Smits elated after sensational win
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:J Smits
Event:ICC World Twenty20 2009

DateLine: 6th June 2009

 

Holland skipper Jeroen Smits was elated and hailed the greatest day in his country's cricket history.

 

Smits was also intent on buying a big round of drinks to celebrate victory over England.

 

"This result speaks for itself, doesn't it?"

 

Smits used up his $100 daily allowance for the tournament on Friday night at the bar after his team - most of whom are on unpaid leave from their day jobs - scrambled a last-ball win to shock the hosts at Lord's.

 

Prior to the tournament, Holland skipper had argued the case for Holland's inclusion in English domestic limited-overs competitions.

 

"This result speaks for itself, doesn't it?" said wicketkeeper Smits. "It's a huge victory.

 

"Without doubt, the biggest day in Dutch cricket history, and now we are looking to qualify for the Super Eights and maybe the semi-finals. We will all have to get more time away from work - it will cost us a lot of money - but I would love to take some days off."