Ireland beat Netherlands in last ball thriller by 1 wicket in Oman Quadrangular T20I
Ireland won the toss and decided to bowl against Netherlands at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Al Amarat, Oman today, in the Oman Quadrangular Series.
Netherlands 182 – 9 (Tobias Visee 78, Max O'Dowd 38; Stuart Thompson 4-18, Boyd Rankin 2-19, George Dockrell 1-26, Paul Stirling 1-13 - off 3 overs)
Ireland 183 - 9 (Kevin O'Brien 46, Andrew Balbirnie 83; Paul van Meekeren 4-38, Fredrick Klaassen 3-31)
Result - Ireland won by 1 wicket
IRELAND WIN BY ONE WICKET!— ICC (@ICC) 17 February 2019
They needed six runs from the final ball, and Stuart Poynter delivered just that!
Andrew Balbirnie's 83 and Kevin O'Brien's 46 help Ireland chase down the target in a last-ball thriller against the Netherlands.
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Ireland beat Netherlands in a last ball thriller by 1 wicket in the Oman Quadrangular T20I series today.
Batting first, Netherlands scored 182-9 thanks to some great batting from - Tobias Visee 78 and Max O'Dowd 38 - Stuart Thompson 4-18, Boyd Rankin 2-19, George Dockrell 1-26, Paul Stirling 1-13 - off 3 overs – were the wicket takers for Ireland.
In reply, Ireland were in trouble from early on losing Paul Stirling for just 1 in the second over; however, Kevin O'Brien 46 and Andrew Balbirnie 83 got Ireland to nearly 100 in the 11 th over and from there, it was nip and tuck all the way until the last ball, when Stuart Poynter 11* hit the last ball for 6 and got them over the line, by 1 wicket.
Ireland - Paul Stirling(c), Kevin O'Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Stuart Thompson, Simi Singh, Shane Getkate, Stuart Poynter(wk), George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Joshua Little, Boyd Rankin
Netherlands - Tobias Visee, Wesley Barresi(wk), Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul van Meekeren, Sikander Zulfiqar, Pieter Seelaar(c), Max O'Dowd, Timm van der Gugten, Fredrick Klaassen, Roelof van der Merwe
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