Netherlands vs. UAE, World T20: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Lee Walker@@Lee_BleacherRFeatured Columnist IIIJanuary 28, 2017

The Netherlands opened their World T20 campaign with a comfortable six-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates in Sylhet.

The UAE, who won the toss and chose to bat, made 151 in their innings. They were dismissed off the penultimate ball of the innings, as Ahsan Malik picked up 3-16.

Opener Stephan Myburgh hit 55 in the Dutch reply, as they reached their target with seven balls to spare.

Tournament debutant UAE lost both openers inside the opening 10 balls, but Khurram Khan (31), Swapnil Patil (23), Shaiman Anwar (32) and Rohan Mustafa (20) all made middle order contributions.

Tom Cooper, a controversial late inclusion in the Dutch squad, picked up two wickets with his off-breaks before seamer Malik ran through the lower order.

United Arab Emirates: 151 all out (19.5 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Ali b van der Gugten 5 3 6
Asif c Jamil b Swart 6 4
Khurram Khan b Cooper 31 45 25
Patil b Cooper 23 37 28
Anwar b van der Gugten 32 27 19
Mustafa run out (Borren) 20 24 14
Amjad Javed c Seelaar b Jamil 2 2
Shetty c and b Jamil 10 13 12
Silva run out (Cooper) 3 10 6
Kamran Shazad c van Beek b Jamil 0 4 2
Guruge not out 1 2 1
Extras 0nb 11w 0b 7lb 18
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Swart2 0 19 1
van der Gugten4 0 24 2
Bukhari3 0 24 0
van Beek3 0 30 0
Seelaar2 0 13 0
Jamil 3.5 0 16 3
Cooper2 0 18 2
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South African-born Myburgh gave the men in orange a flying start in their reply with seven boundaries and two sixes in his 36-ball innings.

He shared a 69-run partnership with Michael Swart for the opening wicket. When he was run out at the mid-point of the Dutch reply, the Netherlands were already 93-2.

Cooper then saw the Netherlands over the line with an unbeaten 34.

Netherlands: 152 for 4 (18.5 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Myburgh run out (Ali) 55 42 36
Swart c Amjad Javed b Kamran Shazad 26 27 16
Barresi b Silva 24 31 21
Cooper not out 34 34 26
Borren c Silva b Kamran Shazad 3 11 8
Cooper not out 6 5 6
Extras 0nb 0w 0b 4lb 4
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Guruge4 0 39 0
Silva4 0 38 1
Amjad Javed4 0 27 0
Kamran Shazad4 0 19 2
Mustafa 2.5 0 25 0
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Holland, who recorded a famous victory over England in the 2009 tournament, now join Ireland on two points in Group B.

If both sides win their games on Wednesday, it will set up a winner-takes-all encounter on Friday to see who will join South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and New Zealand in Group 1 of the Super 10 phase of the tournament.

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