The Netherlands made it two wins from two after beating hosts Oman by eight wickets in a textbook run chase in Muscat.

Chasing a potentially tricky 167 for victory, once again Tobias Visee provided the early impetus as he and Stefan Myburgh laid the foundations with an opening stand of 80 in just nine overs.

They were helped by another poor fielding display by Oman, whose fielders spilled three clear opportunities from Visee, and from then on were always playing catch up.

Visee clubbed three sixes and fours in an eventful 44 from just 24 balls, with a range of strokes - some more orthodox than others - and he is quickly establishing himself as a vital cog in Ryan Campbell's well oiled T20 Orange Machine.

The experienced Myburgh provided solidity and stability in a measured 34, but both he and Visee went in quick succession, there was still work to be done.

Ben Cooper and Ryan ten Doeschate finished the job with some clinical batting as they shared a third wicket stand of 78 in nine overs to seal the win with seven balls remaining.

The pair never allowed the rate to climb out of control, seemingly finding boundaries at will, although once again helped by some naivety in the Omani field placing.

Cooper's third international T20 half century came from 34 balls and contained five fours - three consecutively - and one maximum.

Ten Doeschate cleared the ropes twice and also hit two fours in his unbeaten 32 from just 19 balls.

Oman had overcome a slow start and early wickets to give themselves hope with a challenging total,

Fred Klaasen (1-26) and Roelof van der Merwe (2-14) reduced Oman to just 46 for 2 at the half-way mark.

Half centuries from Jatinder Singh (63) and Khurram Nawaz (58) saw the pair add 89 in 9 overs, and that allied to a late cameo from Naseem Khushi (28* from 11 balls) saw them make 166 for 4.

The recalled Paul van Meekeren and Shane Snater along with skipper Pieter Seelaar come in for some punishment, but in the end it was all academic as the batting fired.

The Netherlands will be crowned champions if they win their final game on Sunday against Ireland at the same venue.


OMAN 166/4 (20 overs; J Singh 63, K Nawaz 58, N Khushi 28*; R van der Merwe 2-14)

THE NETHERLANDS 167/2 (18.5 overs; B Cooper 50, T Visee 44, S Myburgh 34, R ten Doeschate 32*).