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Match No 37: Ireland vs Netherlands

Netherlands scored 306 all out providing the 59th occasion of a team scoring 300 plus runs in the world cup. It also represents the second occasion of Netherlands posting a
total of 300 plus runs in the world cup. The first occasion was its 314 for 6 vs Namibia at Bloemfontien on 03.03.03.

Ireland posted 307 for 4 in 47.4 overs providing the 60th occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the world cup. It also represents the second occasion of Ireland posting a total of 300 plus runs in the world cup. The first occasion was its 329 for 7 in 49.1 overs against England at Bangalore on 02.03.11.

Netherlands was all out of 306 providing the fourth occasion of a team dismissed all out after posting 300 plus runs in the world cup. The other three occasions are – 349 by
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe at Kingston on 21.03.07: 300 by West Indies vs England at Bridgetown on 21.04.07 and 338 by India vs England at Brisbane on 27.02.11.

Netherlands and Ireland posted 300 plus runs in this game providing the fifth occasion of both the teams posting 300 plus runs in the world cup. The other four occasions are – Zimbabwe {312 for 4} and Sri Lanka {313 for 7} at New Plymouth on 23.02.92 : West Indies {300} and England {301 for 9} at Bridgetown on 21.04.07 : India {338} and England {338 for 8} at Bangalore on 27.02.11 and England {327} and Ireland {329 for 7} at Bangalore on 02.03.11.

It is interesting to nate that out of these five occasions, three occasions have occurred in the ongoing edition of the world cup 2011.

Netherlands lost this game by six wickets after posting 300 plus runs providing the fifth occasion of a team losing the match after posting 300 plus runs - Zimbabwe {312 for 4} and Sri Lanka {313 for 7} at New Plymouth on 23.02.92 – Sri Lanka won by three wickets : South Africa {306 for 6} and New Zealand {229 for 1} at Jo’burg on 16.02.03 – New Zealand won by nine wickets in DLM : West Indies {300} and England {301 for 9} at Bridgetown on 21.04.07 – England won by one wicket  and England {327} and Ireland {329 for 7} at Bangalore on 02.03.11 – Ireland won by three wickets.

Ireland earned the distinction of becoming the first team in the world cup to win a game chasing 300 plus runs on two occasions – vs England at Bangalore on 27.02.11 and vs Netherlands at Kolkata on 18.03.11. What is interesting is that Ireland has achieved this feat in the same edition.

Netherlands and Ireland posted 300 plus runs in this game providing the 57th occasion of both the teams posting 300 plus runs in the annals of one day games.

Netherlands posted 300 plus runs and lost the match providing the 58th occasion of a team losing the match after scoring 300 plus runs.

Netherlands and Ireland posted 300 plus runs in this game providing the first occasion of both the associate teams posting 300 plus runs in the world cup.

RN ten doeschate scored 106 in this game providing the 120th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the world cup. His knock represents the fourth occasion of a Netherlands batsman scoring a hundred in the world cup. The other three occasions are – 121 by JF Kloppenburg vs Namibia at Bloemfontein on 03.03.03 : 134* by KJJ van Noortwijk vs Namibia at Bloemfontein on 03.03.03 and 119 by RN ten doeschate vs England at Nagpur on 22.02.11.

RN ten doeschate with his two hundreds in the world cup became the 27th batsman to score two or more hundreds in the world cup. He is the first Netherlands batsman to earn the distinction. He is the first associate batsman to earn the distinction.

RN ten doeschate and PW Borren added 121 runs for the fifth wicket in this game providing the 204th occasion of century partnership in the world cup. This stand also represents the 15th occasion of a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the world cup.

RN ten doeschate and PW Borren added 121 runs for the fifth wicket in this game providing the fourth occasion of century partnership by Netherland batsmen in the world cup. The other three occasions are - 114 runs partnership  for the fifth wicket between KJJ van Noortwijk and B Zuiderent vs England at Peshawar on 22.02.96 : 228 runs for the second wicket between JF Kloppenburg and KJJ van Noortwijk vs Namibia at Bloemfontein on 03.03.03 and 103* runs for the third wicket between RN ten Doeschate and B Zuiderent vs Scotland at Basseterre on 22.03.07.

This stand also represents the second occasion of a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket by Netherlands batsmen in the world cup. The first occasion was – 114 runs partnership between KJJ van Noortwijk and B Zuiderent vs England at Peshawar on 22.02.96. Thus the 121 runs stand between RN ten Doeschate and PW Borren is a record partnership for the fifth wicket by Netherlands batsmen in the world cup.

PW Borren scored 84 in this game to provide the first occasion of a Netherlands captain to score a fifty in the world cup. His knock represents the 125th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in the world cup.

RN ten Doeschate {106} and PW Borren {84} scored fifties in this game providing the 13th and 14th occasion of a Netherlands batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup.

AF Buurman, Mudassar Bukhari, PM Seelar and Adeel Raja were run out in this game swelling the number of run outs of Netherlands batsmen to 19 in the world cup.

AF Buurman, Mudassar Bukhari, PM Seelar and Adeel Raja were run out in this game providing the eleventh occasion of four or more batsmen dismissed run out in an innings in the world cup. It is the second occasion of four Netherland batsmen run out in an innings in the world cup.

Australia {04} and India {02} and Netherlands {02} are the three teams in the world cup to witness four or more batsmen dismissed run out on two or more occasions.

AF Buurman, Mudassar Bukhari, PM Seelar and Adeel Raja were run out in this game by four successive deliveries providing the very first occasion of such an occurrence in the annals of one day games and also in the world cup.

Netherlands was all out for 306 in this game losing its tenth wicket to the final delivery of its innings {49.6} providing the 15th occasion of a team all out by the last of its
innings in the world cup. It also provides the 89th such occasion in the annals of one day games.

PM Seelar and Adeel Raja were run out for zero facing one delivery providing the 140th and 141st occasion of a batsman collecting the first ball duck while being dismissed run
out in one day gmaes. It also provides the 10th and 11th occasion of such an instance in the world cup.

WB Rankin returned with figures of 1 for 74 in this game providing the 63rd occasion of a bowler conceding 70 plus runs in the world cup. His figures represent the fourth
occasion of an Ireland bowler conceding 70 plus runs in the world cup. The other three occasions are – 1 for 70 by DT Johnston vs England at Providence on 30.03.07 : 4 for 71 by KJ O’Brien vs West Indies at Mohali on 11.03.11 and 1 for 76 by DT Johnston vs South Africa at Kolkata on 15.03.11.

WTS Porterfiled and PR Sterling added 177 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the 205th occasion of a century partnership in the world cup. This stand represents the 54th occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket in the world cup.

WTS Porterfiled and PR Sterling added 177 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the third occasion of a century partnership by Ireland batsmen in the world cup. The other two occasions are – 162 for the sixth wicket between AR Cusack and KJ O’Brien vs England at Bangalore and 113 for the third wicket between WTS Porterfield and NJ O’Brien vs India at Bangalore on 06.03.11.
 

This stand represents the first occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket by Ireland batsmen in the world cup. The previous best was 92 runs between WTS Porterfield and JP Bray vs Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 15.04.07.

WTS Porterfield scored 68 in this game providing the 126th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in the world cup.

PW Borren {84} and WTS Porterfield {68} scored fifties in this game providing the tenth occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in the world cup. This feat provides the 109th occasion of such an instance in the annals of one day games.

WTS Porterfield {68} and PR Sterling {101} scored fifty and hundred in this game providing the tenth occasion of opening batsman scoring a fifty and hundred in the world cup.

PR Sterling's 101 in this game provide the 121st occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the world cup. It also provides the third occasion of an Ireland batsman scoring a hundred in the world cup.

PR Sterling's 101 in this game provide the 67th occasion of an opening batsman scoring a hundred in the world cup. It also provides the second occasion of an Ireland opening
batsman scoring a hundred in the world cup. The other occasion was – 115* by JP Bray vs Zimbabwe at Kingston on 15.03.07.
 

WTS Porterfield {68}, PR Sterling {101} and NJ O'Brien {57 not out} scored fifties in this game swelling the number of fifties scored by Ireland batsman to eleven in the world cup.

WTS Porterfield {68}, PR Sterling {101} and NJ O'Brien {57 not out} scored fifties in this game providing the 47th occasion of three or more batsmen scoring fifties in an
innings in the world cup. This is the first occasion of Ireland batsmen achieving such a feat in the world cup.

NJ O'Brien's 57 not out in this game provide the 68th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring fifty in the world cup. His knock provides the third occasion of an Ireland wicket keeper scoring a fifty in the world cup.  The other two occasions are – 72 by NJ O’Brien vs Pakistan at Kingston on 17.03.07 and 63 by NJ O’Brien vs England at Providence on 30.03.07.

RN ten Doeschate's 106 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 20th occasion of a batsman's hundred going in vain in the world cup. His knock provides the second
occasion of a Netherland’s batsman's hundred in a losing cause in the world cup. The other occasion was his own 119 vs England at Nagpur on 22.02.11.

RN ten Doeschate became the fourth batsman in the world cup to witness two hundreds in the world cup going in vain. Others are – HH Gibbs of South Africa, SB Styris of New Zealand and SR Tendulkar of India.

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