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Monday, February 28, 2011

Kemar Roach Guided West Indies to a Commanding Win over Netherlands

Pacer Kemar Roach’s six wickets including a hat-trick guided West Indies to a 215-run victory in a group match of the World Cup Cricket 2011 in Delhi on Monday.

Winning the toss Netherlands sent West Indies to bat first. The Caribbean side put 330 runs on the scoreboard losing 8 wickets after 50 overs thanks to three half-centuries from Chris Gayle, Devon Smith and Kieron Pollard. In reply, Netherlands got all out for 115 runs after 31.3 overs with Roach finishing 6 for 27.

West Indies got a good start as the two openers- Smith and Gayle- brought 100 runs in the opening partnership. Gayle scored 80 runs, while Smith got out for 53. Pollard then played a blistering innings of 60 off just 27 balls, hitting five 4s and four 6s. Seelar took 3 wickets for the Dutch side.

Except Tom Cooper, who scored 55 off 72 balls, no other Canadian batsmen showed any resistance against the Caribbean bowlers. Besides Roach’s 6 wickets, Benn also picked up 3 wickets for West Indies.

Kemar Roach got the man of the match award for his match winning bowling performance.

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