Netherlands thrashed Nepal by a huge margin of 103 runs in the second T20I © Getty Images (File Photo)
Netherlands thrashed Nepal by a huge margin of 103 runs in the second T20I © Getty Images (File Photo)

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Live cricket score: Nepal 131/8 | Overs 20

So Netherlands win the match by 18 runs and also win the four match series 3-0, with one game to go.

Sompal Kami b Jamil 3 (3)

B Regmi c Barresi b Jamil 0 (1)

P Airee c Borren b Jamil 18 (9)

Live cricket score: Nepal 127/6 | Overs 19

Looks like its all over for Nepal. They need 23 from the last over. Also Paras Khadka is gone.

Paras Khadka run out (Ahsan Malik) 36(28)

Live cricket score: Nepal 112/5 | Overs 18

Good over from Netherlands, plus one wicket. Vesawkar gets out at a wrong time.

Vesawkar c Thijs van Schelven b Ahsan Malik 24(16) 

Live cricket score: Nepal 107/4 | Overs 17

10 runs from the last over. Though ist not enough. Nepal need 44 runs from 18 balls.

Live cricket score: Nepal 97/4 | Overs 16

Khadka and Vesawkar are trying to keep up with the required run-rate. Vesawkar hits a six and a four! It’s still a stiff ask for Nepal.

Live cricket score: Nepal 72/4 | Overs 14

Paras Khadka has moved to 21. Sharad Vesawkar and Khadka run 12 runs off the two overs.

Live cricket score: Nepal 60/4 | Overs 12

Binod Bhandari is out for 1, caught in the deep off Peter Borren.

Live cricket score: Nepal 54/3 | Overs 10

Van Schelven has taken the wicket of Malla, who is caught at extra cover. This brings Nepal’s captain Paras Khaka to the crease. He hits two boundaries off Seelaar in the 10th over, but on the last ball of the over, Subash Khakurel is out caught in the deep.

Live cricket score: Nepal 41/1 | Overs 8

Malla has hit two more boundaries, off left-arm spinners Pieter Seelaar and Thijs van Schelven and eight more runs are collected in singles and doubles.

Live cricket score: Nepal 21/1 | Overs 6

Malla hits a boundary, the first boundary of Nepal’s innings.

Live cricket score Nepal 17/1 | Overs 4

Gyanendra Malla and Subash Khakurel take seven runs off the two overs.

Live cricket score: Nepal 10/1 | Overs 2

There are fie leg byes in the first over, due to overthrows. Three singles and a brace helps the Nepal openers get their team to 10. But on the last ball, Sagar Pun is run out!

Sagar Pun run out 5 (9)


 

Live cricket score: Netherlands 149/6 | Overs 20

Stephan Myburgh 71(56) Timm van der Gugten 12(5)

A fine innings from Myburgh has ensured that Netherlands have a respectable total on board. Rest of the batsmen did not apply themselves enough on the deck. Timm van der Gugten hit a few lusty blows to ensure that they had something to bowl at.

OUT! Max O’Dowd c Malla b KC Karan 3(6)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 127/5 | Overs 18

Apart from a four an a six hit by Myburgh, who is now unbeaten on 63, the overs are relatively quiet.

Live cricket score: Netherlands 112/5 | Overs 16

Stephan Myburgh gets to a half-century in the 16th over, off 41 balls. But he’s involved in a run-out, Pieter Seelar is out for 6.

Pieter Seelaar run out 6 (8)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 100/4 | Overs 14

Borren is out! Nepal are certainly in the contest, as they have removed the top order. Borren hit two fours, including one off Paras Khadka, before getting out, caught at deep square leg.

Peter Borren c Vesawkar b Regmi 19 (9)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 84/3 | Overs 12

OUT! Gauchan gets Barresi stumped, as Nepal get their third wicket. But Netherlands captain Peter Borren hits a six off the first ball!

Wesley Barresi st Khakurel b Gauchan 14 (13)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 62/2 | Overs 10

Nine singles and a double taken from the two overs bowled by left-arm spinners Basant Regmi and Shakti Gauchan.

Live cricket score: Netherlands 52/2 | Overs 8

OUT! Karan KC gets Ahmed caught and bowled. Ben Cooper, who scored 66 in the previous match, announces his arrival with a six off the third ball he faces. Eventful seventh over. But he’s out, too! Offspinner Sagar Pun gets him out cheaply. The new man in, wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi, reverse-sweeps a boundary off his first ball.

Rahil Ahmed c & b Karan KC 13 (16)

Ben Cooper c Khadka b Sagar Pun 8 (7)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 37/0 | Overs 6

A square cut from Myburgh is the highlight of overs five and six, as four and eight runs are collected in them.

Live cricket score: Netherlands 25/0 | Overs 4

Myburgh gets an edge to third man to collect a boundary. Four singles are taken from Sagar Pun’s over.

Live cricket score: Netherlands 16/0 | Overs 2

Stephan Myburgh, the opener who scored an attacking half-century in the last game, has hit a four, and, with debutant Rahil Ahmed has run all the other runs. Netherlands have opted for a new opener, their third option in three games, after Tobias Visee was tried out in the second.

Netherlands have won the toss and will bat.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry‘s live coverage of the third Twenty20 International between Netherlands and Nepal in Rotterdam. Netherlands thrashed Nepal by a huge margin of 103 runs in the second T20 International (T20I) at Amstelveen on Wednesday and took a 2-0 lead in the four-match series. Read Match Preview here

From the start of the Nepal’s run chase, Netherlands bowlers had the upper hand and took wickets in regular intervals. This didn’t allow Nepal to form any kind of partnership. Only three batsmen could managed to get double digit scores. At one point of time they were 29 for 7. No. 7 batsman Sharad Vesawkar was Nepal’s highest scorer in this game with 18. This after Michael Swart and Ben Cooper smashed a 131-run partnership at 9.46 per over to get them at 172 in their 20 overs.

Hosts Netherlands will look to seal a series victory over Nepal in the third Twenty20 International (T20I), when they take them on at Rotterdam. Netherlands have won both games played at Amstelveen so far, by vastly varying margins.

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