Ireland in Netherlands, 3 ODI Series, 2021
Venue: Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht
Date & Time: 02 June 2021
RR: 3.88 | Netherlands beat Ireland by 1 run
That is it from this game! Netharlands win their first game of the World Cup Super Legaue and get their first win over Ireland since 2007. Ireland will be windering how they lost this game but they will look to comeback stronger in the next ODI. Join us for 4th June at 1020 local (0820 GMT). Till then goodbye
Netherlands skipper, Pieter Seelaar, says that this game had a bit of everything and he said earlier that it was going to be a tough fight. Adds that they made a comeback when they got the wicket of Stirling and the pacers did a very good job. Adds that he gave a go with him bowling the 47th over and it worked. Tells that they did not miss often and they were always in the game.
Ireland skipper, Andy Balbirnie says that it was a tricky wicket. Tells that they could not get anyone to score barring Stirling. Balbirnie says Little bowled well and tells all the bowlers did well tpo restrict them to a score they felt they should have chased. Tells they need to back Stirling and says that he is their star player. Hopes they can put it right in the next game. Balbirnie feels it is going to be like an old school ODI series.
Timm van der Gugten is the Player of the Match! Timm says it was a very tight game and they were happy at the break. tells it was a hard wicket to start on and tells that they lost their way in the middle. Tells getting a partnership was crucial and glad he could do that with van Beek. Timm van der Gugten says that they always believed and felt they always had a shout to win.
Earlier in the day, after being asked to field, Ireland had Netherlands reeling at 5 down for below 100. However, the lower-order contributed and took them up to just below 200 which in the end proved to be enough.
Chasing a small total, Ireland just needed a couple of partnerships but their batters struggled. Only Stirling from the top order looked comfortable but the rest struggled. They were down and out when they were five down but Simi Singh and the opener added a fifty plus stand to take them back on top. Stirling then fell but Singh continued. He was there till the last over but could not take his side over the line.
Overall it was a brilliant bowling effort. The new ball bowlers did well. Guten and Glover were also decent in the middle overs. Seelaar also impressed whenever needed. It did seem like the overs from Zulfiqur might cost them but the others made up for it and have edged the game.
The pacers took on from there and did brilliantly, hit the pitch hard and gave nothing away. The pressure kept on building. Klaassen bowled a brilliantly last over, saving 12 from the last and van Beek defended it exceptionally.
Have to say, it was that one over from their skipper, the 47th over is what won them the game. They needed below 20 in 4 and they had two batters who had got their eye in but two wickets and just the 2 runs changed the game completely.
WHAT A WIN! WHAT A GAME! This swung like a pendulum from one side to the another and in the end, it is the home side which has come out on top.
Run out appeal and it is taken upstairs. Singh seems home. His bat is in the air though and the red light has been flashed. Is that the game for Netherlands?
Little is the new man in!
A huge appeal and up goes the finger. Is that sliding down leg? The batter has reviewed. We will find out.
Powerplay 3 signalled! Final phase of the game and now Netherlands can have an extra fielder outside the 30-yard circle. So a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring.
Change in bowling. Brandon Glover is back on. 1/25 from his 6 overs so far.
Andy McBrine replaces Paul Stirling out in the middle.
Change in bowling. Fred Klaassen comes back into the attack. 1/19 from his 6 overs so far.
DRINKS! Ireland have been in trouble for the most of this innings but this stand between Simi Singh and Paul Stirling has put Ireland in a good position. The tourists need another 72 from 96 balls. The only way Netherlands can defend this is by getting wickets. The wicket of Stirling holds the key here. Timm van der Gugten to bowl post the break.
Change in bowling. Bas de Leede is into the attack.
DRINKS! It has been a fantastic performance with the ball from Netherlands. They are all over Ireland at the minute. The tourists are in all sorts of trouble here but they still have their talisman, Paul Stirling out in the middle. A lot depends on him if the visitors are to avoid a surprise loss. 153 more needed in 217 balls. Lorcan Tucker walks out post the break to join Stirling out in the middle.
Powerplay 1 comes to an end! Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
Glover is on now!
The physio is out to have a look! Stirling seems in a lot of pain.
A huge shout for LBW and it is given! Tector reviews.
Tector walks out to bat now!
Balbirnie strides out to the centre.
Who will bowl from the other end? Van Beek it is.
We are back for the chase! Klaassen to start off with the ball. Stirling and Porterfield are the openers.