Netherlands outshine Denmark at Twenty/Twenty
Instead of playing another ODI match it was agreed beforehand at The Netherlands request to play two 20 over matches as part of the Dutch preparations. Denmark however have nothing to prepare for at this level so the matches were no more than match practice. Denmark were more under strength than the day before and this was apparent in the bowling department as the Dutch batsmen made meat out of the Dansih bowling.
In the first match Denmark batted first. Yesterday's centurion Frederik Klokker didn't continue where he left off but got himself out caught at mid off with 16 on the board. His partner Troels Thogersen, however, felt like a fish in the lake and kept the scoreboard ticking with Carsten Pedersen. The middle order all made contributions but it was Rizwan Mamoood who added some momentum towards the end with a couple of sixes. With 153 on the board the Danes knew it was not enough on a fast outfield. And right they were as Burkhari (58) and Schoonheim (47) dominated the proceedings with some lusty blows making no doubt that the Dutch would win. The margin being 6 wickets.
The domination in batting continued in the second match even more so, as the Danes lacked experience containing batsmen scoring boundaries. Peter Borren led the way with 88 hitting 7 sixes. This was something the Danes couldn't emulate when they batted - scoring plenty of boundaries. Tim de Groot joined in with 60 and M van Ierschot with 40. The Dutch amassed 239 off their 20 overs which was beyond the Danes and they knew it. Denmark did their best with Michael Pedersen showing how to play the leg clip - a very effective shot that gave Michael several boundaries in his 94 not out but partners Mahmood and M. Hedegaard were unable to get the ball away thanks to effective bowling. However the Dutch let themselves down by dropping at least two sitters of catches. Their fielding on both days needs improving. Denmark scored 182 for 2 in the 20 overs giving the Dutch a win by 57 runs.