Result
3rd Match, Abu Dhabi, Jan 15 2017, Group B, Desert T20 Challenge
146/7
(19.2/20 ov, target 147)
148/5
Netherlands won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Netherlands
1:20
1y
• The Report by Peter Della Penna in Abu Dhabi

Van der Merwe delivers tense win for Netherlands

Michael Rippon, Wesley Barresi and Roelof van der Merwe starred in Netherlands' five-wicket win against Oman in Abu Dhabi

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Scorecard summary
Oman146/7(20 overs)
Netherlands148/5(19.2 overs)
19.2
4
Bilal Khan to van der Merwe, FOUR runs
full and straight, squirts it over point, ball races away to the boundary
19.1
2
Bilal Khan to van der Merwe, 2 runs
full and wide, lofts it over point
end of over 1913 runs
NL: 142/5CRR: 7.47 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 5 from 6b
Roelof van der Merwe29 (13)
Max O'Dowd9 (4)
Kaleemullah4-0-33-1
Mohammad Nadeem4-0-24-2
18.6
1
Kaleemullah to van der Merwe, 1 run
slower ball in the slot, driven to mid on, sharp single
18.5
1
Kaleemullah to O'Dowd, 1 run
length ball, clips it to midwicket, just falls short of the fielder, run out opportunity, missed
18.5
1w
Kaleemullah to O'Dowd, 1 wide
slower ball outside offstump, hits and misses, wide called
18.4
6
Kaleemullah to O'Dowd, SIX runs
right in the slot, stands and delivers over mid off, BIGGIE
18.3
2
Kaleemullah to O'Dowd, 2 runs
tries to ramp it from outside offstump, falls short of the fine leg fielder, good aggressive running
18.2
Kaleemullah to O'Dowd, no run
perfect yorker, under the bat
18.2
1w
Kaleemullah to O'Dowd, 1 wide
balls it too wide outside offstump, left alone
18.1
1
Kaleemullah to van der Merwe, 1 run
full and wide, squirted to point
end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
NL: 129/5CRR: 7.16 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 18 from 12b
Roelof van der Merwe27 (11)
Mohammad Nadeem4-0-24-2
Bilal Khan3-0-27-2
17.6
w
Mohammad Nadeem to Borren, OUT
full and straight, tries to sweep it from outside off stump, gets a slight top edge, good high catch by Sultan
PW Borren c †Sultan Ahmed b Mohammad Nadeem 5 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
17.5
1
Mohammad Nadeem to van der Merwe, 1 run
clipped to fine leg
17.4
4
Mohammad Nadeem to van der Merwe, FOUR runs
moves offside, Bowler follows him, tries to play a ramp, changes at the last moment and late cuts it to thirdman
17.3
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Borren, 1 run
Borren moves towards the legside too early, Bowler follows up, clipped behind square
17.2
1
Mohammad Nadeem to van der Merwe, 1 run
short ball, pulls it infront of square
17.1
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Borren, 1 run
tries to sweep off length, gets a thick inside edge past the stumps towards short fine
end of over 1712 runs
NL: 121/4CRR: 7.11 • RRR: 8.66 • Need 26 from 18b
Roelof van der Merwe21 (8)
Peter Borren3 (3)
Bilal Khan3-0-27-2
Mohammad Nadeem3-0-16-1
16.6
4
Bilal Khan to van der Merwe, FOUR runs
short ball, scoops it over fine leg
16.5
1
Bilal Khan to Borren, 1 run
fullish length, tries to paddle it over square leg, gets the cue end of the bat to the bowler, Bilal runs it, turns and throws down the stumps, close call for borren
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossOman , elected to bat first
SeriesDesert T20 Challenge 2017
Player Of The Match
Michael Rippon
Match numberT20I no. 579
Season2016/17
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.25 Interval 15.25-15.45, Second Session 15.45-17.10
Match days15 January 2017 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Arun Poulose
Khurram Nawaz
Naseem Khushi
Kaleemullah
Umpires
Alex Dowdalls
Tabarak Dar
Reserve Umpire
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Match Referee
David Jukes
PointsNetherlands 2, Oman 0