ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, 2019

Netherlands vs Papua New Guinea - Final

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 02 November 2019

Netherlands 134/3

RR: 7.05 | Netherlands beat Papua New Guinea by 7 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tobias Visee c Norman Vanua & b Nosaina Pokana c Norman Vanua & b Nosaina Pokana 10620
Ben Cooper c Lega Siaka & b Damien Ravu c Lega Siaka & b Damien Ravu 413342
Max O'Dowd c Charles Amini & b Assad Vala (C) c Charles Amini & b Assad Vala (C) 141900
Colin Ackermann not out not out 293300
Ryan ten Doeschate not out not out 342323
Pieter Seelaar
Roelof van der Merwe
Scott Edwards
Timm van der Gugten
Brandon Glover
Paul van Meekeren
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 2, w 4, nb 0)
Total 134 (3 Wkts, 19.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
11-1 (Tobias Visee,1), 48-2 (Max O'Dowd,7.1), 82-3 (Ben Cooper,12.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Nosaina Pokana4 0 37 1 9.25
Sese Bau1 0 7 0 7.00
Norman Vanua3 0 24 0 8.00
Damien Ravu3 0 18 1 6.00
Charles Amini4 0 31 0 7.75
Assad Vala4 1 15 1 3.75
Tony Ura 0 0 0 0 0
Lega Siaka 0 0 0 0 0
Kiplin Doriga 0 0 0 0 0
Riley Hekure 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Kila 0 0 0 0 0

The Dutch team celebrates and that ends the T20 World Cup Qualifier, 2019! Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Namibia, Scotland and Oman are the ones featuring in the 2020 T20 World Cup, along with the big guys. All the best to them. We take your leave, hoping to have your company for future events. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Netherlands skipper, Pieter Seelaar, says that he is very proud of his team. Adds that there were some questions raised about their chances but is happy to have won it outright, having shared the trophy with Ireland and Scotland in the earlier editions. Praises the experience of Cooper, Ackermann and ten Doeschate for seeing their team through. Is eager to go to Australia and believes that his team is well placed to do well over there. On Brandon Glover, Pieter says that the former impressed them in a club game back in Holland and to win the Man Of The Final award is impressive. Is looking forward to celebrate the win tonight and thanks the crowd for coming in large numbers to support. On PNG, Seelaar praises them, crediting them for stifling the batsmen, not giving easy runs away and showing the world that they belong.

Papua New Guinea captain, Assad Vala, accepts that it was not their day but believes that the team has done the country proved. Praises Ackermann and Cooper for showing them how to bat on this surface and hopes that his team can learn from them. Praises Damien Ravu for coming back strongly after being dropped midway in the tournament. On the learnings and the shortcomings, Vala is happy where the team is but wants his batsmen to work harder and get bigger scores.

NAMIBIA'S GERHARD ERASMUS HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT.

NETHERLANDS' BRANDON GLOVER HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. Says that this win is incredible after seeing so many months of hard work. On his performance tonight, Glover says that one has to do his job and it was more about rhythm, coming in, running in and hitting the right areas consistently. Says that he is very much looking forward to playing in Australia.

Time for the final presentation of the tournament. The match referee and the umpires get their medallions.

Ryan ten Doeschate says that it was very tough in the middle. Says that he could have got out a couple of times, so 150 would have been very difficult. Says that they believed they could win the game, if they batted 20 overs, although, rues that final over which went for 22. Praises Papua New Guinea for not giving Netherlands any thing and says that it is always nice to beat that quirky team. On the tournament win, Ryan says that qualifying for the World Cup was a big thing but a win here is an icing on the cake. On the preparations for that tournament, Tendo says that he is not sure how Netherlands would go about things as a couple of young batters are coming up the ranks. Then says that there is still a year to go, so there is time to think about it.

Netherlands coach, Ryan Campbell, says that he is relieved with the win. Admits that there were plenty of issues internally but the group stuck together. Puts it down to the entire unit, with the seniors and the juniors gelling well. On the run chase, Campbell says that Netherlands' strength is to score 160 - Not 200, but 160 and for that, wickets in hand are needed and that is how the Dutch played. On the team selection, Ryan says that when he selected 5 fast bowlers for the Middle East, everyone questioned his selection but they did well. Now, he says, he might need 6 fast bowlers for Australia.

Time for a couple of quick chats.

As usual, Papua New Guinea bowled well. Ravu and Vala kept the pressure in the middle overs but towards the end, the others could not handle the pressure. One of the most consistent teams in this tournament, they have displayed their quality nicely.

A decent outing for the Dutch. The bowlers set it up, restricting PNG to 128, although 22 of those came in the final over. This tournament has shown us so many times that any total close to 130 or 140 can be defended. Netherlands did start off shakily, losing Visee early but Ben Cooper and later on, Colin Ackermann, ensured that there was no collapse. Towards the end, Ryan ten Doeschate's cameo helped.

The champions celebrate. Before the tournament, it was supposed to be one among Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands to win but while that did prove to be correct, no one expected Papua New Guinea to qualify for the T20 World Cup, let alone make it to the final. The group has a moment for themselves, patting each other before breaking off.

18.6
6
N Pokana to ten Doeschate, SIX! Finishing it off in style! A length ball, around off, ten Doeschate waits for the slower ball to arrive and swings it cleanly over mid-wicket! NETHERLANDS WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
18.5
1
N Pokana to C Ackermann, Around off, worked towards long on for a run to level the scores.
18.4
2
N Pokana to C Ackermann, Full and wide outside off, Ackermann slaps it towards cover and takes a single. The throw comes in to the stumps at the bowler's end and then deflects away towards long on. A second is taken.
18.3
0
N Pokana to ten Doeschate, Down the leg side, ten Doeschate misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads past the keeper. Doriga himself runs after it towards fine leg and keeps the batsmen to a single.
18.2
1
N Pokana to C Ackermann, A length ball, down the leg side, flicked towards square leg for a single.
18.2
0
N Pokana to C Ackermann, WIDE. Full and down the leg side, flick shot missed.
18.1
2
N Pokana to C Ackermann, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a couple.
17.6
1
N Vanua to C Ackermann, Outside off, swung off the inner half through mid on for a run. 9 needed from 12 balls now.
17.5
1
N Vanua to ten Doeschate, Another full toss, Vanua losing his radar, Ryan pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
17.4
4
N Vanua to ten Doeschate, FOUR! LOVELY! A full toss outside off and ten Doeschate is set enough now to make use of that, driving it through the covers.
17.3
1
N Vanua to C Ackermann, It's been driven superbly through the covers. One run added to the total.
17.2
1
N Vanua to ten Doeschate, Around off, pushed towards long on again, for a run.
17.1
1
N Vanua to C Ackermann, Full on middle, pushed towards long on for a single.

Norman Vanua is back on. 2-0-15-0 so far.

16.6
0
N Pokana to ten Doeschate, Outside off, placed straight to point. Bizarre over. A single, 4 dots and a six.
16.5
6
N Pokana to ten Doeschate, SIX! BOOM! That releases the pressure a bit. The ball is around the half volley mark and ten Doeschate goes after it. Down on a knee, fetching it from outside off and slogging it over mid-wicket. 18 needed from 19 balls now.
16.4
0
N Pokana to ten Doeschate, Landed outside off, cut straight to point.
16.3
0
N Pokana to ten Doeschate, Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
16.2
0
N Pokana to ten Doeschate, Around off, played with soft hands towards point. Ackermann takes off for the single, is sent back, slips but recovers and gets back in time.
16.1
1
N Pokana to C Ackermann, Full and around middle, played with soft hands wide of mid on for a single.

Nosaina Pokana returns. 2-0-17-1 so far.

15.6
4
D Ravu to ten Doeschate, FOUR! Off the edge and this helps too! A length ball outside off, ten Doeschate throws the kitchen sink at it but gets a thick outside edge. However, luckily for him, the edge flies through the vacant slip cordon to the third man fence! 13 from the over.
15.5
6
D Ravu to ten Doeschate, SIX! BLUDGEONED! How crucial is that hit? Ravu goes short and ten Doeschate pulls it massively into the crowd at mid-wicket! 29 more needed from 25 balls now.
15.4
1
D Ravu to C Ackermann, A short ball, down the leg side, Ackermann looks to pull but is cramped for room. The ball takes the gloves and lobs in the air but is wide of the keeper.
15.3
1
D Ravu to ten Doeschate, Around off, pushed towards long on for a single.
15.3
0
D Ravu to ten Doeschate, WIDE. Tendo comes down the track and Ravu, anticipating that, bowls a bouncer. But gets it too high.
15.2
0
D Ravu to ten Doeschate, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
15.1
0
D Ravu to ten Doeschate, Outside off, pushed straight to point.

Damien Ravu gets a change of ends. 2-0-5-1 so far.

14.6
1
C Amini to ten Doeschate, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for another single. 4-0-31-0 for Amini.
14.5
1
C Amini to C Ackermann, On middle, pushed down to long on for one. 39 needed from 31 balls.
14.4
1
C Amini to ten Doeschate, TOP EDGE, SAFE! Full and outside off, ten Doeschate comes down the track and looks to go inside out but the ball spins away and takes the top edge. Three men run after it - short third man, point and cover - but the ball eludes them. A single taken.
14.3
1
C Amini to C Ackermann, Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
14.2
1
C Amini to ten Doeschate, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
14.1
0
C Amini to ten Doeschate, Full and around off, driven straight back to the bowler.

Charles Amini returns. 3-0-26-0 so far.

13.6
0
A Vala to C Ackermann, Landed outside off, dabbed straight to short third man. Just 2 from the over. The Netherlands are feeling the pressure. Vala is done - 4-1-15-1. Another superlative effort.
13.5
0
A Vala to C Ackermann, Outside off, whipped straight to short mid-wicket.