Roach Hat-Trick As West Indies Thrash Netherlands

Roach Hat-Trick As West Indies Thrash Netherlands
Roach Hat-Trick As West Indies Thrash Netherlands
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West Indies 330-8 (Gayle 80, Pollard 60) beat
Netherlands 115 (Cooper 55no, Roach 6-27) by 215 runs
ICC Cricket World Cup Group B, Delhi
Video Update: Roach Takes A Hat-Trick
Audio: Kemar Roach | Peter Borren

Kemar Roach became the sixth man to take a World Cup hat-trick as the West Indies dismissed the Netherlands for 115 to record an utterly convincing 215-run win in their Cricket World Cup Group B clash in Delhi.

Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard scored contrasting half-centuries as the West Indies powered their way to a score of 330 for eight before Roach returned figures of six for 27 to bring the match to a swift conclusion.

His hat-trick finished the match off when, in his ninth over and the Netherlands' 32nd, he trapped Pieter Seelar (0) and Bernard Loots (0) in front before bowling Berend Westdijk first ball.

Wickets had tumbled regularly as the Netherlands never looked like mounting a serious threat to an imposing target, and even less so once Alexei Kervezee was stumped by Sulieman Benn for 14 and Ryan ten Doeschate was trapped in front by the same bowler for seven.

Tom Cooper held up one end, ploughing a lone furrow to finish unbeaten on 55 in 72 balls but he could do nothing about the carnage at the other end.

Roach, bowling straight and full with devastating effect, had Wesley Barresi caught behind for one to a fine catch by Gayle, Bas Zuiderent comprehensively bowled for one and Mudassar Bukhari also bowled, for 24, before returning late on to earn himself a place in the history books and the West Indies a huge win.

Benn, who was excellent early on, picked up figures of three for 29 while Darren Sammy (1-33) was the other bowler to take a wicket when he had Peter Borren caught by Pollard for 11.

Earlier, opener Gayle made 80 in 110 balls before Pollard blasted 60 in just 27 deliveries as the West Indies first laid solid foundations and then accelerated later on.

Gayle, who hit seven fours and two sixes, put on exactly 100 with opening partner Devon Smith (53 in 51 balls), who was the first man to fall when he was caught by Barresi off Loots.

The runs continued to flow for the West Indies as in-form Darren Bravo and Ramnaresh Sarwan added 30 in 38 balls and 49 in 42 balls respectively.

After they were dismissed, and Gayle was caught by Kervezee off ten Doeschate, Pollard launched his assault, cracking five fours and four sixes as the West Indies raced past 300.

Although he fell when ten Doeschate took a catch off the bowling of Bukhari, further brisk innings from Devon Thomas (13) and Nikita Miller (11 not out) ensured the West Indies posted an impressive total.

Left-arm spinner Seelaar took three for 45 from his ten overs while Bukhari took two for 65.

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