11th Match, Dharamsala, Mar 13 2016, First Round Group A (D/N), World T20
(6/6 ov)
(6/6 ov, target 60)
Netherlands won by 12 runs
Player Of The Match
IRE Innings
Full commentary
end of over 67 runs • 2 wicket
IRE: 47/7CRR: 7.83 
Niall O'Brien4 (8)
Andy McBrine1 (1)
Paul van Meekeren2-0-11-4
Mudassar Bukhari1-0-5-0

7.05pm That's all we have then from this dead rubber, thanks for joining and commenting despite the rain and all eyes will be on the other match now - Bangladesh v Oman at the same ground.


Porterfield: It's been a tough week but we won't make any excuses. We had this game on after two overs and should have taken it from there.

Borren: Six overs is always a bit of a lottery but I was happy with the bowling performance. Van Meekeren bowled some excellent yorkers and hard luck for Ireland as anyone can win this game. I'm proud of what our bowlers did today.

6.54pm That's the future for you - six-over matches and maybe a good bowler in the making - van Meekeren! The match was dominated by rain before it was reduced to six overs a side and Netherlands prevail on the back of Myburgh's 27 and some great bowling from van Meekeren - 4 for 11 from two overs. These aren't good signs for Ireland, though. They lost to Oman a few days back, a much bigger loss, no doubt, and end the tournament with another defeat, going back winless

Man of the Match Van Meekeren: It's special, I'm not sure if it's happened yet. The captain told me to bowl short of length and into the stumps and it was perfect conditions for me so felt great. We had been preparing for this for the last three weeks, maybe six months, and it worked out well. I'd also like to thank the groundstaff, they did an excellent job because it didn't look like we were going to have a match earlier

BlackJack: "@Vishal With what speed was Meekeren bowling?" He wasn't bowling full throttle, changed his pace very well to trick the batsmen

haider: "In every ball also give update as 'no rain'." I thought that was understood, but will try

van Meekeren to NJ O'Brien, 1 run
on the off stump and the batsman doesn't connect that well. Van Meekeren pumps the air to celebrate the 12-run win

Free Hit to end the match

van Meekeren to NJ O'Brien, 1 no ball
shorter and wider, he chases and misses. Oh, hang on! That's a no ball for overstepping
van Meekeren to McBrine, 1 run
back of length outside off, steered to point for one

Comes round the wicket

Rabbul: "Am very tensed here by thinking that Bangladesh need to play well here with OMAN next. Anything can happen..." Will they Mankad someone?

van Meekeren to Dockrell, OUT
two in two for the third time in the innings! Van Meekeren bowls straight again, Dockrell slogs to the leg side but misses it like Sorensen and loses his leg stump
GH Dockrell b van Meekeren 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16 from 3 now. Technically possible

van Meekeren to Sorensen, OUT
goes for the stumps and gets 'em! Sorensen's woes in the last over continue as he swings to leg, misses it completely and the stumps are rattled. The bails are zinging so hard but nobody is paying attention, poor things
MC Sorensen b van Meekeren 9 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 128.57
van Meekeren to Sorensen, 2 runs
back of length outside off now, gets a bottom edge towards midwicket. Same result with quick running
van Meekeren to Sorensen, 2 runs
slow and short of length, slapped down the ground towards long-on and they scamper back for two
end of over 55 runs
IRE: 40/5CRR: 8 • RRR: 20.00
Niall O'Brien3 (6)
Max Sorensen5 (4)
Mudassar Bukhari1-0-5-0
Roelof van der Merwe1-0-3-2

Ahmed: "I'm sorry, but this just isn't cricket" Oh, don't be. There are worse things happening in the world

Mudassar Bukhari to NJ O'Brien, no run
excellent bowling - in the block hole again and he digs it out, back to the bowler
Mudassar Bukhari to Sorensen, 1 run
pretty full again, driven down the ground to long-on, no time for a second
Mudassar Bukhari to Sorensen, 2 runs
low full toss smashed back, that hit Bukhari's right foot again, and it ended up going in the gap in the covers for two. That hit Bukhari on the full and had that been taken by a fielder, would have been the most bizarre dismissal I have seen

jeram: "you can also get entertainment in 6 overs game!!! this is only happen in cricket." You can get it in Super Over too. Let me not give people ideas now

Mudassar Bukhari to NJ O'Brien, 1 run
mixes it up nicely with a yorker near the batsman, no room for him at all, and he jams it down the ground for a quick single
Mudassar Bukhari to NJ O'Brien, no run
makes room, Bukhari pitches it well outside off, out of his reach, and he misses it
Mudassar Bukhari to Sorensen, 1 run
full and straight, drilled back, bowler gets his foot in the way and keeps it to one. That was a bit dangerous, though, for the bowler as the ball jammed in between his foot and the ground, nothing to worry about

Time for Mudassar Bukhari