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1st Match, Rotterdam, Jun 12 2018, Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series
(20 ov, target 145)140/8
Netherlands won by 4 runs
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Simi's heroics in vain as Netherlands hold on for close win

The allrounder put Ireland in sight of an unlikely win, but was held down in the last over as the hosts opened the series with a win

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Scorer: Vinod Gopani
Scorecard summary
Netherlands144/10(19.5 overs)
Ireland140/8(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs
IRE: 140/8CRR: 7.00 
Simi Singh57 (29)
Barry McCarthy11 (6)
Paul van Meekeren4-0-20-1
Fred Klaassen4-0-38-1
19.6
1
Paul to Simi Singh, 1 run

in to the block hole...Singh is disappoited,he did his best.So Netherlands won this one - Just.. this went closer than expected.

19.5
1
Paul to McCarthy, 1 run

in the air and shot of sweeper, last ball 6 needed to win SINGH on strike

19.4
Paul to McCarthy, no run

trying to slog and beaten

19.3
1
Paul to Simi Singh, 1 run

in the air and lands between cover sweeper and extra cover,good thing for Dutc, singh off the strike

19.2
2
Paul to Simi Singh, 2 runs

cuts this high just short of cover sweeper,8 off 4 !

19.1
2
Paul to Simi Singh, 2 runs

comes down the ground and hits it towards long on, 10 off 5 now !

end of over 1922 runs
IRE: 133/8CRR: 7.00 • RRR: 12.00 • Need 12 from 6b
Barry McCarthy10 (4)
Simi Singh51 (25)
Fred Klaassen4-0-38-1
Paul van Meekeren3-0-13-1
18.6
6
Klaassen to McCarthy, SIX runs

what that the deciding shot ? lower full toss and he hits that over long off for Maximum

18.5
1
Klaassen to Simi Singh, 1 run

hit towards deep cover

18.4
4
Klaassen to Simi Singh, FOUR runs

pitched up and hit hard towards qaure leg,will SINGH take IRISH home ? that brings his 50 !

18.3
4
Klaassen to Simi Singh, FOUR runs

he pulls that fine towards fine leg

18.2
6
Klaassen to Simi Singh, SIX runs

SHOT !another beauty by Singh,he went on the offstump and hit that full toss towards sqaure leg

18.1
1
Klaassen to McCarthy, 1 run

good yorker,batsmen does well to play and run

end of over 1810 runs
IRE: 111/8CRR: 6.16 • RRR: 17.00 • Need 34 from 12b
Barry McCarthy3 (2)
Simi Singh36 (21)
Paul van Meekeren3-0-13-1
Pieter Seelaar4-0-25-3
17.6
1
Paul to McCarthy, 1 run

hit down the ground towards mid on and mid off ran across to cut it,any guesses who that was - Seelar !

17.5
2
Paul to McCarthy, 2 runs

flicks that towards long leg

17.4
1
Paul to Simi Singh, 1 run

towards long off

17.3
Paul to Simi Singh, no run

comes down the ground manages to get an inside edge which went past the stumps,keeper had a run out attempt,Not out said the umpire

17.2
4
Paul to Simi Singh, FOUR runs

cuts this hard towards empty deep point region

17.1
2
Paul to Simi Singh, 2 runs

comes down the ground,bowler follows him with a short one,he does well to tap it on sqaure leg

end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 101/8CRR: 5.94 • RRR: 14.67 • Need 44 from 18b
Simi Singh29 (17)
Barry McCarthy0 (0)
Pieter Seelaar4-0-25-3
Shane Snater4-0-25-2
16.6
1
Seelaar to Simi Singh, 1 run

hit back to sweeper for single

16.5
4
Seelaar to Simi Singh, FOUR runs

sweeps it fine and sweeper lost that ball in sun

Match details
Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam
TossIreland, elected to field first
SeriesNetherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series
Season2018
Match numberT20 No. 670
Match days12 June 2018 - day match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Bas de Leede
Bas de Leede
Bas de Leede
Bas de Leede
Fred Klaassen
Fred Klaassen
Fred Klaassen
Fred Klaassen
Saqib Zulfiqar
Saqib Zulfiqar
Saqib Zulfiqar
Saqib Zulfiqar
Scott Edwards
Scott Edwards
Scott Edwards
Scott Edwards
Shane Snater
Shane Snater
Shane Snater
Shane Snater
Simi Singh
Simi Singh
Umpires
Ireland Image
Alan Neill
Netherlands Image
Rizwan Akram
Reserve Umpire
Netherlands Image
Huub Jansen
Match Referee
England Image
David Jukes
PointsNetherlands 0, Ireland 0