The 2014 T20 World Cup match between Ireland and The Netherlands produced one of the most amazing run chases in history. It was the final group game with Ireland needing a win to progress, while the Dutch needed not only to win, but do so by a considerable margin to knock out both the Irish and Zimbabwe.

Another six hit by Stephan MyburghAnother six hit by Stephan Myburgh

That possibility looked a remote one as Andrew Poynter and Kevin O'Brien's century stand from just 44 balls propelled Ireland to what looked a daunting 189 for 4. To qualify, The Netherlands would have to chase the target in 14.2 overs to progress, what seemed a highly unlikely prospect.

However, in a quite remarkable display of sustained brutal power, Stephan Myburgh and Peter Borren smashed 91 runs in the power-play. Myburgh's assault on Andy McBrine saw four sixes in just the second over and from the Netherlands juggernaut was up and running.

The Dutch players celebrate a memorable victoryThe Dutch players celebrate a memorable victory

Borren (31 from 14 balls) and Myburgh (63 from 23; 4 fours, 7 sixes) fell in quick succession, but there was no respite for the beleaguered Irish attack. Wesley Barresi and Tom Cooper kept them up with the rate, with the latter bludgeoning six sixes in his 45 from just 15 balls.

When Barresi (40 from 22 balls) struck the winning boundary, they had passed the Irish target in just 13.5 overs to make the tournament proper.

Stephan Myburgh receives the Man of the Match awardStephan Myburgh receives the Man of the Match award

Even now six years on, it still is a head shaking achievement to reflect upon. In 2015 they would share the T20 WCQ trophy with Scotland, while in 2019 they would beat Papua New Guinea to claim the trophy outright as they continue to have a side ideally suited to the shortest format.