The third and the final ODI of the three-match series will be played on August 26 at the Sportpark Westvliet in The Hague and it will start at 2.30PM IST. Ireland have taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series.
In the second ODI, batting first, Ireland posted a mammoth score of 337/8 in 50 overs, riding on twin centuries from Leah Paul and captain Laura Delany. On the other hand, for Netherlands, Iris Zwilling and Frederique Overdijk were the most successful bowlers as they scalped two wickets apiece. In reply, Netherlands were bowled out for 127 in 33.2 overs, losing the match by 210 runs. Annemijn van Beuge top scored with 26 off 58. For Ireland, Cara Murray wreaked havoc with the ball picking up a fifer.
Ireland and Netherlands have played 24 ODIs against each other, with Ireland winning 22 and Netherlands winning two.
Ireland: Laura Delany (c), Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Kate McEvoy, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Mary Waldron (wk)
Netherlands: Babette de Leede (c), Gwen Bloemen, Caroline de Lange, Eva Lynch, Phebe Molkenboer, Frederique Overdijk, Juliët Post, Robine Rijke, Silver Siegers, Annemijn Thomson, Annemijn van Beuge, Isabel van der Woning, Robyn van Oosterom, Jolien van Vliet (wk), Iris Zwilling, Mikkie Zwilling
Players to watch out for
The wily leg spinner from Ireland was the pick of the bowlers in the second ODI against Netherlands. She claimed 39/5 in 10 overs, picking up her maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs. She rattled the opposition with her consistent lines and lengths. She exhibited good control and spun the web to entangle the batters.
The left-handed opening batter of Ireland smashed a delectable century in the second ODI against Netherlands. She scored 137 runs off 138 balls, including 15 boundaries to register her first century in ODIs. She was there in the middle for 48 overs and guided her team to a humongous score of 337.
Annemijn van Beuge:
The right-handed opening batter of Netherlands top scored with 26 runs off 58 balls in the second ODI against Ireland. She laid a solid foundation for the run chase and was there in the middle till the 20th over. She showed great match temperament and played some good-looking shots in her innings.
The right arm speedster from Netherlands, who opened the bowling in the second ODI against Ireland scalped 59/2 in 10 overs. She was one of the most successful bowlers alongside Frederique Overdijk. Zwilling bowled well with the new ball and also at the death. She picked up both her wickets in the 49th over.
This will be the first women’s ODI that will be played at this venue. However, the ground has hosted six men’s ODIs between 2010 and 2011. The teams batting first have won one and the teams batting second have won five matches. The average first innings score is 200 and the average second innings score is 180. Expect a hard new surface which will offer plenty of runs.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy and not as warm but humid with a thunderstorm in spots. The maximum temperature attained during the day could be 21 degrees Celsius. The expected cloud cover is 76 percent and chance of rain is 40 percent. The wind will blow from the north.
Fantasy Playing XI
Babette de Leede, Gaby Lewis, Frederique Overdijk, Amy Hunter, Iris Zwilling, Laura Delany, Leah Paul, Annemijn van Beuge, Cara Murray, Rachel Delaney, Silver Siegers
Date: August 26, 2022
Time: 2.30 PM IST
Venue: Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague
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