Curtis Campher created historical past by taking 4 wickets in 4 balls earlier than Gareth Delany smashed 44 in 29 balls as Eire defeated the Netherlands by seven wickets within the Group A encounter of the continued T20 World Cup.
Eire restricted the Netherlands to 106 within the 20 overs after which chased down the goal with 29 balls to spare. Irish batter Paul Stirling scored 30 in 39 balls whereas Campher scored seven after his heroics with the ball as Eire clinched their opening recreation. Chasing 107, Eire acquired off to a foul begin because the aspect misplaced opening batsman Kevin O Brien within the fourth over and skipper Andrew Balbirnie within the fifth. However Stirling stitched a 59-run stand with Delany to take Eire over the road with 29 balls to spare.
Earlier, an outstanding bowling show from Eire restricted the Netherlands to 106/10 within the allotted 20 overs. The Dutch had been 51/2 earlier than pacer Campher took 4 wickets in 4 balls to dismantle the Netherlands. Campher eliminated Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate and Scott Edwards to take a hat-trick after which added Roelof van der Merwe to the listing of his victims within the 10 overs.
After the havoc, Netherlands nonetheless managed to recover from the 100-run mark and posted 106 as opening batsman Max ODowd and skipper Pieter Seelaar stitched a 27-run stand. Mark Adair too hogged the limelight as he picked three wickets to assist Eire fold the Netherlands to 106.
Temporary scores: Netherlands 106/10 (Max ODowd 51; Curtis Campher 4-26, Mark Adair 3-9) vs Eire 107/3 (Paul Stirling 30, Gareth Delany 44; Pieter Seelaar 1-14).
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