Netherlands pip UAE by 3 wickets in low-scoring thriller

Netherlands’ lower-middle order held their nerves to eke out a three-wicket victory over United Arab Emirates with a ball to spare in a Spherical 1 group A match of the ICC T20 World Cup.

Whereas UAE struggled to achieve 111 for 8 in 20 overs, the entire began wanting menacing as soon as the Netherlands had been decreased to 76 for six by the 14th over earlier than they gathered their bearings. It was Scott Edwards (16 not out) and Logan Van Beek (4 not out) who stored their cool within the remaining over bowled by medium pacer Zawar Farid as Netherlands scampered dwelling for a single off the penultimate supply of the match to begin off on a successful observe. It was Pakistan-born Junaid Siddique (3/24 in 4 overs), who dismissed Tom Cooper (8) and former South African-born IPL participant Roelof van der Merwe in three balls to carry UAE again within the sport.

However, Tim Pringle (15), son of former New Zealand seamer Chris, and Edwards added 27 runs in 5 overs to take the Netherlands staff nearer to victory.

By the way, neither Pringle nor Edwards hit a single boundary of their seventh wicket stand however the lack of scoreboard strain allowed them to rotate the strike with largely singles and occasional doubles. Earlier, when UAE batted, they may by no means actually drive the tempo as Muhammad Waseem crawled to 41 off 47 balls. Deliveries value greater than 10 overs went within the account of dots as all of the Netherlands bowlers had been on the cash.

Pacer Bas de Leede, whose father Tim had performed the 1996 World Cup for the ‘Orange Brigade, was the choose of the bowlers with 3/19 in 3 overs whereas opening bowler Fred Klaassen (2/13) and Van der Merwe (1/19), along with his gradual left-arm orthodox, stored the entire beneath examine.

Temporary Scores:
UAE 111/8 (Muhammad Waseem 41, Bas de Leede 3/19, Roelof van der Merwe 1/19).
Netherlands 112/7 (Scott Edwards 16, Tim Pringle 15, Junaid Siddique 3/24). PTI

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