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March 21 – Netherlands chases 190 in 13.5 overs to beat Eire and qualify for Tremendous 10s
The Netherlands smashed the report for many sixes in an innings on its strategy to upsetting Eire in Sylhet on Friday, romping into the Tremendous-10 stage within the ICC World Twenty20.
Wesley Barresi hit Tim Murtagh over mid-wicket for the nineteenth six of the innings to seal an emphatic six- wicket win because the Netherlands chased down a frightening 190-run goal in simply 13.5 overs.
Its massive victory means the Netherlands qualifies for the Tremendous-10 from Group B on the expense of extra fancied Zimbabwe and Eire.
The Netherlands joins Group One within the subsequent spherical. In all 30 sixes had been hit within the match beating the earlier report of 24 set by New Zealand and India at Christchurch in 2009.
Australia beforehand held the report for many sixes in a Twenty20 innings with 18, smashed towards England at Southampton final 12 months.
The Netherlands wanted to succeed in the goal in 14.2 overs and it owed its exhilarating chase to a fiery 23-ball 63 by opener Stephan Myburgh, 15-ball 45 by Tom Cooper and an unbeaten 22-ball 40 by Barresi.
The defeat was a heartbreak for Eire which beat Zimbabwe in its opening match nevertheless it did not cease the rampaging Dutch led by Myburgh.
The Netherlands goes via Myburgh was in a punishing temper as he smashed three 6s in off-spinner Andy McBrine’s second over of the innings after which as many sixes and one boundary in a single Alex Cusack’s over.
Eire had raced to its second highest Twenty20 whole of 189 for 4 with Andrew Poynter hitting a 38-ball 57 whereas Kevin O’Brien knocked a whirlwind 16-ball 42 to punish a hapless Dutch assault.
Eire 189 for 4 in 20 overs (A. Poynter 57, W. Porterfield 47, Ok. O’Brien 42 n,o., Ahsan Malik two for 26) misplaced to the Netherlands 193 for 4 in 13.5 overs (S. Myburgh 63, T. Cooper 45, A. Barresi 40 n.o.)
Initially printed in The Hindu on March 22, 2014