18:27 IS: Welcome back folks!
18:20 IS: …THE RUN CHASE…
18:11 IS: Right then, the target is not a big one for this strong English batting line-up. However, this is cricket and one can never rule out a possibility of a surprise. Can the Netherlands pull off something special to cap off a historic series at home? Let’s find out as we will be back with England’s reply in a short while. Stay tuned.
18:10 IS: England would be pretty pleased with their bowling effort! There was not much help for the bowlers but they came in with a definite plan and executed it quite well in the end. The plan from the seamers was to bowl short and that brought them rich dividends. David Willey provided the first breakthrough with a bouncer to Vikramjit Singh and then Carse with his extra pace continued to bowl short and trouble the batters. He got Cooper and Bas de Leede with his short-pitch stuff and spinners Livingstone and Rashid too did their job to perfection. However, it was the death-over bowling that was most impressive for England as Willey finished with four wickets and the debutant David Payne also got his maiden wicket as he got Edwards out in the end.
18:05 IS: Earlier in the match, the Netherlands lost the wicket of Vikramjit Singh cheaply but Tom Cooper and Max O’Dowd steadied the ship nicely and scored at a brisk pace during their 72-run stand. Cooper got a life when he was on zero courtesy of Liam Livingstone losing the ball in the sun but he departed soon after a promising start. Max O’Dowd, on the other hand, continued to be steady but lost his wicket after getting to his fifty. There was a handy partnership in the middle overs between Bas de Leede and Scott Edwards but both of them could not kick on to get a big one. As mentioned earlier, the lack of firepower cost them dearly as the pressure of getting to 300 against a strong English batting unit got to them and they eventually crumbled in the death overs.
17:59 IS: Yet another Dutch innings that just never took off! The lack of firepower in their batting line-up has cost them once again. They were found out in the last 10 overs when they needed to up the ante and overall they will be disappointed with this batting effort. They have ended with 244 on the board and though the score looks decent, it is way below-par on this batting strip and especially against the firepower of the English batting. The Netherlands need to pull off something special to defend this one while the English batters will be pretty confident of chasing down another total without much fuss.
17:58IST: 49.2: David Willey to Paul van Meekeren, OUT! BOWLED! Willey has four in the match. He hurls across a length ball, around middle and off at 129 kph, Paul van Meekeren clears his front leg for a big heave over the leg side but misses. The off stump is disturbed and the Netherlands are bundled out for 244.
17:56 IS: 49.1: David Willey to Fred Klaassen, Off pace delivery, a bit on the shorter side, Fred Klaassen pushes it through covers for a single. Can they get to 250?
Batman Paul van Meekeren2(2b 0*4 0*6)
Bowler David Payne 9-1-38-1
17:55 IS: 48.6: David Payne to Paul van Meekeren, Full again, wide outside off, Paul drives but finds the cover fielder. End of David Payne’s spell for this match. I did a decent job.
17:55 IS: 48.5: David Payne to Paul van Meekeren, Fullish and wide outside off, Paul van Meekeren slices his drive through point and collects a couple of runs.
17:54 IST: 48.4: David Payne to Fred Klaassen, Fuller and on middle, knocked down to long on for a run.
17:53 IST: Paul van Meekeren is the last man in.
17:53 IST: 48.3: David Payne to Scott Edwards, OUT! CAUGHT! Big smile on the face of David Payne as he claims his maiden ODI wicket. Fuller in length, around off at 119 kph, Scott Edwards is early into the swing of his bat and gets it away off the inner half of his blade. The ball lobs up to mid on and Jason Roy takes the catch by shuffling back and across a bit to his right. Can the Netherlands play out all their balls now?
17:52 IS: 48.2: David Payne to Fred Klaassen, Fuller this time, wide outside off, Fred throws his bat at it and edges it down to third man for a single.
17:52 IS: 48.2: David Payne to Fred Klaassen, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, Fred Klaassen tries to glance but misses.
17:51 IS: 48.1: David Payne to Scott Edwards, Bouncer around off, Scott tries to pull but misses. It pings him on the helmet and goes to third man. They cross for a leg bye. Surprisingly, there is no concussion test conducted.
17:49 IS: Fred Klaassen is the next man in.
Batman Aryan Dutt0(3b 0*4 0*6)
Bowler David Wiley 8-0-35-3
17:50 IST: 47.6: David Willey to Aryan Dutt, OUT! BOWLED! David Willey has three wickets. He delivers an inswinger, on a fuller length around the middle. Aryan Dutt tries to heave it over the leg side but misses. He nips in, perhaps takes some part of his pads too before deflecting onto the stumps. The Dutchmen have been unable to maximize the end overs.
17:48 IST: 47.5: David Willey to Scott Edwards, Turns a length ball through mid-wicket and collects a single.
17:48 IST: 47.4: David Willey to Scott Edwards, Back of a length, around off, Scott tries to work it on the leg side but gets a bit of an outside edge. It rolls to point.
17:47 IS: 47.3: David Willey to Aryan Dutt, Slower one, on a length around off, Dutt pushes at it but misses. Buttler gets a bad bounce and fumbles. They cross for a bye.
17:46 IS: 47.2: David Willey to Aryan Dutt, Outside off, on a length and angling away, Dutt flashes his bat at it but misses.
17:46 IS: 47.1: David Willey to Scott Edwards, Shortish and on middle, powered to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Batman Scott Edwards62(67b 2*4 0*6)
Bowler David Payne 8-1-33-0
17:45 IS: 46.6: David Payne to Scott Edwards, Around leg, on a length, Edwards tickles it down to fine leg for a run.
17:44 IST: Aryan Dutt is the next man in.
17:44 IST: 46.5: David Payne to Tim Pringle, OUT! RUN OUT! Pringle sacrifices himself for his skipper. Slower delivery, full and around middle, Tim Pringle pushes it gently to covers and there is no run available as it has gone straight to the fielder. Scott Edwards though wants to get back on strike and pushes his partner. Pringle initially signals to send his skipper back but then you decide to cross. Meanwhile, Dawid Malan tosses the ball to the bowler who takes the bails off. Tim Pringle is not even in the frame.
17:43 IS: 46.4: David Payne to Scott Edwards, Short and around middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
17:42 IS: 46.3: David Payne to Scott Edwards, Slower short ball around leg, Edwards tries to pull but is early into the shot. He it takes his gloves, deflects off the arms and Buttler rushes across to collect it after dropping one of his gloves from him. The ball though spins and beats him. It also misses Buttler’s glove on the ground by a whisker, otherwise, it would have been five penalty runs. Two added to the total.
17:42 IS: 46.3: David Payne to Scott Edwards, Wide called for height! David Payne digs it in short and it goes over the head of the batter.
17:41 IST: 46.2: David Payne to Scott Edwards, On a shortish length around middle, Edwards heaves it over mid-wicket, finds the gap and collects a couple of runs.
17:41 IST: 46.1: David Payne to Scott Edwards, Fuller and on middle, defended back.
17:41 IST: David Payne (7-1-26-0) is back into the attack.
Batman Scott Edwards56(62b 2*4 0*6)
Bowler David Wiley 7-0-33-2
17:39 IS: 45.6: David Willey to Scott Edwards, Direct hit would have been curtains for Scott Edwards. This one is delivered on a length around off, Edwards drops it down with gentle hands on the leg side and rushes across for a run. David Willey is quick to get to the ball, he slides, turns, and has three stumps to aim at but fails to find the target. Edwards survives.
17:38 IST: 45.5: David Willey to Tim Pringle, Fuller and on middle, it’s driven down towards mid on. Sam Curran dives but fails to make a clean stop. The mid-off fielder chases it down and they get three runs.
17:38 IST: 45.4: David Willey to Scott Edwards, Short and on middle, pulled in front of square leg for a run.
17:37 IST: 45.3: David Willey to Tim Pringle, Width there outside off, short in length, Pringle cuts it through backward point and picks up a single.
17:37 IST: 45.2: David Willey to Tim Pringle, Around middle and off, on a length, Tim defends it back from the crease.
17:36 IS: 45.1: David Willey to Scott Edwards, Slants across a length ball, around off, Edwards pushes at it and edges it down to third man for a single.
Batman Tim Pringle2(4b 0*4 0*6)
Bowler Adil Rashid 10-0-41-1
17:35 IS: 44.6: Adil Rashid to Tim Pringle, Shortish googly, outside off, Pringle gets back to cut but mistimes it to covers. Adil Rashid is done with his spell of 10 overs. 1 for 41 for the leggie this evening.
17:34 IST: 44.5: Adil Rashid to Tim Pringle, Flatter this time, around middle, Pringle stays back and defends it towards the bowler.
17:34 IST: 44.4: Adil Rashid to Scott Edwards, Too full in length on middle, Edwards clips it through mid-wicket and asks his partner to run hard. He eyes two runs but gets only a run.
17:33 IST: 44.3: Adil Rashid to Tim Pringle, Tossed up around middle, Pringle works this googly behind square leg for a run.
17:33 IST: 44.2: Adil Rashid to Scott Edwards, Short and wide outside off, Edwards cuts it to deep point for a single.
17:33 IST: 44.1: Adil Rashid to Tim Pringle, Floated around off, Tim gets forward to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes wide of Moeen at first slip and they cross.
Batman Scott Edwards51(57b 2*4 0*6)
Bowler David Wiley 6-0-26-2
17:32 IST: 43.6: David Willey to Scott Edwards, Fullish and on off, it’s speared in, Scott digs it out to covers.
17:31 IST: Tim Pringle walks in next.
17:31 IST: 43.5: David Willey to Logan van Beek, OUT! Soft dismissal! David Willey hurls across a full delivery, around middle and leg at 132 kph, Logan van Beek leans across to flick it on the leg side but closes the face of his bat early. It lobs in the air off the leading edge and Adil Rashid at mid off takes the simplest of catches. It’s going downhill for the Dutch team.
17:30 IS: 43.4: David Willey to Logan van Beek, Back of a length and outside off, Logan tries to run it down to a third man despite a slip fielder being there. He ends up missing the ball completely.
17:29 IS: 43.3: David Willey to Logan van Beek, Too full and around off, Logan van Beek pushes it out to covers, not in the gap.
17:28 IST: 43.2: David Willey to Scott Edwards, This time Edwards uses the angle of the bowler and guides it down to the third man for a single.