Doeschate, Borren power Netherlands to 306 against Ireland

March 18th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fluent century while Peter Borren hit 84 to propel the Netherlands to 306 against Ireland in a Group B match here Friday.

Doeschate (106) and Netherlands captain Borren were involved in a 121-run stand for the fifth wicket after the team was reduced to 113/4.

It was Doeschate’s second century in this World Cup, having struck 119 against England in the Netherlands’ first match.

Put in to bat, Netherlands’ opener Wesley Barresi had to leave the field in the second over after receving a blow on the back of the head by a return throw from Kevin O’Brien.

Barresi batted for a while before deciding to go out.

Eric Szwarczynski (1) and Tom Cooper (5) left early and Netherlands were soon two wickets down for 12 runs.

Doeschate and Alexei Kervezee then put on 41 runs for the third wicket before John Mooney (2-59) removed Kervezee.

Barresi (44) then returned and added 60 runs with Doeschate.

Doeschate and Borren then joined hands for a splendid partnership. The two played their strokes freely even as Ireland seamers got good bounce from the wicket.

Doeschate hit 13 fours and one six while Borren hit 10 fours. The partnership was broken when Mooney dismissed Doeschate, who came down the track to clear the long off, but was caught by Kevin.

Atse Buurman made 26 with the help of four boundaries to take Netherlands past 300.

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