Friday, March 18, 2011

ICC-CWC.2011- Match.37. Gr.B. Netherlands vs Ireland

Ireland finished their 2011 CWC campaign in high note, by successfully chasing over three hundred runs, against Netherlands at Eden Gardens, Calcutta.

Batting first on a sporty Eden wicket, Ireland made 306 all out in 50 overs. Good contributions from RN ten Doeschate 106 of 108, his second century in CWC 2011, Barresi 44 of 49 & Borren 84 of 82, helped Netherlands with a solid score. Stirling & Mooney picked two wickets each.

The pitch was a batting beauty, and showed no traces of wear. Ireland comfortably passed Netherlands score in the 48th over losing just four wickets. Portsfield 68 of 93, Stirling a brilliant 101 of 72, Joyce 28 of 33 & Wilson 27 of 21, took Ireland near the goal. Brien brothers, NJ O'Brien 57 of 58 and KJ O'Brien 15 of 9, finished the match and remained undefeated at the end.

Cooper 2 for 31, Seelaar 1 for 55 and RN ten Doeschate 1 for 58 were among the wickets. This Irish team played whole heatedly with limited resources, confirming the fact that Cricket is a team Game and collective efforts even if ordinary, will scale heights.

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