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

commentary

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.
36.3
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, On off, it is driven hard but towards cover.
36.2
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Uppish but wide! Length and on off, Balbirnie pushes at it with hard hands, it goes uppishly but wide of the bowler.
36.2
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Well down the leg side, wided again.
36.1
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller and on middle, this is driven nicely to mid on.
36.1
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Well wide outside off, left alone.

DRINKS! Ireland are cruising and unless there is a massive collapse they should easily get over the line. A win here for the Dutch looks farfetched but they will look to make it as hard as possible for the Irish.

35.6
0
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, On middle, kept out.
35.5
0
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, Floats it up on middle, blocked.
35.4
0
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, The googly, quite close to the off pole. Tector cuts but to point.
35.3
1
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Tossed up on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
35.2
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, On middle, Balbirnie sweeps but to short fine leg.
35.1
1
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
34.6
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Full on the stumps, Tector blocks it.
34.5
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, On the stumps, pushed to mid off.
34.5
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, WIDE! Glover's struggle with discipline continues. Misses his line and bowls it wide outside off.  No shot offered, wide signaled.
34.4
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Good length ball on middle, Balbirnie defends it uppishly in front of mid on.
34.3
4
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR! Abysmal delivery! Too far down the leg side, Balbirnie justb helps it on its way to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
34.2
1
Brandon Glover to Harry Tector, On the pads, Tector turns it to the on side for one.
34.1
1
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, On off, Balbirnie strokes it through covers for a single.
33.6
0
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, Short outside off, Tector looks to cut but misses.
33.5
0
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, Short on off, Tector blocks it off his back foot.
33.4
0
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, Loopy ball outside off, Tector drives it straight to short cover.
33.3
1
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, This is pushed through covers for one.
33.2
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Tossed up on off, Balbirnie keeps it out
33.1
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Shout for LBW but turned down. Impact outside off. Tossed up outside off, Balbirnie looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pad.
32.6
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, On the stumps, Harry keeps it out.
32.5
4
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, FOUR! Clipped fine! On the pads, Tector clips it very fine down the leg side for a boundary.
32.4
1
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller around off, Balbirnie pushes it to cover for one.
32.3
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Full on middle, Balbirnie pushes it to the bowler.
32.2
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Again on the pads. Balbirnie looks to clip it but it goes off the thigh pad to the right of fine leg for two leg byes.
32.1
1
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, On the pads, Tector glances it to the on side for one.
31.6
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Slightly quicker around off, Balbirnie punches it to point.
31.5
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Tossed up on off, AB blocks it.
31.4
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Shorter outside off, Balbirnie looks to play but misses.
31.3
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Floated on off, Balbirnie defends it.
31.2
0
Max O'Dowd to Andy Balbirnie, Is that a dropped chance? Looks like Edward has put down a chance here. Floated around off, Balbirnie looks to drive but gets a feather on it. The ball pops in and out of Edwards' glove. Touch chance but he would be disappointed not to take it.
31.1
1
Max O'Dowd to Harry Tector, Floated on off, Tector drives it through cover for one.
30.6
3
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, Fuller around off, Tector drives it through extra cover and gets three.
30.5
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, Good length ball around off, Tector hops and taps it to point. He loudly shouts 'wait there'.
30.4
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, Length ball outside off, Tector looks to drive but misses.
30.3
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, On off, Tector blocks it.
30.2
1
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Full outside off, Balbirnie runs it down to third man and rotates the strike.
30.1
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Full on middle, Balbirnie drives but cannot go past short cover.
29.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Floated on off, Tector blocks it. 50 needed off 120 deliveries.
29.5
4
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, FOUR! A freebie from Seelaar and he gets punished. Short outside off, Tector cuts it through backward point to get a boundary and release some pressure. 50 needed now.
29.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Floated on off, Tector blocks it.
29.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Tossed up on middle, Tector blocks it.
29.2
1
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, Flatter on middle and leg, Tector turns it behind square leg for one.
29.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On off, kept out.
28.6
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, Full on middle and off, Tector pushes it back to the bowler.
28.5
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, Full on off, Harry pushes it to cover.
28.4
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, On off, pushed to cover.
28.3
0
Logan van Beek to Harry Tector, Full outside off, Tector pushes it to point.
28.2
1
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Length ball outside off, it keeps a bit low. Balbirnie taps it to cover and takes  quick run. Seelaar does his best to quickly get to the ball and score a direct hit at the keeper's end but he misses it by a whisker.
28.1
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Full on off, Balbirnie blocks it.
27.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Dot to finish the over and it is a maiden from the Dutch skipper. The last ball is on off, Tector comes down the track and pushes it to cover.
27.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Tossed up on off, Tector pushes it to cover.
27.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Flighted on off, HT blocks it.
27.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Floated on off, Tector blocks it.
27.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Turn and bounce on this one. It pitches on off, Tector looks to defend but the ball turns away and beats the outside edge.
27.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Flighted on off, Tector pushes it to mid off.
26.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Keeps it stump-to-stump. Balbirnie takes no risk and blocks it.
26.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, WIDE! Surprise short ball but down the leg side. Wided.
26.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Goood length ball outside off, Balbirnie looks to drive but misses.
26.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller on off, Balbirnie keeps it out.
26.3
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Tight and on off. Balbirnie blocks it.
26.2
2
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Length ball around off, Balbirnie cuts it through point and gets a brace to bring up the 100 for Ireland.
26.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller on off, Balbirnie keeps it out.
25.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Flatter on middle and off, Harry defends it to see off the over.
25.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Floated on off, HT blocks it.
25.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Short around off, Tector cuts but finds point this time.
25.3
4
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, FOUR! Short, wide and punished! This will boast Harry Tector's confidence. Outside off, Tector cuts it through point for a boundary.
25.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Tossed up on off, Tector blocks it.
25.1
1
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On off, Balbirnie pushes it to cover for one.
24.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Harry Tector, Full on middle and off, Harry defends it.
24.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Harry Tector, Length ball on off, Tector defends it.
24.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Harry Tector, Length ball on the pads, Tector glances it to short fine leg.
24.3
1
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, On the pads, AB turns it to the on side for one.
24.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, On off, Balbirnie keeps it out.
24.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller on off, Balbirnie pushes it to the bowler.
23.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Uppish but safe! Flatter on off, it turns away from Tector and with bounce. He looks to defend but it goes uppishly behind point. Luckily it falls in no man's land.
23.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Around off, HT blocks it to cover.
23.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Flighted on off, Tector blocks it.
23.3
2
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Short around off, Tector pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
23.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Harry Tector, Floated on off, Tector keeps it out.
23.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, OUT! CAUGHT! Stirling has departed and this has come out of nowhere. Against the run of play for sure. Can Netherlands still make a comeback or is it too late?  Floated on off, Stirling comes down the track and looks to hit it over mid on. He has to stretch out for it. He does not get the elevation and hits it straight to Stephan Myburgh at mid on. He makes no mistake. 67 needed in 161.
22.6
2
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Around off, Balbirnie strokes it through covers for a brace.
22.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Good length ball on off, Stirling blocks it.
22.4
1
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Stirling plays it to point and rotates the strike.
22.3
1
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Outside off, Balbirnie punches it to cover-point for one.
22.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, On off, AB keeps it out.
22.1
1
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, On off, Stirling Stirling runs it down to third man for one.
21.6
4
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR! Deft from Balbirnie! Floated around off, Balbirnie opens the face of the bat at the very last minute and runs it down to third man for a boundary.
21.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On the pads, Balbirnie turns it to the on side.
21.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, Tossed up on off, Balbirnie pushes it to mid off.
21.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, Floated on the stumps, AB blocks it.
21.2
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, FIFTY FOR STIRLING! His 26th ODI fifty and he continues his rich vein of form. On the pads, Stirling turns it to the leg side for a single to bring up his milestone.
21.1
4
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Excellent shot! Floated around off, Stirling sweeps it across the line over the vacant mid-wicket region for a boundary.
20.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Fullish outside off, Balbirnie taps it to backward point.
20.5
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Outside off on a length. Stirling creams it to deep backward point for one.
20.4
1
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Bouncer. Balbirnie pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
20.3
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Length ball around off, PS blocks it.
20.2
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Outside off on a length, Stirling slams it away from sweeper cover for a brace.
20.1
2
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, EDGED AND SAFE! Full around off, Stirling swings and looks to hit it on the off side. It takes the inside edge and misses the stumps by little. It goes to the right of fine leg. The fielder there dives and saves two for his side.
19.6
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, A maiden! On middle, kept out.
19.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On middle, kept out.
19.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, Another dot as this is played back to the bowler.
19.3
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On off, it is guided to point.
19.2
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, Angles it into the pads, gets it to straighten. Blocked.
19.1
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On off, this is pushed to covers.
18.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Fuller and on off, it is driven nicely but to covers.
18.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Attacks the stumps again, kept out.
18.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Good length and on off, this is guided to point.
18.3
1
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
18.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Good length and on middle, kept out.
18.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, On the fuller side, this is timed to mid off.
17.6
1
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, A single to end then! On off, it is pushed towards cover for one.
17.5
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On middle, defended nicely.
17.4
0
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller and on off, it is hit back to the bowler.
17.3
1
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, Fuller and outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
17.2
2
Pieter Seelaar to Paul Stirling, On middle, this is swept nicely, fine on the leg side for two.
17.1
1
Pieter Seelaar to Andy Balbirnie, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Pieter Seelaar is into the attack.

DRINKS! One-way traffic at the moment as Ireland are coasting to a win. The partnership between talisman Stirling and skipper Balbirnie has gone to 57. The tourists need just another 92 runs off 33 overs. Netherlands need to find a way to break this stand if they are to have any outside chance. 

16.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Good length and on off, it is guided to point.
16.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Angled into the middle pole, it is kept out.
16.4
1
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, On off, Balbirnie pushes it through covers for one.
16.3
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Angled into the pads, this is tucked towards square leg for one.
16.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.
16.1
3
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Bonus runs! On a length and around off, it is pushed towards cover for one. Seelaar picks the ball up and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses, the fielder backing up does not stop it initially and they take two more.

Timm van der Gugten continues.

15.6
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, A yorker now on middle, it is jammed out back to the bowler.
15.5
1
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
15.4
4
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR! Another poor ball and Andy puts it away. It is short and wide. Balbirnie cuts it over point and it races away to the fence. Runs needed below 100 now. Fifty run stand up. Much needed after the loss of an early wicket.
15.4
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Slips this one down the leg side, wided.
15.3
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Short and wide outside off, it is left alone.
15.2
1
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Cracked but only for one. Outside off, this is cut through point for one.
15.1
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Stirling comes down the track and then works it to mid on.
14.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, On a length yet again, this is pushed to mid off.
14.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, On off, blocked.
14.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Angled into middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
14.3
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Length and outside off, this is guided through point for one.
14.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Length and outside off, Stirling looks to guide it down to third man but misses.
14.1
1
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Now Balbirnie takes one as he pushes it through covers.
13.6
2
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Another brilliant peice of timing! Length and around off, this is creamed through covers. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, slides and pushes it back in. Saves two for his side.
13.5
2
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Fifty up for Ireland and they have lost just the one wicket! Fuller and on middle, this is eased down towards long on for two.
13.4
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, On middle, this is played to mid on.
13.3
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Length and on middle, kept out.
13.2
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Good length and on off, this is guided to point.
13.1
1
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller and on off, this is hit through covers for one.
12.6
1
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Shorter and on off, Balbirnie pulls, due to the slow nature of the surface he ends up dragging it towards deep square leg for one.
12.5
1
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Back of a length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
12.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, On off, sticks in the surface a touch. Paul takes one hand off the handle and plays it back to the bowler.
12.3
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Once again takes a few steps down the track and then works it to square leg. No runs.
12.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Back of a length and on off, Stirling stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
12.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Stirling takes a few steps forward and this is bowled on a length outside off. Left alone.
11.6
1
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Outside off, this one is hit through covers for one more. There is procreation in the deep so just the one.
11.5
1
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Outside off, it is guided down to third man for one. Good sensible batting.
11.4
4
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR! That is exquisite! Fuller and outside off! Andy leans into it and creams it through covers. No need to run for those and that will make Balbirnie feel a lot better.
11.3
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Closer to the off pole but not close enough to make the batter play.
11.2
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, Good length and outside off, Balbirnie lets it go to the keeper.
11.1
0
Brandon Glover to Andy Balbirnie, On the fuller side and outside off, this is driven but to the man at covers.
10.6
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Another dot to end! On off, it is pushed to covers.
10.5
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, Well played in the end! Length and on middle, this one takes off after landing. Stirling looks to defend but it hits the splice of the bat.
10.4
0
Timm van der Gugten to Paul Stirling, This is fuller and on off, Stirling swings hard, it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
10.3
1
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Outside off, Balbirine waits for it and then guides it down to third man for one.
10.2
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, On middle, it is pushed with a straight bat to mid on.
10.1
0
Timm van der Gugten to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller and around off, Balbrinie looks to drive it through the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.

Time for Powerplay 2! Second phase of the game and now maximum of 4 fielders can be p;aced outside the 30-yard circle. Timm van der Gugten to inaugrate PP 2!

9.6
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Dot to finish Powerplay 1! A steady one for Ireland. They are 38/1 and need another 120 runs in 40 overs. Ireland at this stage were 34/0.
9.5
4
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, EDGED AND FOUR! Good length ball around off, Stirling looks to defend but the ball shapes away. Luck goes Stirling's way as the edge goes wide of the slip and to the third man fence for a boundary.
9.4
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Outside off, this time Stirling misses out on it. He punches it but straight to the fielder.
9.3
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, On the stumps, Stirling shows respect to this one and blocks it.
9.2
4
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, FOUR! SMACKED! Short and wide outside off. Stirling's eyes lit up looking at that. He crunches it through cover-point for a boundary.
9.2
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Glover gave away a lot of wides in the last game and he has conceded his first today. Misses his radar and bowls it on the wrong side of the tramline outside off.
9.1
0
Brandon Glover to Paul Stirling, Glover starts with one on the pads. Stirling tucks it to the on side.
8.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Maiden from Klaassen. The last ball is on the stumps too. Balbirnie is struggling to get going here as he defends this too. The skipper is on 4 off 24 balls.
8.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Slowish ball bowled into the surface. The Irish skipper defends it.
8.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Full on the stumps. AB watchfully keeps it out.
8.3
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller now on the stumps. Balbirnie blocks it.
8.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Bouncer now. It is around the body. Balbirnie ducks under it.
8.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Beauty! Good length ball pitching on off. It draws Balbirnie forward. The Ireland skipper looks to defend but the ball moves away and beats the outside edge.
7.6
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Around off, Stirling plays it to mid off.
7.5
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Length ball around off, Stirling punches it to cover.
7.4
2
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Shortish ball on middle and off, Stirling pulls it behind square on the leg side. Glover rusn to his left from fine leg and puts a slide to save two for his side.
7.3
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, On the pads, PS flicks but straight to the fielder.
7.2
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Slower ball which is very full on the stumps. Stirling pushes it back to the bowler.
7.1
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, On the stumps, Stirling keeps it out.
6.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Very full, almost a yorker on middle and leg. Balbirnie blocks it.
6.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Length ball on middle and off, Balbirnie defends it.
6.4
1
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Length ball close to off stump. Stirling looks to defend but it goes to third man off the outer half of his willow for one.
6.3
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Length ball outside off, Stirling looks to cut but misses.
6.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, A length ball, on off, Stirling blocks it watchfully.
6.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Length ball on off, Stirling keeps it out.
5.6
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Pacy ball outside off. Balbirnie looks to defend but misses.
5.5
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Good length ball on off, Balbirnie taps it straight to the man at point.
5.4
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Length ball on middle, Balbirnie keeps it out.
5.3
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Full on middle, Balbirnie pushes it to mid on.
5.3
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Slower ball but van Beek misses his radar. He bowls it down the leg side. Edwards fials to hold onto it cleanly and the batters steal an extra run.
5.2
4
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Clever shot from Stirling. He comes down the track and whips this length ball on middle over mid-wicket for a boundary.
5.1
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Good length ball on middle and leg. Keeping things tight to Stirling. He defends it to mid on.
4.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Length ball on off, Balbirnie keeps it out.
4.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, WIDE! Klaassen misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Balbirnie looks to flick but misses.
4.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Outside off, asking Balbirnie to drive. He is not interested.
4.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Slower ball on off, Balbirnie waits for it and defends it behind point.
4.3
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Length ball on off, Balbirnie taps it to point.
4.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Full on middle and leg, Balbirnie pushes it to mid on.
4.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Outside off, Balbirnie leaves it alone.
3.6
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Good length ball around off, Stirling comes down the track and blocks it.
3.5
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Fullish around off, Stirling blocks it.
3.5
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, WIDE! There was a huge appeal for caught behind but the umpire signals it as wide. Length ball down the leg side, Stirling looks to flick but misses. Edwards does sensationally well to dive to his left and save five wides.
3.4
2
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, On the pads, Stirling flicks it through square leg. Glover runs to his left and covers a lot of ground. He gets to the ball quickly and keeps it down to two.
3.3
0
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Length ball on middle and leg, Stirling keeps it out.
3.2
1
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, On the pads, Balbirnie glances it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
3.1
2
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Lovely punch! Fuller on middle, Balbirnie punches it through mid on for a brace.
2.6
1
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Balbirnie is off the mark! Length ball around off, the Ireland skipper taps it away from backward point  and gets a single to keep the strike.
2.5
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Klaassen targets the stumps, Balbirnie gets bat to ball for the first time today and blocks it.
2.4
0
Fred Klaassen to Andy Balbirnie, Klaassen hits the deck hard outside off. Balbirnie leaves it alone.
2.3
3
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Length ball around off, Stirling punches it beautifully through covers and gets three as the ball does not have the legs to reach the fence.
2.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Full again on middle and leg. Stirling keeps his head still and blocks it with a straight bat.
2.1
0
Fred Klaassen to Paul Stirling, Fuller on middle and off, Striling pushes it to mid on.
1.6
0
Logan van Beek to Andy Balbirnie, Good length ball outside off, Balbirnie shoulders arms to it to see off the over. 9 off the over and a wicket as well.

Balbirnie walks out to bat.

1.5
0
Logan van Beek to William Porterfield, OUT! BOWLED! Porterfield departs without troubling the scorers and his poor run of form with the willow continues. Terrific bowling from Logan van Beek! He goes full on middle and off, and makes the ball swing back in to Porterfield. The former Ireland skipper looks to defend but tries to get his pad away. The ball goes right between the bat and pad to hit the stumps.
1.4
0
Logan van Beek to William Porterfield, Huge shout for LBW but the umpire says nothing doing. Seems to be going down leg. Full toss on the pads. It comes back in to the southpaw. Porterfield looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. There is a huge shout but the umpire is unmoved.
1.3
1
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, Much better from Logan van Beek. Good length ball on off and nipping it back in. Stirling defends it to the on side off the inner half of his bat. The batter takes a run.
1.2
4
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Another loosener and Stirling punishes it yet again! Full outside off, Stirling says thank you very much and creams it through covers again for a boundary,
1.1
4
Logan van Beek to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Stirling starts off with a beautiful drive and gets off the mark with a boundary. Overpitched ball around off, Stirling leans forward and creams his drive through covers for a boundary. Ireland are finally up and running.

Logan van Beek to bowl from the other end!

0.6
0
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, Full toss but Klaassen gets away with it. It is on off and middle, Porterfield pushes it to mid on. Maiden from Klaassen to begin the innings.
0.5
0
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, Very full around off, Porterfield drives it to the left of short cover. The fielder there dives and saves runs for his side.
0.4
0
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, Good length ball around off, Porterfield walks down the track and blocks it.
0.3
0
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, Fuller on off, Porterfield keeps it out.
0.2
0
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, IN THE AIR AND SAFE! Full ball on middle and leg, Porterfield looks to flick hut turns his bat a little too early. It takes the leading edge and lobs. Luckily for Porterfield it lands away from the bowler and in front of mid on. Is this the luck Porterfield needed?
0.1
0
Fred Klaassen to William Porterfield, Klaassen starts with a good length ball that comes in to the southpaw. Porterfield defends it to cover to start off the innings.