Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | NZ: 152/4 | RR: 8.00

  • James Neesham7 (7b)
  • Corey Anderson20 (14b)
  • Mudassar Bukhari4-0-31-0
  • Ahsan Malik4-0-43-0

6.45 pm This group still stays neck and neck, with New Zealand joining Sri Lanka and South Africa on four points. But that could change pretty soon with SA going up against England in just few minutes. Thank you for you company and comments here, this is Alagappan Muthu signing off.

"Definitely, Netherlands put up a really good fight," says Brendon McCullum the Man of the Match. The surface was different than what we saw earlier and the way we bowled in the last two overs pulled their total back. We let things slip against South Africa. There was a lot of talk about their game agiainst Sri Lanka, but we had a lot of respect to them and we were focused. Did my back in the 15th over while fielding, will go see the physio and hopefully I'll be alright. Our last game could end up a quarter final and hopefully we'll have things in our hands to progress"

"It was a reasonably comfortable chase for NZ,"Peter Borren says. "Saying that it wasn't the easiest wickets to start on. Brendon got them through, but if we'd got him early something could have happened. [Batting circumspectly] I don't really know how to do that myself, I just play a lot of hockey shots. The bowling was decent, but we may have bowled a little too full tonight. Obviously, we've competed alright, but we were not favourite to win it. I reckon we still could get in one performance and I think it could be a replay of the 2009 win," he says with a coy grin. "We need to adjust our lengths and if we had done that, we could have competed tonight. I won't promise. It's always a roller coaster with us and we'll try and do our best"

6.35 pm Ended up a reasonably straightforward chase, despite Netherlands doing their best to pull pace off the ball and exploit a slow deck. Brendon McCullum became the first player to cross 2000 T20I runs during a well-composed half-century and though he couldn't stay till the end, his side completed a simple victory. Stay with us for the presentation

18.6
2
Mudassar Bukhari to Neesham, 2 runs, fullish on middle, tucked away through to the man at deep midwicket and they race through for the two runs that seals their highest successful chase in World T20
18.6
1w
Mudassar Bukhari to Neesham, 1 wide, digs it in short and his direction is all wrong. Goes way down leg
18.5
0
Mudassar Bukhari to Neesham, no run, shortish and outside off, Neesh cuts to point

One hit could finish it off

18.4
2
Mudassar Bukhari to Neesham, 2 runs, full on middle, he's whipped it between midwicket and long-on

rama: "we need 2 Dale Steyns for Super Over fun" The original is training for South Africa's clash with England later today

18.3
0
Mudassar Bukhari to Neesham, no run, back of a length and outside off, chops it to cover
18.2
1
Mudassar Bukhari to Anderson, 1 run, full and wide outside off, slammed down the ground to long-off
18.1
1
Mudassar Bukhari to Neesham, 1 run, good length ball outside off, pushed through to deep cover

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs | NZ: 145/4 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 3.50)

  • Corey Anderson19 (13b)
  • James Neesham2 (2b)
  • Ahsan Malik4-0-43-0
  • Timm van der Gugten4-0-30-3
17.6
0
Ahsan Malik to Anderson, no run, full on off stump draws him forward into a drive to the man at cover
17.5
1
Ahsan Malik to Neesham, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, turned away to the vacant midwicket area. Singles can do it for NZ and Borren is not bothering to pull his field up
17.4
1
Ahsan Malik to Anderson, 1 run, another slower ball on the pads, clipped away to deep midwicket
17.3
1
Ahsan Malik to Neesham, 1 run, fullish on off stump, driven down the ground to long-off
17.2
1
Ahsan Malik to Anderson, 1 run, full and just outside off, drives through the covers for a single
17.1
6
Ahsan Malik to Anderson, SIX runs, tonked over deep midwicket! These were happening every other ball in Queenstown! Slower ball on leg stump, but he allowed the batsman to get under it and Anderson has smoked it for a 93m six

Malik to bowl out. 17 off 18 needed

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 135/4 (17 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 5.66)

  • Corey Anderson11 (9b)
  • James Neesham0 (0b)
  • Timm van der Gugten4-0-30-3
  • Ahsan Malik3-0-33-0
16.6
1
van der Gugten to Anderson, 1 run, slower ball, into the block hole on leg stump, Pushed down to long-on

Jimmy Neesham joins Corey Anderson in the middle.

16.5
W
van der Gugten to BB McCullum, OUT, slower ball swallows McCullum! Teases him with a fuller one outside off and he went into the shot too early. Slices it into the and the fielder from the deep runs in and picks up a lovely tumbling catch around the cover area. Things just got murky for New Zealand

BB McCullum c Mudassar Bukhari b van der Gugten 65 (61m 45b 4x4 3x6) SR: 144.44

16.4
4
van der Gugten to BB McCullum, FOUR runs, right through point! Baz makes a bit of room to try and find the gap between backward point and cover point. Succeeds

Shaky defenders

0-3

Netherlands' win-loss record when batting first in a T20I v one of the Test sides. When chasing, their record is 2-2.

T20 trailblazer

2000

The career milestone Brendon McCullum reached with his 21st run. He is the first man there.

Not among the wickets

94

Logan van Beek's tournament average before this match

Career best

38*

Peter Borren's previous-highest score in T20Is. In 23 innings he has gone past 20 only 5 times

Steadier start

10

The latest over Tom Cooper had come to the crease in, before this match, in the WT20

Trouble converting

10

No. of innings since Michael Swart last hit a fifty

Powerplay pros

9.13

Netherlands' average run rate in the Powerplay overs in the World T20 before today - the best among all teams

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32141.466
NEPAL32140.933
AFG3122-0.981
HKG3122-1.455
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NL32141.109
ZIM32140.957
IRE3214-0.701
UAE3030-1.541
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL43162.233
SA43160.075
NZ4224-0.678
ENG4132-0.776
NL4132-0.866
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA44081.28
WI43161.971
PAK4224-0.384
AUS4132-0.857
BDESH4040-2.072