Commentry

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Brendon McCullum has been named the Man of the Match. That's all from this game. The next game, England vs South Africa is up next.

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Three losses in three games for Netherlands but that hardly paints the true picture. Since their extra-ordinary game against Ireland, they were touted to do big but against Sri Lanka, they collapsed for 39. Then they had their real chances of a shock win against South Africa but choked in the end. Today too, they had their chances but McCullum's superb 50 ensured that the Dutch were thrown off their game.

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A comprehensive victory in the end for New Zealand. They had a bit of a problem when 56 was required off 36 balls after Ross Taylor's dismissal but McCullum's constant boundary-finding tendency ensured that the Black Caps sailed through. They would now be facing Sri Lanka for a virtual quarter-final in their next game.

18.6
2

Mudassar Bukhari to Jimmy Neesham

Finally, they go through! NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Neesham works a full ball away through mid-wicket and they rush back for the couple. Handshakes all over.

18.6
1
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Mudassar Bukhari to Jimmy Neesham

WIDE! Wide down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone. The umpire signals a wide.

18.5
0

Mudassar Bukhari to Jimmy Neesham

Short and wide outside off, a mistimed shot to cover.

18.4
2

Mudassar Bukhari to Jimmy Neesham

Full ball, Neesham drives it through mid on for a couple.

18.3
0

Mudassar Bukhari to Jimmy Neesham

Short ball outside off, punched away to cover.

18.2
1

Mudassar Bukhari to Corey Anderson

Full ball outside off, driven through mid off. Another easy single.

18.1
1

Mudassar Bukhari to Jimmy Neesham

Length outside off, pushed through covers for an easy single.

17.6
0

Ahsan Malik to Corey Anderson

Pitched up delivery outside off, driven to cover.

17.5
1

Ahsan Malik to Jimmy Neesham

Full ball, tucked away through mid-wicket again for one easy single.

17.4
1

Ahsan Malik to Corey Anderson

Length delivery, heaved away through mid-wicket for a single.

17.3
1

Ahsan Malik to Jimmy Neesham

Full length just wide, driven through mid off for a single.

17.2
1

Ahsan Malik to Corey Anderson

On a good length, tapped away past point for one.

17.1
6

Ahsan Malik to Corey Anderson

SIX! HUGEEEE HIT! A full length delivery on middle and off, Anderson gets under it and goes bang over mid-wicket. Top-tier stuff this.

16.6
1

Timm van der Gugten to Corey Anderson

A very full ball, lofted down to long on for a single.

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Jimmy Neesham now walks in.

16.5
W

Timm van der Gugten to Brendon McCullum

OUT! Good catch but little too late? McCullum wants to finish this over on a high but only sends up a length ball high up after charging down. Bukhari charges in from the cover fence and takes it well.

16.4
4

Timm van der Gugten to Brendon McCullum

FOUR! In the gap! Short of a length, McCullum slashes it away in the gap past point.

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