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Netherlands 159 for 6 (O’Dowd 39, van der Merwe 37, Dockrell 2-30) beat Ireland 158 for 6 (Wilson Forty five*, van der Merwe 2-24) by four wickets

A day after clinching a four-bustle purchase in opposition to Test nation Ireland, Netherlands went on to high-tail 159 with an over to spare in opposition to the the same opponents in the 2nd match of the tri-sequence in Rotterdam. The four-wicket purchase used to be led by their openers ahead of Roelof van der Merwe scored 37 off 26 after which captain Pieter Seelaar saw them by with an unbeaten 22. Van der Merwe had also taken two wickets earlier as Ireland scored 158 for 6 with an unbeaten 42-ball Forty five from Gary Wilson.

Netherlands never let the predominant bustle payment out of take watch over as soon as Tobias Visee started the high-tail with a 15-ball 25 and his opening accomplice Max O’Dowd scored a brisk 39 off 24. George Dockrell broke the stand when he bowled Visee in the fourth over and Nos. Three and four Ben Cooper and Bas de Leede bought out cheaply. Between these two wickets, O’Dowd used to be caught in the support of off Stuart Thompson and Netherlands had been ninety seven for four in the twelfth over.

On the replacement hand, van der Merwe and Seelaar stitched a stand of 39 runs in 32 balls, as van der Merwe struck three fours and a six. Even supposing he used to be bowled by Barry McCarthy in the 17th over, Netherlands wished but another 23 runs from 20 balls and Seelaar’s unbeaten knock took them house.

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Earlier, Ireland opted to bat and their openers Paul Stirling (27 off 16) and James Shannon (31 off 21) gave them a flying start. They build apart on fifty eight runs by the fifth over however had been each and each bowled inner a jam of 9 balls and it diminished Ireland’s bustle payment thereafter. The middle uncover would possibly no longer capitalise on the platform, as left-arm medium-pacer Fred Klaassen and van der Merwe strangled the scoring payment. William Porterfield and Wilson would possibly no longer rating at a strike payment of over a hundred and ten in the Sixty two combined balls they faced collectively to rating a total of sixty five runs and even supposing Kevin O’Brien struck Thirteen runs off six balls, 158 did no longer demonstrate to be enough.


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