Scotland beat Netherlands by 7 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 | 0

Finally Scotland got their first victory in Tri Nation series. Scotland beat Netherlands by 7 wickets in the first meeting against the local team. Local team Netherlands started the tournament as the favourite and they went close to the title. They just needed one more victory to secure the tri nation trophy but at the first meeting, Scotland beat them. Still, team Dutch has a chance to win the series. They have 2nd match left against Scotland. By winning the match, they can secure the title.

Scotland beat Netherlands by 7 wickets

Netherlands arranged the Tri Nation tournament in their home venue where Ireland and Scotland were the two guest teams. Dutch started the tournament by playing against Ireland where Scotland was busy with another schedule. Recently team Ireland is going to visit India and so, they have taken the tournament as the preparation matches. They did not good there and home team Netherlands won first two matches against Ireland. As stated by the schedule, each team will play against the same opponent twice times where the most winners will be declared as the title winner.

The match between Scotland and Netherlands was the 3rd match of both teams where earlier, Netherlands won twice and Scotland won none. So, Dutch was ahead of Scottish team but it did not work. They failed to manage the victory against Scotland.

It was the 5th match of the tournament which took place in 19th June, 2018 at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen. Scotland simply dominated the match considering the result. They beat Dutch by seven wickets. Earlier in 17th June, 2018 Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat first.

In the tournament, the toss winning team decided to bat first and most of the cases first batting team won the match. So, the decision of Netherlands was very good. Visse and O’Dowd started the innings for Dutch. Openers jointly added 43 runs where Visee scored 25 runs and O’Dowd scored 31 runs so far. Later, Barresi came and joined with Cooper and Zulfiqar. Cooper scored 22 runs and Zulfiqar scored 8 runs so far. But, Barresi remained not out with 53 runs so far. His score was the highest for the team. By playing 20 overs team Netherlands scored 160 runs by losing six wickets so far. Evans took two wickets for Scotland respectively.

Openers of Scotland played good. They jointly added 74 runs where Munsey scored 46 runs and Coetzer scored 42 runs so far. Berrington and Budge left the ground with victory. Berrington scored 49 runs highest for Scotland. In 17.4 overs team Scotland made the chase successful.

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