Netherlands v Eire ODI sequence: Irish overwhelmed by hosts in Utretch decider

Ireland's George Dockrell sends the ball flying as he compiled 40 runs in the final ODI in Utretch


Ireland’s George Dockrell sends the ball flying as he compiled 40 runs in the final ODI in Utretch
Ireland 163 (49.2 overs): Tector 58, Dockrell 40; Klaassen 3-23
Netherlands 166-6 (45.5 overs): Myburgh 74, O’Dowd 36; Singh 3-29
Netherlands won by four wickets
Scorecard

Ireland went down to a 2-1 series defeat against the Netherlands after losing Monday’s final game by four wickets in Utretch.

The tourists slipped to 28-3 before Harry Tector (58) and George Dockrell (40) put on an 89-run partnership.

But the last seven wickets fell for just 46 as the Irish were dismissed for a disappointing 163.

Netherlands openers Stephan Myburgh and Max O’Dowd (36) set the foundation for a comfortable win as they made 166-6.

It leaves the Irish with just two wins from their opening nine World Cup Super League matches, with hopes fading of making the 2023 tournament in India.

The hosts won the opener before Ireland levelled thanks to half-centuries from captain Andrew Balbirnie and opener Paul Stirling.

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