United Arab Emi vs Holland
Netherlands win by 6 wickets
It was going to be a competitive target, but the Dutch chased it down in style. Myburgh and Swart attacked right from the start and laid a good platform, Barresi chipped in and Tom Cooper made sure he was there till the end to secure the win. UAE slowed the chase down at times, but really poor fielding stopped them from gaining the upper hand. The Dutch win by 6 wickets.
Over 18.5 - Neth 152/4 (B Cooper 6, T Cooper 34)
Mustafa comes back into the attack, a couple of singles to start the over, Tom Cooper holds the key now. Ben Cooper gets some room and hits the ball through extra cover for four, the Dutch win.
Over 18 - Neth 146/4 (B Cooper 1, T Cooper 33)
WICKET! Shazad takes an important wicket, Borren falls and a catch is taken finally. Borren hits it to third man and Silva takes the catch. Ben Cooper walks out to bat, A couple of singles to end the over, UAE have fielded poorly but atleast have slowed the Dutch down.
Over 17 - Neth 143/3 (Borren 3, Cooper 32)
Just 11 needed from four overs, a good slower ball from Javed and Borren goes for an agricultural shot and misses it. A single, another slower ball and another drop from UAE, the slog sweep gets a big top edge and the keeper calls for the catch and does not even get close to it. A single to end the over, 9 runs needed from 18 balls.
Over 16 - Neth 141/3 (Borren 2, Cooper 31)
Shazad comes into the attack, he has been the most impressive bowler for UAE today. Cooper takes a single through the covers, an inside edge gets him off the strike. Borren takes a single, digs out the yorker and hits it to midwicket. Four, Cooper hits it through the leg side for four.
Over 15 - Neth 135/3 (Borren 1, Cooper 26)
Two runs to Barresi and another drop at long-on. Six, Barresi hits it straight and down the ground for a six. WICKET! Bowled him, Barresi is beaten by the lack of pace, it stayed low and Barresi is bowled. Borren is the new man in, comes in and takes a single from the first ball and then Cooper hits a reverse paddle sweep for four. A single to end the over, Netherlands need 17 from 30 balls.
Over 14 - Neth 129/2 (Barresi 24, Cooper 21)
Guruge some into the attack and another tight over from UAE, five singles from the over, 31 more needed for a win.
Over 13 - Neth 116/2 (Barresi 13, Cooper 19)
Silva comes back into the attack and just four singles from the over.
Over 12 - Neth 112/2 (Barresi 11, Cooper 17)
A couple of singles to start the over, and then Cooper hits a six over deep square leg. 9 runs from the over, the Dutch making this chase look easy.
Over 11 - Neth 103/2 (Barresi 10, Cooper 9)
A single to start the over, Cooper comes into to bat to replace Myburgh. Cooper hits it the full ball crisply through extra cover for four. Two in two and four more runs to Cooper, hits it past third man for four. A single to end the over.
Over 10 - Neth 93/2 (Barresi 9)
A couple of singles to start the over and the required rate has dropped under 6 per over. Barresi is dropped at cover, another chance goes down for UAE. WICKET! Myburgh falls, the keeper hits the stumps directly, and the batsman is a mile out of his crease.
Over 9 - Neth 89/1 (Myburgh 52, Barresi 7)
A couple of runs to start the over, a couple of runs to Myburgh as he is dropped at mid-off. Another opportunity goes down for UAE. Four, a sharp bouncer and Myburgh is surprised, he top edges it over the fine leg for four. A single to end the over, Myburgh gets to his 50.
Over 8 - Neth 79/1 (Myburgh 44, Barresi 6)
Mustafa comes into the attack, Barresi is the new batsman. A single through long-on and Barresi is off the mark. Myburgh gets a couple of runs to long-on. Three singles follow and then Barresi gets the boundary from the last ball. 10 runs from the over.
Over 7 - Neth 69/1 (Myburgh 41, Barresi 0)
A couple of singles, WICKET! UAE get their first wicket, Shazad bowls it short and quick and Swart edges it to midwicket, Javed almost makes a mess of it but holds on to it in the end.
Over 6 - Neth 67/0 (Myburgh 40, Swart 25)
Finally a change in bowling, Amjad Javed comes into the attack. Six, Myburgh hits it over cow corner for a big six, brilliant shot. Four more, 11 runs from over, this pair going at 11 runs per over.
Over 5 - Neth 56/0 (Myburgh 30, Swart 24)
Myburgh hits it into the crowd, Guruge is slower than the average fast bowler and Myburgh just lifts it over midwicket for a six. A single and then Swart laps it over the short fine leg fielder for four. Four more, explosive start from these openers, Swart outside edges it over short third man for four.
Over 4 - Neth 40/0 (Myburgh 24, Swart 15)
This is too slow and short, outside off and Swart hits it through the off side for four, strong shot from him. Swart comes down the track and hits the ball straight and out of the park for a six. A single and then Myburgh hits the short ball over midwicket for four. A single to end the 16-run over, good start by the Dutch.
Over 3 - Neth 24/0 (Myburgh 19, Swart 4)
The keeper is standing up to the stumps as Guruge starts his second over. Swart takes a single from the first ball and Myburgh hits the full ball over the bowler's head for four. Four more, Myburgh slog sweeps it and it goes high towards deep square leg. The fielder spots it late and misjudges it completely and a chance goes down and Myburgh gets four runs.
Over 2 - Neth 14/0 (Myburgh 11, Swart 2)
Silva comes into the attack from the other end, UAE start with spin. Four singles from the over, Netherlands 14 for no loss.
Over 1 - Neth 10/0 (Myburgh 9, Swart 1)
The chase is on, Guruge starts for UAE, and Myburgh and Swart at the crease for the Netherlands. A couple of singles to start the innings and then Myburgh whips it through midwicket for four, good timing on that shot. Four more of the last ball, good start to the innings, 10 runs from the first over.
- 17th Mar 2014
- United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.
- Sylhet Stadium
- I J Gould, B F Bowden
- TV Umpire
- M Erasmus
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- S J Davis
holland BATTING CARD
|S.J. Myburgh||run out (Patil)||55|
|M.R. Swart||c Javed b Shazad||26|
|W. Barresi||b Silva||24|
|T.L.W. Cooper||Not out||34|
|P.W. Borren||c Silva b Shazad||3|
|B.N. Cooper||Not out||6|
|Total||18.5 Overs||152 - 4|