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Ireland v The Netherlands
Malahide, 15 August 2017
Intercontinental Cup
Result Ireland (9) drew with the Netherlands (3)
Toss The Netherlands
Overs remaining today 4
Latest update at 8:02 PM Local Time
Commentator Rod Lyall
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7:02 PM Finally, a reminder that we will be carrying ball-by-ball coverage of the National T20 Finals day on Sunday at Waringstown. First (11am), we have the semi-final between Waringstown and Bready with the winners going on to meet Clontarf or Cork County in the final (4pm). Please join us then for comprehensive coverage.
6:36 PM We hope you've enjoyed our coverage of the game over the past four days, and that you'll come back soon, either for our regular weekly reporting on all the domestic cricket in Ireland and the Netherlands ore for future international matches. This is Rod Lyall saying goodbye from Malahide.
6:34 PM Balbirnie's double century and hundred by O'Dowd and Porterfield were the principal batting highlights, although there were several other notable innings as well. And in certain quarters this match will always be remembered for Wesley Barresi's three-wicket haul in the Irish second innings.
6:32 PM A solid performance from the Dutch over the last two days, after Ireland had dominated the first two. The home side throughly deserved their first-innings points, although it might have been different had the Netherlands held onto their catches. But they had trouble bowling the Dutch out, and apart from Boyd Rankin the bowling lacked penetration.
6:28 PM And that's the cue for the captains to shake hands.
76
End of over 76 (5 runs) The Netherlands 186-4
*PW Borren 25* (103 balls, 3x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 37* (132 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 60 in 32.4 overs
Anderson 6-3-11-0 Mulder 26-6-55-1
The Netherlands need 157 runs to win in 4.0 overs.
75.6 Anderson to PW Borren, no run. Goes for thwe slog-sweep, misses.
75.5 Anderson to PW Borren, no run. Defends back to the bowler.
75.4 Anderson to BN Cooper, 1 run. Pushes through backward point.
75.3 Anderson to BN Cooper, FOUR Nicely driven through cover.
75.2 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
75.1 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to mid-on.
75
End of over 75 (1 run) The Netherlands 181-4
*PW Borren 25* (101 balls, 3x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 32* (128 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 55 in 31.4 overs
Mulder 26-6-55-1 Anderson 5-3-6-0
The Netherlands need 162 runs to win in 5.0 overs.
74.6 Mulder to PW Borren, no run.
74.5 Mulder to BN Cooper, 1 run. Off the back foot, playing crisply through extra cover.
74.4 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run.
74.3 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run.
74.2 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run.
74.1 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run.
74
End of over 74 (3 runs) The Netherlands 180-4
*PW Borren 25* (100 balls, 3x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 31* (123 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 54 in 30.4 overs
Anderson 5-3-6-0 Mulder 25-6-54-1
The Netherlands need 163 runs to win in 6.0 overs.
73.6 Anderson to BN Cooper, 1 run.
73.5 Anderson to PW Borren, 1 run. Turned through square leg.
73.4 Anderson to BN Cooper, 1 bye. Takes off, flying over the keeper.
73.3 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
73.2 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run. Back to the bowler.
73.1 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run. Off the back foot, out to cover.
73
End of over 73 (0 runs) The Netherlands 177-4
*PW Borren 24* (99 balls, 3x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 30* (118 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 51 in 29.4 overs
Mulder 25-6-54-1 Anderson 4-3-4-0
The Netherlands need 166 runs to win in 7.0 overs.
72.6 Mulder to PW Borren, no run.
72.5 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Defends to short leg.
72.4 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Forward defending.
72.3 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Beaten outside off stump.
72.2 Mulder to PW Borren, no run.
72.1 Mulder to PW Borren, no run.
6:17 PM Apologies - Ireland sneakily switched Mulder for Singh for over 71.
72
End of over 72 (0 runs) The Netherlands 177-4
BN Cooper 30* (118 balls, 5x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 24* (93 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 51 in 28.4 overs
Anderson 4-3-4-0 Mulder 23-5-54-1
The Netherlands need 166 runs to win in 8.0 overs.
71.6 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
71.5 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
71.4 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
71.3 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
71.2 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
71.1 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
6:14 PM The captains still haven't shaken hands.
71
End of over 71 (0 runs) The Netherlands 177-4
*PW Borren 24* (93 balls, 3x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 30* (112 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 51 in 27.4 overs
Singh 15-7-19-2 Anderson 3-2-4-0
The Netherlands need 166 runs to win in 9.0 overs.
70.6 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
70.5 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
70.4 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
70.3 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
70.2 Singh to PW Borren, no run. No shot.
70.1 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
70
End of over 70 (4 runs) The Netherlands 177-4
BN Cooper 30* (112 balls, 5x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 24* (87 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 51 in 26.4 overs
Anderson 3-2-4-0 Singh 14-6-19-2
The Netherlands need 166 runs to win in 10.0 overs.
69.6 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
69.5 Anderson to BN Cooper, FOUR Very short, pulled through square leg.
69.4 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
69.3 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run. Pushes to mid-off.
69.2 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
69.1 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to cover.
69
End of over 69 (0 runs) The Netherlands 173-4
*PW Borren 24* (87 balls, 3x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 26* (106 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 47 in 25.4 overs
Singh 14-6-19-2 Anderson 2-2-0-0
The Netherlands need 170 runs to win in 11.0 overs.
68.6 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
68.5 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
68.4 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
68.3 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Out to midwicket.
68.2 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Defends to mid-off.
68.1 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
68
End of over 68 (0 runs) The Netherlands 173-4
BN Cooper 26* (106 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 24* (81 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 47 in 24.4 overs
Anderson 2-2-0-0 Singh 13-5-19-2
The Netherlands need 170 runs to win in 12.0 overs.
67.6 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
67.5 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
67.4 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run. Cracked back to the bowler.
67.3 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run. An end-of-term sort of appeal for leg-before.
67.2 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
67.1 Anderson to BN Cooper, no run.
67
End of over 67 (5 runs) The Netherlands 173-4
*PW Borren 24* (81 balls, 3x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 26* (100 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 47 in 23.4 overs
Singh 13-5-19-2 Anderson 1-1-0-0
The Netherlands need 170 runs to win in 13.0 overs.
66.6 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Defends to cover point.
66.5 Singh to PW Borren, no run. And again.
66.4 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Defends back down the pitch.
66.3 Singh to PW Borren, FOUR Edged very fine.
66.2 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
66.1 Singh to BN Cooper, 1 run. Guided to third man, for - remarkably at this stage - a quick single.
66
End of over 66 (0 runs) The Netherlands 168-4
*PW Borren 20* (76 balls, 2x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 25* (99 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 42 in 22.4 overs
Anderson 1-1-0-0 Singh 12-5-14-2
The Netherlands need 175 runs to win in 14.0 overs.
65.6 Anderson to PW Borren, no run.
65.5 Anderson to PW Borren, no run. Turned to fine leg.
65.4 Anderson to PW Borren, no run.
65.3 Anderson to PW Borren, no run.
65.2 Anderson to PW Borren, no run. Pushes into the covers.
65.1 Anderson to PW Borren, no run. Turned out square.
65
End of over 65 (1 run) The Netherlands 168-4
BN Cooper 25* (99 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 20* (70 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 42 in 21.4 overs
Singh 12-5-14-2 Balbirnie 4-2-5-0
The Netherlands need 175 runs to win in 15.0 overs.
64.6 Singh to BN Cooper, no run.
64.5 Singh to PW Borren, 1 run. Down through the gully.
64.4 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Down through the gully, they don't bother with a single.
64.3 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Defends to point.
64.2 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Off the pad to leg slip.
64.1 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Turned to short leg.
64
End of over 64 (0 runs) The Netherlands 167-4
BN Cooper 25* (98 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 19* (65 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 41 in 20.4 overs
Balbirnie 4-2-5-0 Singh 11-5-13-2
The Netherlands need 176 runs to win in 16.0 overs.
63.6 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run.
63.5 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run.
63.4 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run.
63.3 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run. Onto the back foot, defending back to the bowler.
63.2 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run. Down to mid-on.
63.1 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run. Forward, defending to short leg.
63
End of over 63 (0 runs) The Netherlands 167-4
*PW Borren 19* (65 balls, 2x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 25* (92 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 41 in 19.4 overs
Singh 11-5-13-2 Balbirnie 3-1-5-0
The Netherlands need 176 runs to win in 17.0 overs.
62.6 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Past short leg this time.
62.5 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
62.4 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Forward, smothering the spin.
62.3 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
62.2 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Pushes to short leg.
62.1 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Turned behind square.
62
End of over 62 (4 runs) The Netherlands 167-4
BN Cooper 25* (92 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 19* (59 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 41 in 18.4 overs
Balbirnie 3-1-5-0 Mulder 23-4-54-1
The Netherlands need 176 runs to win in 18.0 overs.
61.6 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run.
61.5 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run.
61.4 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run.
61.3 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to point.
61.2 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, FOUR Cuts powerfully through backward point.
61.1 Balbirnie to BN Cooper, no run.
61
End of over 61 (5 runs) The Netherlands 163-4
*PW Borren 19* (59 balls, 2x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 21* (86 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 37 in 17.4 overs
Mulder 23-4-54-1 Balbirnie 2-1-1-0
The Netherlands need 180 runs to win in 19.0 overs.
60.6 Mulder to PW Borren, no run.
60.5 Mulder to PW Borren, FOUR Gets this though the gap - splendid shot!
60.4 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Very wide, driven to cover.
60.3 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Defends to short leg.
60.2 Mulder to PW Borren, no run.
60.1 Mulder to BN Cooper, 1 run. Edged to third man.
60
End of over 60 (0 runs) The Netherlands 158-4
*PW Borren 15* (54 balls, 1x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 20* (85 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 32 in 16.4 overs
Balbirnie 2-1-1-0 Mulder 22-4-49-1
The Netherlands need 185 runs to win in 20.0 overs.
59.6 Balbirnie to PW Borren, no run.
59.5 Balbirnie to PW Borren, no run. Off the pad towards short leg.
59.4 Balbirnie to PW Borren, no run.
59.3 Balbirnie to PW Borren, no run. Defends to midwicket.
59.2 Balbirnie to PW Borren, no run. Lets this one go.
59.1 Balbirnie to PW Borren, no run. Forward defensively.
59
End of over 59 (2 runs) The Netherlands 158-4
BN Cooper 20* (85 balls, 3x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 15* (48 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 32 in 15.4 overs
Mulder 22-4-49-1 Rankin 13-2-35-0
The Netherlands need 185 runs to win in 21.0 overs.
58.6 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Drives quietly to miod-off.
58.5 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Back to the bowler.
58.4 Mulder to BN Cooper, 2 runs. Edged very fine.
58.3 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to short cover.
58.2 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run.
58.1 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Drives hard into silly point, who sufers unflinchingly.
58
End of over 58 (0 runs) The Netherlands 156-4
*PW Borren 15* (48 balls, 1x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 18* (79 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 30 in 14.4 overs
Rankin 13-2-35-0 Mulder 21-4-47-1
The Netherlands need 187 runs to win in 22.0 overs.
57.6 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. Ducks under a bouncer.
57.5 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. Straighter and fuller, defended back to the bowler.
57.4 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. Another one down leg.
57.3 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. Down the leg side, great take by Wilson diving to his left.
57.2 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. No shot again.
57.1 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. No shot offered, bat held high.
57
End of over 57 (1 run) The Netherlands 156-4
BN Cooper 18* (79 balls, 3x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 15* (42 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 30 in 13.4 overs
Mulder 21-4-47-1 Rankin 12-1-35-0
The Netherlands need 187 runs to win in 23.0 overs.
56.6 Mulder to PW Borren, 1 run. Tucked to midwicket.
56.5 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. No shot again.
56.4 Mulder to PW Borren, no run.
56.3 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. No shot this time.
56.2 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Forward, defending back to the bowler.
56.1 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Beaten outside off stump.
5:30 PM Drinks for the final time. The game seems to be drifting towards a draw, but all it takes is a couple of wickets for Ireland and the situation would be transformed.
56
End of over 56 (1 run) The Netherlands 155-4
BN Cooper 18* (79 balls, 3x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 14* (36 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 29 in 12.4 overs
Rankin 12-1-35-0 Mulder 20-4-46-1
The Netherlands need 188 runs to win in 24.0 overs.
55.6 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run.
55.5 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run. No shot outside off.
55.4 Rankin to PW Borren, 1 run. Closes the face, down to fine leg.
55.3 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. Back to the bowler.
55.2 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. No shot outside off stump.
55.1 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. Defends to point.
55
End of over 55 (1 run) The Netherlands 154-4
BN Cooper 18* (77 balls, 3x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 13* (32 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 28 in 11.4 overs
Mulder 20-4-46-1 Rankin 11-1-34-0
The Netherlands need 189 runs to win in 25.0 overs.
54.6 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run.
54.5 Mulder to PW Borren, 1 run. Turned through square leg.
54.4 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Defends on the on side.
54.3 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Pad again, Mulder appeals this time.
54.2 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Padded away.
54.1 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. No shot outside off.
54
End of over 54 (4 runs) The Netherlands 153-4
BN Cooper 18* (76 balls, 3x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 12* (27 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 27 in 10.4 overs
Rankin 11-1-34-0 Mulder 19-4-45-1
The Netherlands need 190 runs to win in 26.0 overs.
53.6 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run. Struck on the pad.
53.5 Rankin to BN Cooper, FOUR A beautifully-timed drive through cover point.
53.4 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to point.
53.3 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run. Leans out of the way of a lifting delivery.
53.2 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run. Pushes to mid-off.
53.1 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run.
53
End of over 53 (4 runs) The Netherlands 149-4
*PW Borren 12* (27 balls, 1x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 14* (70 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 23 in 9.4 overs
Mulder 19-4-45-1 Rankin 10-1-30-0
The Netherlands need 194 runs to win in 27.0 overs.
52.6 Mulder to PW Borren, 2 runs. A tickle, in intention to fine leg, in reality through slip.
52.5 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Across, bat and pad together.
52.4 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. No shot outside off.
52.3 Mulder to PW Borren, no run.
52.2 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Ireland think they have their man caught at short leg, umpire Hawthorne disagrees.
52.1 Mulder to PW Borren, 2 runs. Pushes into the gap at midwicket fior a comfortable two.
52
End of over 52 (1 run) The Netherlands 145-4
BN Cooper 14* (70 balls, 2x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 8* (21 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 19 in 8.4 overs
Rankin 10-1-30-0 Mulder 18-4-41-1
The Netherlands need 198 runs to win in 28.0 overs.
51.6 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run. Ducks under another bouncer.
51.5 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run. Turned to short leg.
51.4 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run. Defends into the gully.
51.3 Rankin to BN Cooper, no run. Down the leg side, no shot offered.
51.2 Rankin to PW Borren, 1 run. Pushes in front of square.
51.1 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. No shot to a lifting delivery outside off.
51
End of over 51 (2 runs) The Netherlands 144-4
BN Cooper 14* (66 balls, 2x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 7* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 18 in 7.4 overs
Mulder 18-4-41-1 Rankin 9-1-29-0
The Netherlands need 199 runs to win in 29.0 overs.
50.6 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run.
50.5 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to silly point.
50.4 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Forward, defending to mid-off.
50.3 Mulder to BN Cooper, 2 runs. Cuts through point.
50.2 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Back to the bowler.
50.1 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Forward, making tio drive.
50
End of over 50 (6 runs) The Netherlands 142-4
*PW Borren 7* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 12* (60 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 6.4 overs
Rankin 9-1-29-0 Mulder 17-4-39-1
The Netherlands need 201 runs to win in 30.0 overs.
49.6 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. Defends to point.
49.5 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. And again.
49.4 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. Drops under another bouncer.
49.3 Rankin to PW Borren, 2 runs. Pushed out through backward point.
49.2 Rankin to PW Borren, FOUR Edged down through the gully.
49.1 Rankin to PW Borren, no run. Ducks under a bouncer.
49
End of over 49 (1 run) The Netherlands 136-4
BN Cooper 12* (60 balls, 2x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 1* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 5.4 overs
Mulder 17-4-39-1 Singh 10-4-13-2
The Netherlands need 207 runs to win in 31.0 overs.
48.6 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run.
48.5 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Edged into space to Watson's right.
48.4 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Off the back fott, driving to mid-on.
48.3 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Drives back hard.
48.2 Mulder to PW Borren, 1 run. Turned through midwicket to get off his pair.
48.1 Mulder to PW Borren, no run. Defends out on the on side.
48
End of over 48 (4 runs) The Netherlands 135-4
BN Cooper 12* (56 balls, 2x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 0* (11 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 4.4 overs
Singh 10-4-13-2 Mulder 16-4-38-1
The Netherlands need 208 runs to win in 32.0 overs.
47.6 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to cover.
47.5 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to mid-off.
47.4 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Cuts to point, well fielded by Balbirnie.
47.3 Singh to BN Cooper, FOUR Nicely clipped off his toes, through midwicket.
47.2 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. And again.
47.1 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Forward, defending back to the bowler.
47
End of over 47 (1 run) The Netherlands 131-4
*PW Borren 0* (11 balls, 0x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 8* (50 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 3.4 overs
Mulder 16-4-38-1 Singh 9-4-9-2
The Netherlands need 212 runs to win in 33.0 overs.
46.6 Mulder to PW Borren, no run.
46.5 Mulder to BN Cooper, 1 run. Off the back foot to mid-off, a little misfield.
46.4 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Defends into the off side.
46.3 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Plays firmly to mid-on.
46.2 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run.
46.1 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Drives off the back foot, down to mid-off.
46
End of over 46 (0 runs) The Netherlands 130-4
*PW Borren 0* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 7* (45 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 2.4 overs
Singh 9-4-9-2 Mulder 15-4-37-1
The Netherlands need 213 runs to win in 34.0 overs.
45.6 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
45.5 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Back to the bowler.
45.4 Singh to PW Borren, no run.
45.3 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Well forward again.
45.2 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Turned in front of square.
45.1 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Forward, defending on the on side.
45
End of over 45 (4 runs) The Netherlands 130-4
BN Cooper 7* (45 balls, 1x4, 0x6) *PW Borren 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.4 overs
Mulder 15-4-37-1 Singh 8-3-9-2
The Netherlands need 213 runs to win in 35.0 overs.
44.6 Mulder to BN Cooper, FOUR Crashed off the back foot through cover point.
44.5 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to silly point.
44.4 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. And again.
44.3 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Off the back foot to mid-off.
44.2 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. No shot outside off.
44.1 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Forward, stroking the ball to mid-off.
44
End of over 44 (0 runs) The Netherlands 126-4
*PW Borren 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 3* (39 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.4 overs
Singh 8-3-9-2 Mulder 14-4-33-1
The Netherlands need 217 runs to win in 36.0 overs.
43.6 Singh to PW Borren, no run. And again.
43.5 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Across, defending to short leg.
43.4 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Back to the bowler.
43.3 Singh to PW Borren, no run. Defends in front of square.
4
SM Zulfiqar c Wilson b Singh 5 (14 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 35.71
Partnership of 5 in 26 balls
The Netherlands 126-4 in 43.2 overs
43.2 Singh to SM Zulfiqar, OUT - CAUGHT! Prods tentatively, and an edge to the keeper.
43.1 Singh to SM Zulfiqar, no run. Edged to slip.
43
End of over 43 (5 runs) The Netherlands 126-3
BN Cooper 3* (39 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SM Zulfiqar 5* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 4.0 overs
Mulder 14-4-33-1 Singh 7-2-9-1
The Netherlands need 217 runs to win in 37.0 overs.
42.6 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, 1 run. Pushes wide on mid-on.
42.5 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run. Pushes to cover.
42.4 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, FOUR Pulled around behind square.
42.3 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run. Pushes to midwicket.
42.2 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run. Defends to silly mid-off.
42.1 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run. No shot outside off stump.
42
End of over 42 (0 runs) The Netherlands 121-3
BN Cooper 3* (39 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SM Zulfiqar 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 3.0 overs
Singh 7-2-9-1 Mulder 13-4-28-1
The Netherlands need 222 runs to win in 38.0 overs.
41.6 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. And again.
41.5 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Plants that front foot again, defending to mid-off.
41.4 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Forward again.
41.3 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Pushes to mid-off.
41.2 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Defends back down the pitch.
41.1 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Forward, inside edge into the pad.
41
End of over 41 (0 runs) The Netherlands 121-3
SM Zulfiqar 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 3* (33 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 2.0 overs
Mulder 13-4-28-1 Singh 6-1-9-1
The Netherlands need 222 runs to win in 39.0 overs.
40.6 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run. Defends off the back foot.
40.5 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run.
40.4 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run. Defends back down the pitch.
40.3 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run.
40.2 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run. Quicker, flatter, defends on the on side.
40.1 Mulder to SM Zulfiqar, no run. Turned to short leg.
40
End of over 40 (0 runs) The Netherlands 121-3
BN Cooper 3* (33 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SM Zulfiqar 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 1.0 overs
Singh 6-1-9-1 Mulder 12-3-28-1
The Netherlands need 222 runs to win in 40.0 overs.
39.6 Singh to BN Cooper, no run.
39.5 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Back foot, back to the bowler.
39.4 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Forward, pushing to point.
39.3 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to midwicket.
39.2 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Well forward, big appeal for leg-before.
39.1 Singh to BN Cooper, no run.
39
End of over 39 (2 runs) The Netherlands 121-3
BN Cooper 3* (27 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Mulder 12-3-28-1 Singh 5-0-9-1
The Netherlands need 222 runs to win in 41.0 overs.
3
SJ Myburgh c Wilson b Mulder 85 (98 balls, 14x4, 0x6) SR: 86.73
Partnership of 14 in 46 balls
The Netherlands 121-3 in 39.0 overs
38.6 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, OUT - CAUGHT! Cuts, top edge to leg, Wilson runs round to take the catch.
38.5 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run. Across, beaten outside off.
38.4 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run. Drives to cover.
38.3 Mulder to BN Cooper, 1 leg bye.
38.2 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Eased out to deep point.
38.1 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run. No shot offered.
4:14 PM And thsat's tea. 76 in the session, with several breaks for rain. The match is heading inexorably towards a draw, although Ireland still have at least 42 overs to take the eight wickets they need. The Netherlands, conversely, need 224 runs.
38
End of over 38 (3 runs) The Netherlands 119-2
BN Cooper 3* (26 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 84* (93 balls, 14x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 6.4 overs
Singh 5-0-9-1 Balbirnie 1-0-1-0
The Netherlands need 224 runs to win in 42.0 overs.
37.6 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. And again.
37.5 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Back to the bowler.
37.4 Singh to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Wide of mid-on.
37.3 Singh to BN Cooper, 1 run. A man comes to silly mid-off, and Cooper promptly drives through him.
37.2 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Forward defending, off the inside edge to midwicket.
37.1 Singh to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Drives to point for a quick single.
37
End of over 37 (1 run) The Netherlands 116-2
BN Cooper 2* (22 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 82* (91 balls, 14x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 5.4 overs
Balbirnie 1-0-1-0 Singh 4-0-6-1
The Netherlands need 227 runs to win in 43.0 overs.
36.6 Balbirnie to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Turned to square leg.
36.5 Balbirnie to SJ Myburgh, no run. Pushes to point.
36.4 Balbirnie to SJ Myburgh, no run. Pushes to cover.
36.3 Balbirnie to SJ Myburgh, no run. A big appeal for leg-before.
36.2 Balbirnie to SJ Myburgh, no run. Drives back, deflected into the stumps.
36.1 Balbirnie to SJ Myburgh, no run.
36
End of over 36 (1 run) The Netherlands 115-2
BN Cooper 2* (22 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 81* (85 balls, 14x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 4.4 overs
Singh 4-0-6-1 Mulder 11-3-27-0
The Netherlands need 228 runs to win in 44.0 overs.
35.6 Singh to BN Cooper, no run.
35.5 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Forward, defending to mid-on.
35.4 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Defends off the back foot, out to cover.
35.3 Singh to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Turned out through square leg.
35.2 Singh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Cracked into short leg.
35.1 Singh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Defends to cover point.
35
End of over 35 (0 runs) The Netherlands 114-2
BN Cooper 2* (19 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 80* (82 balls, 14x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 3.4 overs
Mulder 11-3-27-0 Singh 3-0-5-1
The Netherlands need 229 runs to win in 45.0 overs.
34.6 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. No shot offerexd, struck on the pad outside off, a big appeal.
34.5 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to mid-off.
34.4 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Onto the back foot, back to the bowler.
34.3 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Better flight, pushed back on the off side.
34.2 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Tucked to short midwicket.
34.1 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. A big lunge across outside off, no shot.
34
End of over 34 (1 run) The Netherlands 114-2
SJ Myburgh 80* (82 balls, 14x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 2* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 2.4 overs
Singh 3-0-5-1 Mulder 10-2-27-0
The Netherlands need 229 runs to win in 46.0 overs.
33.6 Singh to BN Cooper, 1 run. Drives to long on.
33.5 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Off the back foot, back to the bowler.
33.4 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to mid-on.
33.3 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Outside edge to backward point.
33.2 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Defends to cover.
33.1 Singh to BN Cooper, no run.
33
End of over 33 (6 runs) The Netherlands 113-2
SJ Myburgh 80* (82 balls, 14x4, 0x6) BN Cooper 1* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 1.4 overs
Mulder 10-2-27-0 Singh 2-0-4-1
The Netherlands need 230 runs to win in 47.0 overs.
32.6 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run. Onto the back foot, defending towards point.
32.5 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, FOUR A big flashing drive, off the outside edge past the keeper.
32.4 Mulder to BN Cooper, 1 run. Turned through midwicket.
32.3 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Pushes to straightish midwicket.
32.2 Mulder to BN Cooper, no run. Well flighted, pushed back to the keeper.
32.1 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Leans back, cutting to deep point.
32
End of over 32 (1 run) The Netherlands 107-2
BN Cooper 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 75* (79 balls, 13x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.4 overs
Singh 2-0-4-1 Mulder 9-2-21-0
The Netherlands need 236 runs to win in 48.0 overs.
31.6 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Plays quietly to mid-on.
31.5 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Pushes to short cover.
31.4 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Back to the bowler.
31.3 Singh to BN Cooper, no run. Forward defending.
2
DJ ter Braak bowled Singh 23 (106 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 21.70
Partnership of 107 in 185 balls
The Netherlands 107-2 in 31.2 overs
31.2 Singh to DJ ter Braak, OUT - BOWLED! Lunges forward, is beaten, and Ter Braak's marathon innings comes to an end.
31.1 Singh to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Cuts through point again.
31
End of over 31 (5 runs) The Netherlands 106-1
DJ ter Braak 23* (105 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 74* (78 balls, 13x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 106 in 30.3 overs
Mulder 9-2-21-0 Singh 1-0-3-0
The Netherlands need 237 runs to win in 49.0 overs.
30.6 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, FOUR Onto the back foot, driving nicely through midwicket.
30.5 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Forward again.
30.4 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Well forward, defending on the on side.
30.3 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. And again.
30.2 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends to short cover.
30.1 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Cuts through point.
30
End of over 30 (3 runs) The Netherlands 101-1
DJ ter Braak 19* (100 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 73* (77 balls, 13x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 101 in 29.3 overs
Singh 1-0-3-0 Mulder 8-2-16-0
The Netherlands need 242 runs to win in 50.0 overs.
29.6 Singh to DJ ter Braak, no run.
29.5 Singh to DJ ter Braak, 2 runs. Edged through the slips.
29.4 Singh to DJ ter Braak, no run.
29.3 Singh to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Drives through point.
29.2 Singh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Off the back foot, back to the bowler.
29.1 Singh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Drives to mid-off.
29
End of over 29 (4 runs) The Netherlands 98-1
DJ ter Braak 17* (97 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 72* (74 balls, 13x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 98 in 28.3 overs
Mulder 8-2-16-0 Chase 6-0-31-0
The Netherlands need 245 runs to win in 51.0 overs.
28.6 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, 2 runs. Leans into this, pushing firmly through midwicket.
28.5 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Pushes to short cover again.
28.4 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot outside off stump.
28.3 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Back to the bowler.
28.2 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends to short cover.
28.1 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, 2 runs. Pushes through midwicket.
28
End of over 28 (8 runs) The Netherlands 94-1
SJ Myburgh 72* (74 balls, 13x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 13* (91 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 94 in 27.3 overs
Chase 6-0-31-0 Mulder 7-2-12-0
The Netherlands need 249 runs to win in 52.0 overs.
27.6 Chase to DJ ter Braak, 1 run. Pulled around to deep fine leg.
27.5 Chase to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Cuts to backward point.
27.4 Chase to DJ ter Braak, 1 run. Pulled behind square.
27.3 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. Stands up tall, defending to point.
27.2 Chase to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. A little leap to get on top of it, and a push into the covers.
27.1 Chase to SJ Myburgh, FOUR Another splendid square cut!
27
End of over 27 (0 runs) The Netherlands 86-1
DJ ter Braak 11* (88 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 66* (71 balls, 12x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 86 in 26.3 overs
Mulder 7-2-12-0 Chase 5-0-23-0
The Netherlands need 257 runs to win in 53.0 overs.
26.6 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Turned behind square.
26.5 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. And again.
26.4 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Forward defensively.
26.3 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Plays quietly to mid-on.
26.2 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Back to the bowler.
26.1 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. A big swing, the bails fly, but the ball came off the keeper's pads.
26
End of over 26 (2 runs) The Netherlands 86-1
SJ Myburgh 66* (71 balls, 12x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 11* (82 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 86 in 25.3 overs
Chase 5-0-23-0 Mulder 6-1-12-0
The Netherlands need 257 runs to win in 54.0 overs.
25.6 Chase to SJ Myburgh, no run. Goes back, defending uppishkly back past the bowler.
25.6 Chase to SJ Myburgh, WIDE This one's so high it's called.
25.5 Chase to SJ Myburgh, no run. And another bouncer.
25.4 Chase to SJ Myburgh, no run. Ducks under a bouncer.
25.3 Chase to SJ Myburgh, no run. A big flashing cut shot, no contact made.
25.2 Chase to DJ ter Braak, 1 run. Turned off the hip through square leg.
25.1 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends to backward point.
25
End of over 25 (6 runs) The Netherlands 84-1
SJ Myburgh 66* (67 balls, 12x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 10* (80 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 84 in 24.3 overs
Mulder 6-1-12-0 Chase 4-0-21-0
The Netherlands need 259 runs to win in 55.0 overs.
24.6 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, FOUR Leans back, driving splendidly through cover.
24.5 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run. Goes back, cutting to point.
24.4 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, 2 runs. Drives quietly through the covers.
24.3 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run. Well forward defending.
24.2 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run. Back to the bowler.
24.1 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run.
24
End of over 24 (7 runs) The Netherlands 78-1
DJ ter Braak 10* (80 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 60* (61 balls, 11x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 78 in 23.3 overs
Chase 4-0-21-0 Mulder 5-1-6-0
The Netherlands need 265 runs to win in 56.0 overs.
23.6 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot to a very quick delivery.
23.5 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run.
23.4 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run.
23.3 Chase to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Turned off the hip to square leg.
23.2 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, FOUR Thumped high over wide mid-on, once bounce and over the rope.
23.1 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, 2 runs. Pulled out through midwicket.
23
End of over 23 (0 runs) The Netherlands 71-1
DJ ter Braak 10* (77 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 53* (58 balls, 10x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 71 in 22.3 overs
Mulder 5-1-6-0 Rankin 8-1-23-0
The Netherlands need 272 runs to win in 57.0 overs.
22.6 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Wide outside leg, too wide to pad it away.
22.5 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Pads another one away.
22.4 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Involuntarily struck on the pad this time.
22.3 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Pads thios one away.
22.2 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends out on the off side.
3:18 PM They're on their way back out.
3:14 PM Off come the covers. Start at 15:20, and three overs have been reduced from the minimum for the day.
2:56 PM And here comes the next shower.
22.1 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends to short cover.
22
End of over 22 (4 runs) The Netherlands 71-1
SJ Myburgh 53* (58 balls, 10x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 10* (71 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 71 in 21.3 overs
Rankin 8-1-23-0 Mulder 4-0-6-0
The Netherlands need 272 runs to win in 61.0 overs.
21.6 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Ducks under another bouncer.
21.5 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Off the pad to fine leg.
21.4 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, FOUR But he gets hold of this, pulling sweetly though midwicket.
21.3 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Makes to pull, bottom edge into the pitch.
21.2 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Stroked to extra cover.
21.1 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Ducks under a bouncer.
21
End of over 21 (1 run) The Netherlands 67-1
DJ ter Braak 10* (71 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 49* (52 balls, 9x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 67 in 20.3 overs
Mulder 4-0-6-0 Rankin 7-1-19-0
The Netherlands need 276 runs to win in 62.0 overs.
20.6 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run.
20.5 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Leading edge back to the bowler.
20.4 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run.
20.3 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Onto the back foot defending.
20.2 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Plays firmly back to the bowler.
20.1 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Pushes to extra cover.
20
End of over 20 (5 runs) The Netherlands 66-1
DJ ter Braak 10* (66 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 48* (51 balls, 9x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 66 in 19.3 overs
Rankin 7-1-19-0 Mulder 3-0-5-0
The Netherlands need 277 runs to win in 63.0 overs.
19.6 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot this time.
19.5 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends back down the pitch.
19.4 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Tucked out to point.
19.3 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Struck on the pad defending.
19.2 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, 4 byes. Down the leg side, beating Myburgh and Wilson both.
19.1 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Plays firmly to extra cover.
19
End of over 19 (2 runs) The Netherlands 61-1
DJ ter Braak 10* (64 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 47* (47 balls, 9x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 61 in 18.3 overs
Mulder 3-0-5-0 Rankin 6-1-18-0
The Netherlands need 282 runs to win in 64.0 overs.
18.6 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run.
18.5 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Drives to deep cover.
18.4 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run. Defends to cover.
18.3 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, 1 run. Dabbed out through point.
18.2 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. And again.
18.1 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Back to the bowler.
18
End of over 18 (6 runs) The Netherlands 59-1
SJ Myburgh 46* (45 balls, 9x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 9* (60 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 59 in 17.3 overs
Rankin 6-1-18-0 Murtagh 7-2-20-1
The Netherlands need 284 runs to win in 65.0 overs.
17.6 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Hurries the shot, chopping down into the gully.
17.5 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, 1 run. Turned off the hip behind square.
17.4 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run.
17.3 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Waves at a delivery passing off stump.
17.2 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Cuts to backward point, a little misfield gives them a single.
17.1 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, FOUR Stands up tall, another superbly-timed cut, in front of square this time.
17
End of over 17 (0 runs) The Netherlands 53-1
DJ ter Braak 8* (57 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 41* (42 balls, 8x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 53 in 16.3 overs
Murtagh 7-2-20-1 Rankin 5-1-12-0
The Netherlands need 290 runs to win in 66.0 overs.
16.6 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run.
16.5 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends to midwicket.
16.4 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Forward defence again.
16.3 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Drives quietly to mid-off.
16.2 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Onto the back foot this time, defending back down the pitch.
16.1 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Forward, defending back to the bowler.
16
End of over 16 (6 runs) The Netherlands 53-1
SJ Myburgh 41* (42 balls, 8x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 8* (51 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 53 in 15.3 overs
Rankin 5-1-12-0 Murtagh 6-1-20-1
The Netherlands need 290 runs to win in 67.0 overs.
15.6 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, FOUR Gloriously cut through backward point.
15.5 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, 1 run. Pushes to cover point for a quick single, the throw at the stumps is deflected but they don't take an overthrow.
15.4 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Goes back, half-playing at a lifting delivery.
15.3 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. And again.
15.2 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot outside off stump.
15.1 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, 1 leg bye. Squares him up, striking him on the pad, a lone appeal from the bowler.
15
End of over 15 (5 runs) The Netherlands 47-1
DJ ter Braak 7* (47 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 37* (40 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 47 in 14.3 overs
Murtagh 6-1-20-1 Chase 3-0-14-0
The Netherlands need 296 runs to win in 68.0 overs.
14.6 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Forward, defending back on the off side.
14.5 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot outside off stump.
14.4 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, FOUR Eased out through midwicket.
14.3 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Pushes through extra cover for a comfortable single.
14.2 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Onto the back foot, defending to cover.
14.1 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Tucked to short midwicket.
2:25 PM Tim Murtagh returns from the Dublin Road End.
2:20 PM The covers are coming off again, and play will start in five minutes. Barring another show, that is. Tea will be at 16:10, and the last hour will start at 17:50.
1:54 PM Except that it's started raining again.
1:39 PM Play will resume at 14:00, we are reliably informed.
1:38 PM It was heavy while it lasted, but it's dry again now and the sun is shining. The delay won't be a long one.
1:24 PM It's become very chilly here, and it looks as if we might be about the get aniother shower. The covers have come out, and indeed, as I write this, it starts to come down.
1:02 PM And that will be lunch. An early setback for the Dutch with the loss of Barresi, but Ter Braak and Myburgh have done well to survive to the interval.
14
End of over 14 (1 run) The Netherlands 42-1
DJ ter Braak 3* (44 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 36* (37 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 42 in 13.3 overs
Chase 3-0-14-0 Mulder 2-0-3-0
The Netherlands need 301 runs to win in 69.0 overs.
13.6 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. Leans out of the way of anothetr lifting delivery.
13.5 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends to cover.
13.4 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. Full, defends to extra cover.
13.3 Chase to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Pushes to mid-on.
13.2 Chase to SJ Myburgh, no run. Leans out of the way of a bouncer.
13.1 Chase to SJ Myburgh, no run. Down the leg side, no shot.
13
End of over 13 (1 run) The Netherlands 41-1
DJ ter Braak 3* (41 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 35* (34 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 41 in 12.3 overs
Mulder 2-0-3-0 Chase 2-0-13-0
The Netherlands need 302 runs to win in 70.0 overs.
12.6 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Bsck to the bowler.
12.5 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Plays firmly to mid-off.
12.4 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Pushes to short midwicket.
12.3 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run.
12.2 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Makes to cut, misses.
12.1 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Pushes to point.
12
End of over 12 (1 run) The Netherlands 40-1
DJ ter Braak 3* (36 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 34* (33 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 40 in 11.3 overs
Chase 2-0-13-0 Mulder 1-0-2-0
The Netherlands need 303 runs to win in 71.0 overs.
11.6 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. Through to the keeper.
11.5 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. Plays firmly to extra cover.
11.4 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. Makes to pull, misses.
11.3 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run. Quick and lifting, Ter Braak lets it go.
11.2 Chase to DJ ter Braak, no run.
11.1 Chase to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Ducks under a bouncer, off the shoulder of the bat behind square.
11
End of over 11 (2 runs) The Netherlands 39-1
DJ ter Braak 3* (31 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 33* (32 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 39 in 10.3 overs
Mulder 1-0-2-0 Chase 1-0-12-0
The Netherlands need 304 runs to win in 72.0 overs.
10.6 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Cuts to deepish point.
10.5 Mulder to SJ Myburgh, no run. Across, then lets it go.
10.4 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, 1 run. Worked out through cover point.
10.3 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Makes to cut, misses, and a lone, falsetto appeal from Wilson.
10.2 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Well forward defending.
10.1 Mulder to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends to short leg.
10
End of over 10 (12 runs) The Netherlands 37-1
SJ Myburgh 32* (30 balls, 7x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 2* (27 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 37 in 9.3 overs
Chase 1-0-12-0 Murtagh 5-1-15-1
The Netherlands need 306 runs to win in 73.0 overs.
9.6 Chase to SJ Myburgh, no run. Chase responds with a yorker, Myburgh jams down on it.
9.5 Chase to SJ Myburgh, FOUR And this one goes square!
9.4 Chase to SJ Myburgh, FOUR Another excellent shot through extra cover, not quite as extravagant, but equally effective.
9.3 Chase to SJ Myburgh, no run. No shot offered outside off stump.
9.2 Chase to SJ Myburgh, FOUR A lovely flowing drive through extra cover.
9.1 Chase to SJ Myburgh, no run. Plays firmly back to the bowler.
9
End of over 9 (5 runs) The Netherlands 25-1
DJ ter Braak 2* (27 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 20* (24 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 25 in 8.3 overs
Murtagh 5-1-15-1 Rankin 4-1-7-0
The Netherlands need 318 runs to win in 74.0 overs.
8.6 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot outside off stump.
8.5 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. And again.
8.4 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Back to the bowler.
8.3 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Onto the back foot, defending to short cover.
8.2 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Forward, pushing into the covers.
8.1 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, FOUR Sits up for him, and he cuts superbly through point.
8
End of over 8 (2 runs) The Netherlands 20-1
DJ ter Braak 2* (23 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 15* (22 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 7.3 overs
Rankin 4-1-7-0 Murtagh 4-1-10-1
The Netherlands need 323 runs to win in 75.0 overs.
7.6 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Down the leg side, a half-hearted attempted glance.
7.5 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot again.
7.4 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Plays and misses this time.
7.3 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot again.
7.2 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot to another lifting delivery.
7.1 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, 2 runs. Squeezed down through the gully.
7
End of over 7 (4 runs) The Netherlands 18-1
SJ Myburgh 15* (22 balls, 3x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 0* (17 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 18 in 6.3 overs
Murtagh 4-1-10-1 Rankin 3-1-5-0
The Netherlands need 325 runs to win in 76.0 overs.
6.6 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Fuller delivery, pushed to short cover.
6.5 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Onto the back foot, out on the off side again.
6.4 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Pushes back straight, past the bowler to mid-on.
6.3 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Forward, defending to short cover.
6.2 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Defends from the crease to short extra.
6.1 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, FOUR Full, driven back fluently through mid-off.
6
End of over 6 (0 runs) The Netherlands 14-1
DJ ter Braak 0* (17 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 11* (16 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 5.3 overs
Rankin 3-1-5-0 Murtagh 3-1-6-1
The Netherlands need 329 runs to win in 77.0 overs.
5.6 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Another steeply-lifting delivery.
5.5 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Onto the back foot, defending back to the bowler.
5.4 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Short and lifting, Ter Braak stays away from it.
5.3 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. And again, more firmly this time.
5.2 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Pushes to short extra.
5.1 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Defends back down the pitch.
5
End of over 5 (6 runs) The Netherlands 14-1
SJ Myburgh 11* (16 balls, 2x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 0* (11 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 4.3 overs
Murtagh 3-1-6-1 Rankin 2-0-5-0
The Netherlands need 329 runs to win in 78.0 overs.
4.6 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Goes back, defending back to the bowler.
4.5 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, FOUR Tremendous off drive, Myburgh doesn't bother to move.
4.4 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, 1 leg bye.
4.3 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Pushes quietly into the covers, giving time for the single.
4.2 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Defends to cover.
4.1 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Struck on the pad, the appeal (for caught behind, presumably) is turned down.
4
End of over 4 (1 run) The Netherlands 8-1
DJ ter Braak 0* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 6* (11 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 3.3 overs
Rankin 2-0-5-0 Murtagh 2-1-1-1
The Netherlands need 335 runs to win in 79.0 overs.
3.6 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Full again, defended to short cover.
3.5 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Lets this one go through.
3.4 Rankin to DJ ter Braak, no run. Plays and misses outside off stump.
3.3 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Full toss, pushed of the back foot into the covers.
3.2 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Quick down the leg side, Myburgh follows it round.
3.1 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. No shot outside off stump.
3
End of over 3 (0 runs) The Netherlands 7-1
DJ ter Braak 0* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 5* (8 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 2.3 overs
Murtagh 2-1-1-1 Rankin 1-0-4-0
The Netherlands need 336 runs to win in 80.0 overs.
2.6 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Deflected into the gully.
2.5 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Back again, turning the ball to midwicket.
2.4 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Off the back foot to short ocver.
2.3 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Dead-bats this to short cover.
2.2 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. No shot this time.
2.1 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Back, chopping the ball to point.
2
End of over 2 (6 runs) The Netherlands 7-1
SJ Myburgh 5* (8 balls, 1x4, 0x6) DJ ter Braak 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 1.3 overs
Rankin 1-0-4-0 Murtagh 1-0-1-1
The Netherlands need 336 runs to win in 81.0 overs.
1.6 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, FOUR But this flies off the shoulder of the bat and over the slips.
1.5 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Gets his bat out of the way of a sharply-lifting delivery.
1.4 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Chopped out to backward point.
1.3 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, 2 leg byes.
12:13 PM And uindeed, we're back under way.
12:09 PM There's plenty of blue sky away to the south, so they may not be off for long.
12:07 PM The umpires confer, and decide to go off.
1.2 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. Across making to drive, no contact.
1.1 Rankin to SJ Myburgh, no run. No shot outside off stump.
1
End of over 1. The Netherlands 1-1
DJ ter Braak 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SJ Myburgh 1* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.3 overs
Murtagh 1-0-1-1
The Netherlands need 342 runs to win in 82.0 overs.
0.6 Murtagh to DJ ter Braak, no run. Forward, defending down the pitch.
12:04 PM Here comes the rain.
0.5 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, 1 run. Forward, pushing to mid-off.
0.4 Murtagh to SJ Myburgh, no run. Defends to point.
1
W Barresi lbw b Murtagh 0 (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 0 in 3 balls
The Netherlands 0-1 in 0.3 overs
0.3 Murtagh to W Barresi, OUT - LBW! Caught on the crease, Ireland go up, and so does the umpire's finger!
0.2 Murtagh to W Barresi, no run. Off the leading edge to short cover.
0.1 Murtagh to W Barresi, no run. Defends solidly to mid-on.
12:00 PM Tim Murtagh starts from the Dublin Road End.
11:52 AM That was an entertaining little passage of play, although to be honest it was a little surprising that Porterfield didn't declare an over or two earlier. That's really neither here nor there, though, and as the clouds build up one suspects it might turn out to be academic anayway.
11:50 AM And Porterfield has declared, setting the Netherlands 343 to make from 83 overs.
52
End of over 52 (11 runs) Ireland 240-7
WB Rankin 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Mulder 2* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.3 overs
Barresi 7-0-42-3 Gunning 14-1-63-2
51.6 Barresi to J Mulder, 1 run. Pushes to midwicket.
51.5 Barresi to J Mulder, no run. Drives to midwicket.
51.4 Barresi to WB Rankin, 1 run.
7
KJ O'Brien run out 58 (49 balls, 5x4, 2x6) SR: 118.37
Partnership of 11 in 6 balls
Ireland 238-7 in 51.3 overs
51.3 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, RUN OUT! with 1 run completed. Out to deep midwicket, they push for a second but Gunning's throw is too quick.
51.2 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, SIX Smashed high over wide mid-on.
51.1 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs. Lofted out wide of mid-on.
51
End of over 51 (3 runs) Ireland 229-6
J Mulder 1* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) KJ O'Brien 49* (46 balls, 5x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.3 overs
Gunning 14-1-63-2 Barresi 6-0-31-3
50.6 Gunning to J Mulder, no run. Beaten outside off stump.
50.5 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Forces to long on.
50.4 Gunning to J Mulder, 1 run. Pushes to long off to get O'Brien back on strike.
6
S Singh c Visée b Gunning 0 (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 1 in 5 balls
Ireland 227-6 in 50.3 overs
50.3 Gunning to S Singh, OUT - CAUGHT! Down the pitch driving, a big nick through to the keeper.
50.2 Gunning to S Singh, no run. Pushes to extra cover.
50.1 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Drives to deep point.
50
End of over 50 (11 runs) Ireland 226-5
S Singh 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) KJ O'Brien 47* (44 balls, 5x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.2 overs
Barresi 6-0-31-3 Gunning 13-1-60-1
49.6 Barresi to S Singh, no run. Pushes to midwicket.
49.5 Barresi to S Singh, no run. Survives the king pair baLL.
5
*WTS Porterfield c sub (Klaassen) b Barresi 108 (140 balls, 11x4, 1x6) SR: 77.14
Partnership of 87 in 87 balls
Ireland 226-5 in 49.4 overs
49.4 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, OUT - CAUGHT!
49.3 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Sweeps to deep fine leg.
49.2 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, SIX Down the pitch, a one-handed smash over wide mid-on.
49.1 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, FOUR Lofted back past the bowler.
49
End of over 49 (6 runs) Ireland 215-4
*WTS Porterfield 108* (139 balls, 11x4, 1x6) KJ O'Brien 36* (41 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 76 in 13.5 overs
Gunning 13-1-60-1 Snater 13-0-52-0
48.6 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Eased wide of mid-on.
48.5 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Pulled into bovine territory, dropping short of the fielder.
48.4 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, no run.
48.3 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 2 runs. Pull shot, top-edged to third man.
48.2 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Pushes to mid-on.
48.1 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Drives into the covers, not fully timed.
48
End of over 48 (7 runs) Ireland 209-4
KJ O'Brien 34* (39 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 104* (135 balls, 11x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 70 in 12.5 overs
Snater 13-0-52-0 Gunning 12-1-54-1
47.6 Snater to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Swung out in front of square.
47.5 Snater to WTS Porterfield, 2 runs. Scooped out to deep third man.
47.4 Snater to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Turned to long leg.
47.3 Snater to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Drives to deep cover.
47.2 Snater to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Cuts through point.
47.1 Snater to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Lofted past the bowler to reach his 16th century for Ireland, and his fifth in the ICup.
47
End of over 47 (4 runs) Ireland 202-4
KJ O'Brien 32* (37 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 99* (131 balls, 11x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 63 in 11.5 overs
Gunning 12-1-54-1 Snater 12-0-45-0
46.6 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Drives to long off.
46.5 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 bye.
46.4 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, no run. A big heave, but no contact again.
46.3 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, no run. Makes to cut a lifting delivery, but misses.
46.2 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Worked down to long on.
46.1 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Pushes to long on.
46
End of over 46 (5 runs) Ireland 198-4
*WTS Porterfield 97* (129 balls, 11x4, 1x6) KJ O'Brien 31* (33 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 59 in 10.5 overs
Snater 12-0-45-0 Gunning 11-1-51-1
45.6 Snater to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Pushes out to midwicket.
45.5 Snater to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. One hand comes off the bat as he drives, the ball flies high to midwicket but lands safely.
45.4 Snater to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Chopped down through the gully to third man.
45.3 Snater to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Full-blooded drive to deep mid-off.
45.2 Snater to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Leans back, steering the ball to deep mid-on.
45.1 Snater to KJ O'Brien, no run. Full and straight, played back to the bowler.
45
End of over 45 (2 runs) Ireland 193-4
*WTS Porterfield 95* (127 balls, 11x4, 1x6) KJ O'Brien 28* (29 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 54 in 9.5 overs
Gunning 11-1-51-1 Snater 11-0-40-0
44.6 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, no run. Plays to backward point again.
44.5 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Guided to third man.
44.4 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, no run. Defends to backward point.
44.3 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Looks to pull, but the ball runs straight back past the bowler.
44.2 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, no run. Clips to backward point.
44.1 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, no run. Drives firmly to point.
44
End of over 44 (10 runs) Ireland 191-4
KJ O'Brien 27* (27 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 94* (123 balls, 11x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 52 in 8.5 overs
Snater 11-0-40-0 Gunning 10-1-49-1
43.6 Snater to KJ O'Brien, FOUR Drives fluently through mid-on.
43.5 Snater to KJ O'Brien, no run. Yorker, defended to mid-on.
43.4 Snater to KJ O'Brien, FOUR Despatched through mid-off - great shot!
43.3 Snater to KJ O'Brien, no run. Looks to drive outside off, the ball keeps a little low through to the keeper.
43.2 Snater to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs. Lens back, pulling high over midwicket.
43.1 Snater to KJ O'Brien, no run. Defends to backward point.
43
End of over 43 (7 runs) Ireland 181-4
*WTS Porterfield 94* (123 balls, 11x4, 1x6) KJ O'Brien 17* (21 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 42 in 7.5 overs
Gunning 10-1-49-1 Snater 10-0-30-0
42.6 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, FOUR Driven powerfully through extra cover.
42.5 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, no run. Fishes for this outside off stump.
42.4 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Drives out to deep cover.
42.3 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, no run. Dabbed down into the gully.
42.2 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Square drive through backward point.
42.1 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Cuts to deep cover.
42
End of over 42 (7 runs) Ireland 174-4
*WTS Porterfield 89* (120 balls, 10x4, 1x6) KJ O'Brien 15* (18 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 35 in 6.5 overs
Snater 10-0-30-0 van Beek 8-0-32-1
41.6 Snater to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Dabbed down into the gully, Porterfield calls him through.
41.6 Snater to KJ O'Brien, WIDE Well outside off stump.
41.5 Snater to KJ O'Brien, no run. Cuts, straight to point.
41.4 Snater to KJ O'Brien, no run. Back to a fifth stump line, no shot.
41.4 Snater to KJ O'Brien, WIDE Short and lifting down the leg side.
41.3 Snater to KJ O'Brien, no run. Drives again, well fielded by O'Dowd at cover.
41.2 Snater to KJ O'Brien, FOUR This one's in the slot, driven through extra cover.
41.1 Snater to KJ O'Brien, no run. Outside off stump, O'Brien lets it go.
10:59 AM Shane Snater starts from the Dublin Road End.
10:57 AM The umpires are on their way out.
10:46 AM We anticipate that Ireland's second innings may not continue for very long this morning before Porterfield declares, setting the Netherlands a target of 300+. That should set up an interesting denouement, although rain is again predicted for later in the day.
10:42 AM Good morning (afternoon/evening) again from Malahide, where the sun is shining at the moment and we're 20 minutes away from the start of the final day's play in this Intercontinental Cup match between Ireland and the Netherlands.
6:53 PM Tomorrow should be a fascinating final day, so do rejoin us then! This is Rod Lyall saying goodbye for now from Malahide.
6:52 PM A much more evenly-balanced day's play, but at the end of it Ireland have a lead of 269, and will be looking for a declaration as early as possible tomorrow. William Porterfield ends the day needing 11 for his century, but his main concern will be to leave enough time to bowl the Netherlands out a second time. The Dutch middle and lower order gave an excellent account of themselves today, and Wesley Barresi, stand-in captain in the absence of the injured Borren, has surprised everyone except himself by picking up the wickets of Balbirnie and Wilson.
41
End of over 41 (6 runs) Ireland 167-4
*WTS Porterfield 89* (120 balls, 10x4, 1x6) KJ O'Brien 10* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 28 in 5.5 overs
van Beek 8-0-32-1 Barresi 5-0-20-2
40.6 van Beek to WTS Porterfield, no run. Defends back to the bowler.
40.5 van Beek to WTS Porterfield, FOUR A little short, pulled through square leg.
40.4 van Beek to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Turned through square leg.
40.3 van Beek to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Cuts to deepish backward point.
40.2 van Beek to WTS Porterfield, no run. Defends to mid-on.
40.1 van Beek to WTS Porterfield, no run. Edged down to slip.
40
End of over 40 (3 runs) Ireland 161-4
KJ O'Brien 9* (11 balls, 1x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 84* (115 balls, 9x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 22 in 4.5 overs
Barresi 5-0-20-2 van Beek 7-0-26-1
39.6 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Guided down through the gully.
39.5 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run. Defends to point.
39.4 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run. Pushes to short cover.
39.3 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run.
39.2 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Drives to long off.
39.1 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Pulls to deep midwicket.
39
End of over 39 (6 runs) Ireland 158-4
KJ O'Brien 8* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 82* (110 balls, 9x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 19 in 3.5 overs
van Beek 7-0-26-1 Barresi 4-0-17-2
38.6 van Beek to KJ O'Brien, FOUR Edged through the gap between slip and gully.
38.5 van Beek to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Pushes to mid-off for the single.
38.4 van Beek to WTS Porterfield, no run. Chopped down into the gully.
38.3 van Beek to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Pushes into the covers for a comfortable single.
38.2 van Beek to KJ O'Brien, no run. Tucked to mid-on.
38.1 van Beek to KJ O'Brien, no run. A swing and a miss outside off stump.
38
End of over 38 (7 runs) Ireland 152-4
*WTS Porterfield 81* (108 balls, 9x4, 1x6) KJ O'Brien 3* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 13 in 2.5 overs
Barresi 4-0-17-2 Gunning 9-1-42-1
37.6 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run. Forward, defending to cover point.
37.5 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, 2 runs. Sweeps to deep backward square.
37.4 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run. Forward, playing to short extra.
37.3 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, FOUR Pulled off the back foot, over wide mid-on.
37.2 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run. Clipped to short cover.
37.1 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run.
37
End of over 37 (4 runs) Ireland 145-4
*WTS Porterfield 74* (102 balls, 8x4, 1x6) KJ O'Brien 3* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 1.5 overs
Gunning 9-1-41-1 Barresi 3-0-11-2
36.6 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Cuts to backward point.
36.5 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Pushes to cover point.
36.4 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, no run. Short again, cut to deep point.
36.3 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Short, pulled to deep square leg.
36.2 Gunning to KJ O'Brien, no run. Defends from the crease, out to midwicket.
36.1 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Cuts to deep backward point.
36
End of over 36 (2 runs) Ireland 141-4
KJ O'Brien 1* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 72* (99 balls, 8x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.5 overs
Barresi 3-0-11-2 Gunning 8-1-37-1
35.6 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, no run. Struck on the pad, a shout but no appeal.
35.5 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, no run.
35.4 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Down to deep mid-on.
35.3 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run. Full length, turned to short midwicket.
35.2 Barresi to KJ O'Brien, 1 run. Down the pitch, driving to long on.
4
+GC Wilson bowled Barresi 1 (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 33.33
Partnership of 5 in 4 balls
Ireland 139-4 in 35.1 overs
35.1 Barresi to GC Wilson, OUT - BOWLED! Makes to sweep, misses, andis bowled!
35
End of over 35 (9 runs) Ireland 139-3
*WTS Porterfield 71* (97 balls, 8x4, 1x6) +GC Wilson 1* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 0.3 overs
Gunning 8-1-37-1 Barresi 2-0-9-1
34.6 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, FOUR Too short, and hammered away over mid-on.
34.5 Gunning to GC Wilson, 1 run. Pulled meatily to fine leg.
34.4 Gunning to GC Wilson, no run. Forward, defending to mid-off.
3
J Anderson c Visée b Gunning 5 (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 83.33
Partnership of 9 in 8 balls
Ireland 134-3 in 34.3 overs
34.3 Gunning to J Anderson, OUT - CAUGHT! And audible nick through to the keeper.
34.2 Gunning to J Anderson, no run. Defends back down the pitch.
34.1 Gunning to J Anderson, FOUR Sweetly driven through the covers.
34
End of over 34 (5 runs) Ireland 130-2
*WTS Porterfield 67* (96 balls, 7x4, 1x6) J Anderson 1* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 0.5 overs
Barresi 2-0-9-1 Gunning 7-1-28-0
33.6 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run. Drives to extra cover.
33.5 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, FOUR Pulled through square leg, beating the fielder's dive.
33.4 Barresi to J Anderson, 1 run. Tucked in front of square leg.
33.3 Barresi to J Anderson, no run. Pushes back on the off side.
33.2 Barresi to J Anderson, no run. Turned to square lef.
2
A Balbirnie bowled Barresi 50 (94 balls, 4x4, 0x6) SR: 53.19
Partnership of 113 in 183 balls
Ireland 125-2 in 33.1 overs
33.1 Barresi to A Balbirnie, OUT - BOWLED! Looks to sweep, misses, and is finally dismissed.
33
End of over 33 (5 runs) Ireland 125-1
*WTS Porterfield 63* (94 balls, 6x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 50* (93 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 113 in 30.2 overs
Gunning 7-1-28-0 Barresi 1-0-4-0
32.6 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, no run.
32.5 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, no run.
32.4 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, FOUR Pulled to fine leg.
32.3 Gunning to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Driven to extra cover.
32.2 Gunning to A Balbirnie, no run. Back to the bowler.
32.1 Gunning to A Balbirnie, no run. Into the gully.
32
End of over 32 (4 runs) Ireland 120-1
*WTS Porterfield 59* (91 balls, 5x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 49* (90 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 108 in 29.2 overs
Barresi 1-0-4-0 van Beek 6-0-20-1
31.6 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run. No shot outside off stump.
31.5 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, 2 runs. Deftly lapped to long leg.
31.4 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run.
31.3 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, 2 runs. Paddled round to long leg.
31.2 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run. Back to the bowler.
31.1 Barresi to WTS Porterfield, no run.
31
End of over 31 (2 runs) Ireland 116-1
A Balbirnie 49* (90 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 55* (85 balls, 5x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 104 in 28.2 overs
van Beek 6-0-20-1 O'Dowd 10-0-48-0
30.6 van Beek to A Balbirnie, no run. Beaten by a very quick delivery, well taken by Visée.
30.5 van Beek to A Balbirnie, no run. Goes under another bouncer.
30.4 van Beek to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Pulled to deep square leg.
30.3 van Beek to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Eased to point.
30.2 van Beek to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward, defending to mid-on.
30.1 van Beek to A Balbirnie, no run. Ducks under a bouncer.
30
End of over 30 (5 runs) Ireland 114-1
*WTS Porterfield 54* (84 balls, 5x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 48* (85 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 102 in 27.2 overs
O'Dowd 10-0-48-0 van Beek 5-0-18-1
29.6 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, 1 run.
29.5 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, 2 runs. Sweeps powerfully, great stop by Saqib Zulfiqar on the line.
29.4 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Pushes into the covers.
29.3 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
29.2 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
29.1 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Drives to mid-off, where a little misfield permits the single.
29
End of over 29 (1 run) Ireland 109-1
*WTS Porterfield 53* (81 balls, 5x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 44* (82 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 97 in 26.2 overs
van Beek 5-0-18-1 O'Dowd 9-0-43-0
28.6 van Beek to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Cuts to deep point.
28.5 van Beek to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends tio short cover.
28.4 van Beek to A Balbirnie, no run. Dabbed into the gully.
28.3 van Beek to A Balbirnie, no run. Ducks under a very quick bouncer.
28.2 van Beek to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends to short midwicket.
28.1 van Beek to A Balbirnie, no run. Full length, pushed back down the pitch.
28
End of over 28 (4 runs) Ireland 108-1
*WTS Porterfield 53* (81 balls, 5x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 43* (76 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 96 in 25.2 overs
O'Dowd 9-0-43-0 Snater 9-0-23-0
27.6 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, 1 run.
27.5 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, no run.
27.4 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, 1 run.
27.3 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, 2 runs. Skied to midwicket, Gunning runs a long way, gets to it, but then spills it.
27.2 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
27.1 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
27
End of over 27 (2 runs) Ireland 104-1
A Balbirnie 42* (74 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 50* (77 balls, 5x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 92 in 24.2 overs
Snater 9-0-23-0 O'Dowd 8-0-39-0
26.6 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run. Clipped to midwicket.
26.5 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run. Out to midwicket.
26.4 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run. Chopped into the gully.
26.3 Snater to A Balbirnie, 2 runs. Pulled out to deep square leg.
26.2 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends to extra cover.
26.1 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run. Back to the bowler.
26
End of over 26 (6 runs) Ireland 102-1
*WTS Porterfield 50* (77 balls, 5x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 40* (68 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 90 in 23.2 overs
O'Dowd 8-0-39-0 Snater 8-0-21-0
25.6 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
25.5 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
25.4 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Turned off the pads behind square.
25.3 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, no run.
25.2 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Cuts to deep point to bring up his second fifty of the match.
25.1 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, FOUR Lofted wide of mid-on.
25
End of over 25 (4 runs) Ireland 96-1
A Balbirnie 39* (66 balls, 4x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 45* (73 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 84 in 22.2 overs
Snater 8-0-21-0 O'Dowd 7-0-33-0
24.6 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends to mid-on.
24.5 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run. Pushes to mid-off.
24.4 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run.
24.3 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run.
24.2 Snater to A Balbirnie, FOUR Edged down through the gully.
24.1 Snater to A Balbirnie, no run. Pushes firmly to mid-on.
24
End of over 24 (3 runs) Ireland 92-1
*WTS Porterfield 45* (72 balls, 4x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 35* (61 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 80 in 21.2 overs
O'Dowd 7-0-33-0 Snater 7-0-17-0
23.6 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
23.5 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Worked out through square leg.
23.4 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, no run. Stroked to deepish point.
23.3 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, no run.
23.2 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. a.k.a. deep mid-off for the lefthander.
23.1 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Down to deep mid-on.
23
End of over 23 (2 runs) Ireland 89-1
*WTS Porterfield 44* (70 balls, 4x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 33* (57 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 77 in 20.2 overs
Snater 7-0-17-0 O'Dowd 6-0-30-0
22.6 Snater to WTS Porterfield, no run.
22.5 Snater to WTS Porterfield, no run. Off the pad to gully, the appeal-cum-celebration for the catch doesn't persuade the umpire.
22.4 Snater to WTS Porterfield, no run. Out to midwicket.
22.3 Snater to WTS Porterfield, no run. Forward, driving to cover.
22.2 Snater to WTS Porterfield, no run.
22.1 Snater to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushes towards cover point.
22
End of over 22 (2 runs) Ireland 87-1
A Balbirnie 31* (56 balls, 3x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 44* (65 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 75 in 19.2 overs
O'Dowd 6-0-29-0 Snater 6-0-16-0
21.6 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, no run.
21.5 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Drives back through the bowler.
21.4 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
21.3 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Stroked to long off.
21.2 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, no run.
21.1 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, no run. Down the pitch, punching to long on.
21
End of over 21 (4 runs) Ireland 85-1
*WTS Porterfield 43* (63 balls, 4x4, 1x6) A Balbirnie 30* (52 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 73 in 18.2 overs
Snater 6-0-16-0 O'Dowd 5-0-27-0
20.6 Snater to WTS Porterfield, 2 runs. Cuts to deep third man.
20.5 Snater to WTS Porterfield, no run. Defends to cover.
20.4 Snater to WTS Porterfield, no run. Leans into a drive, straight to cover.
20.3 Snater to WTS Porterfield, no run. Defends into the on side.
20.2 Snater to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Dabbed out through point.
20.1 Snater to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Clipped wide of mid-on.
20
End of over 20 (3 runs) Ireland 81-1
A Balbirnie 29* (51 balls, 3x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 40* (58 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 69 in 17.2 overs
O'Dowd 5-0-27-0 Gunning 6-1-23-0
19.6 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Sweeps to deep square leg.
19.5 O'Dowd to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushes in front of square.
19.4 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Drives to mid-on.
19.3 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
19.2 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
19.1 O'Dowd to WTS Porterfield, no run.
19
End of over 19 (4 runs) Ireland 78-1
A Balbirnie 28* (50 balls, 3x4, 0x6) *WTS Porterfield 38* (53 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 66 in 16.2 overs
Gunning 6-1-23-0 O'Dowd 4-0-24-0
18.6 Gunning to WTS Porterfield, 1 run. Drives square through point.
18.5 Gunning to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Turned through square leg.
18.4 Gunning to A Balbirnie, no run. Plays firmly to short cover, good stop by O'Dowd.
18.3 Gunning to A Balbirnie, no run. And again.
18.2 Gunning to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends to mid-on.