Ireland Vs Netherlands Toss: Netherlands skipper Pieter Seelaar won the toss and elected to bat first against Ireland in the first round of the Twenty20 World on Monday in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Ireland Vs Netherlands Result: Ireland won by 7 wickets with 29 ball left.
Ireland captain – Andrew Balbirnie: Feels really good. Losing the toss and chasing that total was good. We just tried to attack the stumps, we were disciplined. It was a brilliant performance. We got a couple of reviews, so that’s great in T20 cricket. Gareth played the innings we wanted him to. It was a pretty comfortable chase in the end.
Netherlands captain Pieter Seelaar: It wasn’t the best power-play. And that put us behind in the game. We could not recover from that freak over (by Campher). Defending 105-odd was never going to enough, but in the end we fought. It was a tough wicket with the ball holding up a bit. Getting 150-160 and it would have been a good game, but with that total we were always struggling. It’s not going to be easy to win three games, so we’ll try to bounce back against Namibia in the next game.
Curtis Campher | Player of the Match: I knew there was a glove on it, I heard a sound and thought it had to be the glove (On Ackermann’s review). I thought it was definitely hitting the leg stump and I said to Balb to please go upstairs (On Edwards’ review). To be honest I didn’t feel the best out there coming back from injury, tried to bang the wicket down and keep hitting the hard length, the first over didn’t go to plan but the skipper had the faith in me and it worked out well. The bowling department has been working hard; on the yorkers and change ups. Any day I don’t bat is a good day, this one to just knock off 6-10 runs was very nice.
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Result: 3rd Match, ‘IRE VS NED‘ – First Round Group A, Abu Dhabi, Oct 18 2021, Click here to see the complete score card on ESPN CricinfoNo tags for this post.