World T20, 25th Match, Group 1: Netherlands v New Zealand at Chittagong, Mar 29, 2014
World T20 - 25th match, Group 1
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue)
29 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

3.25 pm The formalities have been observed, let's get on with the cricket. Stephan Myburgh and Michael Swart stride out to the middle as Kyle Mills warms up.

Mayank Aggarwal: "I think the sides are pretty even when it comes to big hitters. NZ have Anderson, McCullum, Taylor and the Dutch have Myburgh, Barresi and the Cooper brothers. The real contest will be between the bowlers and these players."

3.20 pm All in readiness for the national anthems. Huzzah, no more analysis You heard nothing ...

Swapnil R: "So far Myburgh has scored 50s and ducks in alternate games - is today a time for a change?"

"Winning the coin toss is so significant due to the dew factor. Is there anything being done about spraying etc to reduce the dew factor?" That won't affect a day game too much, Zain Khan. McCullum certainly didn't want to take any chances though, calling the moisture later in the night as "intense." But I did think New Zealand would want to bat first and rack up a big score to help boost their run-rate. For more info on that, do have a gander at our preview, by Karthik Krishnaswamy

"@Mark:As much as I would love to see an upset,it won't happen.Forget about Netherlands winning two games they will not manage to win even one game.They had a perfect chance in the last match,but they played mindlessly.Even club players won't play such shots which they did when all they needed are singles." Harsh words from Sean Pain, but I suspect that's what Borren meant when he said they played "nowhere near their best"

3.00 pm New Zealand have won the toss and elect to bowl "The pitch holds a little if anything and looking at the strength of their bowling," says Brendon McCullum "They probably do best on a deck like this. Tim Southee misses out and so does Colin Munro. Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham are in"

Peter Borren wanted to bowl as well, but says they're looking forward to put on a good total and defend it. It's the same team and he feels they did a very good job the other night against South Africa, having led that match for 70% of it

Harender Kumar: "@Mark: it means Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand and England Vs South Africa are playing in quaterfinals."

The Netherlands are rather upbeat after the fight they showed against South Africa. They're hoping for another rapid start from Stephan Myburgh, but Wesley Barresi, their keeper picks out the inexperience in the middle order as the major reason for their stumble.

2.45 pm Short boundaries are pointed out in the pitch report again, the one square of the wicket is just over 60m. It's hard and it's dry and it has a few cracks which could wear down later, so batting first would be the better option. Get 160-170 on the board and be wary of your shot selection because it could be slightly slow

I'd have to say Brendon McCullum's description of Netherlands in this tournament deserves a fair few mentions. He's wary of the "rocks or diamonds" nature of their performance, but believes if they play to potential net-run rate issues will handle themselves

Mark: "Are you a real romantic. Here's a lovely scenario: The Netherlands beat New Zealand. England beat South Africa. New Zealand beat Sri Lanka. The Netherlands beat England. All teams level on 2 wins. NRR rules!! :-) Pity that it won't happen."

2.30 pm Time for another roller coaster ride, it could be hair-raising and long or it could be done before you brace yourself to close your eyes. The Netherlands are back in action again and their bid to down a Full Member nation continues. Will New Zealand fall prey or showcase why they're one of the top-eight teams?


Mills to Myburgh, no run, oopsy! This one skids very low! Good length ball pushed across him and that dribbles away to the keeper and beats Myburgh's surprised block


Mills to Myburgh, no run, ducks in at him off a good length and he defends into the covers


Mills to Myburgh, FOUR, no duck this time for Myburgh! Bit of width and he sends it to the point boundary with a rasping cut shot


Mills to Myburgh, no run, fullish on off stump, he comes forward and drives to mid-off

Shakib: "Mayank...sorry but have I missed something...are you seriously comparing the dutch batting and the NZ batting? Only Tom Cooper is good enough to get into a team of the top 8 sides IMO" Think he was basing his analysis on current form, mate


Mills to Myburgh, no run, looks to lash this through the covers and he doesn't mind hitting on the up. No timing though as Mills continues to probe just outside off


Mills to Myburgh, 1 run, opens the face to beat a diving point. Good length ball just outside off sliced away

End of over 1 (5 runs) Netherlands 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • SJ Myburgh 5 (6b 1x4)
    • MR Swart 0 (0b)
    • KD Mills 1-0-5-0

Trent Boult gets ready to send down his first ball in limited-overs internationals in over a year


Boult to Myburgh, 1 run, bounces just before McClenaghan at short fine leg. He's clutching his left hand after the ball struck him on the half-volley. Poor ball first up, straying down leg and it was flicked away


Boult to Swart, no run, this time it's the right hander on strike and he bowls a lovely, fuller delivery that beats the outside edge


Boult to Swart, no run, thumps on the up to short cover as he continues to attack the angle across him


Boult to Swart, FOUR, digs it in and Swart is up to the challenge. Fetched it from outside off and swats it away to the midwicket boundary. No need to keep it down in the Powerplay


Boult to Swart, no run, shifts back to teasing him outside off and Swart was lured into a lazy little dab to third man. Beaten

Fine leg comes up, midwicket goes back


Boult to Swart, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, Swart guides it towards point and he sets off. Tight single and Myburgh would have been out had Guptill's throw hit. He had only one stump to aim at, but he did have the benefit of some time to take aim

End of over 2 (6 runs) Netherlands 11/0 (RR: 5.50)

    • MR Swart 5 (5b 1x4)
    • SJ Myburgh 6 (7b 1x4)
    • TA Boult 1-0-6-0
    • KD Mills 1-0-5-0

Mills to Swart, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, Swart pushes down to mid-on for a single


Mills to Myburgh, no run, looking for that expansive drive again, but Mills' inswing refuses to give him any room. He has to settle with a push down the ground


Mills to Myburgh, no run, goes full and outside off, Myburgh taps to mid-off


Mills to Myburgh, no run, seeks the blockhole again, though this had a bit of width again. Myburgh threw his bat at it but only manages a thick bottom edge


Mills to Myburgh, 1 run, picked away through midwicket as this is shortish and on the pads


Mills to Swart, 1 run, walks at him and turns it into a low full toss, clipped to deep square leg

Kishore: "Series involving two teams, in future should accommodate an Associate team (for ODIs and T20Is) in order to give them more exposure to International Cricket. Most of the players in Associate teams have played 30-35 matches but still could not match their skills with top teams, since they are competing among Associate teams alone."

End of over 3 (3 runs) Netherlands 14/0 (RR: 4.66)

    • MR Swart 7 (7b 1x4)
    • SJ Myburgh 7 (11b 1x4)
    • KD Mills 2-0-8-0
    • TA Boult 1-0-6-0

Boult to Swart, 1 run, fullish delivery, pushing across him. Swart stayed put in his crease and hacks it down to mid-on


Boult to Myburgh, 2 runs, stand and deliver! This was a good length ball on off stump, and he has smashed it into the covers. Excellent work from Neesham though. Gets a hand to it and keeps it to two


Boult to Myburgh, no run, full and swinging in at him as Boult raps him on the front foot. Myburgh was looking for midwicket, but was a little slow to counter the movement. Would have slid down leg


Boult to Myburgh, 4 byes, was that a catch?! No it clipped the back pad and burst through the keeper's gloves. This was another inswinger from Boult, pitching on a good length and drawing Myburgh into a hoist over the leg side. Doesn't connect because he was swinging across the line


Boult to Myburgh, no run, shortish and around the fourth stump. Myburgh looks for a pull, but it sneaks beneath his bat, Bounces just before it goes to Ronchi


Boult to Myburgh, 1 run, yorker on off stump, jams his bat down on it and pushes to mid-on

End of over 4 (8 runs) Netherlands 22/0 (RR: 5.50)

    • SJ Myburgh 10 (16b 1x4)
    • MR Swart 8 (8b 1x4)
    • TA Boult 2-0-10-0
    • KD Mills 2-0-8-0

First bowling change, here's Corey Anderson. Short midwicket in place.


Anderson to Myburgh, no run, shortish and just outside off, but Myburgh is suckered by the lack in pace on this pitch. Looks for the cut way too early and gets it off the bottom edge


Anderson to Myburgh, no run, slashes at a full and wide delivery and gets a nick that goes down on the bounce to the keeper. Would have been a wide had he left it


Anderson to Myburgh, no run, a little fuller than he thought, but the primary mistake was him swinging across the line again. Thought that was a length ball he could get under, but it was a little fuller and just outisde off


Anderson to Myburgh, no run, slower ball on middle and leg, clipped to square leg


Anderson to Myburgh, no run, more change in pace as this is full and outside off, punched to mid-on. Still no runs off the over


Anderson to Myburgh, 1 wide, completes the hat-trick, but this offcutter slides well down the leg side. Myburgh goes for a sweep, but can't hit it


Anderson to Myburgh, SIX, off she goes over midwikcet! This he was able to get under and launched it into the relatively empty stands. Got his front leg on off stump as he picked it up off a length and whipped it away

ARshad27: "Its dissapointing to see such a sparse crowd for this match!! especially on a weekend."

End of over 5 (7 runs) Netherlands 29/0 (RR: 5.80)

    • SJ Myburgh 16 (22b 1x4 1x6)
    • MR Swart 8 (8b 1x4)
    • CJ Anderson 1-0-7-0
    • TA Boult 2-0-10-0

Boult to Swart, no run, fullish on and around off stump, defended down the pitch


Boult to Swart, FOUR, that is wristwork at it's best! It was a fuller delivery on middle and Swart stays balanced and whipped it through midwicket. No fuss at all


Boult to Swart, no run, and Boult retaliates immediately. Slides a good length ball across him and gets a little bit of nip away to beat the forward prod


Boult to Swart, 1 run, a bit too straight there again and it's been nudged to deep midwicket


Boult to Myburgh, OUT, what a catch by Guptill! The short ball gets rid of the dangerous Myburgh! Goes for the pull, but ends up getting more of a top edge because it was a little too high for him to control. Possibly too quick too. Guptill had to run quite a distance to his left, tumbles over but clings on smartly

SJ Myburgh c Guptill b Boult 16 (24m 23b 1x4 1x6) SR: 69.56

Free Hit time


Boult to Swart, (no ball) 1 run, he's overstepped here! We're going to have our first free hit of the match. Swart stayed in line and nudged square on the leg side


Boult to Barresi, 1 run, clears his front and slaps a back of a length delivery into the cover field. Only a single

End of over 6 (8 runs) Netherlands 37/1 (RR: 6.16)

    • W Barresi 1 (1b)
    • MR Swart 14 (13b 2x4)
    • TA Boult 3-0-18-1
    • CJ Anderson 1-0-7-0

Nathan McCullum, after the powerplay. Starts around the wicket


NL McCullum to Barresi, no run, flights it on off stump, and he's driven into the off side


NL McCullum to Barresi, 1 run, holds his length back and targets middle this timed, tucked away towards midwicket


NL McCullum to Swart, 1 run, set himself up for the sweep and Nath's lobbed a flighted ball outside off stump to allow him to find deep square leg


NL McCullum to Barresi, no run, flat but full on off stump, defended down the pitch


NL McCullum to Barresi, no run, bit more flight, but he refuses to afford any room. Barresi comes forward and picks it away to midwicket


NL McCullum to Barresi, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, Barresi pushes down to long-on

End of over 7 (3 runs) Netherlands 40/1 (RR: 5.71)

    • W Barresi 3 (6b)
    • MR Swart 15 (14b 2x4)
    • NL McCullum 1-0-3-0
    • TA Boult 3-0-18-1

Slip still in place as McClenaghan comes on to bowl


McClenaghan to Barresi, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, clipped away to deep square leg


McClenaghan to Swart, no run, back of a length on middle, Swart was looking for a quick single through midwicket. Hasn't placed it well enough


McClenaghan to Swart, 1 run, pushes down the ground and picks up a quick single after placing the ball between mid-off and mid-on. Well done by Swart


McClenaghan to Barresi, OUT, that's the nick and McClenaghan strikes early again! Barresi was on the back foot and wanted to steer this one just back of a good length down to third man. But the angled face proffers only an outside edge which safely rests inside Ronchi's gloves

W Barresi c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 4 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Ishan Jain: "@ARshad27: Talking about sparse crowd, during 2011 WC, there was a match in Delhi between Canada and Kenya. Only 36 people turned up to watch that match. And I was one of them." Uh, Congratulations?

Peter Borren is the new batsman


McClenaghan to Borren, no run, fullish and pushed across him, he isn't interested in playing


McClenaghan to Borren, no run, draws him to poke outside his off stump, but short cover is on hand to keep it to nothing

End of over 8 (2 runs) Netherlands 42/2 (RR: 5.25)

    • PW Borren 0 (2b)
    • MR Swart 16 (16b 2x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-2-1
    • NL McCullum 1-0-3-0

NL McCullum to Swart, 1 run, comes down the track and drills a flighted delivery on off stump to long-on


NL McCullum to Borren, 1 run, this one goes on with the arm and Borren dabs into the off side and seeks a dangerous single. There was hesitation, there was sluggish running and there was also an awful fumble from Nathan at the bowler's end. Had he picked up the throw from Ronchi and clipped the bails, Borren would have been out


NL McCullum to Swart, 4 byes, flighted and it doesn't turn again. Swart goes for the sweep, misses it completely. So does the keeper behind him


NL McCullum to Swart, no run, it's the captain who spills a chance this time! A very very tough one as he flings away to his right and goes one-handed to snag a well-hit flick. his fingertips control it for a couple of milliseconds before it pops out. Tries for a second attempt while he was still air-borne, but couldn't pull it off


NL McCullum to Swart, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed down to long-on


NL McCullum to Borren, 1 run, whips wide of long-on as Nathan pushes it full and flat on off stump

End of over 9 (8 runs) Netherlands 50/2 (RR: 5.55)

    • PW Borren 2 (4b)
    • MR Swart 18 (20b 2x4)
    • NL McCullum 2-0-7-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-2-1

McClenaghan to Borren, 1 wide, hint of inswing drives this good length ball down the leg side


McClenaghan to Borren, FOUR, fullish, and it's cross-seamed. Borren strides forward and caresses it down the ground to the long-off boundary


McClenaghan to Borren, no run, beaten outside off as McClenaghan hits a good length and gets the ball to angle away


McClenaghan to Borren, no run, Borren presents an angled bat to the fullish ball outside off. Doesn't beat point


McClenaghan to Borren, 1 run, good length ball on middle, Borren tucks it away towards midwicket

Sam Richards: "netherland batsmen are trying to swing at everything instead of rotating strike this will put them in pressure with nz bowling good at the moment" The seem to have learned now


McClenaghan to Swart, 2 runs, worked away between midwicket and long-on. Nicely done as he planted his front foot on off stump and played a calculated flick


McClenaghan to Swart, FOUR, 140kph, indulges in a short ball which has been dispatched to the square leg boundary. He was trying to outsmart Swart who was pushing on the front foot, but it didn't matter for the batsman who adjusted and whacked it away

End of over 10 (12 runs) Netherlands 62/2 (RR: 6.20)

    • MR Swart 24 (22b 3x4)
    • PW Borren 7 (8b 1x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-14-1
    • NL McCullum 2-0-7-0

NL McCullum to Borren, no run, shortish delivery, skids underneath the bat as he was trying to pull. Ronchi does well behind the stumps


NL McCullum to Borren, FOUR, skips down the track and gets to the pitch and he hits with the turn to beat long-on. Excellent shot from the Netherlands captain. Going forward is the way against spin here


NL McCullum to Borren, 1 run, dropped but this was drilled! Strikes him on the right hand, just on the right palm. Borren had danced down and smacked a flighted ball back at the bowler and it was coming around neck height for him


NL McCullum to Swart, no run, flighted on middle and off, he's clipped to midwicket


NL McCullum to Swart, 1 run, dances down the track and chips it over the bowler to long-on

Tom Cooper's vigorously warming up. He was tossing around the medicine ball and the progressed to skipping


NL McCullum to Borren, 1 run, worked away between midwicket and long-on

End of over 11 (7 runs) Netherlands 69/2 (RR: 6.27)

    • PW Borren 13 (12b 2x4)
    • MR Swart 25 (24b 3x4)
    • NL McCullum 3-0-14-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-14-1

Anderson's back. Bowled a decent first over, if not for a terrible last two balls


Anderson to Borren, FOUR, presents a half-volley with loads of width this time. Borren sets himself up on the front foot and a full swing of the arms sends the ball crashing to long-off boundary


Anderson to Borren, FOUR, slog to deep square leg and Mills was sluggish to start hunting it down. Invests in a clumsy dive but he's nowhere near the ball. Lenght from Anderson again allows Borren to slog sweep


Anderson to Borren, 2 runs, width outside off and Borren's slashed into the covers


Anderson to Borren, 1 run, this was a low full toss outside off, and Borren bunts it into the midwicket region. Anderson is close enough and runs around to intercept it and had he thrown down the stumps at the bowler's end, Borren would've been out


Anderson to Swart, 1 run, worked away through midwicket for an easy single


Anderson to Borren, no run, back of a length delivery, was slower too. He adjusts for the lack of pace and defends. Swart was looking for a single again. Had to rush back

End of over 12 (12 runs) Netherlands 81/2 (RR: 6.75)

    • PW Borren 24 (17b 4x4)
    • MR Swart 26 (25b 3x4)
    • CJ Anderson 2-0-19-0
    • NL McCullum 3-0-14-0

NL McCullum to Swart, OUT, as simple as that. Swart was looking to follow his captain's example from the last over, but Nathan's slipped in the straighter one and pulled his length back. He was dancing down the track and making room to combat the offspinner. The slash can't connect and Ronchi does the rest

MR Swart st †Ronchi b NL McCullum 26 (49m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Tom Cooper takes guard


NL McCullum to TLW Cooper, 1 run, turned away just in front of square as this is a good length ball on middle and off


NL McCullum to Borren, 1 run, worked away just to the right of midwicket


NL McCullum to TLW Cooper, no run, well flighted on middle, Cooper clears his legs and digs it out


NL McCullum to TLW Cooper, no run, comes forward and pushes the fuller delivery back to the bowler


NL McCullum to TLW Cooper, FOUR, reverse sweep goes fine. Mills has given up the chase. This was tossed up on off stump, and he's got into a pretty decent position to swing it away and place it well away from the fielder inside the circle

End of over 13 (6 runs) Netherlands 87/3 (RR: 6.69)

    • TLW Cooper 5 (4b 1x4)
    • PW Borren 25 (18b 4x4)
    • NL McCullum 4-0-20-1
    • CJ Anderson 2-0-19-0

Slip back in


McClenaghan to Borren, no run, back of a length and outside off, dabbed to point


McClenaghan to Borren, 1 run, full length ball offers a little bit of room for Borren to get under. Lifts it over cover to rotate strike


McClenaghan to TLW Cooper, 1 run, taps the good length ball outside off into the covers


McClenaghan to Borren, no run, length ball around forth or fifth stump, Corren was looking for the slog over cow corner and misses


McClenaghan to Borren, 1 leg bye, goes fuller and straighter this time and the ball darts off Borren's pads towards long leg


McClenaghan to TLW Cooper, 1 run, carved away to deep third man as he stays on the back foot and back cuts this shortish ball outside off

End of over 14 (4 runs) Netherlands 91/3 (RR: 6.50)

    • TLW Cooper 7 (6b 1x4)
    • PW Borren 26 (22b 4x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-0-17-1
    • NL McCullum 4-0-20-1

Eugene: "Everybody's so silent ! Really engrossed in the match, are they?" No, they're trying to pinpoint how many dropped catches have happened in the tournament. Here's Kane Williamson, around the wicket


Williamson to TLW Cooper, 1 run, starts off with a good length ball on leg stump, Cooper stands up tall and pushes down the ground


Williamson to Borren, SIX, what a strike! Calm as anything, Borren strides down the track and has walloped this over long-on. Williamson flights one a little too much and he's paid for it


Williamson to Borren, 2 runs, walks way across outside off and he's pulled the shortish ball towards long leg. McClenaghan races forward to try and catch it, but it falls well short


Williamson to Borren, FOUR, he'd seen there to be very little turn on offer and sets himself up for the straighter ball. Dabs it almost off the keeper's gloves and enjoys a clever boundary


Williamson to Borren, no run, races down the pitch to clip the flighted ball on leg stump to midwicket. Falls short of the captain


Williamson to Borren, FOUR, Boult and one-handers! You never bet against that combo, but this time he isn't able to pull it off. Goes for the slog sweep and he got a little too much height on it. Did bisect the two men in the deep and though Boult ran back quickly, he wasn't able to make enough ground

End of over 15 (17 runs) Netherlands 108/3 (RR: 7.20)

    • PW Borren 42 (27b 6x4 1x6)
    • TLW Cooper 8 (7b 1x4)
    • KS Williamson 1-0-17-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-0-17-1

McClenaghan to TLW Cooper, 1 run, walks across to off stump and drills the fuller ball on off stump to long-off


McClenaghan to Borren, 1 leg bye, slower, length ball. Cooper was looking for a slog over midwicket but misses. Ball thuds onto thigh pad. Cooper calls him through for a single as the ball wanders away towards point


McClenaghan to TLW Cooper, FOUR, offcutter ends up a length ball on off stump, he picks it away and finds a boundary to the right of square leg


McClenaghan to TLW Cooper, SIX, another length ball and it's been smashed over long-on. That short leg side boundary is luring the Netherlands batsmen and McClenaghan is obliging with the wrong length

switches to around the wicket


McClenaghan to TLW Cooper, 1 run, fullish and angled in on off stump, drills it down to mid-on


McClenaghan to Borren, no run, full and just outside off, he thumps it into the covers off the front foot

Joe: "Good to see Borren showing a bit of Dutch courage, or rather Dutch Curry, he's getting the runs!"

End of over 16 (13 runs) Netherlands 121/3 (RR: 7.56)

    • PW Borren 42 (29b 6x4 1x6)
    • TLW Cooper 20 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-0-29-1
    • KS Williamson 1-0-17-0

"Dutch is strong when they are fearless. They have been too cautious makes them weaker. A 150 might not be great score here." This is more calculated hitting than fearless batting, Suresh. Prompts a change of bowling, Jimmy Neesham comes on


Neesham to TLW Cooper, 1 run, slower ball on leg stump, worked away to deep square leg


Neesham to Borren, 1 run, waits for this back of a length delivery and guides if off the open face towards third man


Neesham to TLW Cooper, FOUR, the batsman was walking at him, prompting Neesham to go short. But along with the change of length he offered way too much room. Cut away behind point


Neesham to TLW Cooper, 1 run, change of pace helps draw a bit of a mistake as the batsman gets a leading edge which clears the bowler


Neesham to Borren, no run, this is the slower ball off the back of the hand and Borren was charging down the track and the heave doesn't connect


Neesham to Borren, 1 run, picks this length ball off leg stump and flicks it towards deep square leg. It spun the wrong way after pitching, but the fielder does extremely well to adjust

End of over 17 (8 runs) Netherlands 129/3 (RR: 7.58)

    • PW Borren 44 (32b 6x4 1x6)
    • TLW Cooper 26 (14b 3x4 1x6)
    • JDS Neesham 1-0-8-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-0-29-1

Kyle Mills comes back into the attack


Mills to Borren, FOUR, Borren has no trouble handling his pace, so much that he goes down on one knee and sweeps him down to the long leg boundary.


Mills to Borren, 1 run, full and just outside off, Borren was going for the slog over midwicket. Doesn't time it well enough

Gaurav: "If Dutch can add 35+ runs in last 3 overs, Game is on. Chasing 160+ is never easy for any team against any team."


Mills to TLW Cooper, SIX, it's the offcutter which ends up a half-volley, Cooper is forward and smokes it down the ground. Clean strike


Mills to TLW Cooper, no run, persists with the same ball, but he pulls his length back. Bit of low bounce allows the ball to sneak under the slog to midwicket


Mills to TLW Cooper, 1 run, thick inside edge skews off towards long leg. This was a little too full to pull but he gets away with it


Mills to Borren, OUT, he's shoveled it straight into the hands of point! No fifty for the captain. This was full and wide from Mills and he dabs at it with the angled bat and picks out Williamson

PW Borren c Williamson b Mills 49 (40m 35b 7x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

sam: "Easily the worst display in the field I've seen in recent times from New Zealand. Showing why although they can be a good team on their day, they aren't a professional team yet, and need to work on being clinical."

End of over 18 (12 runs) Netherlands 141/4 (RR: 7.83)

    • TLW Cooper 33 (17b 3x4 2x6)
    • KD Mills 3-0-20-1
    • JDS Neesham 1-0-8-0

Neesham to TLW Cooper, 1 run, backs away to open up the off side, but Neesh follows him with a back of the hand slower ball. Defended into the off side


Neesham to BN Cooper, no run, this is seam up and dug in short as he watches the batsman make room. Ben thinks it would be a wide and lets it alone, but he had backed away too far


Neesham to BN Cooper, no run, full and wide outside off, he goes for a cover drive but can't connect


Neesham to BN Cooper, no run, another one pushed well outside off stump, Ben searches for runs square on the off side. Very close to that wide line

Bukhari is practicing against yorkers in the nets


Neesham to BN Cooper, no run, another full and wide delivery. Ben lunges to it slash it through the off side, but it's way too wide to connect. Think that's another one he's got away with


Neesham to BN Cooper, no run, walks acorss to the off side to try and reach those balls angled across him, but this time Neesh slides this down the leg side and the ump reckons it's fine. Just one run off the over

End of over 19 (1 run) Netherlands 142/4 (RR: 7.47)

    • BN Cooper 0 (5b)
    • TLW Cooper 34 (18b 3x4 2x6)
    • JDS Neesham 2-0-9-0
    • KD Mills 3-0-20-1

Last six balls, Boult to bowl


Boult to TLW Cooper, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Tom walks across and swipes it away to deep midwikcet


Boult to BN Cooper, 1 run, full and swinging in at him, Ben was shuffling across to whip it away to midwicket but ends up inside edging onto pad. Sneak a single in front of point


Boult to TLW Cooper, FOUR, misses the yorker as this ends up a half-volley outside off and Tom's slashed this through point. Excelllent shot and he picks the gap perfectly


Boult to TLW Cooper, 2 leg byes, full and outside off, pushed wider as he sees Tom moving well outside off stump. Looking to scoop this to long leg. Doesn't get under it and it squirts to third man off his boot


Boult to TLW Cooper, no run, walks across again and Boult fires in the outside off stump yorker. Continues playing the scoop and continues not connecting


Boult to TLW Cooper, 1 run, whipped away between midwicket and mid-on for a single. Excellent lengths from Boult again as this is really full on middle

4.55 pm Captain Peter Borren has called for his team to play to potential and his own 49 off 35 went a long way to putting them in a reasonable position. But New Zealand's death-overs bowling has been quite impressive today. Despite a calculated 23-ball 40 from Tom Cooper, Netherlands are "15 runs shy" of where they wanted to be said Borren after the innings. "The wicket is holding up and if they go too hard too soon and we pick up early wickets, we have a change. It'd need a very special effort". The target is 152, but New Zealand have never made so many to win a World T20 match

cooljalz: "Outstanding stuff from New Zealand though. Just 10 from last 2 although the dutch lost it completely there. Good to see boult bowling yorkers at 90 mph consistently. Don't see them a lot these days. He is a good talent for nz."

Sakush kc: "Ben cooper's innings looks to be a contendor for worst t20 innings in recent times! Looks like vigorous warm up with Tom before coming out to bat has taken its toll!"

End of over 20 (9 runs) Netherlands 151/4

    • TLW Cooper 40 (23b 4x4 2x6)
    • BN Cooper 1 (6b)
    • TA Boult 4-0-25-1
    • JDS Neesham 2-0-9-0
Cullinan: Guptill gets too down on himself
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Cullinan: Guptill gets too down on himself





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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

Crowe: Came down to that Cooper over
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Netherlands put up a fight, and New Zealand need to add some variety to their one dimensional bowling attack (05:49) | March 29, 2014

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Netherlands put up a fight, and New Zealand need to add some variety to their one dimensional bowling attack (05:49) | March 29, 2014