ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, 2019 |Match 41 |10/27/2019 Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
That is it from this game. Papua New Guinea are going to the T20 World Cup next year in Australia as they remain on top after this game. Now, before the playoffs take place, we have the final game of the group stage where the hosts UAE will take on Canada. Do join us for that game. Till then, take care!
Kyle Coetzer, the Scotland skipper says that the wicket is always going to be challenging. They needed to put on runs which was defendable and that was not the case. On good start in the Powerplay, Coetzer says that they were not disciplined with the ball. He says that they got wickets in the middle but credits Ryan for his brilliant innings. For the next phase of the tournament, the Scott skipper feels that they will keep believing in themselves and they will work hard. On PNG qualifying, Coetzer says that they are hard working side and they deserve to be on top of the table. Coetzer wishes PNG a lot of luck.
Pieter Seelaar, the Netherlands' skipper is MAN OF THE MATCH for his superb bowling performance. He says that they wanted to win the match in that 12.3 overs range but a win is always pleasing. Winning 5 out of 6 games is a good result overall states Seelaar. On the surface, the Dutch skipper mentions that because of the hot conditions, the wicket slowed down. On their tactics during the middle over, Seelaar points that they took the pace off the ball and made the batsman use more power to score the runs. Adds that their bowling was outstanding but the batting was not as free flowing as they wanted it to be. On the side's goal, Seelaar says that they wanted to stay unbeaten in this first phase of the tournament but that is not the case. Credits PNG for the superb cricket and adds that they have been the best fielding side of the tournament. Hopes that the pitches will be fresh for the next phase of the tournament which will assist the batters a bit.
Earlier in the day, the Netherlands bowling is what set the victory up for them. Despite Cross' 50, Scotland could only manage an average score. All the bowlers chipped in with a wicket at least and played a big part in the win.
An easy run chase in the end for Netherlands but they still do not get direct qualification for the T20I World Cup. They needed to chase this down within 12.3 overs, they did come out with that intent but lost early wickets. At one point, they were in a spot of bother when they were 31 for 3. However, Ryan ten Doeschate and Ackermann steadied the ship well and once they got in, they started taking the attack to the bowler. When the two were batting, the hopes of chasing this down within 12.3 overs were ignited but then, wickets in quick succession saw that get out of reach. In the end though, they would be happy with the fact that they finished over the line.
M Watt to ten Doeschate, Shortish ball around off, ten Doeschate taps it towards point to take a run. NETHERLANDS WIN BY 4 WICKETS.
M Watt to S Edwards, On middle this time, Edwards sweeps it towards fine leg and takes a single. The scores are level now.
M Watt to ten Doeschate, Around off, ten Doeschate guides it behind point to take a single and reach his half century, his third in T20Is. Top knock this one.
M Watt to ten Doeschate, On middle, ten Doeschate looks to paddle it fine but misses to get hit on the pads.
M Watt to ten Doeschate, Full ball on off, ten Doeschate drives it through cover point. He completes the single and wants the second too. He takes off for the second and completes the run by diving inside his crease. Moves to 49.
M Watt to ten Doeschate, Quicker one outside off, ten Doeschate taps it through point for a couple now. It has been a very good innings this one from him.
END OF OVER 16 | 6 Runs & 0 Wkt | NED 124/6
S Sharif to S Edwards, Full ball on middle, Edwards drives it through mid on and scampers back for the second. Netherlands are showing no hurry here. 7 more needed.
S Sharif to ten Doeschate, Back of a length ball on middle, ten Doeschate pulls it for a single towards deep mid-wicket.
S Sharif to ten Doeschate, Yorker now! Ten Doeschate does well to dig it out, back to the bowler.
S Sharif to S Edwards, Shortish length ball on middle, Edwards looks to turn it around but gets an inside edge onto the body. The ball goes towards empty slip cordon. A quick single taken as Cross, the keeper hares at the ball.
S Sharif to ten Doeschate, Length ball on the pads, ten Doeschate tucks it towards fine leg for a single. He wanted the second but decides against it.
S Sharif to S Edwards, Bouncer on middle, Edwards goes for the pull but ball hits the splice and goes behind square. Just a single there.
END OF OVER 15 | 8 Runs & 0 Wkt | NED 118/6
Safyaan Sharif to bowl no. 2-0-15-1 are his figures so far.
A Evans to S Edwards, Length and on off, Edwards works it to mid-wicket for a single.
A Evans to ten Doeschate, Shorter one on middle, Ryan pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
A Evans to ten Doeschate, Length and on off, Ryan lofts it straight over the bowler's head to long off for a couple.
A Evans to S Edwards, Good length delivery outside off, Edwards drives it through covers for a single.
A Evans to S Edwards, Length and outside off, Edwards flicks it to mid-wicket for a couple.