February 28, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011 updates: Day 9 match 2

On the day 9, second match of the day was played between West Indies and Netherlands. Netherlands won the toss and chose to field first.

Devon Smith and Chris Gayle opened the batting innings for the WI team. Right from the start of the innings, the Caribbeans looked dominant. First wicket partnership was 100 runs for 16.3 overs. Devon Smith departed after scoring 53 runs and Chris Gayle departed after scoring 80 runs. Ramnaresh Sarwan was unlucky as he departed when he was at 49 and could not complete his half century. Kieron Pollard, the big man came in to bat and dominated all the bowlers. He just blasted out and scored a magnificent 60 runs in just 27 deliveries that included 5 fours and 4 sixes. His batting strike rate was 222.22. After 50 overs, West Indies landed up scoring a magnificent total of 330 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Pieter Seelaar took 3 wickets and looked impressive with the ball as his economy rate was just 4.5 runs per over under this kind of circumstances.

Netherlands needed 331 runs to win the match. The start was pretty slow for Netherlands and they lost their first wicket in the second over itself. After this break, Caribbeans started to take wickets in regular manner and dominated the opponents in bowling. NED kept on loosing wickets and finally ended up scoring only 115 runs in 31.3 overs. Tom Cooper was unbeaten scoring 55 runs. Kemar Roach took 6 wickets and was very impressive with the ball. His economy rate was just 3.17 runs per over.

West Indies won the match by 215 runs. Man of the match went to Kemar Roach.

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