Ireland in Netherlands, 3 ODI Series, 2021

Netherlands vs Ireland - 2nd ODI

Venue: Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht

Date & Time: 04 June 2021

Ireland 158/2

RR: 3.67 | Ireland beat Netherlands by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
William Porterfield bowled Logan van Beekbowled Logan van Beek0800
Paul Stirling c Stephan Myburgh & b Pieter Seelaar (C)c Stephan Myburgh & b Pieter Seelaar (C)526460
Andy Balbirnie not out not out 6312760
Harry Tector not out not out 305930
George Dockrell
Lorcan Tucker
Simi Singh
Andy McBrine
Barry McCarthy
Josh Little
Craig Young
Extras 13 (b 0, lb 2, w 11, nb 0)
Total 158 (2 Wkts, 43.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
9-1 (William Porterfield,1.5), 91-2 (Paul Stirling,23.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Fred Klaassen8 2 15 0 1.88
Logan van Beek7 0 34 1 4.86
Brandon Glover7 0 38 0 5.43
Timm van der Gugten8 0 23 0 2.88
Pieter Seelaar9 2 38 1 4.22
Max O'Dowd4 0 8 0 2.00

That is it from this game! All to play for in the next. Do join us for the game on the 7th of June at 1020 local (0820 GMT). Till then goodbye.

Andy Balbirnie says he is happy with the way the team played, they bowled well and the chase was a lot more composed. Adds he wanted to stay there till the end and it was satisfying. Adds Stirling is very imprtant to them and he is a big player. Ends by saying he feels they bowled bettre with the new ball, there was oisutre and they did really well.

Pieter Seelaar says it was a good toss to lose, it got better in the second half and 160 was not enough. States he feels Josh bowled really well and kept bowling in the good areas but all the Irish bowlers bowled well. Adds they will look to come back strong in the next game. Ends by saying he knew it was going to be a similar game like the first one but they did not apply themselves well and they did not play that well.

Man of the Match, Josh Little, says he had to turn things around quickly after his injury and the last few months he has worked hard and it has helped him. Mentions he has lost weight and gotten stronger due to which the ball is coming out nicely. States they were gutted after the first game but are pleased with this performance.

Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, the Dutch got off to a good start but once the first wicket fell, the procession began. Young and Little were the pick for Ireland and they kept the hosts down to a total which was easily chased in the end.

The pacers weren’t as threatening as they were in the first game. Seelaar did cause problems after bowling in the middle overs but it was too little too late.

Netherlands needed a few quick wickets but they only got one. Stirling and Balbirnie really eased the pressure with their partnership.

A good win for Ireland and they have levelled the series. To be honest, it was their bowlers who set it up for them. Yes, the wicket is tough but just below 160 was never going to be enough.

42.6
4
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR! Smashed away! Short and on middle, this is pulled hard through square leg for a boundary. Balbirnie hits the winning runs and IRELAND WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
42.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, On off, this is pushed to mid on.
42.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, on off, this is pushed to the man at covers.
42.3
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, On middle, it is kept out.
42.2
1
Timm van der Gugten to Harry Tector, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
42.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Harry Tector, On off, this is pushed to mid off.
41.6
1
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, A single as this is pushed down to long off.
41.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, On middle, kept out.
41.4
1
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, One more single as it is flicked to the leg side.
41.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
41.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, Outside off, it is guided to point.
41.1
1
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Flatter and on off, it is pushed to cover for one.
40.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Another dot as this is left alone.
40.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, On off, pushed to covers.
40.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller and on middle, kept out.
40.3
1
Timm van der Gugten to Harry Tector, Tector comes down the track and this is banged in short. It is guided down to third man for one.
40.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Harry Tector, Back of a length and on middle, kept out.
40.1
1
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Powerplay 3 time! Maximum of 5 fielders can go outside the ring till the end of this game.

39.6
2
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Two! On middle, this is worked through soft hands on the leg side. 10 needed only.
39.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Flatter and on middle, defended.
39.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, On middle, kept out.
39.3
3
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, lovely fielding! On middle, this is swept fine. It's racing away to the fence. The fielder Heena after it, dives and saves a run for his side. Brilliant commitment.
39.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On middle, this is played to mid-wicket.
39.1
4
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On middle, kept out.

Change. Skipper, Pieter Seelaar reintroduces himself back into the attack.

38.6
0
Brandon Glover to Harry Tector, On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
38.6
0
Brandon Glover to Harry Tector, Wide! Well outside off, left alone.
38.5
0
Brandon Glover to Harry Tector, On off, it is pushed to covers.
38.4
0
Brandon Glover to Harry Tector, Outside off, that one takes off. Left alone.
38.3
1
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Fifty for Andy! 0 in the last game and comes back strongly. Leading from the front here. Length and on off, AB looks to block but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
38.2
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Good length and on off, this is guided to point.
38.1
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Wide outside off, left alone.
37.6
2
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, Two to end the over! Shorter and outside off, it is cut through point for two.
37.5
1
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Gets on top of the bounce and sweeps it all along the ground through square leg for one.
37.4
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Amother tossed up ball outside off, Andy looks to play it with an open face of the bat. Gets beaten.
37.3
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Loopy ball on off, kept out.
37.2
1
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, On the pads, this is worked around the corner for one.
37.1
0
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, Tossed up on off, this is hit hard to covers.
36.6
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Another dot as this very full ball is jammed out to mid on.
36.5
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, That is a beauty! Length and on off, it pitches and jags away. Andy is beaten.
36.4
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, That one stays low! Outside off, Andy looks to cut but misses.