WT20: Netherlands reach Super 10 stage
Netherlands on Friday progressed to the Super 10 stage of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 after topping Group B in the first round, a group that also included Ireland, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Zimbabwe.
Netherlands opened the tournament on Mar 17 with a six-wickets victory over the UAE before losing to Zimbabwe by five wickets.
However, it bounced back to record a convincing six-wickets victory over Ireland in the crucial final match of the first round.
The victory meant the Netherlands finished on equal points alongside Ireland and Zimbabwe, but progressed to the Super 10 stage due to its superior net run-rate.
Netherlands now joins Sri Lanka, South Africa, England and New Zealand in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage. Group 1 matches will start at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Saturday.
Netherlands will play its opening Super 10 stage match against Sri Lanka on Monday, Mar 24, while its remaining matches will be against South Africa on Thursday, Mar 27, New Zealand on Mar 29 and England on Mar 31.
On Thursday, host Bangladesh joined defending ICC World Twenty20 champion West Indies, former champions India and Pakistan, and Australia in Group 2 of the Super 10 stage.
Group 2 matches started on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
(Posted on 21-03-2014)