T20 World Cup 202: Netherlands beat UAE by three wickets in thrilling match


Geelong: The Netherlands registered a convincing three-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of their Group A primary spherical match of the ICC T20 World Cup right here on Sunday with affected person knocks from decrease middle-order batsmen. Batting first, the UAE staff might rating solely 111 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Netherlands too misplaced six wickets for 76 runs within the 14th over and have been in peril of dropping.

Scott Edwards (16 not out), Tim Pringle (15) and Logan Van Beek (04 not out), nonetheless, ensured a win for the Netherlands. Edwards and Van Beek scored 112 for seven within the fifth ball of the ultimate over from quick bowler Jawar Farid to assist the staff win. Pakistan-born Junaid Siddiqui (3/24 in 4 overs) introduced UAE again when he dismissed Tom Cooper (08) and former South African-born IPL participant Roolof van der Merwe in three balls.

Former New Zealand quick bowler Chris’s sons Pringle and Edwards added 27 runs in 5 overs to take the Netherlands staff nearer to victory. Throughout the partnership of the seventh wicket, each of them didn’t hit any boundaries however took one other two runs to place the staff in a robust place. Earlier than this, the UAE staff has by no means been ready to attain huge. The staff couldn’t improve the run fee. Mohammad Wasim was the staff’s prime scorer with 41 runs in 47 balls.

The dominance of the Netherlands bowlers will be seen from the truth that UAE batsmen performed greater than 60 balls free. Tim’s son and quick bowler Bas de Leede, who performed for the Netherlands within the 1996 World Cup, took three wickets for 19 runs. Fred Klaasen (2 for 13) and Van der Merwe (one wicket for 19) additionally performed a superb function in his facet.

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