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RESULT
Dublin (Malahide), August 15 - 18, 2017, ICC Intercontinental Cup
477/6d & 240/7d
(T:343) 375 & 186/4

Match drawn

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Scorecard summary
Ireland 477/6(131 overs)
1st INNINGS
Shane Snater5/116 (36)
Peter Borren1/57 (24)
Netherlands 375/10(113.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
Max O'Dowd 105 (151)
Ben Cooper 82 (149)
Boyd Rankin5/49 (19.5)
Tim Murtagh2/52 (25)
Ireland 240/7(52 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Netherlands 186/4(76 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Simi Singh2/19 (14)
Jacob Mulder1/55 (26)
end of over 765 runs
NED: 186/4CRR: 2.44 
Peter Borren25 (103)
Ben Cooper37 (132)
John Anderson 6-3-11-0
Jacob Mulder 26-6-55-1

We finally have a shake of hands out in the middle.

After the loss of those two early wicket after tea, Ireland would have been hoping to get a couple of more wickets. Yet Borren walked out into the middle in a very determined mood.

After getting out to a horrible shot in the first innings, both Cooper and himself dropped anchor and just frustrated the Irish Bowlers.

With a mountain of spin being bowled, the game just drifted along until the sensible decision was made to call an end to it.

I'm sure that both side are thinking "Oh for a fifth day...."

Ireland move back to the top of the Intercontinental Table with the 9 points that they get from this game.

The Netherlands pick up 3. Yet perhaps Afghanistan will be the happiest team, a win against Hong Kong in October will see them open up clear space at the top before the last round of games.

Its really been a great four days worth of cricket here in Malahide, so I hope that you have enjoyed the game. Its sure been a pleasure to bring it too you.

As the sun sets once again at the ground this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight.

75.6
Anderson to Borren, no run

goes for the sweep and misses

75.5
Anderson to Borren, no run

stays on the back foot and blocks the ball into the ground

75.4
1
Anderson to Cooper, 1 run

blocked out into the covers

75.3
4
Anderson to Cooper, FOUR runs

gets forward and drives the ball beautifully through extra cover, just providing that he can still play some attacking shots

75.2
Anderson to Cooper, no run

hits the ball back to the bowler

75.1
Anderson to Cooper, no run

as a seagull walks across the outfield, Cooper gets forward and defends

end of over 751 run
NED: 181/4CRR: 2.41 
Peter Borren25 (101)
Ben Cooper32 (128)
Jacob Mulder 26-6-55-1
John Anderson 5-3-6-0
74.6
Mulder to Borren, no run

onto the front foot and defends the ball back down the pitch again

74.5
1
Mulder to Cooper, 1 run

hits the ball past extra cover, mid-off runs over slowly to field

74.4
Mulder to Cooper, no run

large stride in again from Cooper, defends

74.3
Mulder to Cooper, no run

back in the crease and defends

74.2
Mulder to Cooper, no run

looks to turn the ball into the legside, misses and is hit on the pad. Going down leg

74.1
Mulder to Cooper, no run

reaches forward to the ball and blocks it up the pitch

end of over 743 runs
NED: 180/4CRR: 2.43 
Ben Cooper31 (123)
Peter Borren25 (100)
John Anderson 5-3-6-0
Jacob Mulder 25-6-54-1
73.6
1
Anderson to Cooper, 1 run

turns the ball down the legside, expensive over that one 3 off it

73.5
1
Anderson to Borren, 1 run

clip the ball through the legside, loud round of applause to greet his 100th ball

73.4
1b
Anderson to Cooper, 1 bye

hits a foot hole and leaps up over the keepers head, bit late for the pitch to start breaking up...

73.3
Anderson to Cooper, no run

onto the front foot and defends the ball

73.2
Anderson to Cooper, no run

back in the crease, defends the ball back down the pitch

73.1
Anderson to Cooper, no run

back deep in the crease and defends into the covers again

end of over 73Maiden
NED: 177/4CRR: 2.42 
Peter Borren24 (99)
Ben Cooper30 (118)
Jacob Mulder 25-6-54-1
John Anderson 4-3-4-0
72.6
Mulder to Borren, no run

onto the front foot and defends the ball back to the bowler, third Maiden in a row

72.5
Mulder to Borren, no run

plants the front foot down the middle of th pitch and defends

Match details
The Village, Malahide, Dublin
TossNetherlands, elected to field first
Series
Season2017
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 11.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days15,16,17,18 August 2017 - day (4-day match)
FC debut
Daniel ter Braak
Daniel ter Braak
Saqib Zulfiqar
Saqib Zulfiqar
Tobias Visee
Tobias Visee
Umpires
Jersey
Heath Kearns
Ireland
Mark Hawthorne
Reserve Umpire
Ireland
Roly Black
Match Referee
England
David Jukes
PointsIreland 9, Netherlands 3
Netherlands Innings
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ICC Intercontinental Cup
TEAMMWLDPTQUOTIENT
AFG76011212.187
IRE75111091.369
NED7322720.958
HKG7231590.915
UAE7241470.816
SCOT7024460.840
PNG7241430.806
NAM7151270.672
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CAN------