Doeschate, Borren power Neth to 306/9 vs Ire

Published: Friday, March 18, 2011, 13:25 [IST]
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Kolkata, March 18: Determined to leave the World Cup 2011 on a victorious note, the Dutch line-up ran amok on the Irish bowling, notching up 310/6 at the end of 50 overs. Middle-order stalwart Ryan ten Doeschate put on a 121-run stand with his captain Peter Borren, the batsmen scoring 106 and 84 respectively, as the Irish bowlers toiled in vain to stifle the Dutch run-flow. Boyd Rankin was the most expensive bowler, going for 1/74 off 9 overs, while Paul Stirling was the most effective, garnering 2 scalps for 51 runs off 10 overs.

Doeschate, Borren power Neth to 306/9

The Dutch innings began on a chaotic note with Wesley Barresi dropped by Kevin O'Brien off Boyd Rankin in the second ball. But in the next over, Trent Johnston had Eric Szwarczynski caught behind for 1 and the Netherlands wer 7/1.

Tom Cooper tried to offset some of the prerssure, by swatting a four of Rankin, but in the followingt ball he was caught at point as the score now read 12/2 in 2.3 overs. But the Irish bowlers couldn't rest easy with Ryan ten Doeschate the new man at the crease. He smashed Johnston for two fours in the 6th over.

Then Doeschate went after John Mooney, clobbering him for two consecutive boundaries in the 9th over as the Dutch moved onto 48/0. Then Doeschate struck another boundary off Johnston to take the score to over 50.

But first ball the following over, Alexie Kervezee dumped teh ball into teh hands of Kevin O'Brien at short cover off Mooney and had to depart for 12 as the Netherlands had slipped to 53/3 in 10.1 overs.

Then Barresi took over the mantle of agressor, hitting four boundaries and two maximums in the next 10 overs when the Netherlands moved past 100. However, shortly afterward, Paul Stirling trapped Barresi in front for 44 off 49 balls and the Dutch were in a spot of bother at 113/4 in 22 overs.

New batsman Peter Borren was eager to up the ante and so struck Rankin for three fours in the 25th over and followed up the flourish with a boundary off Stirling. One over later, Doeschate notched up his half century and then two overs after that, smacked Kevin O'Brien for a four to bring up the Netherlands 150.

Borren and Doeschate kept motoring along, bringing up the 200 in the 37th over after which they both went after O'Brien, knocking three fours off him as Borren reached his half-century. Then in the 39th over, Doeschate carted Ranking for two more boundaries and ran a double to notch up his century. He hit one more six before he was out to Stirling for 106. But teh Ducth were still in a strong position at 234/5.

Then the new man Anse Buurman started hitting out, getting Mooney away for two fours in the 43rd over as the Netherlands score moved past 250. Two overs later, the batting duo teamed up to each knock a boundary off the same bowler and in the next over, subjected Johnston to similar treatment. But Mooney had the last laugh when he had Borren caught at extra cover for 84 off 82 balls.

The Netherlands score was now 287/6 in 46/5 overs. Then in some rear-guard action, Mudassar Bukhari hit Rankin for a six afetr which the bowler bowled a couple of no balls, allowing the Dutch to reach 300. A hat-trick of run outs followed in the last over as the Netherlands wrapped up their innings at 306/9.

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