Scotland remain unbeaten with win over hosts
Scotland have won a low scoring contest against hosts the Netherlands at VOC Cricket Club in Rotterdam today.
Batting first after winning the toss, the Dutch started slowly but steadily with Rahil Ahmed and Mahesh Hans putting on 35 for the opening wicket. The dismissal of Hans sparked something of a collapse as they went from 35-0 to 56-5 in nine overs, Nick Farrar taking four of the wickets to fall.
Asad Zulfiqar top scored with 24 down the order, but he and Ahmed were the only batsmen to go past 20 and the hosts were dismissed for 139, one ball short of their full quota of fifty overs.
The run chase should have been a simple one for Scotland, but they seemed to be doing their best to avoid recording a second win. Zander Muir was the only one of their batsman to make a significant contribution, and the wickets were falling around him.
Muir and Gavin Main shared in a 31 run partnership for the seventh wicket to swing the game back Scotland's way, but Scotland got a little scare when the Netherlands took two wickets in two balls in the 46th over.
Muir held his nerve though and hit the winning four to secure a two wicket win and ensure that Scotland go into the rest day top of the table as the only unbeaten team.
Scotland will play Denmark on Monday, whilst the Netherlands will hope to bounce back with a win over Jersey.