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2nd Semi-Final, Dublin (Malahide), July 25, 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(18.1/20 ov, T:129) 129/5

Netherlands won by 5 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Ireland Innings
Netherlands Innings
Match Details
Ireland  (20 ovs maximum)
William Porterfield (c)c Borren b Mudassar Bukhari4790057.14
Paul Stirling c Cooper b Mudassar Bukhari18151921120.00
Andy Balbirnie c †Barresi b van Meekeren31313530100.00
Gary Wilson  b van der Merwe2025372080.00
Kevin O'Brien c Seelaar b van Meekeren33182303183.33
John Mooney c Swart b van der Gugten47110057.14
Stuart Thompson c O'Dowd b Mudassar Bukhari4591080.00
Stuart Poynter c van Meekeren b Mudassar Bukhari3440075.00
George Dockrell c Borren b van der Gugten85801160.00
Alex Cusack run out (†Barresi/van der Gugten)016000.00
Craig Young not out 011000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2)3
TOTAL19.5 Ov (RR: 6.45)128
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (William Porterfield, 2.1 ov), 2-26 (Paul Stirling, 4.4 ov), 3-70 (Andy Balbirnie, 11.3 ov), 4-91 (Gary Wilson, 14.5 ov), 5-112 (Kevin O'Brien, 16.6 ov), 6-112 (John Mooney, 17.1 ov), 7-115 (Stuart Poynter, 18.1 ov), 8-119 (Stuart Thompson, 18.4 ov), 9-128 (George Dockrell, 19.4 ov), 10-128 (Alex Cusack, 19.5 ov)
Michael Swart10909.0030100
Timm van der Gugten3.501624.17140100
17.1 to JF Mooney, oooh, thats catching practice to short third man. Wonder what he wanted to do with that. It was a slower, shortish delivery outside off. He just jumps up on the spot and plants an open face down on it. The lack of pace on the ball means it ends up as a dolly of a catch. 112/6
19.4 to GH Dockrell, pulled, awfully, to mid-ons hands. Its the slower short ball and Dockrell is into the shot too early. 128/9
Mudassar Bukhari402847.00125000
2.1 to WTS Porterfield, top edge! Appalling shot from the Ireland captain. Premeditated a lap sweep, but the ball was a shade too short for it and moving across the left-handed Porterfield. The ball leaps straight up and cover runs in to collect a simple catch. 10/1
4.4 to PR Stirling, lobs it to mid-on! The bat face turned in his hand, so he had no timing on the shot. Bukhari roars again. It was a fuller delivery on off stump, so Stirling may have misread it as an opportunity to go big. Couldnt execute it. 26/2
18.1 to SW Poynter, straight to deep square leg! The short ball has been working all day, even in the previous game. This time the batsman goes for a pull, and is into the shot a bit too early. Well bowled by Bukhari, deceived him with the lack of pace. 115/7
18.4 to SR Thompson, caught right on the edge of the midwicket boundary. Thomposon had nailed this as well, looked pretty imperious as he went into the flick. O Dowd though wasn;t thinking about any of those things. He was just watching the ball, backtracked as far as he could and took the catch very matter-of-factly. 119/8
Paul van Meekeren401423.50141000
11.3 to A Balbirnie, straight up, and right into the keepers gloves! He was always a threat to the batsman, hustling them. This time Balbirnie looks to make the play by running down the track. He had made room as well to try and slice the ball over the off side. Looks to do that, but ends up skewing the ball to Barresi. 70/3
16.6 to KJ O'Brien, taken at long leg! KOB was looking for the pick up shot over leg again. Think he has hit it a bit too high on the bat. So the ball goes up a little too much and not long enough. 112/5
Roelof van der Merwe402416.0090100
14.5 to GC Wilson, right through him! Saw Wilson running down the track, pulled his length back and its pretty much a straight ball. The batsman goes for a hasty flick, plays around it and has his stumps knocked back. 91/4
Peter Borren1013013.0012000
Pieter Seelaar2021010.5010200
Netherlands  (T: 129 runs from 20 ovs)
Stephan Myburgh  b Young1360033.33
Wesley Barresi c sub (AR McBrine) b Cusack910132090.00
Ben Cooper c Dockrell b O'Brien43404861107.50
Michael Swart c Poynter b O'Brien21203920105.00
Peter Borren (c)not out 36242941150.00
Max O'Dowd c Dockrell b O'Brien17121611141.66
Roelof van der Merwe not out 00300-
Extras(w 2)2
TOTAL18.1 Ov (RR: 7.10)129/5
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Stephan Myburgh, 1.2 ov), 2-16 (Wesley Barresi, 2.6 ov), 3-73 (Michael Swart, 11.1 ov), 4-84 (Ben Cooper, 13.4 ov), 5-118 (Max O'Dowd, 17.2 ov)
Alex Cusack302117.0083010
2.6 to W Barresi, no matter, hes gone now! Cusack, has his man. Back of a good length on and around off stump. Barresi goes full throttle. The on-the-up drive is miscued to mid-off. 16/2
Craig Young402817.00134100
1.2 to SJ Myburgh, dragged on! Extra pace, extra bounce on Youngs side. The batsman was looking to cut, but the ball didnt give him any room. Myburgh hit 63 off 23 balls that night in Sylhet. Now he has to walk back for 1 off 3. 6/1
John Mooney3.101906.0072000
George Dockrell403508.7593210
Kevin O'Brien402636.5093000
11.1 to MR Swart, picks out long-on! it was a length ball, it deserved a #SwartSwat. But he has mistimed it. Goes only as far as Poynter. 73/3
13.4 to BN Cooper, full toss has worked! He was looking for a yorker, but once he missed his spot Cooper would have been looking at a six. Slashes it over point, but he cant clear the fielder at deep point. 84/4
17.2 to MP O'Dowd, taken at deep midwicket, Malahide roars. Its a length ball on off stump, flicked away strongly but doenst place it well. The Irish players on the park dont seem too enthused by it though.. 118/5
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The Village, Malahide, Dublin
TossNetherlands, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Mudassar Bukhari
Series resultNetherlands advanced
Match numberT20I no. 447
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-15.40, Interval 15.40-16.00, Second Session 16.00-17.25
Match days25 July 2015 - day (20-over match)
South Africa
Johan Cloete
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Shaun George
Match Referee
David Jukes
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 0
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 15.5 overs (95 balls), Extras 1
  • Innings Break: Ireland - 128/10 in 19.5 overs (CA Young 0)
  • Netherlands innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Netherlands: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 1
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (BN Cooper 30, MR Swart 20, Ex 0)
  • Netherlands: 100 runs in 16.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 2
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