result
3rd ODI, Utrecht, Jun 7 2021, Ireland tour of Netherlands
(45.5/50 ov, target 164)166/6
Netherlands won by 4 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
player of the match
Stephan Myburgh
Netherlands

Thanks for joining me, Kate, Chandan and Vairavan over the course of the series. Good night from all of us here

Myburgh is the player of the match: Difference today from the previous games is that I was positive. Previously we played on survival mode. Today, we looked to score runs. We made them bowl to us. It paid off for us today. I feel really bad about not scoring the winning runs. I still feel I have another couple of years left in me.

van Beek is the player of the series: It's a shock because there were a lot of other guys who contributed throughout the series. For the first two games, I was struggling with my arm position. Things started working from yesterday. 220 , on this pitch, would've been tough. We are happy to walk off with 20 points from the series.

Balbirnie, the Ireland Captain: We won the toss and the pitch didn't misbehave as we thought it would. Hats off to Dutch. They deserved to win. We didn't bat out the 50 overs. Small things matter. We are disappointed the way we played. Pitches can't be used as an excuse. It went up and down for all the 100 overs. There are no excuses we are going to make. We have a couple of big series coming up. Every point we pick up is going to be important. The two games we lost, we lost three wickets quickly.

Seelaar, the Netherlands Captain: We can be happy. These are the 30 points we were playing for. Good toss to lose. There was something happening in the morning from the wicket. Tector and Dockrell batted well. They seemed they will get to 220. van Beek changed the game. All three games were fantastic for Klaasen. (Myburgh) is known for his quick starts. Whatever he said in the meeting yesterday, he put it on the ground today. We were too nervous (at the fall of 3 quick wickets towards the end). We shouldn't forget that we got 10 points from this game and 20 from the series

The captains have made it obvious that points is what they were after. Netherlands get 20 points from this 3-match series. Myburgh played an epic on this pitch to lead from the front for Netherlands.

45.5
4
Simi Singh to van Beek, FOUR runs

Netherlands win! Fuller ball outside the off stump. He comes down the track and drives it to long off for a boundary

45.4
Simi Singh to van Beek, no run

defends it back onto the pitch

45.3
Simi Singh to van Beek, no run

off the pad outside the off stump as he was looking to flick it.

45.2
W
Simi Singh to Seelaar, OUT

fuller ball on the stumps. Seelaar wants to sweep and he misses. As plumb as one can be. Poor choice of stroke again. Will this wicket revive Ireland's hopes ?

Pieter Seelaar lbw b Simi Singh 4 (9m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
45.1
Simi Singh to Seelaar, no run

pushes it to mid-on

end of over 45Wicket maiden
NL: 162/5CRR: 3.60 RRR: 0.40
Ben Cooper0 (3)
Pieter Seelaar4 (4)
Andy McBrine 6-1-25-1
Simi Singh 9-2-25-2
44.6
McBrine to Cooper, no run

pushes it back to the bowler

44.5
McBrine to Cooper, no run

pushes it to the off side

44.4
McBrine to Cooper, no run

defends it to the off side

44.3
W
McBrine to de Leede, OUT

has he committed a mistake here ? Yes, he has! Flighted ball on the stumps. He comes down the track and lofts it straight into the hands of the fielder at mid on. Poor choice of a stroke but only two runs to get. Might be excused

Bas de Leede c Young b McBrine 18 (82m 66b 2x4 0x6) SR: 27.27
44.2
McBrine to de Leede, no run

pushes it to the leg side

44.1
McBrine to de Leede, no run

defends it to the leg side

end of over 444 runs • 1 wicket
NL: 162/4CRR: 3.68 RRR: 0.33
Pieter Seelaar4 (4)
Bas de Leede18 (63)
Simi Singh 9-2-25-2
Craig Young 10-0-35-0

Looks like the umpires have called the over off with one more ball to go

43.5
4
Simi Singh to Seelaar, FOUR runs

comes forward and flicks it to long on for a boundary. Super stroke

43.4
Simi Singh to Seelaar, no run

off the pads to the leg side

43.3
Simi Singh to Seelaar, no run

review for lbw by Ireland. Good length delivery outside the off stump. Impact is returned as umpire's call as it was marginally outside the off stump. Good review but unlucky

43.2
Simi Singh to Seelaar, no run

defends it to the off side

43.1
W
Simi Singh to Myburgh, OUT

wanted to finish it with a slog sweep. Misses and is bowled. A tame end to a superb innings. One that probably got them the 10 points they were after

Stephan Myburgh b Simi Singh 74 (171m 111b 6x4 3x6) SR: 66.66
end of over 433 runs
NL: 158/3CRR: 3.67 RRR: 0.86
Bas de Leede18 (63)
Stephan Myburgh74 (110)
Craig Young 10-0-35-0
Josh Little 10-0-35-1
42.6
Young to de Leede, no run

looks to slog it and is beaten

42.5
1
Young to Myburgh, 1 run

flick-pulls it to square leg for a single

42.4
Young to Myburgh, no run

defends it to the off side

42.3
1
Young to de Leede, 1 run

short ball outside the off stump. He pulls it to deep square leg for a single

42.2
1
Young to Myburgh, 1 run

comes forward and turns it to the leg side for a single

42.1
Young to Myburgh, no run

pushes it to the off side