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Cricket: Netherlands oust Ireland in sixes feast

Published on Mar 21, 2014 9:47 PM
 

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AFP) - The Netherlands smashed the record for most sixes in an innings on their way to upsetting Ireland in Sylhet on Friday, romping into the Super-10 stage in the World Twenty20.

Wesley Barresi hit Tim Murtagh over mid-wicket for the 19th six of the innings to seal an emphatic six-wicket win as the Dutch chased down a daunting 190-run target in just 13.5 overs.

Their rampaging victory means they qualify for the Super-10 from Group B at the expense of more fancied Zimbabwe and Ireland. They join Group One in the next round.

In all, 30 sixes were hit in the match, beating the previous record of 24 set by New Zealand and India at Christchurch in 2009.

 
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