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2nd ODI: Ireland hit back with eight-wicket win over Netherlands | Cricket News – Times of India

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UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS: Ireland overpowered the Netherlands by eight wickets in Utrecht on Friday to stage a three-match one-day worldwide collection at 1-1.
It was all far cry from Wednesday’s opener on the similar floor, when the hosts gained by only one run to achieve in a set of matches which are a part of the World Cup Super League qualifying course of for the 2023 50-over showpiece in India.
Ireland, set a modest victory goal of 158 on Friday, had an early setback when opener and former captain William Porterfield was out for a duck.
But present skipper Andrew Balbirnie made an unbeaten 63 as Ireland gained with seven overs to spare, with skilled batsman Paul Stirling contributing 52 to the Test nation’s chase.
The actual harm, nonetheless, was completed after the hosts gained the toss, with Craig Young taking 4-18 and left-arm paceman Josh Little a career-best 4-39 because the Dutch have been dismissed for 157 inside 50 overs.
This collection concludes on June 7.
For the World Cup, hosts India and the highest seven sides thereafter within the 13-team Super League will qualify robotically.
The remaining 5 groups will then play in a 2022 qualifying occasion to determine the ultimate two members in a 10-nation World Cup.
Brief scores:
Netherlands 157, 49.2 overs (C Young 4-18, J Little 4-39)
Ireland 158-2, 43 overs (A Balbirnie 63 no, P Stirling 52)
Result: Ireland gained by eight wickets
Series: Three-match collection stage at 1-1
Remaining Fixture
June 7: Third ODI, Utrecht

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