Friday 21 March 2014 

Video - Peter Borren Reacts To Historic Win

Netherlands captain Peter Borren gives his reaction to his side's historic six-wicket victory over Ireland that qualified them for the Super 10 stage of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

The Netherlands successfully chased down 190 runs in 13.5 overs to not only beat Ireland, but do it quickly enough to earn qualification.

Stephan Myburgh (63), Tom Cooper (45) and Wesley Barresi (40 not out) were the Dutch heroes as a host of records were broken, including most sixes in one T20I innings.

"We were not happy with our bowling and the Irish boys played really well and obviously 190 is a very stiff chase in 20 overs, let alone 14," he said.

"I guess we went out there with nothing to lose and that's really difficult for Ireland. I can feel for them a little bit in that regard. It's difficult when you play against a team with nothing to lose and we've got plenty of guys who can hit the ball pretty well and tonight it came off.

"The camp is very very excited. We're really excited to get through to the next round and at the same time feel a bit for Ireland who have three, well two and a half really good games of cricket.

"And yes (I'm) happy, particularly after the last game going down to the last ball. We've come here and played three good games as well so it's just a fantastic feeling. I don't really know what to say."

The Netherlands can now look forward to matches against England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka in the Super 10s.

This is the first time they have qualified for the group stage of the competition since 2009, when they memorably beat England at Lord's.

Now they have another victory that must rank as equally, if not more, memorable.

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