Ireland in Netherlands, 3 ODI Series, 2021

Netherlands vs Ireland - 1st ODI

Venue: Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht

Date & Time: 02 June 2021

Ireland 194/9

RR: 3.88 | Netherlands beat Ireland by 1 run

commentary

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.

49.6
0
Logan van Beek to Josh Little, Play and a miss! Josh Little tries to scoop but he misses and Netherlands have managed to hold onto their nerves. Full outside off, Little shuffles inside his crease and paddle it. He misses. Little is disappointed but Young calls for the run. Edwards keeps his calm. He runs towards the stumps with the ball in hand. NETHERLANDS WIN BY 1 RUN!
49.5
1
Logan van Beek to Craig Young, Good length ball around off, Young runs it down to third man for a single. 3 needed off the final ball. 2 will get us Super Over.
49.4
1
Logan van Beek to Josh Little, Yorker. Right on the money! Little manages to jam it towards point for a single.
49.3
4
Logan van Beek to Josh Little, FOUR! How has that gone to the fence? Low full toss outside off, Little comes inside his crease and manages to play it fine down the leg side for a boundary. 6 needed off 3 balls.
49.2
1
Logan van Beek to Craig Young, On the pads, Young turns it through backward square leg for one.
49.1
1
Logan van Beek to Simi Singh, OUT! RUN OUT! Simi Singh's bat is in the air and he has to walk back! Is it the final nail in this chase? Slower ball which is back of a length around leg. Simi hits it through mid-wicket. He calls for two which is always going to be a risk. The throw at the keeper's end is a bit wide. Edwards does well to gather and whips the bails. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs. Replays find Simi Singh has failed to ground his bat and his willow is in the air when Edwards has whipped the bails.

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?

49.1
0
Logan van Beek to Simi Singh, WIDE! Harsh on the bowleer! SImi Singh comes inside the stumps and looks to hit it over fine leg. Van Beek bowls it around leg. Simi misses and the umpire signals it as wide.
48.6
2
Fred Klaassen to Josh Little, DROPPED! Good effort in the deep but cannot hold onto it. Fuller around off, Little hits it across the line. This time he connects but does not time it. The fielder at deep mid-wicket dives to his right but fails to hold onto it. That allows the batters to take two. 12 needed off the final over.
48.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Josh Little, Another dot! Outside off, McCarthy throws kitchen sink at it but to no avail.
48.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Josh Little, Slower ball around off, Little tries to tap and run but he ends up taping it back to the bowler.
48.3
0
Fred Klaassen to Josh Little, Swing and a miss! Full outside off, McCarthy goes across the line and tries to whack it over mid-wicket but all he connects is with thin air.
48.2
1
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Once again Simi comes down the track. This time he connects and hits it to sweeper cover. He will get just a run. Over to you Josh Little!
48.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Play and a miss! Slower ball outside off, Simi Singh comes down the track and looks to go inside out over extra cover but he misses.
47.6
0
Logan van Beek to Josh Little, Dot to finish the over. Just 2 off the over. The last ball is a length ball around off, Little taps it to the off side and calls for a quick run. Simi Singh shows awareness and says no quickly as he knows he needs to play majority of the final 12 balls if Ireland are to win this.
47.5
0
Logan van Beek to Josh Little, Full on off, Little pushes it to mid on. Every dot ball is creating pressure on Ireland.
47.4
1
Logan van Beek to Simi Singh, Slower ball on middle, Singh turns it behind square on the leg side for one.
47.3
1
Logan van Beek to Josh Little, Fullish outside off, Little drives it square on the off side and gives the strike to Simi Singh.
47.2
0
Logan van Beek to Josh Little, Slightly behind length outside off. Little looks to punch but gets nothing on it. 17 needed off 16 now.
47.1
0
Logan van Beek to Josh Little, Full on middle, Little plays it to mid on.
46.6
1
Pieter Seelaar to Josh Little, Yes he can! Just a single off the final ball. Short around off, Little punches it to long off and keeps the strike. 17 needed off 18. Remember, if it is a tie, we will have a Super Over.

Little is the new man in!

46.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Barry McCarthy, OUT! CAUGHT! Brilliant catch and skipper Seelaar has turned the game on its head. Pieter gives this one air and flight as he bowls it around off. McCarthy goes for the drive and hits it uppishly to the left of short extra cover. Lagan van Beek there dives and takes a very good catch. 2 wickets and just a run of the over. Can he finish it well?
46.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Barry McCarthy, Floated on off, McCarthy defends it.
46.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Barry McCarthy, Floated around off, McCarthy taps it to point.
46.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy McBrine, OUT! LBW! Umpire's call on wickets hitting and the skipper's gamble to bring himself on has worked wonders. A drifter which pitches on middle and skids on. McBrine looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. An appeal follows and the umpire takes his time before raising his finger. McBrine takes the review straightaway. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows no involvement of bat. Time for the Ball Tracker and it shows the ball to be kissing the leg pole. Kissing enough to send McBrine back to the pavilion but save the review.

A huge appeal and up goes the finger. Is that sliding down leg? The batter has reviewed. We will find out.

46.1
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Tossed up around off, Simi drives it to the left of long off for one.
45.6
2
Timm van der Gugten to Andy McBrine, Full toss around off, McBrine pulls it but cannot connect it well. He manages to get it over mid-wicket and get a brace. 19 needed off the final 4 overs.
45.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy McBrine, Good length ball on off, McBrine defends it.
45.4
1
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, Slower ball on off, Simi Singh manages to run it down to third man for one.
45.3
1
Timm van der Gugten to Andy McBrine, On the pads, McBrine whips it to fine leg for one.
45.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy McBrine, Another dot. Length ball on off, McBrine taps it to point.
45.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy McBrine, Length ball on middle and off, McBrine tucks it to square leg.
44.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Tidy bowling from Klaassen. Keeps it nice and straight on the stumps. Simi blocks it. Just 2 off this over.
44.5
1
Fred Klaassen to Andy McBrine, Shortish around off, McBrine pulls it to the right of fine leg for one.
44.4
1
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Fuller on off, Simi comes down the track hits it to sweeper cover for a single.
44.3
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Full on off, Simi taps it back to the bowler.
44.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Full on the stumps, Simi Singh keeps it out.
44.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Dot to start the over. Full and slow on off, Singh defends it.
43.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy McBrine, Dot to finish the over. Good over. Just 3 from it but Netherlands also needed a wicket which they did not get. Length ball around off, AM taps it to point. 25 needed off the final 6 overs.
43.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy McBrine, On the pads, McBrine tucks it to square leg.
43.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy McBrine, Slash and a miss! Length ball wide outside off, McBrine looks to slash it through the off side but misses.  Timm van der Gugten goes up in a hopeful appeal but without much support or conviction.
43.3
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy McBrine, Good length ball around off, McBrine taps it to the right of point and comes out for a run. Simi though is quick to turn it down and stop any calamity.
43.2
1
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, Length ball outside off, Simi dabs it to third man and gets a single.
43.1
2
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, In the air but safe! Singh once again comes down the track and takes it on the full. He does not time it well but gets it enough to send it behind mid off. No one on  the deep there and Simi gets a couple.
42.6
4
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, EDGED AND FOUR! Things going Ireland's way now. Good length ball on off, it nips in a bit and keeps low. McBrine looks to dab it behind point but it takes the inside edge and goes past the stumps and fine down the leg side. 12 off the over. Just what Ireland needed. 28 needed off 42 balls.
42.6
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, WIDE! Another wide from Glover. Misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. It has been a big issue for him today.
42.5
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Bouncer! It is on middle and leg, McBrine looks to pull but misses. No signal from the umpire barring the one to suggest that it is one for the over.
42.4
0
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, On the pads, Simi looks to whip it but misses. The ball goes to the leg side off the thigh pad. They take a leg bye.
42.3
1
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Outside off on a length. McBrine late cuts it to third man for one. 6 off the over already. How much more can they get from the second half of this over?
42.2
1
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, Now taps it towards cover and takes a single. Smart cricket. The required run rate is not too big so no need to play audacious shots.
42.1
4
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, FOUR! Crunching shot! Length ball around off, Simi comes down the track and takes it on the full. He slams it over cover for a boundary.
41.6
0
Logan van Beek to Andy McBrine, Length delivery on off, McBrine keeps it out. 5 off the over. 40 needed off 48 balls.
41.5
0
Logan van Beek to Andy McBrine, Full around off, McBrine plays a good looking drive but straight to the man at short cover.
41.4
0
Logan van Beek to Andy McBrine, Good length ball on off, McBrine taps it to point.
41.3
0
Logan van Beek to Andy McBrine, Short ball around the body. McBrine looks to hook but misses.
41.2
4
Logan van Beek to Andy McBrine, EDGED AND FOUR! A very fortuitous boundary for McBrine! Slower ball bowled into the surface outside off. McBrine looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge. It goes between slip and the keeper. Edwards dives but to no avail.
41.1
1
Logan van Beek to Simi Singh, Full on middle and off, Simi nudges it to long on for one.
40.6
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Length ball just outside off, this keeps low too. McBrine looks to cut but misses.
40.5
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Good length ball coming in with the angle. McBrine looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
40.4
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Good ball! Right in the hole. It is on middle, McBrine does well to jam it out.
40.3
1
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, Good running! Full around off, Simi Singh pushes it to mid off. The fielder there is at the edge of the circle so he calls for the run and gets it with ease.
40.2
0
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, Good length ball outside off, Simi punches it but straight to the man at short backward point.
40.2
0
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, WIDE! Another one. This time down the leg side. Full down the leg side, Simi swings but fails to connect. Brings up the 150 for Ireland.
40.2
0
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, WIDE! Glover has had issues with his discipline. He bowls another wide outside off.
40.1
0
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, Full on middle, Simi can just place it to mid on.

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. 

39.6
0
Logan van Beek to Andy McBrine, One more dot to end! On off, this is pushed to the man at cover.
39.5
0
Logan van Beek to Andy McBrine, Good length and on middle, blocked.
39.4
0
Logan van Beek to Andy McBrine, Fuller and on the pads, it is worked to mid-wicket.
39.3
0
Logan van Beek to Andy McBrine, Outside off, Andy has a pole at it but is beaten.
39.2
1
Logan van Beek to Simi Singh, Reallt good batting now! Drops this with soft hands on the off side and takes one.
39.1
4
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, FOUR! That is a brave shot from Singh! Consecutive boundaries for Ireland. Below 50 needed now. He skips down and gets to the pitch of it, lifts it over mid on for a boundary.
38.6
4
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Edgy FOUR! Releases the pressure that was building. 7 from the over. 53 needed in the last 11. On off and on a length. McBrine opens the face of the bat, it goes off a thickish outside edge down to the third man fence.
38.5
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, A huge appeal but that is going down leg! Full and into the pads, Andy looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
38.4
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, The batter would feel he misses out there! Shorter and outside off, it is cut but to point. 4 dots in a row.
38.3
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Back of a length and on middle, Andy stands tall and keeps it out.
38.2
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Outside off, it is left alone.
38.1
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Gets it right! Length and on off, it is pushed to covers.
38.1
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Make that three in a row! Slips this one down the leg side. McBrine looks to flick but misses.
38.1
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, Yet another wide! Netherlands have bowled too many of them! Shorter and well outside off. Wided.
38.1
0
Brandon Glover to Andy McBrine, WIDE! Short and down the leg side. Andy looks to pull but misses.

Change in bowling. Brandon Glover is back on. 1/25 from his 6 overs so far.

37.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Just the wide from the over then! Length and on middle, it is played to mid off.
37.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Another dot! Fuller and on off, it is pushed to the man at mid off.
37.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Solid! Length and on middle, it is pushed back to the bowler.
37.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, WIDE! This is bowled down the leg side, Singh looks to flick but misses.
37.3
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Back of a length and on off, Singh plays it out towards cover.
37.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Shorter and on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
37.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, On middle, fuller, it is driven back to the bowler.

Andy McBrine replaces Paul Stirling out in the middle. 

36.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, OUT! TAKEN! There is the wicket Netherlands wanted and they are right back into this one. Stirling had to be the man for Ireland but he falls with a little more than 60 needed. This is full and outside off, Paul smashes it. He does so uppishly towards cover and the skipper, Seelaar takes a sharp catch there.
36.5
1
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, Follows the boundary with a single as this is nudged on the leg side.
36.4
4
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, FOUR! More fortunate runs but Ireland won't care. Things at the moment going their way. Singh steps out and also makes room. It is a full ball outside off. He looks to reach out for it but it goes off the inside edge down to the fine leg fence. The fielder runs to his right and dives but his effort goes in vain.
36.3
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Fortunate runs! Length and outside off, it jaga back in after landing. Stirling pushes at it. It goes off the inside edge down to fine leg for one.
36.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Around off, Stirling drives it square but to the man at point.
36.1
2
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Two! On middle, this is dragged wide of the msg on fielder. Two.
35.6
1
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Stirling needed to get bat on that one. On middle, he shuffles right across and works it down to fine leg for one.
35.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Beaten! A slower short ball outside off, Stirling slashes at it but misses.
35.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Back of a length and on off, Stirling pushes it to covers.
35.3
1
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Rotation of strike ka what is needed! Good, sensible batting! On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
35.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Simi Singh, Back of a length and on off, defended.
35.1
1
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Shorter and outside off, this is played down late towards third man for one.

Change in bowling. Fred Klaassen comes back into the attack. 1/19 from his 6 overs so far.

34.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, A maiden then! On off, Singh plays it to point again.
34.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, Another dot! Shorter and outside off, Singh hops and cuts but to point.
34.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, Outside off, this is guided to point.
34.3
0
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, Another dot! Outside off, this is guided to point.
34.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, Outside off, Singh guides it to point.
34.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Simi Singh, Fuller and on middle, Singh drives, it goes between the legs of the non-striker and towards mid on.

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. 

33.6
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, So five singles in the over! On middle, it is pushed down to long on. Just over 70 needed now.
33.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, On middle, kept out.
33.4
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Flatter and on middle, this is punched down to long on for one more.
33.3
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Another one tossed up on middle, Singh takes another run as he pushes it to long on.
33.2
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one more.
33.1
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
32.6
4
Bas de Leede to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Put away! Short and wide and asking to be hit. Stirling cuts it through point and it races away to the fence. The last ball spoils the over somewhat and the fifty run stand is up. A welcome partnership. Much-needed. They still have over 70 runs to chase down.
32.5
0
Bas de Leede to Paul Stirling, Almsot! That stayed really low! It is shorter and outside off. Stirling swings across the line, he gets a bottom edge to the keeper.
32.4
0
Bas de Leede to Paul Stirling, A really full ball on off, it is jammed out to mid off.
32.3
0
Bas de Leede to Paul Stirling, Another one on a length and around off, it is pushed to covers.
32.2
0
Bas de Leede to Paul Stirling, Angled into the pads again, this is clipped to the fielder at mid-wicket.
32.1
0
Bas de Leede to Paul Stirling, Shorter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Change in bowling. Bas de Leede is into the attack.

31.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, On middle, kept out.
31.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Floats it up this time on off, it is played back to the bowler.
31.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed to covers.
31.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, WIDE! This is down the leg side. Singh misses the flick. There is an ambitious appeal but turned down.
31.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Another tossed up ball, it is driven to covers.
31.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, On middle, blocked.
31.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, On off, this is pushed to covers.
30.6
0
Saqib Zulfiqar to Paul Stirling, That is a beauty to end! So he is one bowling a jaffa once at least so far in each of his overs. This is given a lot of flight. It lands outside off and then spins away. Stirling looks to flick but the ball turns away and beats the outside edge.
30.5
0
Saqib Zulfiqar to Paul Stirling, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to covers.
30.4
2
Saqib Zulfiqar to Paul Stirling, Top edge but no in the deep! On middle, Stirling looks to play the slog sweep again but this goes off the top edge, towards deep mid-wicket. Lands safe, two taken.
30.3
4
Saqib Zulfiqar to Paul Stirling, FOUR! That bounces just before the ropes and into the fence! Keeping Zulfiqar on probably was not the right move! On middle, this is swept hard, it goes for a one bounce boundary.
30.2
1
Saqib Zulfiqar to Simi Singh, Outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
30.1
0
Saqib Zulfiqar to Simi Singh, Floats it up on off, it is pushed to covers.
29.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Flighted on off, Stirling pushes it to cover.
29.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Flat and quick outside off, Stirling looks to cut but misses.
29.4
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Floated on off, Simi pushes it to cover for a run.
29.3
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Another loopy full toss, Stirling pushes it back to the bowler.
29.2
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Loopy full toss on off, Simi does not go for anything fancy and just milks it to long off for one.
29.1
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Tossed up on off, Stirling nudges it to cover for one.
28.6
0
Saqib Zulfiqar to Simi Singh, Darted quicker on the pads, Simi looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. There is an appeal but a stifled one.
28.5
1
Saqib Zulfiqar to Paul Stirling, FIFTY FOR STIRLING! It has been a solid knock from the veteran but he knows the job is not done. He will need to carry on if his side is to get over the line. Floated on off, Stirling strokes it through covers and gets a single to bring up his fifty.
28.4
4
Saqib Zulfiqar to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Swept and swept away fine! Floated around leg, Stirling gets down on his knee and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary. Moves to 49 with that.
28.3
2
Saqib Zulfiqar to Paul Stirling, Flighted fuller on off, Stirling whips it over mid-wicket with a golf swing. The ball does not have the legs to reach the fence. Two taken.
28.2
0
Saqib Zulfiqar to Paul Stirling, Flatter outside off, Stirling leaves it alone.
28.2
0
Saqib Zulfiqar to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Zulfiqar misses his line and bowls one well outside off on the wrong side of the tramline.
28.1
1
Saqib Zulfiqar to Simi Singh, Loopy full toss from Zulfiqar to begin with. It is on middle, Simi chips it towards long on for one.
27.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Darted fuller on middle, PS pushes it back to the bowler.
27.5
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Floated on off, Simi nudges it to long off and gets a single.
27.4
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, On the pads, Stirling glances it to the on side and rotates the strike.
27.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Loopy full toss on off, Stirling pushes it back to the bowler.
27.2
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Shorter on off, Simi taps it towards cover and takes a quick run.
27.1
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Floated on off, Stirling pushes it through cover for  one.
26.6
4
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, FOUR! Simi Singh might have had his heart in his mouth for a moment there. Short and wide outside off, Simi Singh goes for the upper cut. There is a man at third man but he plays it fine of him and gets a boundary.
26.5
0
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, Good length ball around off, Singh punches it to cover.
26.5
0
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, WIDE! Full but down the leg side. Simi Singh looks to flick but misses.
26.4
0
Brandon Glover to Simi Singh, Length ball on off, Simi Singh taps it to point.
26.3
1
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, On the pads, Stirling whips it fine down the leg side. The man at fine leg is quic to get there and keep it down to just a single.
26.2
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Length ball on middle and off, Stirling goes on his back foot and defends it.
26.1
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Full on middle and off, Stirling taps it to short extra cover.
26.1
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Glover starts his new spell with a wide too. Good length ball wide outside off, on the wrong side of the tramline. Stirling does not bother playing that.
25.6
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Flatter and quicker on off, Stirling taps it through mid on and keeps the strike with a run.
25.5
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Floated fuller on off, Singh milks it to long on and gets to the other end.
25.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Gives this one air on middle, Simi leans forward and defends it.
25.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Floated on off, Simi pushes it to point.
25.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Tossed up on the stumps, Simi keeps it out.
25.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Flighted on middle and off, it keeps a bit low. Singh does well to defend it to point.
24.6
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Fuller around off, Stirling drives it straight to short cover.
24.5
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Now calmly blocks this one. Clam cricket here. Stirling seems to have a clarity of what he wants to do here.
24.4
4
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Shortish around off, Stirling slaps his pull over mid-wicket for a boundary.  A rare bad ball and Stirling punishes it.
24.3
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Length ball on the stumps, Stirling blocks it.
24.2
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Good length ball on off, Stirling is still watchful as he blocks this towards mid on.
24.1
1
Logan van Beek to Simi Singh, Full on off, Singh strokes it to cover and gets a single.
23.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, On middle, this is played back to the bowler.
23.5
1
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Another single as this full ball is pushed down to long off.
23.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Simi Singh, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to covers.
23.3
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Quicker and on off, this one stays low. Stirling gets his bat down in time and pushes it through covers for one.
23.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Very full, this is played back to the bowler.
23.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Flatter and on off, it is kept out.
22.6
1
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Length ball around off, Stirling runs it down to third man and keeps the strike.
22.5
1
Logan van Beek to Simi Singh, On middle, Singh turns it to the on side for one.
22.4
1
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, On the pads, Stirling glances it to the leg side and rotates the strike.
22.3
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Good length ball outside off, Stirling looks to drive but misses.
22.2
1
Logan van Beek to Simi Singh, Fuller on off, Simi strokes it through covers for a single.
22.1
1
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, On the pads, Stirling turns it to the on side for one.
21.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Lorcan Tucker, OUT! LBW! The captain strikes! Floated delivery pitching on off and turning back in sharply. Tucker looks to defend but gets beaten by the turn. He misses it and gets hit right in front of the stumps. A huge appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger.
21.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Lorcan Tucker, Flighted on off, LT pushes it to cover.
21.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Lorcan Tucker, Floated on middle, Tucker blocks it.
21.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Lorcan Tucker, Floated on middle, Tucker keeps it out.
21.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Lorcan Tucker, Tossed up on off, Tucker keeps it out.
21.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to Lorcan Tucker, On middle, Lorcan defends it to the on side.
20.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Short ball to finish the over. Stirling ducks under it.
20.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Full on off, Stirling drives but cannot go past short cover.
20.4
2
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Full on the pads, Stirling turns it through the on side and gets a brace.
20.3
1
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, On off, Tucker nudges it to cover and rotates the strike.
20.2
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, On the pads, Stirling flicks it to the on side for one.
20.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Length ball on off, Stirling blocks it.
19.6
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Stirling ears it down to long on and gets to the other end.
19.5
1
Pieter Seelaar to Lorcan Tucker, Tucker takes one as he pushes it down to long off.
19.4
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Floats it up on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
19.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Flatter and on middle, kept out.
19.2
4
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Swept and swept hard! This is on middle, Stirling nails the sweep and it goes to the square leg fence.
19.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, On middle, blocked.
18.6
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
18.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, On off, Stirling pushes it to mid off.
18.4
1
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, Shorter and on middle, this is pushed through covers for one.
18.3
0
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, Shortish and outside off, it is cut but to point.
18.2
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Another single as this is guided down to the third man region.
18.1
1
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
17.6
2
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Two more! On the shorter side, this is pushed through covers for two.
17.5
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Shorter and on middle, it is played back to the bowler.
17.4
1
Brandon Glover to Lorcan Tucker, Tucker takes one now as he works it towards mid-wicket.
17.3
0
Brandon Glover to Lorcan Tucker, On off, kept out.
17.2
1
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, A single to follow the boundary as this is worked through mid-wicket.
17.1
4
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Smacked! Shorter and outside off, this is flayed over point for a boundary. 50 up. Still a long way to go.
16.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, Another dot to end as this is pushed to covers.
16.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, On off, Tucker stands tall and pushes it to covers.
16.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, Another one on a length, this is played to the off side.
16.3
0
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, On middle, it is pushed to mid off.
16.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, Angled into the pads, this is played to mid-wicket.
16.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Lorcan Tucker, On off, Tucker keeps it out towards cover.
15.6
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Fuller and on off, Stirling pushes it to mid off.
15.5
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, One more ball on a length, it is kept out.
15.4
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Good length delivery, played to the man at covers.
15.3
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, On a length again, Stirling plays it to the man at covers again.
15.2
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, On off, it is pushed to covers.
15.1
3
Brandon Glover to Lorcan Tucker, Three to get off the mark! Fuller and on off, this is driven nicely through covers. Three taken.
14.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Once again this lands on a length and around off, it is pushed to cover.
14.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Good length again, this is blocked.
14.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, On middle, this is played to mid on.
14.3
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Another length delivery, it is pushed to covers again.
14.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Another one on a length, it is guided to point.
14.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Fuller and on off, this is guided to the man at point.
13.6
0
Brandon Glover to Lorcan Tucker, Outside off, left alone.

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. 

13.5
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, OUT! TIMBER! The stand which was building slowly but nicely has been breached. Excellent from Glover. Keeps it on a length yet again. Dockrell makes the mistake of hanging back as he tries to block. The ball stays a touch low. Goes past the bat and hits the off pole. Netherlands back on top.
13.4
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Beaten! That is a beauty! Length and around off, this one shapes away nicely. Dockrell initially looks to play but then bails out of the shot.
13.3
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Relentless stuff from the Netherlands' bowlers. Back of a length again and on off, this is guided to point.
13.2
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Back of a length and on middle, defended.
13.1
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Very full and on middle, this is driven to mid off.
12.6
1
Timm van der Gugten to George Dockrell, Fuller and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
12.5
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Close! Outside off, Stirling goes after it loosely. It goes off the inside edge down towards fine leg for one.
12.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Length yet again, Stirling pushes it to covers.
12.3
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Continues to hit the length around off, Stirling pushes it to covers.
12.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Lands it on a length yet again and on off, blocked solidly.
12.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, On middle, this is played to mid on.
11.6
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, On the pads, Dockrell looks to flick but misses. It goes off the pads and down towards fine leg for two.
11.5
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Outside off, asking to be hit. Dockrell slashes but misses.
11.4
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Back of a length and on off, GD stands tall and pushes it to covers.
11.3
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Fuller and on off, this is driven hard but to covers.
11.2
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Shorter and on middle, Dockrell stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
11.1
1
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
10.6
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, The ball keeps low again! Outside off, Dockrell looks to push at it but misses.
10.6
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, WIDE! That has kept low! Down the leg side, Dockrell looks to flick but misses.
10.5
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Well played in the end! Short and on middle, Dockrell drops his hands and lets it go to the keeper.
10.4
1
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, On the body, it is nudged on the leg side for one. The fielder from mid-wicket gets to the ball but fails to pick it up. Had he hit the stumps, it could have been close as Dockrell'a bat stuck in the ground. He is in some pain though.
10.3
1
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Edgy run! Outside off, Dockrell pushes at it. It goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
10.2
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Back of a length and outside off, Dockrell looks to push it against the angle through the off side. It goes off the inner half to mid on.
10.1
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Good length, it comes in with the angle. Kept out.

Powerplay 1 comes to an end! Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

9.6
4
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Stirling finishes the over and Powerplay 1 with a bang! Short ball on middle and off, Stirling pulls it with power and confidence over mid-wicket for a boundary.
9.5
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Slammed but straight to the fielder. Short and wide outside off, Stirling slaps it but finds point to perfection.
9.4
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, On the pads, Stirling tucks it to short mid-wicket.
9.3
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Good length ball on top of middle and off. Stirling defends it off the inner half of his bat to the on side.
9.2
1
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Outside off on a length, Dockrell punches it to the right of third man for one.
9.1
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, Slightly behind the good length area around off. Dockrell looks to punch but gets an inside edge onto his pad.
9.1
0
Brandon Glover to George Dockrell, WIDE! False start for Glover. He bowls a length ball too wide outside off. On the wrong side of the tramline. Dockrell leaves it alone.

Glover is on now!

8.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Around off, Stirling keeps it out.
8.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Third one of the over and this might be Klaassen's final over of the spell. He bowls it down the leg side. Stirling looks to flick but misses.
8.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Full outside off, Stirling defends it to cover and shouts a loud no.
8.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Full around off, Dockrell keeps it out.
8.3
1
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Length ball on off, this time Klaassen finds his radar. Dockrell taps it to cover and gets a single.
8.3
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, WIDE! Another one down the leg side. Dockrell looks to flick but misses.
8.3
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, WIDE! Overcooked bouncer and also down the leg side. Dockrell ducks under it. Wided by the umpire.
8.2
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Outside off, Dockrell leaves it alone.
8.1
2
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Fullish on middle, Dockrell flicks it through square leg and gets a brace.
7.6
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, On the stumps, Stirling defends it. Maiden from van Beek and Netherlands have bowled well so far. Can they get one more wicket before the end of Powerplay 1?
7.5
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Good length ball on middle, Stirling keeps it out.
7.4
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, On middle and off, Stirling tucks it to the on side.
7.3
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Length ball around off, Stirling defends it.
7.2
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Full outside off, Stirling drives it straight to cover.
7.1
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Full on middle, Stirling pushes it to mid on.
6.6
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Once again outside off and the response from Dockrell is the same. No shot offered.
6.5
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Nice zip on this one. Klaassen pulls his length back and bowls it outside off. Dockrell shoulders arms to it.
6.4
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Missed out! Full and wide outside off, Dockrell looks to drove but misses it.
6.4
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, WIDE! Klaassen misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Close to the body but Dockrell manages to leave it alone.
6.3
1
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Uppish but safe! On the pads, Stirling flicks it uppishly but in the gap to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Outside off on a length. Stirling punches but finds cover.
6.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Length ball on middle, Stirling defends it.
5.6
0
Logan van Beek to George Dockrell, Good length ball outside off and angling in. Dockrell does well to leave it.
5.5
4
Logan van Beek to George Dockrell, FOUR! Glorious shot! Van Beek guilty of overpitching this around off. Dockrell is quick to pounce on it as he creams his drive through covers for a boundary.
5.4
0
Logan van Beek to George Dockrell, Good length ball close to the body. Dockrell cannot do much but just block.
5.3
0
Logan van Beek to George Dockrell, Full on the stumps, Dockrell defends it. Lots of chirping from the Dutch players as they know they are in a string position here.
5.2
0
Logan van Beek to George Dockrell, Fullish around the pads, Dockrell defends it with a straight bat back to the bowler.
5.1
0
Logan van Beek to George Dockrell, Length ball on off, Dockrell tucks it to the on side.
4.6
1
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Edged but safe! Dockrell is off the mark! Klaassen hits the deck hard around off. Dockrell looks to defend but gets a thick edge which sees it go away from the slip and to third man. Dockrell keeps the strike.
4.5
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, This time the ball raises and Dockrell manages to punch it to cover-point.
4.4
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, This one has refused to raise. Back of a length ball outside off, Dockrell looks to play it on the off side but this one does not bounce at all as it stays low and misses the bat.
4.3
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Almost chopped on! Slightly behind length arpund off, Dockrell looks to tap it behind point but this one comes back in. It takes the inside edge and luckily for Dockrell it misses the stumps.
4.2
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Around off, Dockrell blocks it.
4.1
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Length ball around off, Dockrell hops and blocks.
3.6
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Strong end to the over from van Beek. Good length delivery on off, Stirling taps it towards point.
3.5
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Length ball on off, this one keeps a bit low. Stirling adjusts well to tap it back to the bowler.
3.4
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Full on middle this time. Stirling drives but this time finds cover inside the circle.
3.3
4
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, FOUR! This is Stirling at his best! Full around off, Stirling leans forward and creams his drive through covers for a boundary.
3.2
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Much better. Good length ball on middle and off, Stirling taps it to the off side.
3.2
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Logan va Beek misses his line as he goes full but down the leg side. Stirling looks to flick but misses.

The physio is out to have a look! Stirling seems in a lot of pain.

3.1
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Good ball! Pacy ball around the pads. This one zips and shoots off the deck. Stirling looks to flick but the extra bounce sees the ball hit him on the glove and the Irishman is in pain.
2.6
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Slightly fuller on middle and leg, Dockrell defends it with a straight bat to see off the over.
2.5
0
Fred Klaassen to George Dockrell, Length ball just outside off, Dockrell shoulders arms to it.
2.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Harry Tector, OUT! LBW! The review is not enough to save Tector as he departs for a duck and Ireland are in big, big trouble here. They are three down with very little on the board. Netherlands are spitting venom and they look pumped for it. Good length delivery pitching on middle and off, it nips back in. Tector looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the front pad. A huge appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger. Stirling and Tector have a chat and Tector then signals the 'T'. Replay rolls in and Ball Tracker shows that the ball to be hitting the stumps on umpire's call. Ireland retain their review but Tector has to walk back to the pavilion.

A huge shout for LBW and it is given! Tector reviews.

2.3
1
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Just a single of the Free Hit but Stirling is off the mark. Length ball outside off, Stirling clears his front leg and swings across the line. It takes the outside edge and goes towards third man for one.
2.3
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Another beauty! Good length delivery around off, Stirling has a poke at it but the ball shapes away and beats the outside edge. NO BALL called as the third umpire finds Klaassen to overstep his line. FREE HIT COMING UP!
2.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Length ball outside off, asking Stirling to go for the drive but the Irish opener is happy to watch it carry to the keeper.
2.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Good length delivery outside off, Stirling leaves it alone.
1.6
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, Dot to finish a fabulous over. The last ball is on the leg side, Tector looks to flick but the ball kisses his pad and goes to the keeper. 4 runs and 2 wickets off van Beek's first.
1.5
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, Good length ball on off, Tector starts his innings with a watchful defense.

Tector walks out to bat now!

1.4
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, OUT! CAUGHT! Van Beek strikes once again and Balbirnie's stay at the middle is a brief one. Netherlands are off to a rollicking start. Ireland in a spot of bother here. Their skipper has followed their former skipper back in the hut in quick succession. Short and wide outside off, it is a rare lose delivery from van Beek in this over. Balbirnie tries to free his arms. He goes for the cut but he does not keep his shot down. It goes uppishly straight to backward point. Max O'Dowd there makes no mistake and takes a sharp catch.
1.3
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Length ball on off, Balbirnie keeps it out solidly this time.
1.2
4
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, EDGED AND FOUR! The Irish skipper gets off the mark with some luck on his side. Good length delivery pitching on off, this moves away from Balbirnie. He looks to defend but the ball catches the outside edge and goes wide of diving Edwards and to the third man fence.

Balbirnie strides out to the centre.

1.1
0
Logan van Beek to William Porterfield, OUT! LBW! Porterfield has departed as van Beek has struck gold with the very first ball. Scott Edwards will be a relieved man as his dropped catch has not proven to be very costly. Logan van Beek starts with a full ball pitching on middle and coming in to the batter. Porterfield looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pad. A huge appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger.

Who will bowl from the other end? Van Beek it is.

0.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Full on the stumps, Stirling blocks it to see off the first over.
0.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Fuller on the stumps, Stirling keeps it out to begin his innings.
0.4
1
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, Length ball on middle, Porterfield tucks it to the on side for one.
0.3
4
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, EDGED AND FOUR! Another edge but this one goes right between the keeper and slip. Good length delivery around off and shaping away. Porterfield looks to defend but gets an outside edge. This time it goes wide of the keeper and away from slip to go to the third man fence. Nervy way to get off the mark but Porterfield and Ireladn are up and running.
0.2
0
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, EDGED AND DROPPED! Edwards has put down an absolute sitter behind the stumps.  A regulation catch, something that has to be taken like bread and butter at this level., Good length ball in the channel of uncertainty around off. Porterfield looks to defend but then tries to retract as the ball shapes away. Too late from Porterfield as the ball catches the outside edge and goes to the left of the keeper. Scott Edwards dives and puts down an absolute sitter.
0.1
0
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, Klaassen starts with a full ball wide outside off. It shapes away a bit. Porterfield is happy to see how the first ball behaves and leaves it alone.

We are back for the chase! Klaassen to start off with the ball. Stirling and Porterfield are the openers.