Player of the Match
Player of the Match
606dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

McCullum steers NZ's best World T20 chase

Netherlands competed gamely for 34 overs in Chittagong, but Brendon McCullum struck an unruffled 65 from 45 to drive New Zealand's highest successful World Twenty20 chase, which was completed with six wickets and an over to spare

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
65(45) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 3 16 8 21 10 3 4
PW Borren
49(35) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 25 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
4 0 11 2 3 8 10 11

Best performances - Bowlers

T van der Gugten
O4
M0
R30
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LV van Beek
O2
M0
R14
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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

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