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4th Match, First Round Group B (N), Sylhet, Mar 17 2014, World T20
Netherlands won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match
Tom Cooper
Netherlands
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• The Report by Abhishek Purohit in Sylhet

Myburgh powers Netherlands to six-wicket win

Netherlands' batsmen came good when it mattered, as they made short work of a potentially tricky target of 152 against UAE

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Commentator: Devashish Fuloria
Scorecard summary
United Arab Emirates151/10(19.5 overs)
Netherlands152/4(18.5 overs)

Netherlands join Ireland at the top of the table. We will be back tomorrow with the Group A matches. Till then, ciao ciao

Peter Borren: "We did struggle in manageable chases in warm-ups, and we wanted to get over this one. We slowed down a bit towards the end and but I am happy to get over the line. Myburgh set things up brilliantly and Tom Cooper was superb. I would have settled for chasing 165-170 and I think we dragged them back well."

Khurram Khan: "The way we started and the way we were playing, I thought 175 was on. But three wickets in the 1516th over changed the game and they bowled and fielded well. We dropped so many catches and that probably made the difference in the end."

Tom Cooper is the Man of the Match. He says, "It's a good all-round effort by the boys. We missed out on a couple of opportunities during the practice games, but we came back well. The pitch was really nice, and the runs came quite nicely. (On his bowling) I was just trying to guess what they were looking to do. It's a bit hit an miss as well. Another day I could have gone for more."

Netherlands take this by six wickets. Their batting, which was a concern before the game, proved to be too powerful for UAE, who didn't help themselves by spilling a number of chances. The top order led by Stephen Myburgh made useful contributions and even though Netherlands slowed down towards the end, that initial impetus meant they were never in any trouble. Lots of areas to work on for UAE

18.5
4
Mustafa to Cooper, FOUR runs

makes some room and carves this to extra cover boundary to end the chase

18.4
Mustafa to Cooper, no run

he punches this one to the leg side, but straight to midwicket

18.3
Mustafa to Cooper, no run

this is full and on the blockhole, dug out down the pitch

18.2
1
Mustafa to Cooper, 1 run

low full toss outside off, the batsman slices it to deep point for a single

18.1
1
Mustafa to Cooper, 1 run

bowls it full and on the toes, Ben drives it down to long on

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
NL: 146/4CRR: 8.11 RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Ben Cooper1 (2)
Tom Cooper33 (25)
Kamran Shazad4-0-19-2
Amjad Javed4-0-27-0

Well bowled Kamran Shazad

17.6
1
Shazad to Cooper, 1 run

another bouncer, but Ben manages to hook it down to fine leg for a single

17.5
Shazad to Cooper, no run

another short ball, the batsman gets into awkward position, but manages to get his head out of the way

Zain: "Just awful stuff by UAE fielding. The one "positive" they can take is, they have slowed Netherlands to help with NRR. The only way UAE gets in now will be to beat somebody on NRR, so at least they have not crippled themselves in that."

17.4
1
Shazad to Cooper, 1 run

full delivery on off, the batsman punches it to wide mid on for a single

17.3
Shazad to Cooper, no run

this one beats the outside edge as the batsman flashes at this length delivery

Ben comes in to join his brother

17.2
W
Shazad to Borren, OUT

Yes! A catch is taken finally! This time at third man. Borren was getting boring with his cross-batted swipes, so as he sees this bounces, he arches back and stylishly ramps it towards third man, but fails to get any distance. The fielder - Silva it is - holds on to a simple chance.

Peter Borren c Silva b Kamran Shazad 3 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.5
17.1
1lb
Shazad to Cooper, 1 leg bye

looks to hit across the line, but misses it and gets hit on the pads. They take a leg bye

end of over 172 runs
NL: 143/3CRR: 8.41 RRR: 3.00 • Need 9 from 18b
Tom Cooper32 (22)
Peter Borren3 (7)
Amjad Javed4-0-27-0
Kamran Shazad3-0-17-1
16.6
1
Javed to Cooper, 1 run

bowls that back-of-the-hand slower ball, the batsman punches it to long on for an easy single

16.5
Javed to Cooper, no run

back of length delivery on off, the batsman pushes it straight to midwicket

16.4
Javed to Cooper, no run

he stays on the back foot and defends this to the off side

16.3
1
Javed to Borren, 1 run

another slower ball! another drop! This looks awful. The batsman goes for a slog sweep and gets a big top edge towards short fine leg. The keeper calls early and should have taken it, but he didn't even get close to it. Completely misjudged

16.2
Javed to Borren, no run

now a quicker one! This one beats the outside edge too. Borren was looking to push it to cover and he was walking into the shot

16.1
Javed to Borren, no run

beautiful slower delivery! The batsman goes for an ugly mow and is lucky that this somehow bounces over the off stump.

Just 11 needed..

end of over 166 runs
NL: 141/3CRR: 8.81 RRR: 2.75 • Need 11 from 24b
Tom Cooper31 (19)
Peter Borren2 (4)
Kamran Shazad3-0-17-1
Shadeep Silva4-0-38-1

Uzwal: "It will be UAE lost by 6 drops (rather than wickets)."

15.6
4
Shazad to Cooper, FOUR runs

nice flick! That has flown away quickly to the fine leg boundary. It was a full delivery, way down the leg side and Cooper just whips it through with ease

15.5
1
Shazad to Borren, 1 run

goes for a yorker, but this in on the pads and neatly tucked away to deep midwicket

15.4
Shazad to Borren, no run

wow! That surprises everyone with the cut and bounce! It beats the shoulder of the bat and bounces over the off stump

Best performances - batters
Stephan Myburgh
SJ Myburgh NL
55 runs (36)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
28 runs
4 fours
2 sixes
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Tom Cooper player page headshot cutout, 2021
TLW Cooper NL
34 runs (26)
4 fours
1 six
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
8 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Ahsan Malik
Ahsan Malik NL
O
3.5
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
4.17
Kamran Shahzad
Kamran Shazad UAE
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
Match details
Sylhet Stadium
TossUnited Arab Emirates, elected to bat first
SeriesWorld T20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Tom Cooper
Tom Cooper
Match numberT20I no. 369
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30
Match days17 March 2014 - night(20-over match)
T20I debut
Amjad Ali
Amjad Ali
Amjad Javed
Amjad Javed
Faizan Asif
Faizan Asif
Kamran Shazad
Kamran Shazad
Khurram Khan
Khurram Khan
Logan van Beek
Logan van Beek
Manjula Guruge
Manjula Guruge
Rohan Mustafa
Rohan Mustafa
Shadeep Silva
Shadeep Silva
Shaiman Anwar
Shaiman Anwar
Swapnil Patil
Swapnil Patil
Vikrant Shetty
Vikrant Shetty
T20 debut
Faizan Asif
Faizan Asif
Vikrant Shetty
Vikrant Shetty
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
England Image
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
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Steve Davis
Match Referee
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David Boon
PointsNetherlands 2, United Arab Emirates 0