Netherlands Won ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
The Netherlands sealed the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 title with a seven-wicket triumph over Papua New Guinea at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Brandon Glover’s pace (three for 24) alongside Roelof van der Merwe (two for 15) and Timm van der Gugten’s (two for 18) slower bowling proved too much for PNG’s batsmen, despite a final over blitz with 22 runs coming off it as Lega Siaka top scored with 36 to post a below par score of 128 for eight from 20 overs.
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In reply, despite losing Tobias Visee early, Ben Cooper’s 41 from 33 steadied the Dutch innings and kicked it up the gears before Colin Ackermann and Ryan ten Doeschate serenely rounded out the chase with six balls to spare.
Brief Scores: Netherlands V PNG, Dubai International Cricket Stadium
PNG - 128-8, 20 overs (Lega Siaka 36, Sese Bau 29, Jason Kila 27 not out; Brandon Glover 3-24, Roelof van der Merwe 2-15, Timm van der Gugten 2-18)
Netherlands - 134-3, 19 overs (Ben Cooper 41, Colin Ackermann 29 not out, Ryan ten Doeschate 28 not out)