Adams and Borren pay tribute to Scottish resilience
Netherlands coach Chris Adams paid tribute to Scotland's fighting qualities as they recovered twice in the game to pull off a thrilling seven run win.
Scotland had slumped to 17 for 3 after six overs, but managed to post 148. Then when Ben Cooper's blistering start saw the Dutch race off in pursuit, Josh Davey took four wickets to bowl them out in the final over.
Adams reflected on where the game had gotten away from his team.
"Scotland got 27 in the last 2 (overs), 53 in the last 5, yet Netherlands won both powerplays, we were outstanding with the ball in the Scotland innings, 17 in the powerplay then with the bat 54.
"But there are two phases 7-15 and the death and we were outplayed comfortably in both innings by Scotland and thatís where the game was won.
"What Iíll remember from this game is the way the Scots fought so hard, they had plans, they bowled real hard at us and knew they had to bowl us out to win the game.
"We didnít get it right Ė absolutely Ė but thereís a big game tomorrow and it could mean we have to win and win well to qualify for finals day. So weíll regroup and be ready for that and hopefully put in a good performance.
"It was a shame when Ben got out, with two balls left in the powerplay, Itís a ball Ben has hit out of the ground many times and that is one of his strengths but he didnítí execute it tonight and we lost the momentum of the powerplay.
"It shifted back to a more even situation, but from a technical point of view, our upper and middle order need to work out how to play left arm spin better than in these two games, particularly the right handers because he are using up too many dot balls
"In contrast, MacLeod and Berrington played brilliantly, that partnership was the beginning of their victory. That shifted the game and they got momentum going. After our powerplay they knew they had to bowl us out and their plans shifted, they bowled more aggressively so the overriding feeling tonight is that we should give Scotland a big pat on the back with the way they played tonight.
An obviously disappointed Netherlands captain Peter Borren backed his team to bounce back from the loss.
"We should have been chasing a lot less in both (the first two) games. Is it execution with the ball, or plans or whether it is a little bit of a mental thing but both Oman and Scotland got away from us.
"I'm very disappointed. It was a very interesting game, we felt we should have won the match, so a lot of disappointment in the room but itís a pretty quick turnaround.
"Credit to Scotland, it would have been easy for them to lie down after our batting powerplay, but we contributed to them getting back in the game Ė twice. We have to show a bit of improvement on that performance."