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T20 World Cup: Netherlands edge UAE by 3 wickets in low-scoring thriller

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Captain Scott Edwards showed calmness and got the crucial winning run to help the edge past by three wickets in a low-scoring thriller match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at Kardinia Oval, Geelong, on Sunday.


After brilliant spells from fast bowlers Bas de Leede, Fred Klaasen and left-arm spinner Tim Pringle restricted to a lowly 111/8 in 20 overs, were also kept under check as they lost wickets at regular intervals and didn’t score a boundary after the eighth over.


But Edwards hung around till the end and survived a run-out in the final over when six runs were needed off as many balls to get home with a ball to spare and open their account in the Group A points table with two points.


Brief Scores: 111/8 in 20 overs (Muhammad Waseem 41; Bas de Leede 3/19, Fred Klaasen 2/13) lost to the Netherlands 112/7 in 19.5 overs (Max O’Dowd 23, Colin Ackermann 17; Junaid Siddique 3/24, Basil Hameed 1/7) by three wickets


–IANS


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(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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