World T20 - 7th match, First Round Group B

Netherlands v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Stephan Myburgh and Michael Swart take the field. We're all set for the first ball, which will be delivered by Prosper Utseya.

"Why is Ten Doeschathe not in the Netherlands team????" Aravindhan asks as the national anthems are sung. He hasn't played for Netherlands for some years now, trading in an international career for a freelance Twenty20 one.


Netherlands did a Zimbabwe in their tournament opener, says Firdose Moonda in her match preview. Can Zimbabwe reclaim their Zimbabwe-ness back? Paucity of fixtures or not, they would be mighty disappointed if they don't make it out of this group.

Muvati: "My doctor advised me against supporting Zim...it has shattered my heart and left me crying countless times...but I keep coming back! Go, Zim...repay my faith in you today please!!!!

Both teams had off-field strife in the approach to the tournament, and Anurag feels that must have affected Zimbabwe: "Let's be honest, we all felt bad for Zimbabwe after their loss to Ireland. Even though I was supporting Ireland, I had a sinking feeling in the end. Considering their lack of match practice, Zimbabwe did brilliantly. The problem is not their quality of cricket. The problem is administration. Hope they can sort it out."

Jonty Rhodes, with the pitch report, says the surface is quite hard and shouldn't be overly conducive to turn.

Netherlands have resisted tinkering with their attack, and are unchanged for this game. Zimbabwe have one change - they've swapped their legspinners out. Natsai M'shangwe comes in for Tafadzwa Kamungozi.

Mark is predicting an upset: "The Dutch may never have a better chance to repeat Lords 2009 and put one over a Full Member. Zimbabwe are vulnerable and the Dutch have to believe that they can win this and go into a winner-takes-all play-off with Ireland in the last round. Think that Zim will be just good enough but, if the Dutch start well. the lack of match sharpness could just sink them."

Netherlands win the toss and bat, is the news we have from Sylhet. While we wait for the team details to filter through, the group points table might be worth a gander. Netherlands are sitting atop Group B, following their win over UAE.

14:55: Welcome all to our coverage. Zimbabwe, of course, needing to win to stay alive in the tournament, but with Ireland to play next, Netherlands won't want to lose ground either. Toss updates as we get them.

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0.1

Utseya to Swart, no run, floats one up outside off stump, defended to the off side

0.2

Utseya to Swart, 1 run, length ball, no much turn, Swart strides down and gets a single towards mid on

0.3

Utseya to Myburgh, OUT, big shout and gone! Only Utseya seemed to be appealing, and Myburgh seems a little surprised. The batsman definitely hit the ball, but it might have brushed pad first. Utseya comes around the stumps and gets one to straighten on about middle stump. Goes up in appeal despite a distinct woody sound, and the umpire gives him.

SJ Myburgh lbw b Utseya 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Utseya to Barresi, FOUR, floated up on off stump, and Barresi eases into an off drive, sending it all along the ground to the straight boundary

0.5

Utseya to Barresi, no run, closer in to the stumps this time, and a little shorter. Defended

0.6

Utseya to Barresi, no run, length ball turning slightly in towards the batsman. Barresi defends again

End of over 1 (5 runs) Netherlands 5/1 (RR: 5.00)
W Barresi    4* (3b 1x4)      P Utseya    1-0-5-1
MR Swart    1* (2b)     

Tinashe Panyangara has the ball at the other end.

1.1

Panyangara to Swart, no run, short of a length a little wide outside off. Punched to point.

1.2

Panyangara to Swart, 1 run, Swart comes down the pitch and gets it to mid on again, calling his partner through quickly

1.3

Panyangara to Barresi, FOUR, he's not messing around. This one is short and wide, Barresi frees his arms and strokes it nicely through cover. Nice shot.

1.4

Panyangara to Barresi, FOUR, hits the boundary on the other side of the field now. Panyangara hasn't done much wrong, delivering length just outside off, but Barresi sets himself and lifts it over midwicket for four

1.5

Panyangara to Barresi, OUT, and he uproots Barresi's leg stump in response. A little shuffle from the batsman, but this one comes in at him on the angle, and he lets it go between bat and pad to strike the top of the leg stump

W Barresi b Panyangara 12 (6m 6b 3x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Captain Borren is at the crease, slip in place.

1.6

Panyangara to Borren, no run, full ball, nice shape away. Left alone.

End of over 2 (9 runs) Netherlands 14/2 (RR: 7.00)
PW Borren    0* (1b)      T Panyangara    1-0-9-1
MR Swart    2* (4b)      P Utseya    1-0-5-1

2.1

Utseya to Swart, no run, full and flat, Swart steps down the crease again, but defends back to the bowler this time

2.2

Utseya to Swart, no run, full and flat again, big appeal as Swart misses the sweep, but that's heading down leg side

2.3

Utseya to Swart, 1 run, length ball, turning towards leg. Hit aerially towards midwicket, but it's into space

2.4

Utseya to Borren, no run, this is swept in the air towards short fine leg, and there's some confusion over whether Panyangara has caught it on the full. No one seems that excited, and on first look, it looked like it bounced just in front. Fielder says he's not sure, and the decision goes upstairs. Looks like it hit the ground just as he got his fingers around it, so it's not out. Could have dived forward to take it on the full, though.

2.5

Utseya to Borren, no run, full on middle stump, driven back to the bowler

2.6

Utseya to Borren, FOUR, sweep again, but this time he connects well enough to get it over short fine leg. Bounces away to the fence

End of over 3 (5 runs) Netherlands 19/2 (RR: 6.33)
PW Borren    4* (4b 1x4)      P Utseya    2-0-10-1
MR Swart    3* (7b)      T Panyangara    1-0-9-1

Chatara is in to the attack

3.1

Chatara to Swart, OUT, brainless from Netherlands, when they needed to rebuild. Swart bunts it and takes off tenatatively for a run, but Chatara is on to it like a flash. Sprints down the pitch collects the ball and underarms it to the stumps before Swart can turn around and head back

MR Swart run out 3 (15m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

3.2

Chatara to TLW Cooper, FOUR, luck first ball. He tries to cut a widish short ball and gets an under edge, sending it past the keeper

3.3

Chatara to TLW Cooper, no run, shortish ball on off stump, defended into the off side

3.4

Chatara to TLW Cooper, no run, short-of-a-length again, and it's defended solidly

3.5

Chatara to TLW Cooper, FOUR, terrific timing on that one. It was just a gentle punch, but Cooper gets it past the infield through the covers, thanks in part to sloppy fielding

3.6

Chatara to TLW Cooper, no run, appeal as Cooper is stuck on the knee roll, advancing, but I think that hit him outside the off stump line

End of over 4 (8 runs) Netherlands 27/3 (RR: 6.75)
TLW Cooper    8* (5b 2x4)      TL Chatara    1-0-8-0
PW Borren    4* (4b 1x4)      P Utseya    2-0-10-1

4.1

Utseya to Borren, FOUR, sloppy, fielding again on the fence. Borren hoicked this between deep midwicket and deep square leg, but although the fielders make the ground easily, a misfield on the fence allows the ball to get through to the rope

4.2

Utseya to Borren, 4 byes, more sloppy work. Borren shapes for a reverse sweep but misses. Utseya fires it down what would have been the leg side, but it evades Brendan Taylor and dribbles away to the fine leg boundary

4.3

Utseya to Borren, OUT, what drama this is! Borren throws it away now. Thats bowled flat on middle stump, and Borren tries to lift it straight but mishits it. Gets it down the throat of mid off

PW Borren c Chigumbura b Utseya 8 (12m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

4.4

Utseya to BN Cooper, no run, fullish, and a little slower. Defended.

4.5

Utseya to BN Cooper, 2 runs, full and slower again, Cooper drives this straight and the man at long off runs around to cut it off with a dive

4.6

Utseya to BN Cooper, no run, on the legs, defended to the on side

End of over 5 (10 runs) Netherlands 37/4 (RR: 7.40)
BN Cooper    2* (3b)      P Utseya    3-0-16-2
TLW Cooper    8* (5b 2x4)      TL Chatara    1-0-8-0

5.1

Chatara to TLW Cooper, no run, short, wide and smashed, but Sibanda at backward point puts in a lightning dive to the left and stops four

5.2

Chatara to TLW Cooper, no run, length on the legs, Cooper tries to flay it away on the leg side but doesn't time it

5.3

Chatara to TLW Cooper, no run, slower ball, floated up. Cooper picks it and defends

Mark: "So much for a potential upset! 20 deliveries and the match is looking to be over as a contest, which will certainly to the morale of the Zim fans a power of good."

5.4

Chatara to TLW Cooper, no run, short of a length, and slashed away on the off side again, but Sibanda deflects it and the man at extra cover cleans up

5.5

Chatara to TLW Cooper, no run, short and wide, cut straight to Sibanda

floated up on middle stump, Cooper drives to long on for a single

5.6

Chatara to TLW Cooper, 1 run

End of over 6 (1 run) Netherlands 38/4 (RR: 6.33)
TLW Cooper    9* (11b 2x4)      TL Chatara    2-0-9-0
BN Cooper    2* (3b)      P Utseya    3-0-16-2

Danny: "The match is in the hands of Tom Cooper. Massive amount of quality first class experience."

Natsai M'Shangwe the legspinner is into the attack

6.1

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, 1 run, flatitsh, straightening on leg stump. Eased to long on for one.

6.2

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, 1 run, fuller, floated up on off. Ben Cooper drives to long on

6.3

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, 1 run, flat, errant legside delivery, and Tom Cooper misses out. Can only get it as far as short-fine leg

6.4

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, 1 wide, fired down off side, that's wide

6.4

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, 1 run, this one's a bit straighter, but still not doing anything off the surface, worked into leg for one

6.5

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, FOUR, that deserved punishment. Long hop on leg stump, easily dispatched to the square leg boundary

6.6

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, 1 run, flat again, but it's hit straight for one

End of over 7 (10 runs) Netherlands 48/4 (RR: 6.85)
TLW Cooper    16* (15b 3x4)      N M'shangwe    1-0-10-0
BN Cooper    4* (5b)      TL Chatara    2-0-9-0

Williams is in to the attack now

7.1

Williams to TLW Cooper, 1 run, floated up on off stump, driven straight for a single

7.2

Williams to BN Cooper, 1 run, nicely flighted again, Ben Cooper drives to long on

7.3

Williams to TLW Cooper, no run, pulls the length back a bit, and the batsman hits back to the bowler

7.4

Williams to TLW Cooper, 1 run, bit quicker length ball, driven on the up to long on

7.5

Williams to BN Cooper, 1 run, more runs down the ground. This is hit past the bowler and long on comes around to clean up

7.6

Williams to TLW Cooper, 1 run, length ball on the legs, Tom Cooper goes back and drives it to long on again

End of over 8 (5 runs) Netherlands 53/4 (RR: 6.62)
TLW Cooper    19* (19b 3x4)      SC Williams    1-0-5-0
BN Cooper    6* (7b)      N M'shangwe    1-0-10-0

8.1

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, 1 run, full and on off stump, pushed through. Driven to long on.

8.2

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, swept along the ground to deep square leg

8.3

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, no run, pushed through quickly again, Cooper goes back and punches, but can't beat the infield

8.4

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, 1 run, hint of a long hop, but Tom Cooper doesn't cash in. Just hits it along the ground to deep square leg

8.5

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, no run, this is fired flat and wide of off stump, Ben tries to cut but doesn't get bat on it

8.6

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, 1 wide, that's way down leg side. Taylor does well to collect

8.6

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, 1 run, tossed up on the toes, driven to long on

End of over 9 (5 runs) Netherlands 58/4 (RR: 6.44)
BN Cooper    8* (10b)      N M'shangwe    2-0-15-0
TLW Cooper    21* (22b 3x4)      SC Williams    1-0-5-0

9.1

Williams to BN Cooper, 1 run, flattish but pitched up, driven to long off

9.2

Williams to TLW Cooper, 1 run, these guys are loving that 'V'. Another single down the ground off a full one

9.3

Williams to BN Cooper, no run, length on the stumps, hit to midwicket

9.4

Williams to BN Cooper, 1 run, length ball, again on off stump, worked to off for a single

9.5

Williams to TLW Cooper, 1 run, lengh on the pads, Tom goes on the back foot to get it wide of long on

9.6

Williams to BN Cooper, no run, length on the stumps, can't beat the infield

End of over 10 (4 runs) Netherlands 62/4 (RR: 6.20)
BN Cooper    10* (14b)      SC Williams    2-0-9-0
TLW Cooper    23* (24b 3x4)      N M'shangwe    2-0-15-0

10.1

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, no run, flat but full, Cooper tries to force it through the off side but it's fielded in the covers

10.2

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, 1 run, floated up wide of off stump, Tom Cooper reaches out and drags it to long on

10.3

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, 1 run, poor ball, way down leg. Ben Cooper sweeps but short fine leg does well to stop it

10.4

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, 1 run, this is a little to full to pull, but Cooper gets it as far as deep midwicket

10.5

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, no run, fired in flatter, hit in to the leg side, but there's no single

10.6

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, 1 run, this is pitched wide of off stump and it's short enough to cut. Ben Cooper hits it out to the offside sweeper.

End of over 11 (4 runs) Netherlands 66/4 (RR: 6.00)
BN Cooper    12* (17b)      N M'shangwe    3-0-19-0
TLW Cooper    25* (27b 3x4)      SC Williams    2-0-9-0

11.1

Williams to BN Cooper, FOUR, floaty length ball on the legs, and Ben Cooper just tickles it away fine of short-fine leg. Easy pickings.

11.2

Williams to BN Cooper, no run, this is wider outside the off stump, chopped to point

11.3

Williams to BN Cooper, 1 run, floated up and straightening on middle stump, batsman comes forward and turns it to deep midwicket

11.4

Williams to TLW Cooper, 2 runs, floated and straightening on middle again, Tom Cooper turns it gently onto the leg side and there's a big enough space on that side of the field to scramble two

11.5

Williams to TLW Cooper, 1 run, length ball, flatter this time. Punched down to long on

ZCFOutkast: "Don't understand picking Mushangwe or Kamungozi instead of one of Shingi or Vitori. Maruma doubling as a specialist batsman is already in the side. Just as expensive as the two young leggies but strikes far more than they do. I imagine Vitori would have knocked over the Irish cheaply, & the Dutch today! Poor reasoning behind selection."

11.6

Williams to BN Cooper, 1 run, poor ball, poor shot, but just a single. That's short and turning down leg side, but the batsman is way to early on the shot and it strikes him on the glove to lob over the keeper

End of over 12 (9 runs) Netherlands 75/4 (RR: 6.25)
BN Cooper    18* (21b 1x4)      SC Williams    3-0-18-0
TLW Cooper    28* (29b 3x4)      N M'shangwe    3-0-19-0

Masakadza into the attack.

12.1

Masakadza to BN Cooper, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, punched away past the covers

12.2

Masakadza to TLW Cooper, no run, that one surprised Tom Cooper. Shortish ball on off stump, it came back off the seam and hit the batsman's glove

12.3

Masakadza to TLW Cooper, 1 wide, floated up way wide of off stump

12.3

Masakadza to TLW Cooper, 1 run, length ball on off stump, hit to long on off the back stump. That shot has been productive for Tom Cooper.

12.4

Masakadza to BN Cooper, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Ben sweeps and gets it past the infield but the deep square leg cuts it off

12.5

Masakadza to TLW Cooper, SIX, whack! That's a floater again, overpitched about a foot outside the off stump. Tom Cooper takes aim and slaps it over long off for six

12.6

Masakadza to TLW Cooper, 1 run, tries the shot again, but Masakadza has pulled back the length, and the batsman hits on the bounce to long off

End of over 13 (11 runs) Netherlands 86/4 (RR: 6.61)
TLW Cooper    36* (33b 3x4 1x6)      H Masakadza    1-0-11-0
BN Cooper    20* (23b 1x4)      SC Williams    3-0-18-0

13.1

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, no run

M'Shangwe from the other end

13.2

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, no run, flat on the pads, Tom tries to swat it away on the leg side but can't manage

13.3

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, no run, shorter in length, pushed through. Tom hits it straight to cover

13.4

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, 1 run, gets him away finally. This is full and straightening on the stumps, Tom sweeps it square of the short fine leg

13.5

M'shangwe to BN Cooper, OUT, Ben Cooper goes trying to force the pace. That was pushed through and straightening on the stumps as well. Cooper lifts it straight but doesn't connect well. Man at long on fence takes an easy catch

BN Cooper c Panyangara b M'shangwe 20 (13m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

13.6

M'shangwe to TLW Cooper, FOUR, worsens his figures slightly with a short, wide one. Cooper cuts it between backward point and short third man. Maybe that could have been stopped.

End of over 14 (5 runs) Netherlands 91/5 (RR: 6.50)
TLW Cooper    41* (38b 4x4 1x6)      N M'shangwe    4-0-24-1
Mudassar Bukhari    0* (0b)      H Masakadza    1-0-11-0

Nduru YeGarwe: "@ZFC_Outkast Vitori a better striker? I know stats don't always tell the full story but in 6 t20s he has picked only 2 wickets. The logic behind the slow bowlers is obviously the sub-continent pitches. Vusi ahead of Bundu Waller for me is inexplicable."

14.1

Williams to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, full and on the stumps, whipped straight to short midwicket

14.2

Williams to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, floated up on the toes, driven to long on

14.3

Williams to TLW Cooper, 1 run, a floaty length ball, turning away. This is punched down to long off

14.4

Williams to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, length ball straightening on the stumps, worked square on the leg side

14.5

Williams to TLW Cooper, no run, length, turning away outside off. Punched to cover

14.6

Williams to TLW Cooper, 1 run, this is fuller on off stump, driven to long off

End of over 15 (4 runs) Netherlands 95/5 (RR: 6.33)
TLW Cooper    43* (41b 4x4 1x6)      SC Williams    4-0-22-0
Mudassar Bukhari    2* (3b)      N M'shangwe    4-0-24-1

Panyangara is back.

15.1

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, whipped away straight of deep midwicket. It was a tight second run, but he's safe. A direct hit might have been a different story.

15.2

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, 1 run, length again, on middle stump. Cooper turns it behind square on the leg side, but can't get it beyond the short fine leg

15.3

Panyangara to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, length ball wide of off stump, takes a thick outside edge and there's a single to third man

15.4

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, 1 wide, full and fired six inches down the leg side

15.4

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, 1 run, full outside off stump, Cooper whips that to midwicket again. Doesn't try a second run this time

15.5

Panyangara to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, slower ball, length outside off stump. Bukhari chops it towards cover and sets off

15.6

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, 1 run, full outside off stump again, jams down on that and gets into long on

End of over 16 (8 runs) Netherlands 103/5 (RR: 6.43)
TLW Cooper    48* (45b 4x4 1x6)      T Panyangara    2-0-17-1
Mudassar Bukhari    4* (5b)      SC Williams    4-0-22-0

gert: "Am not sure what a compettive score would be, but it seems that the Dutch are below par." I get that feeling too. 150 would give them a chance, but there's very little happening off the pitch.

Utseya is into the attack again

16.1

Utseya to TLW Cooper, FOUR, poor ball to start. Fires it full and way down leg, Cooper paddles it fine to complete a fine, fifty. Netherlands needed that.

16.2

Utseya to TLW Cooper, 1 run, full on the legs again, swept square this time, to deep square leg

16.3

Utseya to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, length ball turning into the batsman, who can't get bat to it. There's a shout, but that's going down leg

16.4

Utseya to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, fullish ball, punched to long on

16.5

Utseya to TLW Cooper, 1 run, full again on the pads. Cooper sweeps it to square leg again, all along the ground

16.6

Utseya to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, fired full and fast on the toes, Bukhari hits it to long on

End of over 17 (8 runs) Netherlands 111/5 (RR: 6.52)
Mudassar Bukhari    6* (8b)      P Utseya    4-0-24-2
TLW Cooper    54* (48b 5x4 1x6)      T Panyangara    2-0-17-1

Mark: "@Gert I fear that anything less than 150 will prove to be inadequate. You need 160 to have a real chance. Anything under 140 and Zim will be under no real pressure at all barring a real top-order collapse."

17.1

Panyangara to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, good yorker to start, rigth in the blockhole, Bukhari jams down on it and gets it into space on the legside

17.2

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, FOUR, more poor fielding. This has cost Zimbabwe a lot of runs in this innings. Cooper hits a full ball down the ground, but the man running around from long on basically helps it on to the fence, with a slide

17.3

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, FOUR, misses his line and Cooper punishes him. This is full outside leg stump, Cooper helps it along to the long leg fence.

17.4

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, FOUR, super shot. Clipped off the toes with immense power. Deep square leg doesn't have a great distance to cover, but it goes to the fence straight of him

17.5

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, 1 leg bye, tries the scoop shot off a length ball, but he can't connect

17.6

Panyangara to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, floated up wide of off stump, Cooper frees his arms, but finds the man at point

End of over 18 (15 runs) Netherlands 126/5 (RR: 7.00)
Mudassar Bukhari    8* (10b)      T Panyangara    3-0-31-1
TLW Cooper    66* (52b 8x4 1x6)      P Utseya    4-0-24-2

Chatara comes in at the other end

18.1

Chatara to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, shortish ball outside off stump, Bukhari chops it square on the off side

18.2

Chatara to TLW Cooper, no run, nutmegs him with a yorker. That was full, going just down the leg side, but Cooper gets one leg either side and it goes through the gap

18.3

Chatara to TLW Cooper, 1 leg bye, shortish slower ball, angled into the body. Cooper tries to pull but it hits him on the stomach. Batsmen scamper through

18.4

Chatara to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Bukhari is trying to whack it, but connects only well enough to get a single to long on

18.5

Chatara to TLW Cooper, 1 run, decent yorker again, turned towards deepmidwicket

18.6

Chatara to Mudassar Bukhari, 2 runs, a good throw would have ended Bukhari's innings. Bukhari swats it away to the legside and turns for the second, but although the batsman is struggling, Taylor has too much work to do, His underarm throw misses the stumps.

End of over 19 (6 runs) Netherlands 132/5 (RR: 6.94)
Mudassar Bukhari    12* (13b)      TL Chatara    3-0-14-0
TLW Cooper    67* (55b 8x4 1x6)      T Panyangara    3-0-31-1

19.1

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, 1 leg bye, full ball on the pads, Cooper can't get bat to it, but the leg bye is on offer

19.2

Panyangara to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, full ball again. Bukhari makes room to try hit through off, but can only get it back to the bowler

19.3

Panyangara to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, yorker again, Bukhari makes room once more and swings. An inside edge gets him one.

19.4

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, FOUR, what do you call that? This is a switch-hit reverse scoop, I think. It was a slow bouncer from Panyangara. Cooper switches his stance and grip, then scoops it over what should have been short third man. Super innovation. Bounces inches inside the rope.

19.5

Panyangara to TLW Cooper, 1 run, yorker, Cooper tries a similar shot but the length isn't there for him. They take one as this dribbles square on the off side

19.6

Panyangara to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, full ball, Bukhari does his usual grand swing, and as per usual, gets just enough bat on it to get it to long on

That four over short third man was some shot! They haven't even shown a replay yet, can you believe? I want to see it a couple more times at least.

A strange performance from the Netherlands top order, but Tom Cooper made a fist of the innings in the end. He rebuilt alongside his brother, then attacked in the last few. It doesn't look a great total, it has to be said, but it's something to bowl at.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Netherlands 140/5
Mudassar Bukhari    14* (16b)      T Panyangara    4-0-38-1
TLW Cooper    72* (58b 9x4 1x6)      TL Chatara    3-0-14-0
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Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka - Apr 1, 2014
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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Mar 19, 2014

Hamilton Masakadza hits over the top during his innings of 43, Netherlands v Zimbabwe, World T20, First Round Group B, Sylhet, March 19, 2014

Hamilton Masakadza hits over the top during his innings of 43

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Mar 19, 2014

Vusi Sibanda and Timycen Maruma celebrate Zimbabwe's win, Netherlands v Zimbabwe, World T20, Group B, Sylhet, March 19, 2014

Vusi Sibanda and Timycen Maruma celebrate Zimbabwe's win

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