The Netherlands made it two from two in the Nepal T20I tri-series today in Kirtipur against Namibia thanks to a Dutch record score of 135 by Michael Levitt.

Levitt opened the batting with Max O'Dowd after Dutch captain Scott Edwards won the toss and chose to bat first, with O'Dowd falling for five in the third over of the innings. Joined by Sybrand Engelbrecht, the pair put on 193 for the second wicket, a record for men's T20Is, with Levitt smashing 135 from just 62 balls, a record for the Netherlands and the third highest by any associate player.

Levitt was the first of the pair to be dismissed, in the 18th over, whilst Engelbrecht lasted until the final over, scoring 75 from 40 balls. Teja Nidamanuru came in during the 19th over and hit his first three balls for six before being run out from the delivery after Engelbrecht fell,

The final total for the Netherlands was 247-5, their highest total in T20Is. Ruben Trumpelmann was the pick of the Namibian bowlers with 2-46, whilst Ben Shikongo bowled relatively economically amidst all the carnage, conceding 28 from his four overs.

Namibia lost both openers cheaply in their reply, and were never really in contention to chase it down. They did bat out their overs, with Jan Frylinck scoring 42 from 27 balls and Zane Green an unbeaten 42 from just 20. All six Dutch bowlers used took a wicket, two of them by Timm van der Gugten as they kept their opponents to 188-7, winning by 59 runs.

The tri-series continues tomorrow with Nepal playing Namibia, whilst the Dutch next play on Saturday, also against the hosts.