You really can’t. We let ourselves down there. I cannot see us scoring 375 and losing the game. Credit to Netherlands for chasing that down. Cricket is not played in one half. We knew we had to bowl well but I always thought 375 would be enough. We definitely need to learn from this. (On going into the Super Six with zero points) We know what we have to do now. It is an unfortunate situation we have put ourselves in but it is what it is.
(On the final few moments) I suppose it is still soaking in. I do not think I will ever play in a better game than this. I thought they batted sensationally. (On the score) Sixty runs more than we have ever hit. But the belief we have in this group and the way we have been playing cricket, we knew we had to bat well and that innings from Teja there and what Logan did at the end, pretty special. Well deserved (victory).
(On the running between the wickets) I think it is probably one thing we pride ourselves on. We have worked on being super fit so that we can keep doing that. (On the Super Over) Logan was in a bit of a trance there. I was just trying to keep him calm. He just had his head down and he was smacking them for sixes. (What this win means to the group) We knew this was going to be a massive game for us. We will enjoy this game and we will be ready in a few days. (Best game of cricket?) Yeah, comfortably.
Logan van Beek, Player of the Match:
(On the last hour of the game) I do not really know, I cannot really explain it at the moment. We wanted to do something special. To watch Scotty and Teja out there, the more they batted, the more we believed. I have been playing for a long time. The amount of games I have lost from those situations, it was just satisfying to get across the line. I just backed my skill – if you miss, I am going to hit it.
I was pretty disappointed with the last ball that I chunked it to mid on. Thankful that I got a little bit of redemption. (On his approach when he came out to bat) I thought I wanted to give myself a chance and when that 49th over came, I wanted to go after it. (On the importance of the win) Massive. The culture that we have built and the learnings we have taken through the last 18-19 months. Now we have a chance to go to the World Cup in India and that is really huge.
West Indies vs Netherlands Highlights today, Monday 26-6-2023. 18th Match, Group A, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier, Takashinga Sports Club, Highfield, Harare.
Toss: Netherlands chose to field.
West Indies team: Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope (c)†, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph.
Netherlands team: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c)†, Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Clayton Floyd, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 5
West Indies Won: 5
Netherlands Won: 0
West Indies ODI Rankings: 10th
Netherlands ODI Rankings: 17th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
West Indies LWWWW
Match Timings: 7:00 AM GMT | 9:00 AM Local
Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal, Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee – Graeme Labrooy
Reserve Umpire – Roly Black
Match number – ODI no. 4602