West Indies Vs Netherlands Live Score (LIST A)
Date: IST Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare Match Status: Match Ended
West Indies beat Netherlands by 54 runs (D/L method)
Netherlands 167/6 (28.4 ov) R/R 5.88 | Match Ended
- Pieter Seelaar 7,
- Ryan ten Doeschate 8
this over :
|Ryan ten Doeschate||not out||67||62||4||1|
- That's it from us today! Netherlands have been knocked out of the tournament and so UAE and Ireland go through to Super Six stage from this group. Join us on 15th March for the first match of that action between Windies and Zimbabwe at 0930 local time(0730 GMT). Till then ta-ta!
- Jason Holder, the Windies captain, first credits the partnership between Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis for the start. Reckons that due to some useful contribution from Marlon Samuels in the middle, they were well placed at the halfway stage in the game. Lauds his team's bowling for keeping them in the game.
- Peter Borren, the Netherlands skipper, says that they always wanted to chase as the wicket was pretty flat. Concedes that they didn't hit the deck hard enough. He lauds the fielding of Windies saying that the run outs cost them dearly. He states that each of their games have been on different types of wickets and hence adaptation becomes tough. He is proud of his bowlers' effort to come back well with the ball.
- Man of the Match, Evin Lewis says that it was important that he and Chris Gayle got off to a start. The plan was that one of them should bat deep and when his partner got out he took it upon him. He adds that the wicket was good throughout. Ends by opining that it is important that they play well from here as they are into the Super Six.
- The breakthrough for the Men in Red came via a direct hit by Marlon Samuels from the deep mid-wicket fence. From there, began the downfall and in no time the Orange side were 167/6. Rain was away during this innings until then but as soon as Pieter Seelaar fell, the rain covered Harare Sports Club. No further play was possible then and that was the last of the game. Given the way Windies batted, there was hardly some doubt of the final outcome. Stay with us for the presentation.
- Right then! Not the way the Windies would have liked to finish the game. They bowled well to take six Dutch wickets and would have liked to come out again to complete the formalities. After setting a huge target, they got two early wickets but a counter-attack from Ryan ten Doeschate and Wesley Barresi got Netherlands back on track. The duo made a 113-run stand to give them some hopes.
- So! That's it. The rain gets its way. The action from the game is over. Windies have won by 54 runs via the DLS method. How true goes the saying, when it comes to nature, we are all mere mortals and nothing more. With this, the Caribbean side progresses to Super Six with a clean slate.
- With the departure of Seelaar, comes the rain. It does not look heavy but there are dark clouds covering the stadium. Let's hope that play resumes soon. Stay tuned for further updates.
- 28.4 OUT! Netherlands lose another wicket. Change of pace by Williams gets the better of Seelaar. He delivers a slow full ball, Seelaar is early into his flick, the ball goes of the inner half and flies to mid-wicket. Chris Gayle stationed there takes a simple catch. The Dutch need 143 in 116 balls. Looks very difficult now.
- 28.3 Pitched up, Seelaar lofts this over covers for a couple.
- 28.2 Outside off, ten Doeschate cuts it behind off for a run.
- 28.1 FOUR! Short ball and Ryan gets in position quickly to pulls it front of square for a boundary.
- 27.6 Seelaar hits this back to Nurse. 160/5
- 27.5 Ten Doeschate pushes this towards mid off and moves to the other end.
- 27.4 On middle and leg, Seelaar works this to square leg for one more.