Day two of the European leg of T20 World Cup qualifying ended with the Netherlands in first place heading into the rest day, ahead of Scotland on net run rate. But with Scotland still to play the two weakest sides in the tournament and having beaten Ireland today, it seems unlikely that the Dutch will remain there come the end of the tournament. Stranger things have happened though!

After two matches on the opening day, the Dutch only had one today, coming up against Germany. Put into bat, their innings proceeded at a snail's pace in the first half, with the score on 24-1 when drinks were taken after the tenth over.

The run rate picked up - relatively speaking - in the second half of their innings and they finished on 71-6 on the back of Christina Gough's 34. That total was unlikely to trouble the more experienced Dutch though, and they completed a seven wicket win with five overs to spare. Babette de Leede - niece of Dutch legend Tim - top scored with 32.

The Germans had an easier time of it earlier in the day when they took on France. The French batted first after winning the toss but were bowled out for just 45. Only one batter reached double figures whilst extras was the top scorer with 19. Bianca Loch was the pick of the bowlers with 3-12. Germany chased down their target in 9.3 overs to complete an easy nine wicket win.

Tomorrow is a rest day in La Manga and the tournament will resume on Sunday. Ireland will look to bounce back from their loss to Scotland today when they take on France whilst Scotland will have a chance to go top of the table when they take on Germany.