Ireland survived an inspired spell of swing bowling from Zimbabwe's Tinashe Panyangara to scrape through for a three-wicket win on the last ball of their Group B encounter in Sylhet on Monday. Panyangara (4-37), who was smashed for 18 in his first over by Stirling, also dismissed the dangerous Kevin O'Brien (17) in the 18th over and returned to bowl the final over of the innings with Ireland needing four runs for victory.
The victory means the Netherlands qualify for the Super-10 from Group B at the expense of Zimbabwe and Ireland and they will join Group One in the next round. According to Sport24, the Dutch hit a total of 19 sixes in the match, beating the previous record of 24 set by New Zealand and India at Christchurch in 2009, while Ireland hit 11 sixes, bringing the total to 30 sixes.
The Netherlands smashed the record for most sixes in an inni ngs on their way to upsetting Ireland in Sylhet on Friday, romping into the Super-10 stages in the World Twenty20. 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.
Before this, Australia had made the 18 sixes record against England at Southampton in August 2013. Netherlands and Ireland set another record after hitting the 30 sixes in innings match while Australia and India had made the 24 sixes record on May 7, 2010 in Bridgetown.