Published On: Mon, Mar 31st, 2014


New Zealand won by 6 wickets.

Toss New Zealand, who chose to field

Player of the match BB McCullum (New Zealand)

Umpires Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)

TV umpire SJ Davis (Australia)

Match referee DC Boon (Australia)

Reserve umpire RJ Tucker (Australia)

New Zealand meet Netherlands in a  crucial Group 1 encounter at Chittagong in ICC World T20 2014. In a see-saw battle against South Africa, New Zealand lost their last game. On the other end of the spectrum, Netherlands too suffered the same fate against South Africa in a close encounter that went all the way.

Netherlands came very close to defeating South Africa but they didn’t and that leaves them out of the tournament. All the Dutch can do now is to spoil New Zealand’s chances at the cup.

With things boiling down to the net run rate, The Kiwis need a big win against the Dutch to go from 2 points to 4 points and be at par with Sri Lanka whom they face in their last match before the semi-finals.

Both, New Zealand and Netherland have had dismal batting performances which they will have to improve to make a difference in the fate of the match.Netherlands has a lot to lose if they exit the tournament without a single win against the big teams.

New Zealand have won the toss and have opted to field, and this decision become good for the team and they won the match by 6 wickets.

Netherland scores 151/4 in 20 overs but New Zealand achived it with in 20 overs .

Brendon McCullum: ‘We are focussed. We are respectful of these guys but we have a squad that can be quite competitive. The wicket may hold up, looking at the strength of their bowling. They are suited to this pitch. There will not be intense dew but it will slide on later in the innings. Tim Southee misses out and so does Munro. Boult and Neesham come in.’

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