WI beat NED by 20 runs
Man of the Match - Kyle Mayers
50.0/50 Ovrs
49.5/50 Ovrs
West Indies in Netherlands, 3 ODI Series, 2022 |3rd ODI |6/4/2022
VRA Ground, Amstelveen
  • Right then, that is all we have from this series. The trophy is handed to Nicholas Pooran and he now joins his teammates to pose for some photos with that shining trophy. It is a perfect start for this young West Indies team under the leadership of Nicholas Pooran. They will be travelling next to Pakistan and the first ODI starts on Wednesday, 8th of June while Netherlands will take on England at home in an ODI series which starts on the 17th of June. However, you don’t have to wait for quality cricket action for that long just switch tabs and enjoy the beauty of Test cricket as England and New Zealand fight it out in Lord’s on the third day of the first Test match. Cheers!
  • Nicholas Pooran, the skipper of West Indies, says that he is very pleased to win with a new team and to win 3-0. Adds that he is happy with all the guys, everyone stuck to the plans, he is happy with the spinners as well. Mentions that Netherlands put on a great show, they stole the game away from them but they fought back well and capitalized on the moments. Says that the fans here have made the victory special for them.
  • Pieter Seelaar, the skipper of Netherlands, says that they played well in patches and adds that they had a proper chance in this game and a little bit of inexperience cost the game in the end. Tells that he is very disappointed to lose in this game and in the position they were at the end of 25 overs they should have won this game and they kind of deserved 10 points. Tells that Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd played well throughout the series and they probably lost the game from the overs between 35 to 40.
  • Akeal Hosein is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES! He says that he is very pleased with his effort on this batting-friendly wicket. He credits Nicholas Pooran for his decision-making. Says that Pooran made the right changes at the right time. Concludes by saying that he is ready to put his hand up whenever the team requires it.
  • Kyle Mayers is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant knock of 120 off just 106 balls. He says that it was a good feeling, he always wanted to a century and he is really happy about it. Mentions that he tries to cherish the opportunities he gets and opening the batting was an opportunity and he is happy he made it count. Adds that it was his first time in Netherlands and his time here has been great. He hopes that he can open the batting along with Shai Hope in the near future as well.
  • Time for the presentation...
  • Netherlands will be ruining the fact that they did not manage to chase down this total despite having wickets in hand for the majority of this chase. However, this series will be a big learning curve for them as to how to build their innings in the middle overs and they certainly did better in the middle overs than they did in the previous two games. West Indies had two debutants in this game and both had a decent outing with Seales taking one wicket and Shermon Lewis finishing things off with three wickets. Overall, this series has turned out to be quite a productive one for West Indies and a major learning curve for the Dutch ahead of their series against England.
  • West Indies, riding on twin hundreds by Mayers and Brooks managed to put a big score on the board. The Dutch bowlers did well in the death overs with the ball but a chase of over 300 was always going to be tough. However, Netherlands started brightly with the bat and Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd put on a 98 runs opening stand. Singh departed after scoring fifty in the 18th over and it was always going to be that middle phase that was going to decide the outcome of this game. Max O'Dowd who batted fluently in the first 15-16 overs suddenly went into his shell as the fear of losing wickets in clusters in middle overs was looming large. Musa Ahmad and Bas de Leede at the other ends played good run-a-ball innings but sadly they could not carry on and Max O'Dowd failed to up the ante. Max departed in the 43rd over on a score of 89 off 121 balls with his team needing 10 runs per over in the last 7 overs. Akeal Hosein was once again the star who got two big wickets of Max O'Dowd and Bas de Leede. Once, Max O'Dowd departed it was too much for other batters, and in the end, West Indies clinched this game by 20 runs.
  • West Indies have clinched the series by a 3-0 margin and Netherlands' search for a first ODI win against West Indies continues.  Have to say, though, that West Indies were made to toil hard in every game of this series and Netherlands have only improved as this series has progressed. However, West Indies have still managed to bag all 30 points of the ICC World Cup Super League from this series and they will be mighty pleased with the performance of this young team under Nicholas Pooran.
  • 49.5
    Shermon Lewis to Vivian Kingma, OUT! TAKEN! That's it! Shermon Lewis finishes things off! Three wickets on debut for Shermon Lewis! Another fuller ball, outside off. Vivian Kingma opens the face of his bat and slices it over backward point. Nkrumah Bonner there, runs backward and takes a sharp catch. West Indies win by 20 runs and clean sweep the series!
  • Vivian Kingma is the last man in.
  • 49.4
    Shermon Lewis to Ryan Klein, OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Shermon Lewis gets his second wicket of the match and Netherlands are now 9 down! Terrific stuff once again from Shermon Lewis. A fuller ball, angling in, around middle and leg. Ryan Klein swings his bat and tries to play across the line but he gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball goes on to hit the leg pole. 
  • 49.3
    Shermon Lewis to Ryan Klein, Fuller ball, pace on, outside off. Ryan Klein swings his bat at it but he misses.
  • 49.2
    Shermon Lewis to Ryan Klein, A length ball, around middle. Ryan Klein drags it with the inner half of his bat towards deep square leg for a brace. 
  • Ryan Klein is the next man in.
  • 49.1
    Shermon Lewis to Pieter Seelaar, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Shermon Lewis gets his first ODI wicket as well! Brilliant bowling from the debutant. He drops it short, around middle and leg. Pieter Seelaar makes room and tries to pull this but he gets a top edge. The ball lobs up in the air and Shermon Lewis runs forward and takes an easy catch in the end. 23 needed off 5 balls!
  • END OF OVER 49 | 10 Runs & 1 Wkt | NED 286/7
  • 48.6
    Jayden Seales to Aryan Dutt, Swing and a miss! Fuller, angling in down leg. Aryan Dutt makes room and swings his bat but he fails to get any connection. 23 needed off the last over!
  • 48.5
    Jayden Seales to Pieter Seelaar, A yorker now, around middle and leg. Pieter Seelaar digs it out back to the keeper. Shai Hope fumbles to stop the ball and the batters takes a quick single. 
  • 48.4
    Jayden Seales to Pieter Seelaar, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries from! Poor from Hayden Walsh at the deep though! A length ball, around middle. Pieter Seelaar pulls this towards deep mid-wicket. Hayden Walsh runs to his right. However, he overruns and fails to stop the ball. Boundary. 
  • 48.3
    Jayden Seales to Pieter Seelaar, FOUR! Lovely shot! Fuller ball, pace on this time, outside off. Pieter Seelaar makes room and carves this towards deep cover for a boundary. 
  • 48.2
    Jayden Seales to Pieter Seelaar, Swing and a miss! A slower ball, shorter one, around middle and off. Pieter Seelaar looks to pull this but he gets beaten.
  • 48.1
    Jayden Seales to Aryan Dutt, Leg bye! A shorter ball, around middle and leg. Aryan Dutt looks to pull this but he misses. The ball hits him on his thigh pads n and rolls towards the leg side. Leg bye taken! 
  • END OF OVER 48 | 7 Runs & 1 Wkt | NED 276/7
  • 47.6
    Shermon Lewis to Aryan Dutt, A length ball, around middle and off. Aryan Dutt looks to heave this on the leg side but he gets an inside edge on to his boot and towards the off side. A single taken!