World T20, 12th Match, First Round Group B: Ireland v Netherlands at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014
World T20 - 12th match, First Round Group B
Netherlands won by 6 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Played at Sylhet Stadium (neutral venue)
21 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)
0.1

Swart to Porterfield, no run, floats it wide outside off, the batsman watches it go through to the keeper

0.2

Swart to Porterfield, 1 run, flatter and quicker on the stumps, the batsman punches it down to long on for first runs

0.3

Swart to Stirling, 1 run, he stays back and tucks the flatter delivery to deep midwicket for a single

0.4

Swart to Porterfield, no run, fuller on off, driven in the air, almost back to the bowler.. Some oohs and aahs after that

0.5

Swart to Porterfield, no run, comes forward and pushes the flat delivery straight to cover

0.6

Swart to Porterfield, FOUR, here comes the first boundary! Not exactly where he wanted it from though. He looks to cut and gets thick outside edge

Ireland 6/0   MR Swart 1-0-6-0
4.1

Swart to Joyce, no run, tossed up delivery on off, driven straight to cover

4.2

Swart to Joyce, no run, he looks for a gap in the cover area, but can't find one. Punched straight to the fielder again

4.3

Swart to Joyce, 1 run, flatter delivery on the stumps, the batsman nudges this to the gap at cover with soft hands for a single

4.4

Swart to Porterfield, SIX, whoaa! He just moves to the leg side to give himself some room and slaps it over long off with ridiculous ease! How did that travel so far?

4.5

Swart to Porterfield, no run, looks to chop this one through the off side, but gets a bottom edge

4.6

Swart to Porterfield, no run, comes forward and punches the length delivery straight to cover

Ireland 43/1   MR Swart 2-0-13-0
11.1

Swart to Joyce, 1 run, flatter and quicker from Swart, the batsman pushes it through cover

11.2

Swart to Poynter, no run, this one is definitely a drop! the batsman punched this full delivery straight back at the bowler, that was hit hard and high and Swart is not able to hold on. The umpire was falling to his right to avoid that too

11.3

Swart to Poynter, 1 run

11.4

Swart to Joyce, 1 run, comes forward and punches this to deep cover for a single

11.5

Swart to Poynter, 1 run, full and flighted, the batsman flicks it to deep midwicket

11.6

Swart to Joyce, 1 run, almost in the blockhole, the batsman digs it out to long on

Ireland 85/2   MR Swart 3-0-18-0
15.1

Swart to Poynter, 1 run, he makes room and looks to heave it on the on side, but gets some inside edge behind square

15.2

Swart to O'Brien, 1 run, fuller and flatter, darted in towards the leg stump, the batsman punches it down to long on

15.3

Swart to Poynter, SIX, Poynter gets the length to get under! It's a half-volley and the batsman whacks it over deep midwicket for a big one

15.4

Swart to Poynter, SIX, make that two in two! Same ball, same shot! Poynter has enough muscle to smack these over and over again

15.5

Swart to Poynter, SIX, that's a hat-trick of sixes here! But this is the best of the lot. It's full outside off and Poynter plays an inside out drive that keeps defying gravity till it crosses the ropes

15.6

Swart to Poynter, 1 run, full on the pads, the batsman whips it to deep midwicket for a single

Ireland 140/3   MR Swart 4-0-39-0
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WATCHESPN: 12th Match, First Round Group B: Ireland v Netherlands at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014
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Hours of play (local time) 15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

Match Coverage


Weren't thinking about merely winning - Myburgh
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After scoring a half-century of 17 balls, Netherlands batsman Stephan Myburgh reveals his batting plan, the conversation with his captain, and what the celebrations for making the next round may be like | March 21, 2014

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After scoring a half-century of 17 balls, Netherlands batsman Stephan Myburgh reveals his batting plan, the conversation with his captain, and what the celebrations for making the next round may be like | March 21, 2014