News

13 Mar 2016

Netherlands Register Consolation Win Against Ireland

Ireland won the toss and elected to field but the Netherlands openers had to wait for more than two and a half hours to take to the field with the rain-affected ICC World T20 game reduced to 6-overs-a-side.

Dharamsala: Paul van Meekeren bagged four wickets to help the Netherlands notch up a consolation 12-run win against Ireland via Duckworth/Lewis method in their final match of the World T20 in Dharamsala on Sunday.

Invited to bat in the inconsequential group tie, the Dutch openers had to wait for more than two and a half hours to take to the field with the rain-affected game reduced to 6-overs-a-side.

Left-hander Stephen Myburgh struck an 18-ball 27 to help the Netherlands post 59 for five and the bowlers did well to defend the total.

Medium-pacer Van Meekeren (4-11 from 2 overs) tore into the Irish batting getting good support from left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe, who picked up two wickets, to restrict Ireland to 47 for seven.

"It's special, I'm not sure if it's happened yet. We had been preparing for this for the last three weeks, maybe six months, and it worked out well," said an out-of-breath Van Meekeren after the win.

Both the Netherlands and Ireland were hard done by rain abandoned games in their respective second outings after losing their opening matches to Bangladesh and Oman. Later on Sunday, Bangladesh will fight it out with Oman for a place in the Super 10s.

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RECENT MATCHES

1st, Match - Zimbabwe v Hong Kong , Nagpur
Zimbabwe 158/8 (20/20 ov)
Hong Kong 144/6 (20.0/20 ov)
Zimbabwe won by 14 runs

2nd, Match - Afghanistan v Scotland, Nagpur
Afghanistan 170/5 (20/20 ov)
Scotland 156/5 (20.0/20 ov)
Afghanistan won by 14 runs

3rd , Match - Bangladesh v Netherlands , Dharamsala
Bangladesh 153/7 (20/20 ov)
Netherlands 145/7 (20.0/20 ov)
Bangladesh won by 8 runs

4th, Match - Ireland v Oman, Dharamsala
Ireland 154/5 (20/20 ov)
Oman 157/8 (19.4/20 ov)
Oman won by 2 wickets