Netherlands registers win in second match as well
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 1:04 AM
Netherlands completed its second win in two days over visiting Kenya side at the Sportpark Westvliet, Voorburg
Netherlands prevailed by four wickets over the visitors thereby following up on a two-wicket win over the same opposition on Monday.
Kenya chose to bat first and posted a modest 184 for eight in its 50 overs. The key contributors for Kenya were Rakep Patel (40), skipper Colins Obuya (54: 99b, 3x4).
Kenya had slipped to 70 for three but Obuya steadied the innings in the company of Tanmay Mishra with a 71-run fourth wicket stand. Thereafter Kenya lost momentum lost wickets at regular intervals.
For Netherlands, Mudassar Bukhari (3-50) and Tim Gruijters (2-37) were the best bowlers on view.
In the chase, Netherlands slipped from 58 for no loss to 66 for three. Stephan Myburgh (56: 74b, 7x4, 2x6) revived the innings. After Myburgh's departure it was left to wicketkeeper Wesley Barrsi (67: 86b, 3x4, 3x6) to steady the innings.
Barresi shared a 77-run fifth wicket stand with skipper Peter Borren to put Netherlands in firm control. In the end Netherlands romped home with four wickets to spare. Netherlands ended at 187 for eight in 45 overs.
For Kenya, Lucas Oluoch (2-38) and Dominic Wesonga (2-28) shared the wickets.