Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland are the three lower-ranked cricket teams and now they are playing a Tri-Nation series which is hosted in Ireland. All three teams are almost the same measured but it seems the home team Ireland and the Netherlands are slightly more powerful. Earlier today, Ireland and the Netherlands faced against each other. It could be their 2nd head to head battle in the Tr-Nation series but their inaugural match was cancelled due to rain. So, they have played the first time in the tournament. Ireland came to bat first and presented a big total but the Netherlands chased 181 runs successfully in Malahide!
Ireland :- 181/7 (20 overs)
Harry Tector scored a brilliant 60 of 40 balls to take Ireland to a nice total.
Brandon Glover was excellent with bowl, taking 2 wickets and giving away just 19 runs, helping Netherlands to make a comeback.#Cricket #IREvNED
— Cricket Fan Club (@OnlyCricket_) September 18, 2019
The Tri-Nation series consists of the T20I competition which is hosted in Ireland. The tournament is also considered as the preparation for the upcoming 2019 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup qualifying round. As stated by the schedule, it is playing according to the round-robin format. So, each participant will play two matches against the same opponent and a total of four matches. At the end of the tournament, the most point holder team will be declared as the champion of the Tri-Nation series. Including the last match between Ireland and the Netherlands, both of them have gathered six points each but the home team Ireland is holding the top position considering the run-rate.
The match between Ireland and the Netherlands was the 4th match in the Tri-Nation series which took place earlier today at the Village, Malahide. The home team Ireland won the toss and decided to bat first. The openers of the Irish team added 24 runs jointly where one opener O’Brien added 30 runs. A total of three players added almost good runs. Balbirnie scored 45 runs and Tector scored the highest 60 runs for the Irish team. By playing 20 overs, the home team scored 181 runs in exchange for 7 wickets. Glover and Snater took two wickets each for the Dutch team.
Later, the Dutch team came to chase but stumbled at the beginning. In 0 runs, opener Visee was gone but in the 2nd wicket partnership between O’Dowd and Cooper added 144 runs jointly. O’Dowd added 69 runs and Cooper scored the highest 91 runs so far. Basically, both of them led the Dutch team to the victory. In 19.1 overs, they chased the score by losing only four wickets.