ICC T20 World Cup 2014: Ireland v Netherlands

With two wins in their opening two games of the ICC World Twenty20 2014, Ireland are two points clear at the top of Group B with one game left.  A win against the Netherlands this morning will see them comfortably through to the Super 10 stage.  A loss will open the door to both the Netherlands and Zimbabwe – who easily overhauled UAE earlier today – to top the final group standings on Net Run Rate.  There can be only one…

Tournament hosts Bangladesh have already progressed to the Super 10 stage on NRR from Group A.

Ireland opening batsman, and man of the match against Zimbabwe, Paul Stirling faces a late fitness test after retiring hurt against UAE.

Weather permitting Ireland v Netherlands will start at 9.30am [GMT].  Cricket Ireland has more, and ESPNcricinfo will have live text commentary here.

Netherlands won the toss and put Ireland into bat first.

Ireland total 189 for 4 from 20 overs.

Despite losing Stirling for 7 runs from 9 balls, Ireland made a steady start under captain Porterfield (47 from 32balls).  Kevin O’Brien (42 from 16balls) and Andrew Poynter (57 from 38balls) then led from the front to set an imposing total of 189 for 4 from the 20 overs.  Ireland the favourites from here.

Netherlands target 190 from 20 overs.

Netherland total 193 for 4 from 13.5 overs.

Netherlands win and secure top spot in Group B on NRR.

From the ICC match report

Opting to field after winning the toss at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium, the Netherlands needed to cross a staggering 190-run target in just 14.2 overs to progress to the Super 10s. In the event, it did so in just 13.5 overs.

Had to miss the Netherlands innings due to some domestic chores, only to return to find that the Netherlands walloped 193 runs from 13.5 overs.  Enough to win and better the Zimbabwe NRR to secure a place in the Super 10 stage.  Disappointing from Ireland after a promising innings.

Ireland finished third in Group B…

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  • Pete Baker

    Ireland total 189 for 4 from 20 overs.

    Great score. Ireland favourite from here!

  • zep

    Yes lads! Hopefully we can keep our heads.

  • Mick Fealty

    100 for 2 for the Dutch after just seven overs, scary buns…

  • Mick Fealty

    Netherlands 107 for 3 from 8 overs… Netherlands need 88 to win off 74 balls, Ireland need 7 wickets

  • Mick Fealty

    WICKET!!! T Cooper is out c Kevin O’Brien b Tim Murtagh. Netherlands 162 for 4 after 11.4 overs needing 190 to win

  • Mick Fealty

    WICKET!!! T Cooper is out c Kevin O’Brien b Tim Murtagh. Netherlands 162 for 4 after 11.4 overs needing 190 to win.

    Barring a miracle, we’re bate here lads…

  • Mick Fealty

    12 overs gone, Netherlands are 164 for 4 and they need 26 more runs to knock Ireland out of this World Cup… And they have just steamrollered their way through Irish attack…

    Netherlands hammering Ireland

  • Mick Fealty

    Netherlands finish with a big Six and win by 6 wickets…

  • boondock

    Well that was pretty awful stuff from Ireland. At least make it difficult for the Dutch to hit a 6. Bad day all round and even when Ireland got back into the game Ed Joyce drops the simplest of catches and Cooper gladly goes onto smash 6’s for fun. Desperate stuff even the ever reliable Dockrell got blitzed. At least Holland progressed it would have been a travesty if Zimbabwe had sneaked in considering we should have finished them off properly in the first match and that funeral procession in the last 10 overs in the first match ultimately screwed are run rate. Look on the happy side if thats how we perform against the Netherlands be glad we dont then have to now meet the likes of South Africa and England.

  • zep

    🙁 Poor stuff in the end.

  • Mick Fealty

    Porterfield:

    “Getting 190 we were pretty confident we could defend that, you have to give a lot of credit to them for the way they came out and hit the ball. We knew we were going to create chances but it didn’t really go like that, they kept clearing the fielders, if we missed our lengths at all they disappeared and so did a lot of the good balls.”

  • Pete Baker

    Netherland total 193 for 4 from 13.5 overs.

    Netherlands win and secure top spot in Group B on NRR.

    From the ICC match report

    Opting to field after winning the toss at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium, the Netherlands needed to cross a staggering 190-run target in just 14.2 overs to progress to the Super 10s. In the event, it did so in just 13.5 overs.

    Had to miss the Netherlands innings due to some domestic chores, only to return to find that the Netherlands walloped 193 runs from 13.5 overs. Enough to win and better the Zimbabwe NRR to secure a place in the Super 10 stage. Disappointing from Ireland after a promising innings.

    Ireland finished third in Group B…

  • boondock

    Holland 39 all out after 10 overs against Sri Lanka. What a difference a few days make. Ireland will be kicking themselves!