result
13th Match, Group B, Edinburgh, Jul 12 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(17.1/20 ov, target 120)125/3
Netherlands won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
2/10
roelof-van-der-merwe
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Cooper, spinners drive Netherlands to win

A disciplined bowling performance led by the spinners set up a moderate chase, which was guided by Ben Cooper's unbeaten fifty as Netherlands made it two wins in two days and consigned UAE to their third successive loss

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Scorecard summary
United Arab Emirates119/7(20 overs)
Netherlands125/3(17.1 overs)

That is all from this game. Good bye

Mohammad Tauqir: "119 was never enough on this wicket, we tried to drag it, bowlers bowled well, took it to the 18th over, this is a 140-plus wicket. The batting is struggling overall. A single batsman scored 30, the others were all below 20. Their spinners bowled well in the middle overs, choked us, just one partnership. It is the lack of partnerships. We still have some opportunity to qualify. We need to play fearless cricket now, not much pressure, we know we have to win every game now."

Peter Borren: "Pretty good allround performance, pretty disciplined, happy to get two wins in two days. We were pretty much under control. About three overs to go, that is comfortable in T20. We may have struggled to rotate strike for a bit but that did not matter in the end. We were pretty good at the end of our bowling innings, we defended the short boundary with the wind well, we were disciplined, we haven't been so good last two games, that is a bonus for me. Could not fault the fielding. We are in great shape going forward. Wish we could have played all our games on a wicket like this."

Roelof van der Merwe is the Man of the Match. RVDM: "Our bowling unit has been very consistent over a period of time, always nice to chase a score like this convincingly. They have made me feel at home from the start, I have fitted in nicely, we have a good bunch, a guy like Rippon bowling at the other end helps me get wickets."

UAE fought with the ball but they just did not have enough on the board to run Netherlands close. Ben Cooper carried Netherlands through a quiet period against spin, and Peter Borren arrived to wrap up proceedings with nearly three overs left. Second win for Netherlands, and third successive loss for UAE.

17.1
6
Shahzad to Borren, SIX runs

Borren skips out, and lifts the length ball all the way over the deep midwicket boundary, sealing the win in style

end of over 1718 runs
NL: 119/3CRR: 7.00 RRR: 0.33
Peter Borren17 (9)
Ben Cooper50 (38)
Fayyaz Ahmed 3-0-29-1
Nasir Aziz 4-0-21-0
16.6
1
Fayyaz to Borren, 1 run

takes a flighted ball from outside off and works it through midwicket, will be getting only the single

16.5
4
Fayyaz to Borren, FOUR runs

four more, this is overpitched on the pad, and he's dragged a sweep past short fine leg

16.4
4
Fayyaz to Borren, FOUR runs

Borren now, takes this from outside off and slams a slog sweep to deep midwicket

16.3
1
Fayyaz to Cooper, 1 run

forces it to long off for one to go to his fifty, he's guided this chase

16.2
6
Fayyaz to Cooper, SIX runs

good straight hit, was tossed up, and full enough for him to get under it outside off and clobber it over the bowler

16.1
2
Fayyaz to Cooper, 2 runs

tossed up length ball, he stays on the crease and punches it to wide long off, where there is a misfield

end of over 168 runs
NL: 101/3CRR: 6.31 RRR: 4.75
Ben Cooper41 (35)
Peter Borren8 (6)
Nasir Aziz 4-0-21-0
Fayyaz Ahmed 2-0-11-1
15.6
1
Nasir Aziz to Cooper, 1 run

another thick inside edge to deep square as he goes after a full one

15.5
1
Nasir Aziz to Borren, 1 run

goes back in the crease to work it to long on

15.4
Nasir Aziz to Borren, no run

another reverse sweep, does not get hold of it this time

15.3
4
Nasir Aziz to Borren, FOUR runs

tries the reverse sweep early, and hits it in the air, just out of the reach of backward point

15.2
1
Nasir Aziz to Cooper, 1 run

attacks a full one, off a thick inside edge to deep midwicket

15.1
1lb
Nasir Aziz to Borren, 1 leg bye

down the track, this is slanted into his pads, he awkwardly nudges it square

end of over 157 runs • 1 wicket
NL: 93/3CRR: 6.20 RRR: 5.40
Ben Cooper39 (33)
Peter Borren3 (2)
Fayyaz Ahmed 2-0-11-1
Mohammad Tauqir 4-1-22-0
14.6
4
Fayyaz to Cooper, FOUR runs

that will help, widish ball, he was already making some room and makes sure he punches it well wide of the sweeper

14.5
Fayyaz to Cooper, no run

punches a length ball straight to the bowler

14.4
1
Fayyaz to Borren, 1 run

slanted in full, nudged through midwicket

14.3
2
Fayyaz to Borren, 2 runs

paddles a full delivery off his pads fine down the leg side

14.2
W
Fayyaz to Swart, OUT

Swart's struggle has ended finally, went down to try a slog-sweep, missed the pitched up delivery, which crashed into middle

Michael Swart b Fayyaz Ahmed 19 (32m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.51
14.1
Fayyaz to Swart, no run

flighted really full outside off, guided to point

end of over 1410 runs
NL: 86/2CRR: 6.14 RRR: 5.66
Ben Cooper35 (31)
Michael Swart19 (27)
Mohammad Tauqir 4-1-22-0
Fayyaz Ahmed 1-0-4-0
13.6
6
Tauqir to Cooper, SIX runs

Tauqir goes for maximum last ball of a tight spell, as Cooper gets down on his knee and connects well on the slog-sweep, sends it over deep midwicket

Best performances - batters
Ben Cooper player page headshot cutout, 2021
BN Cooper NL
50 runs (38)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
off drive
12 runs
0 four
1 six
004898129
Swapnil Patil
SP Patil UAE
34 runs (33)
3 fours
0 six
Control65%
Productive shot
steered
9 runs
2 fours
0 six
541910311
Best performances - bowlers
Roelof van der Merwe
RE van der Merwe NL
O
4
M
0
R
10
W
2
ECO
2.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Ahsan Malik
Ahsan Malik NL
O
4
M
1
R
17
W
2
ECO
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
TossNetherlands, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Roelof van der Merwe
Roelof van der Merwe
Match numberT20I no. 434
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.25, Interval 11.25-11.45, Second Session 11.45-13.10
Match days12 July 2015 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Fayyaz Ahmed
Fayyaz Ahmed
Nasir Aziz
Nasir Aziz
Umpires
England Image
Nigel Llong
India Image
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Gregory Brathwaite
Match Referee
England Image
David Jukes
PointsNetherlands 2, United Arab Emirates 0