.27)
ES Szwarczynski    19* (32b 3x4)      DT Johnston    4-1-17-0
W Barresi    4* (2b 1x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-13-1

10.1

Stirling to Barresi, no run, spins onethrough him into the gloves

10.2

Stirling to Barresi, no run, worked into the leg side

10.3

Stirling to Barresi, 1 wide, down leg side

10.3

Stirling to Barresi, no run, between bat and pad again

10.4

Stirling to Barresi, no run, watched onto the bat this time

10.5

Stirling to Barresi, 2 runs, glanced fine off the hip for two

10.6

Stirling to Barresi, 1 run, cut away square for one more

End of over 11 (4 runs) Netherlands 62/1 (207 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.63, RRR: 5.30)
W Barresi    7* (8b 1x4)      PR Stirling    3-0-17-1
ES Szwarczynski    19* (32b 3x4)      DT Johnston    4-1-17-0

11.1

Johnston to Barresi, no run, defended on the back foot

11.2

Johnston to Barresi, no run, Wilson makes a meal of it and they think about chancing a single, but play it safe

11.3

Johnston to Barresi, no run, squeezed out to point off the back foot

11.4

Johnston to Barresi, no run, ducks under a bouncer

11.5

Johnston to Barresi, 1 wide, down leg side

11.5

Johnston to Barresi, 1 run, run down to third man for one

11.6

Johnston to Szwarczynski, 1 run, pushed up over wilson to fine third man for one

End of over 12 (3 runs) Netherlands 65/1 (204 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.41, RRR: 5.36)
ES Szwarczynski    20* (33b 3x4)      DT Johnston    5-1-20-0
W Barresi    8* (13b 1x4)      PR Stirling    3-0-17-1

12.1

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run, blocked back to Stirling

12.2

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run

12.3

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run, defended to off

12.4

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run, pushed out to third man

12.5

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run, played into the covers

12.6

Stirling to Szwarczynski, 1 run, driven out to mid off

End of over 13 (1 run) Netherlands 66/1 (203 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.07, RRR: 5.48)
ES Szwarczynski    21* (39b 3x4)      PR Stirling    4-0-18-1
W Barresi    8* (13b 1x4)      DT Johnston    5-1-20-0

13.1

Johnston to Szwarczynski, 1 run, worked into the leg side for one

13.2

Johnston to Barresi, no run, punched out to mid on

13.3

Johnston to Barresi, no run, defended down the ground

13.4

Johnston to Barresi, 2 runs, driven through the covers for two

13.5

Johnston to Barresi, 1 bye, bouncer palmed up and over by Wilson, and they run one

13.6

Johnston to Szwarczynski, 1 run, pushed out to point for one

End of over 14 (5 runs) Netherlands 71/1 (198 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.07, RRR: 5.50)
ES Szwarczynski    23* (41b 3x4)      DT Johnston    6-1-24-0
W Barresi    10* (17b 1x4)      PR Stirling    4-0-18-1

14.1

Stirling to Szwarczynski, 4 byes, looks to reverse sweep, can't get bat on it but it runs through anyway

14.2

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run

14.3

Stirling to Szwarczynski, FOUR, cut away behindpoint, Murtagh's after it but makes a hash of it on the rope

14.4

Stirling to Szwarczynski, 1 run, worked away to midwicket

14.5

Stirling to Barresi, 2 runs, chipped up over Joyce at mid on

14.6

Stirling to Barresi, no run, defended on the front foot

End of over 15 (11 runs) Netherlands 82/1 (187 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.46, RRR: 5.34)
W Barresi    12* (19b 1x4)      PR Stirling    5-0-25-1
ES Szwarczynski    28* (45b 4x4)      DT Johnston    6-1-24-0

15.1

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, no run, punched back to O'Brien

15.2

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, 1 run, opens the face to run it away in front of third man

15.3

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, 2 runs, cut through point for a couple

15.4

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, 1 run, driven through the covers for another

15.5

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, 1 run, driven off his toes to long on

15.6

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, 1 run, run down to third man for one more

End of over 16 (6 runs) Netherlands 88/1 (181 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 5.32)
W Barresi    16* (22b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-6-0
ES Szwarczynski    30* (48b 4x4)      PR Stirling    5-0-25-1

16.1

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, defended on the front foot

16.2

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, forward to defend again

16.3

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, cut to point

16.4

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, blocks carefully agaiin

16.5

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, driven to cover off the back foot

16.6

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, tipped into the off side and they take a quick one

End of over 17 (1 run) Netherlands 89/1 (180 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 5.45)
W Barresi    17* (28b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-1-0
ES Szwarczynski    30* (48b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-6-0

17.1

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, no run, blocked down the ground

17.2

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, no run, driven to cover off the back foot

17.3

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, no run, defended back to O'Brien

17.4

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, no run, played out to mid on

17.5

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, 5 wides, down the leg side and past everyone

17.5

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, 1 run, pushed through the covers

17.6

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, no run, defended to mid off

End of over 18 (6 runs) Netherlands 95/1 (174 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.27, RRR: 5.43)
ES Szwarczynski    30* (49b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-12-0
W Barresi    18* (33b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-1-0

18.1

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, blocked down the pitch

18.2

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, driven over extra cover

18.3

Dockrell to Szwarczynski, 1 run, down the track and drives to long off

18.4

Dockrell to Barresi, FOUR, drops it short and is cut away square to the rope, and that's the fifty partnership

18.5

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, defends forward

18.6

Dockrell to Barresi, 2 runs, lifted over cover for two more

End of over 19 (8 runs) Netherlands 103/1 (166 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 5.35)
W Barresi    25* (38b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    2-0-9-0
ES Szwarczynski    31* (50b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-12-0

19.1

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, no run, punched back to O'Brien

19.2

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, 1 run, cut away square

19.3

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, no run, blocked down the ground

19.4

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, no run, played out to point

19.5

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, no run, defended on the back foot

19.6

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, FOUR, driven back over his head for a two bounce four

End of over 20 (5 runs) Netherlands 108/1 (161 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 5.36)
W Barresi    29* (42b 3x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-17-0
ES Szwarczynski    32* (52b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    2-0-9-0

20.1

Dockrell to Szwarczynski, no run, driven to cover

20.2

Dockrell to Szwarczynski, no run, down the track and played to cover again

20.3

Dockrell to Szwarczynski, no run, uses his feet again, and played to cover

20.4

Dockrell to Szwarczynski, 1 run, finds a gap this time, out to long off for one

20.5

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, defended to cover

20.6

Dockrell to Barresi, 3 runs, through the gap this time on the drive, and they run three

End of over 21 (4 runs) Netherlands 112/1 (157 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 5.41)
W Barresi    32* (44b 3x4)      GH Dockrell    3-0-13-0
ES Szwarczynski    33* (56b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-17-0

21.1

Cusack to Barresi, no run, defended back to Cusack

21.2

Cusack to Barresi, no run, defended straight again

21.3

Cusack to Barresi, no run, carefully defended again

21.4

Cusack to Barresi, 1 run, worked behind square off his legs

21.5

Cusack to Szwarczynski, 1 run, worked into the leg side again

21.6

Cusack to Barresi, 1 run, squeezed out to point and they scamper through for one

End of over 22 (3 runs) Netherlands 115/1 (154 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.22, RRR: 5.50)
W Barresi    34* (49b 3x4)      AR Cusack    1-0-3-0
ES Szwarczynski    34* (57b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    3-0-13-0

22.1

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, tucked into the leg side for one

22.2

Dockrell to Szwarczynski, 1 run, uses his feet and drives out to long off

22.3

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, real turn there, past the edge to Wilson

22.4

Dockrell to Barresi, 2 runs, dabbed around the corner for two

22.5

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, spun past the edge again

22.6

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, worked into the leg side for one

End of over 23 (5 runs) Netherlands 120/1 (149 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 5.51)
W Barresi    38* (54b 3x4)      GH Dockrell    4-0-18-0
ES Szwarczynski    35* (58b 4x4)      AR Cusack    1-0-3-0

23.1

Cusack to Barresi, 1 run, cut away to the Niall O'Brien on the rope

23.2

Cusack to Szwarczynski, no run, defended to mid off

23.3

Cusack to Szwarczynski, 2 runs, cut away through backward point and they push for two

23.4

Cusack to Szwarczynski, no run, defended back past Cusack

23.5

Cusack to Szwarczynski, 1 run, cut behind point again, but Szwarzcynski slips in the turn, so just a single

23.6

Cusack to Barresi, no run, blocked to mid on

End of over 24 (4 runs) Netherlands 124/1 (145 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 5.57)
W Barresi    39* (56b 3x4)      AR Cusack    2-0-7-0
ES Szwarczynski    38* (62b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    4-0-18-0

24.1

Dockrell to Szwarczynski, 1 run, stroked out to long off

24.2

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, driven to long off again off the back foot

24.3

Dockrell to Szwarczynski, 1 run, another dingle to long off

24.4

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, defends on the front foot

24.5

Dockrell to Barresi, no run, pushed out to point

24.6

Dockrell to Barresi, 1 run, tipped into the off side for one

End of over 25 (4 runs) Netherlands 128/1 (141 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 5.64)
W Barresi    41* (60b 3x4)      GH Dockrell    5-0-22-0
ES Szwarczynski    40* (64b 4x4)      AR Cusack    2-0-7-0

25.1

Stirling to Barresi, 1 run, cut softly through point

25.2

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run, defends forward

25.3

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run

25.4

Stirling to Szwarczynski, 1 run, cut away square

25.5

Stirling to Barresi, no run, blocked back to Stirling

25.6

Stirling to Barresi, no run, defended to cover

End of over 26 (2 runs) Netherlands 130/1 (139 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.79)
W Barresi    42* (63b 3x4)      PR Stirling    6-0-27-1
ES Szwarczynski    41* (67b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    5-0-22-0

26.1

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, no run, driven to mid off

26.2

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, 1 run, run down to third man

26.3

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, no run, blocked back down the pitch

26.4

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, FOUR, lovely lofted straight drive for four

26.5

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, no run, driven hard to Joyce at cover

26.6

KJ O'Brien to Barresi, OUT, and gone, Barresi takes his time taking guard, apparently unhappy about something behind the bowler's arm, but not as unhappy as he'll be about that. O'Brien turns one between bat and pad, and Wilson gathers it. Big shout and up goes the finger.

W Barresi c †Wilson b KJ O'Brien 46 (67b 4x4 0x6) SR: 68.65

End of over 27 (5 runs) Netherlands 135/2 (134 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.82)
     KJ O'Brien    4-0-22-1
ES Szwarczynski    42* (69b 4x4)      PR Stirling    6-0-27-1

27.1

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run

27.2

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run

27.3

Stirling to Szwarczynski, no run

27.4

Stirling to Szwarczynski, 1 run, down the track and driven to long on

27.5

Stirling to Cooper, 2 runs, swept fine for two

27.6

Stirling to Cooper, 1 run, driven through cover for one more

End of over 28 (4 runs) Netherlands 139/2 (130 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.96, RRR: 5.90)
TLW Cooper    3* (2b)      PR Stirling    7-0-31-1
ES Szwarczynski    43* (73b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-22-1

28.1

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, no run, blocked to cover

28.2

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, 1 run, run down past backward point

28.3

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, no run, defeded forward

28.4

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, no run, driven back to O'Brien

28.5

KJ O'Brien to Szwarczynski, 1 run, run down to third man

28.6

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, no run, blocked on the front foot

End of over 29 (2 runs) Netherlands 141/2 (128 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.86, RRR: 6.09)
TLW Cooper    4* (5b)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-24-1
ES Szwarczynski    44* (76b 4x4)      PR Stirling    7-0-31-1

29.1

Stirling to Szwarczynski, OUT, chrages down the track and it turns past the bat, Wilson surplus to requirements as the ball takes off the bails for him

ES Szwarczynski b Stirling 44 (77b 4x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

29.2

Stirling to Swart, 1 run, OUT, tapped around the corner for one

MR Swart run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

29.3

Stirling to Cooper, OUT

MR Swart run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

29.4

Stirling to van Bunge, no run

29.5

Stirling to van Bunge, no run

29.6

Stirling to van Bunge, no run

End of over 30 (1 run) Netherlands 142/4 (127 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.73, RRR: 6.35)
DLS van Bunge    0* (3b)      PR Stirling    8-0-32-2
TLW Cooper    4* (6b)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-24-1

30.1

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, 1 run

30.2

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, no run

30.3

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, no run, throguh to Wilson

30.4

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, no run, blocked to cover

30.5

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, FOUR, pulled through backward square leg to the rope

30.6

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, no run, pushed out to cover, thinking about the single but think twice

End of over 31 (5 runs) Netherlands 147/4 (122 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.74, RRR: 6.42)
DLS van Bunge    4* (8b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    6-0-29-1
TLW Cooper    5* (7b)      PR Stirling    8-0-32-2

31.1

Stirling to Cooper, no run, back to the bowler

31.2

Stirling to Cooper, 1 run, worked out square

31.3

Stirling to van Bunge, no run, defended on the front foot

31.4

Stirling to van Bunge, 1 run, cut through point

31.5

Stirling to Cooper, no run, defended down the ground

31.6

Stirling to Cooper, no run, defends forward again

End of over 32 (2 runs) Netherlands 149/4 (120 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.65, RRR: 6.66)
TLW Cooper    6* (11b)      PR Stirling    9-0-34-2
DLS van Bunge    5* (10b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    6-0-29-1

32.1

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, no run, looks to work it square, but can't connect

32.2

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, 1 run, driven to mid on, and they steal a quick single

32.3

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, no run, through to Wilson

32.4

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, 1 run, clipped off the pads for one

32.5

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, no run, cut to point

32.6

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, FOUR, driven through the covers to the rope

End of over 33 (6 runs) Netherlands 155/4 (114 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.69, RRR: 6.70)
DLS van Bunge    10* (14b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    7-0-35-1
TLW Cooper    7* (13b)      PR Stirling    9-0-34-2

33.1

Stirling to Cooper, no run, defended down the ground

33.2

Stirling to Cooper, no run, pushed out to mid off

33.3

Stirling to Cooper, no run, defended to point

33.4

Stirling to Cooper, 1 run, worked into leg

33.5

Stirling to van Bunge, 2 runs, glanced very fine, more edge than bat, but they'll get two

33.6

Stirling to van Bunge, no run, defended on the front foot

End of over 34 (3 runs) Netherlands 158/4 (111 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.64, RRR: 6.93)
DLS van Bunge    12* (16b 2x4)      PR Stirling    10-0-37-2
TLW Cooper    8* (17b)      KJ O'Brien    7-0-35-1

34.1

Cusack to Cooper, no run

34.2

Cusack to Cooper, no run, defended to leg

34.3

Cusack to Cooper, no run, defended square

34.4

Cusack to Cooper, 1 run, run down to third man

34.5

Cusack to van Bunge, no run, left alone outside off

34.6

Cusack to van Bunge, 1 run, pushed out through point

and this will be the batting powerplay, Dockrell to bowl the first over, fair to say the next overs will be crucial.

End of over 35 (2 runs) Netherlands 160/4 (109 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 7.26)
DLS van Bunge    13* (18b 2x4)      AR Cusack    3-0-9-0
TLW Cooper    9* (21b)      PR Stirling    10-0-37-2

35.1

Dockrell to van Bunge, no run, blocked back to Dockrell

35.2

Dockrell to van Bunge, FOUR, down the track and swiped out to cow corner

35.3

Dockrell to van Bunge, 1 run, pushed out to long on

35.4

Dockrell to Cooper, 2 runs, glanced fine, aand Mooney chases it down

35.5

Dockrell to Cooper, no run, driven to cover

35.6

Dockrell to Cooper, 1 run, driven out to long off

End of over 36 (8 runs) Netherlands 168/4 (101 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 7.21)
TLW Cooper    12* (24b)      GH Dockrell    6-0-30-0
DLS van Bunge    18* (21b 3x4)      AR Cusack    3-0-9-0

36.1

Cusack to Cooper, no run, driven to cover

36.2

Cusack to Cooper, 1 run, driven between long on and extra cover

36.3

Cusack to van Bunge, 1 run, worked away to leg

36.4

Cusack to Cooper, no run, driven to cover

36.5

Cusack to Cooper, 1 run, driven to long on

36.6

Cusack to van Bunge, 1 run, clipped away square for one

End of over 37 (4 runs) Netherlands 172/4 (97 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.64, RRR: 7.46)
DLS van Bunge    20* (23b 3x4)      AR Cusack    4-0-13-0
TLW Cooper    14* (28b)      GH Dockrell    6-0-30-0

37.1

Johnston to van Bunge, 1 run, pulled round the corner for one

37.2

Johnston to Cooper, no run, defende to leg

37.3

Johnston to Cooper, 5 wides, down leg and away to the rope

37.3

Johnston to Cooper, no run, back over Johnston's head to mid on

37.4

Johnston to Cooper, 1 run, driven straight for one

37.5

Johnston to van Bunge, 1 run

37.6

Johnston to Cooper, FOUR, banged in short and hooked away behind square for a one bounce four

End of over 38 (12 runs) Netherlands 184/4 (85 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.84, RRR: 7.08)
TLW Cooper    19* (32b 1x4)      DT Johnston    7-1-36-0
DLS van Bunge    22* (25b 3x4)      AR Cusack    4-0-13-0

38.1

Cusack to van Bunge, no run

38.2

Cusack to van Bunge, 1 wide, down leg, Wilson whips off the bails and the cry goes up, but van Bunge never left safety

38.2

Cusack to van Bunge, FOUR, driven hard and high over mid off for four more

38.3

Cusack to van Bunge, no run

38.4

Cusack to van Bunge, no run, spears one into the pads, but going down leg

38.5

Cusack to van Bunge, SIX, short again, pulled away behind square for six

38.6

Cusack to van Bunge, 1 run, full toss, clipped away to fine leg

End of over 39 (12 runs) Netherlands 196/4 (73 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.02, RRR: 6.63)
DLS van Bunge    33* (31b 4x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    5-0-25-0
TLW Cooper    19* (32b 1x4)      DT Johnston    7-1-36-0

39.1

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, 1 run, squeezed out to gully and they hurry through

39.2

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, no run, excellent yorker, Cooper can't get it away

39.3

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, no run, in at the toes again, and Cooper's not able to score

39.4

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, 1 run, chipped over mid on

39.5

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, SIX, full toss pulled away behind square, put down in the crowd

39.6

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, 1 run, on the pads, clipped away to fine leg

End of over 40 (9 runs) Netherlands 205/4 (64 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.12, RRR: 6.40)
DLS van Bunge    41* (34b 4x4 2x6)      KJ O'Brien    8-0-44-1
TLW Cooper    20* (35b 1x4)      AR Cusack    5-0-25-0

40.1

Dockrell to van Bunge, no run, defended forward

40.2

Dockrell to van Bunge, 3 runs, chipped up over midwicket, and they run hard for three

40.3

Dockrell to Cooper, 1 run, driven to mid off off the back foot

40.4

Dockrell to van Bunge, no run, truned into the leg side

40.5

Dockrell to van Bunge, 1 run, cut square for a single

40.6

Dockrell to Cooper, no run, defednded back to Dockrell

End of over 41 (5 runs) Netherlands 210/4 (59 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.12, RRR: 6.55)
TLW Cooper    21* (37b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    7-0-35-0
DLS van Bunge    45* (38b 4x4 2x6)      KJ O'Brien    8-0-44-1

41.1

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, no run, played back to O'Brien

41.2

KJ O'Brien to van Bunge, OUT, there goes the big man, O'Brien fires one in full, van Bunge plays all round it and up goes the finger. Critical wicket for the Irish.

DLS van Bunge lbw b KJ O'Brien 45 (40b 4x4 2x6) SR: 112.50

41.3

KJ O'Brien to Borren, no run, defended back to O'Brien

41.4

KJ O'Brien to Borren, no run, textbook forward defensive

41.5

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run, flicked square off the pads to get off the mark

41.6

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, 1 run, punched out to long on

End of over 42 (2 runs) Netherlands 212/5 (57 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.04, RRR: 7.12)
TLW Cooper    22* (38b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    9-0-46-2
PW Borren    1* (3b)      GH Dockrell    7-0-35-0

42.1

Dockrell to Cooper, 1 run, pushed out to mid on

42.2

Dockrell to Borren, 2 runs, reverse swept fine for a couple

42.3

Dockrell to Borren, 1 run, leading edge into the vacant off side for one

42.4

Dockrell to Cooper, 1 run, pushed out to long on

42.5

Dockrell to Borren, 1 run, tapped into the on side for one

42.6

Dockrell to Cooper, 1 run, pushed out to long on again

End of over 43 (7 runs) Netherlands 219/5 (50 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.09, RRR: 7.14)
TLW Cooper    25* (41b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    8-0-42-0
PW Borren    5* (6b)      KJ O'Brien    9-0-46-2

43.1

Mooney to Cooper, 2 runs, clipped away to midwicket for two

43.2

Mooney to Cooper, no run, pitched up, and he can't get it away

43.3

Mooney to Cooper, 1 run, forced into the leg side, but doesn't really get hold of it

43.4

Mooney to Borren, 2 runs, run down to third man with soft hands, good running for two

43.5

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, run down to third man again, but a quicker ball so no time for the second

43.6

Mooney to Cooper, 2 runs, off the pads to midwicket and two more to the total

End of over 44 (8 runs) Netherlands 227/5 (42 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.15, RRR: 7.00)
TLW Cooper    30* (45b 1x4)      JF Mooney    1-0-8-0
PW Borren    8* (8b)      GH Dockrell    8-0-42-0

44.1

Dockrell to Borren, 1 run, tapped away square for one

44.2

Dockrell to Cooper, no run, reverse swept, but picks out the man at square leg

44.3

Dockrell to Cooper, no run, worked into the leg side

44.4

Dockrell to Cooper, no run, defended to cover

44.5

Dockrell to Cooper, no run, defended back to Dockrell

44.6

Dockrell to Cooper, 1 run, pushed out to long on

End of over 45 (2 runs) Netherlands 229/5 (40 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.08, RRR: 8.00)
TLW Cooper    31* (50b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    9-0-44-0
PW Borren    9* (9b)      JF Mooney    1-0-8-0

45.1

Mooney to Cooper, 1 run, glanced to fine leg for one

45.2

Mooney to Borren, 3 wides, down leg and past Wilson, they run two

45.2

Mooney to Borren, no run, driven to cover

45.3

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, full toss driven straight for one

45.4

Mooney to Cooper, FOUR, driven hard out to the rope at long off

45.5

Mooney to Cooper, no run, driven hard, but straight to the man at point

45.6

Mooney to Cooper, no run, picks out the fielder again

End of over 46 (9 runs) Netherlands 238/5 (31 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.17, RRR: 7.75)
TLW Cooper    36* (54b 2x4)      JF Mooney    2-0-17-0
PW Borren    10* (11b)      GH Dockrell    9-0-44-0

46.1

Dockrell to Borren, SIX, swept out high to deep midwicket, where Joyce palms a simple catch over the rope

46.2

Dockrell to Borren, OUT, but Borren offers Joyce redemption next ball, gratefully accepted.

PW Borren c Joyce b Dockrell 16 (13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 123.07

46.3

Dockrell to Mudassar Bukhari, no run

46.4

Dockrell to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run

46.5

Dockrell to Cooper, no run, defended back to the bowler

46.6

Dockrell to Cooper, 2 runs, reverse swept high over square leg for two

End of over 47 (9 runs) Netherlands 247/6 (22 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.25, RRR: 7.33)
TLW Cooper    38* (56b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    10-0-53-1
Mudassar Bukhari    1* (2b)      JF Mooney    2-0-17-0

47.1

KJ O'Brien to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, driven to mid on

47.2

KJ O'Brien to Mudassar Bukhari, FOUR, goes down the track to lift it back over his head, drops just inside the rope

47.3

KJ O'Brien to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, good reply form O'Brien, get's one through Bukhari, who narrowly escapes a stumping

47.4

KJ O'Brien to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, clipped square off the pads, they decide against chancing two

47.5

KJ O'Brien to Cooper, OUT, and gone, huge wicket there, Cooper trying to work it through midwicket wher Porterfield dives to his right to hold an excellent catch

TLW Cooper c Porterfield b KJ O'Brien 38 (57b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

47.6

KJ O'Brien to Rippon, 1 run, pushed out to mid on, and they take on the throw

End of over 48 (6 runs) Netherlands 253/7 (16 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.27, RRR: 8.00)
MJG Rippon    1* (1b)      KJ O'Brien    10-0-52-3
Mudassar Bukhari    6* (6b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    10-0-53-1

48.1

Cusack to Rippon, 1 leg bye, off the pad and away down leg

48.2

Cusack to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, chipped away to backward square

48.3

Cusack to Rippon, no run, through to Wilson

48.4

Cusack to Rippon, 1 run, bottom edged into the ground and they hurry through

48.5

Cusack to Mudassar Bukhari, OUT, big hit back over the bowlers head, but Bukhari's been done by the wind as the ball drops just inside the boundary into Dockrell's hands

Mudassar Bukhari c Dockrell b Cusack 7 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

48.6

Cusack to Rippon, no run, straight through him narrowly avoids a stumping.

End of over 49 (3 runs) Netherlands 256/8 (13 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.22, RRR: 13.00)
MJG Rippon    2* (5b)      AR Cusack    6-0-27-1
E Schiferli    0* (0b)      KJ O'Brien    10-0-52-3

49.1

Mooney to Schiferli, no run, bouncer through to Wilson.

49.2

Mooney to Schiferli, OUT

E Schiferli run out 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.3

Mooney to Rippon, no run

49.4

Mooney to Rippon, 2 runs

49.5

Mooney to Rippon, FOUR, high and wide again, to the rope this time

Six needed for the tie then

49.6

Mooney to Rippon, SIX, high, wide, and six it is! smashed over long on to rapturous applause!

So Ireland secure their automatic qualification, and the Netherlands take a step in the same direction. It's smiles all round here in Amstelveen after a cracking day's cricket.

End of over 50 (15 runs) Netherlands 268/9 (1 run required)
MJG Rippon    14* (9b 1x4 1x6)      JF Mooney    3-0-29-0
MAA Jamil    0* (0b)      AR Cusack    6-0-27-1
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Jul 9, 2013

Ed Joyce top-scored for Ireland with an unbeaten 96, Netherlands v Ireland, WCL Championship, Amstelveen, July 9, 2013

Ed Joyce top-scored for Ireland with an unbeaten 96

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Jul 9, 2013

Daan van Bunge cuts the ball during his innings of 45, Netherlands v Ireland, WCL Championship, Amstelveen, July 9, 2013

Daan van Bunge cuts the ball during his innings of 45

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