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Netherlands tri-series with Ireland and Scotland – Series digest

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Vivian Kingma was at his lethal best with the new ball against Scotland © Getty

May 18

Kingma, van Beek make short work of Scotland

Netherlands rode on star performances from Vivian Kingma (4-21) and Logan van Beek (3-18) as they outplayed Scotland by 41 runs in the opening game of the tri-series also featuring Ireland in The Hague on Saturday (May 18). Chasing a competitive target of 168 for victory, Scotland’s innings were rattled from the get-go as Kingma got the new ball to talk as he sliced through the top order with van Beek to have the visitors at 16/3. There was a counterattacking 66-run stand between Richie Berrington (39 off 29) and Matthew Cross (49 off 32) but once the partnership was broken, it was a procession of wickets again for the Scots.

Barring Berrington and Cross, none of the batters got to double digits. Apart from Kingma and van Beek, Aryan Dutt (0-20) was the standout bowler for the Dutch as he kept things extremely tight in the powerplay. Earlier on, Netherlands got to a strong total on the back of a reasonably collective batting effort. The tone was set by a 68-run opening stand between Michael Levitt (43 off 31) and Max ODowd (30 off 30) as Netherlands managed a strong foundation to their innings. Breezy knocks from Vikramjit Singh (39 off 18) and Teja Nidanamuru (19 off 10) ensured that the finishing act didn’t dip, although the home side would have initially targeted a 175-plus total with the way they started.

Brief scores: Netherlands 167/8 in 20 overs (Michael Levitt 43, Vikramjit Singh 39; Gavin Main 2-26) beat Scotland 126 in 18.1 overs (Matthew Cross 49; Vivian Kingma 4-21, Logan van Beek 3-18) by 41 runs

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