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ICC World T20: In dead rubber, Netherlands come up with lively performance

Paul van Meekeren took 4/11 as Netherlands restricted Ireland to 47/4 after posting 59/5 in a six overs per side game.

By: AP | Dharamsala | Published: March 13, 2016 11:36:00 pm
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Pace bowler grabbed 4-11 as Netherlands defeated Ireland by 12 runs on Sunday in their cricket World Twenty20 Group A game reduced to six overs per side due to rain.

Put into bat, the Netherlands scored 59-5 with opener Stephen Myburgh striking an 18-ball 27 with five fours. Irish left-arm spinner George Dockrell took 3-7.

Ireland could only reach 47-4 in reply with van Meekeren ending its hopes with the wickets of Max Sorensen (9) and George Dockrell (0) off consecutive deliveries in the last over.

“It’s special,” van Meekeren said. “The captain told me to bowl short of length and into the stumps and it was perfect conditions for me. We had been preparing for this for the last three weeks, maybe six months, and it worked out well.”

Paul Stirling top-scored for Ireland with 15.

Both sides were out of contention for a place in the main Super 10 stage with just one point from their two previous games in the four-team group.

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