Ireland v Netherlands, World T20, Group B, Sylhet March 21, 2014

Records tumble as Netherlands make 193 in 13.5 overs

Stats highlights from Netherlands' historic win against Ireland in Sylhet

  • The six-wicket victory was Netherlands' first against Ireland in four T20 matches. Ireland had won two of their previous three contests, with one no result.

  • Netherlands' 193 for 4 is the highest total a team has made in 13.5 overs in any T20 cricket. The previous best was 175 by South Africa against England in Centurion in 2009-2010.

  • Netherlands made their highest total, beating 172 for 5 against Kenya last year. Ireland's 189 was their second highest.

  • Stephan Myburgh's 17-ball fifty equalled the second fastest half-century in T20Is. Ireland's Paul Stirling had hit a 17-ball fifty against Afghanistan in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in 2012. Yuvraj Singh holds the record for the fastest fifty - 12 balls against England in the 2007 World T20.

  • Netherlands hit 91 runs in the first-six overs - a record for the Powerplay overs, beating the 90 New Zealand scored against Scotland in the 2009 World T20. Netherlands' previous highest in the Powerplay was 67, against UAE in an earlier league match of this tournament.

  • The Netherlands batsmen hit 19 sixes in this match - the most in a T20 international innings. The previous best was Australia's 18 against England at the Rose Bowl last year.

  • Ireland hit 11 sixes in their innings, their most in a T20 international, taking the tally of sixes in this match to 30, which is a record. India and New Zealand had hit 24 sixes in Christchurch in 2008-09.

  • The 101-run partnership between Kevin O'Brien and Andrew Poynter was only the second hundred partnership for Ireland in T20 internationals and their second highest for any wicket. William Porterfield and Paul Stirling had added an unbeaten 109 for the first wicket against Canada in the World Twenty20 Qualifier preliminary final in 2011-12.

  • Netherlands' chase was the fastest - in terms of run rate - of a target of 190 or more in T20 internationals. Netherland scored 193 at a run rate of 13.95. The previous record was held by South Africa, against West Indies in Johannesburg, when they chased down a target of 206 with 14 balls remaining.

  • Wesley Barresi and Tom Cooper added 61 runs in 24 balls for the fourth wicket, scoring at 15.25 runs an over, after Peter Borren and Stephan Myburgh had added 91 runs in 36 balls at 15.16 for the first wicket. They were the seventh and eighth fastest 50-plus partnerships in World T20s. Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson added 53 runs in 16 balls in the semi-final of the 2010 World T20.

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at

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  • Dummy4 on March 22, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    Some superb clean hitting from both IRE , Neth. considering they are below rank. Both deserved to be in the next round because Neth had nothing to loose so they were very aggressive . But its a game after all, so there is only one winner.

  • Vinod on March 22, 2014, 3:16 GMT

    What a game-well played both teams!

  • Syed on March 22, 2014, 1:04 GMT

    Good Job Netherlands ......T20 has given the chance to other nations to play international Cricket..... love to see more countries participating in international cricket tournaments.

  • pradeep on March 21, 2014, 20:38 GMT

    win t20 world cup.I think Holland can upset big yeams

  • Aashrith on March 21, 2014, 19:46 GMT

    @Blackholesun, I wholeheartedly agree but they hit the target in just 13.2 overs. Not to be mean or anything

  • Dummy4 on March 21, 2014, 19:32 GMT

    @Adnan Khan: liked your idea of the European Cup.. there could also be an Euro-asia Cup as well I think....

  • Dummy4 on March 21, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    What a performance, who said associates cant play? This is unbelievable!

  • Dummy4 on March 21, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    No wonder this is NOT cricket but bashball!

  • Sam on March 21, 2014, 18:06 GMT

    @ Adnan Khan: Agree, European cup is a great idea. If not ODIs then definitely at least European T20 cup.

  • Dummy4 on March 21, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    made me proud i live in netherlands well done guys. There is certainly high potential and i know that closely

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