In a bid to achieve some factors within the World Tremendous League, The Netherlands beat Eire by one run within the first of the three ODIs performed at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht on Wednesday.
Having suffered an enormous blow initially, the Dutch managed to place 195 on board with Timm van der Gugten’s late knock of 49. Gugten’s innings helped them get better from 53-5.
In reply, Eire faltered to 11-Three earlier than Paul Stirling led a rally. However his departure for 69 put Eire on 135-6 and India-origin participant Simi Singh’s run out for 45 at first of the final over was very important because the Irish chase fell simply brief.
Now, Eire had been needing 10 off final 5 balls and the Irish pair of Barry McCarthy and Josh Little might make solely eight runs.
Either side will now meet within the second ODI on Friday on the identical venue.
Earlier, Eire gained management initially with Craig Younger and Josh Little claiming three wickets apiece earlier than Van der Gugten sparked a fightback.
As Eire stood at 69-5, a defeat appeared to be on the playing cards however Stirling held agency earlier than falling to van der Gugten.
Temporary Scorecard: Netherlands vs Eire, 1st ODI, Utrecht, Jun 2 2021: Netherlands- 195 (Timm van der Gugten 49 off 53 balls, Logan van Beek 29 off 48 balls; Craig Younger 3-34, Josh Little 3-32) beat Eire- 194/9 (Paul Sterling 69 off 112 and Simi Singh 45 off 69 balls;Pieter Seelaar 3-27) by 1 run.