1st playoff : Mighty Netherlands defeat USA by 9 Wickets – Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2019

Top Performers:

1) Nadia Gruny – The opener of the USA team scored a calculative Half-century consisting of 53 runs including 6 fours helped the USA to set a target of 91.

2) Denise Dan Deventer –  Another opener had a good day with the bat as she played a responsible inning of 38 runs including 2 fours, helped the Netherlands to chase the target with ease.

3) Silver Siegers – The young 19 years Bowler from Haarlem bowled an amazing spell of 2 for 10 for the Netherlands in 4 overs.

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As Openers shine, Netherlands won over the USA by 9 wickets at Arbroath on Thursday.

Winning the toss, The USA team opted to bat on a decent batting surface, they didn’t have a great start as one of the openers Erica Rendler departed for 0. Good that another opener took the responsibility and scored a half-century, Gruny scored 53 runs in 60 balls including 6 boundaries. No other batters did not contribute much, all credits to the excellent bowling by Heather and Silver Siegers who did a good job with a bowl, picking up a couple of wickets each. The USA ended up the inning at 90 for 4 in 20 overs.

Chasing the target, the Netherlands did not have to struggle much, they chased the target with ease as to both the openers played a decent inning of 30 plus which helped them to seal the game within 18 overs. Kallis scored 31 and her partner Deventer scored 38, which made the chase a cakewalk. In the end, the Netherlands won by 9 wickets.

Brief score: The USA 90 for 4 (Nadia Gruny 53, Heather Siegers 2 for 10) lost to The Netherlands 91 for 1 ( Deventer 38, Akshatha 1 for 21) by 9 wickets.

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