Rambaldo stars as Dutch claim spot in semis
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 11:55 AM
A captain's performance from Helmien Rambaldo helped The Netherlands claim their spot in the semi-final of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier as they defeated Bermuda by 196 runs.
Rambaldo's 59, scored at more than a run a ball, earned her the Player of the Match Award and helped her side on their way to a total of 283-8 in their 50 overs, although it was extras (94) which was the top scorer after an incredible 81 wides.
And although Bermuda improved on their total of 13 all out against South Africa, they could only manage 85 all out in their innings with Annemarie Tanke the pick of the bowlers with 3-18.
The Netherlands face South Africa on Thursday, in a match with full ODI status, to decide who will top the pool and probably face a semi-final against Ireland or Zimbabwe