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August 17, 2007
Ireland 179 (I Joyce 48, Tanke 5-40) beat Netherlands 56 (Metcalfe 5-18) by 123 runs
Ireland crushed Netherlands by 123 runs in their one-off one-day international at Deventer. Ireland were dismissed for 179 in 47.5 overs but the total was far out of Netherlands reach as they were routed for 56 in 29.4 overs.
Netherlands made an encouraging start after winning the toss, reducing Ireland to 14 for 2. Opener Nicola Coffey and Isobel Joyce, sister of England batsman Ed, steadied the innings by scoring 40 and 48 respectively but after their third-wicket partnership of 84 was broken, Netherlands chipped away to dismiss Ireland for 179. Annemarie Tanke finished with career-best figures of 5 for 40 while Jolet Hartenhof took 3 for 34.
Netherlands' run-chase never got off the ground. They lost wickets in rapid succession and only their captain Helmien Rambaldo reached double figures with 16 off 39 balls. The 20 extras that Ireland conceded were the highest score for Netherlands as they struggled to 56 all out. Ciara Metcalfe was the wrecker-in-chief with a bowling performance that yielded career-best figures of 5 for 18. Jill Whelan also bowled an exceptional spell, taking 3 for 7 off six overs.
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