RESULT
2nd ODI, Utrecht, June 04, 2021, Ireland tour of Netherlands
(43/50 ov, T:158) 158/2

Ireland won by 8 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
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end of over 435 runs
IRE: 158/2CRR: 3.67 
Andy Balbirnie63 (127b 6x4)
Harry Tector30 (59b 3x4)
Timm van der Gugten 8-0-23-0
Pieter Seelaar 9-2-38-1

Thanks for joining me, Chandan, Kate and Vairavan today. Please do join us for the 3rd match of this series on Monday. In captain speak, we will know who gets to take 20 points from this series. Till then good night from all of us here

Josh Little is the player of the match: To be honest, I had an injury a couple of months ago and forced myself into the game. I have lost a little bit of weight, got fitter and the ball is coming out faster. It was a huge disappointment in the previous game and it was important to come out and make a statement in this game

Seelaar: It was a good toss to lose. We should've batted better and the pitch got flatter in the afternoon but 160 (158) wasn't going to be enough. Josh bowled more often in the good areas. We should take a step back, relax and train better on Sunday. We were probably expecting the same sort of game from the first game, but the pitch misbehaved when we batted. 10 points are more important than a series win. We should've forgotten what happened on Wednesday. Now, we should forget what happened today for the game on Monday

Balbirnie: I thought we bowled really well and chase was more composed than the other day. We, as a batting group, saw it over the line today. As a batting group we decided to play as much time as possible. It's satisfying but it's only one game. It wasn't easy when he (Harry Tector) came out but we decided to see out time. (Paul Stirling) He is a world class player. We bowled better with the new ball today. There was some moisture in the pitch. We are not going to look too ahead of ourselves. We are going to have some bad days. It's going to be an important day on Monday. Like Pieter said, it's going to be about the 10 points.

Netherlands batting has been off from the time they lined up to face Scotland. Their bowling covered up the poor batting in two games. They didn't have enough runs on the board for the bowlers to make a difference. Stirling seemed to be batting on a featherbed while Balbirnie fought his way out of a rut. He scored 32 runs off his previous five innings before this game

Stirling's performance was the bedrock for Ireland's win. Stirling and Balbirnie did what Seelaar wanted his batters to do - play a lot of deliveries and take the bull by its horns.

42.6
4
van der Gugten to Balbirnie, FOUR runs

finishes it in styleShort ball outside the off stump. Balbirnie pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary. That's 10 points for the win for Ireland

42.5
van der Gugten to Balbirnie, no run

good length delivery on the off stump. He defends and gets an inside edge to the leg side

42.4
van der Gugten to Balbirnie, no run

comes down the track and slices the short delivery to point

42.3
van der Gugten to Balbirnie, no run

makes room. Good length delivery on the stumps. Balbirnie defends it to the off side

42.2
1
van der Gugten to Tector, 1 run

wide of the crease, good length delivery on the stumps. Off the outside edge to short third man for a single

42.1
van der Gugten to Tector, no run

fuller ball outside the off stump. Defends it solidly to the off side

end of over 423 runs
IRE: 153/2CRR: 3.64 RRR: 0.62
Harry Tector29 (57b 3x4)
Andy Balbirnie59 (123b 5x4)
Pieter Seelaar 9-2-38-1
Timm van der Gugten 7-0-18-0
41.6
1
Seelaar to Tector, 1 run

fuller ball outside the off stump. Tector comes forward and drives it to long off for a single

41.5
Seelaar to Tector, no run

comes forward and cuts it to point

41.4
1
Seelaar to Balbirnie, 1 run

turns it to short fine-leg for a single

41.3
Seelaar to Balbirnie, no run

comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

41.2
Seelaar to Balbirnie, no run

defends it to the leg side

41.1
1
Seelaar to Tector, 1 run

pushes it to point and sets off for a single

end of over 412 runs
IRE: 150/2CRR: 3.65 RRR: 0.88
Andy Balbirnie58 (120b 5x4)
Harry Tector27 (54b 3x4)
Timm van der Gugten 7-0-18-0
Pieter Seelaar 8-2-35-1
40.6
van der Gugten to Balbirnie, no run

short of a good length delivery outside the off stump. Left alone

40.5
van der Gugten to Balbirnie, no run

comes forward and turns it to the leg side

40.4
van der Gugten to Balbirnie, no run

comes forward and punches it to cover

40.3
1
van der Gugten to Tector, 1 run

steers it to third man for a single

40.2
van der Gugten to Tector, no run

defends it back to the bowler

40.1
1
van der Gugten to Balbirnie, 1 run

fuller ball outside the off stump. He drives it to sweeper cover

Bowling Change - van der Gugten back into the attack

end of over 409 runs
IRE: 148/2CRR: 3.70 RRR: 1.00
Harry Tector26 (52b 3x4)
Andy Balbirnie57 (116b 5x4)
Pieter Seelaar 8-2-35-1
Brandon Glover 7-0-38-0
39.6
2
Seelaar to Tector, 2 runs

back of a length, goes back and clips it through square leg

39.5
Seelaar to Tector, no run

length ball on middle, gets forward and defends it

 
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ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
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AUS181261200.785
BAN181261200.384
PAK181261200.217
NZ151141100.752
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AFG121021000.563
WI2491588-0.738
IRE2161368-0.382
SL1861162-0.031
SA134749-0.206
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