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Netherlands restricts Ireland to 332

John Anderson stars with the bat, hitting 127, while debutant Daniel Doram returns five-wicket haul

Netherlands restricts Ireland to 332 - Cricket News
Ireland captain scored scored 48 runs of 63 balls.
Helped along by a maiden century from John Anderson, Ireland finished the first day of its four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Netherlands on Monday (July 1) on 332 all out. 
After winning the toss, Ireland opted to bat in overcast conditions at the Sportpark Het Schootsveld cricket ground in Deventer. Ireland started slowly and lost its first wicket on 32 when Tom Cooper bowled Andrew Balbirnie for 24 in the 15th over.
After that, Ireland lost wickets at regular intervals and the biggest partnership – of 89 runs – was stitched together by Anderson, who played a patient innings of 127 runs in 310 balls, and Kevin O’Brien, who supported Anderson in rebuilding the innings after the first three wickets had fallen for 115 runs. Anderson and John Mooney then collaborated in a 65-run stand for the sixth wicket.
Anderson scored his century in 246 balls with the help of five fours and one six after being dropped on 98 when he attempted a cross-batted heave and top edged the ball, which clipped wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi’s gloves. Eric Szwarzcynski then dropped Anderson again on 111. Barresi put down another chance, this time off Mooney, before Anderson finally fell to Lesley Stokkers.
Debutant Daniel Doram, a left-arm orthodox spinner, returned a five-wicket haul in his 23 overs. Doram picked up the wickets of James Shannon, who scored 20, the important wicket of Kevin O’Brien who looked in good touch for his 48, Stuart Thompson, Trent Johnston and George Dockrell.
Brief Scores: Ireland 332 in 114.5 overs vs Netherlands.  (John Anderson 127, John Mooney 63, Kevin O’Brien 48; Daniel Doram 5/82)

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