World Twenty20 2014: Netherlands vs New Zealand

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 14:37

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New Zealand Innings

Over 1 || Score 6/0

KS Williamson and MJ Guptill have opened the innings for NZ. And in the first over bowled by MR Swart they collected six runs with the help of an boundary.

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Netherlands Innings

Over 20 || Score 151/4

Eventually, Netherlands managed to set up a formidable total of 151 runs in front of New Zealand. Cooper's cameo of 40 runs in the end helped his side to cross the mark of 150. Netherlands' batsmen have done their job, now it's time for their bowlers to defend the total successfully.

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Over 18 || Score 141/4

Borren's scintillating knock came to an end in the 18th over as he got out after scoring 49 runs off 35 balls off Mills. In the same over Netherlanders scored 12 runs, as ten came in boundaries.

PW Borren c Williamson b Mills 49 (35b)

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Over 16 || Score 121/3

Now Cooper has also started to cut loose. In the 16th over bowled by McClenaghan, Cooper collected 13 runs with the help of a boundary and six. Now from here on, Netherlands can easily set the total of around 150.

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Over 15 || Score 108/3

In the 15th over Borren collected seventeen runs off Williamson, with the help of a six and two boundaries. Now he is hitting boundaries at will and smashing the NZ bowlers all over the park. He has moved to 42 in mere 27 balls. NZ bowlers are looking helpless at the moment. Meanwhile, Netherlands have crossed the mark of 100 runs as well.

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Over 13 || Score 87/3

In the 13th over Netherlands lost another wicket in the form of MR Swart, who got out after scoring 26 runs. But, PW Borren is scoring briskly as he has quickly reached to 25 in mere 18 balls with the help of four boundaries. From here on they would be eyeing a total between 130 to 140.

MR Swart st Ronchi b NL McCullum 26 (26b)

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Over 10 || Score 62/2

In the first ten overs Netherlands managed to score 62 runs at the cost of two wickets. First they lost opener Myburgh in the sixth over and then Barresi after the gap of an over. But as they have wickets in hand they should now start looking for some big hits to take their score to a respectable total.

W Barresi c Ronchi b McClenaghan 4 (8b)

SJ Myburgh c Guptill b Boult 16 (23b)

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Over 1 || Score 5/0

Stephan Myburgh and Michael Swart has opened the innings for Netherlands, whereas Mills Kyle Mills bowled the first over for NZ. In the opening over, Myburgh smashed a boundary through point region to collect five runs from it.


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New Zealand have won the toss and elect to bowl first. And the news that is coming in from the NZ camp is that Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham are replacing Tim Southee and Colin Munro. So two changes in NZ playing X1, whereas, no changes in the Netherlands team.

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Chittagong: Within a few minutes New Zealand and minnows Netherlands will lock horns with each other in a Group 1 match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Though New Zealand are clear favourites to win the match but still they can`t take Netherlands lightly by any means. Few days back, the minnows have almost sealed the match against robust South Africa. So, NZ have to hit the ground running form the word go. As the competition is quite stiff among the top four teams in the Group NZ would want to win the match with a big margin to keep a healthy run-rate.

For Netherlands, Stephan Myburgh would be the player to watch out for, whereas, for NZ BB McCullum, CJ Anderson, KS Williamson could emerge as the potential match match-winners in this match.

Netherlands Squad: PW Borren, W Barresi, Mudassar Bukhari, BN Cooper, TLW Cooper, TJ Heggelman, MAA Jamil, VJ Kingma, SJ Myburgh, MJG Rippon, PM Seelaar, MR Swart, ES Szwarczynski, LV van Beek, T van der Gugten.

New Zealand Squad: BB McCullum, CJ Anderson, TA Boult, AP Devcich, MJ Guptill, RM Hira, MJ McClenaghan, NL McCullum, KD Mills, C Munro, JDS Neesham, L Ronchi, TG Southee, LRPL Taylor, KS Williamson



First Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 22:14

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