IRE vs NED [WATCH]: Harry Tector, Gareth Delany & George Dockrell team up to execute a vital boundary save

May 20, 2024

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In a gripping encounter at Sportpark Westvliet in The Hague, Ireland clinched a nail-biting win against hosts the Netherlands by a mere one run in the ongoing Tri-Nation series. The match, filled with thrilling moments, saw Ireland narrowly edge out the Dutch side in a contest that went down to the wire.

Crucial boundary save by Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, and George Dockrell

One of the game’s pivotal moments was an extraordinary fielding effort by Irish players Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, and George Dockrell. In the opening over of the Dutch innings, chasing a target of 151, Netherlands opener Michael Levitt faced a back-of-length delivery from Mark Adair. Levitt’s powerful strike seemed certain to result in a boundary.

However, the Irish trio’s teamwork thwarted this. Tector sprinted and dived, managing to flick the ball back into play just inches from the rope. Delany, positioned nearby, quickly volleyed the ball further into the field, where Dockrell, stationed deep, seized it and made a swift throw, limiting Levitt to a single. This remarkable sequence of fielding not only demonstrated their athleticism and coordination but also proved to be a game-changing moment.

Here is the video:

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Also READ: Netherlands, Ireland & Scotland, T20I Tri-Series – Date, Match Time, Venue, Squads, Broadcast and Live Streaming details

Mark Adair shines as Ireland hold nerve

Ireland’s victory was secured as the Netherlands finished their innings at 149/8, just two runs short of the target. Adair, whose all-round performance was instrumental, was named Player of the Match. He scored a crucial 49 runs off 24 balls and took two vital wickets for 34 runs, underpinning Ireland’s narrow win.

Notably, this series serves as a vital preparation for all three teams (Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland) as they get ready for the T20 Men’s World Cup in June, for which they have all qualified.

Also READ: Netherlands make notable omissions in their 15-man T20 World Cup 2024

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