July 3, 2010

Scotland vs Netherlands

ICC World Cricket League started from 1st of July 2010 in Netherlands. In the opening match, Netherlands played against the Scotland at Sportpark Westvliet, Voorburg, NED. Canada won the toss & elected to bat first.

Netherlands lost its first wicket in the 8th delivery of the innings. Fall of their first wicket impacted them a lot, as their run rate was very low. Just before the fall of their second wicket, Netherlands had scored only 69 runs from 21 overs. After the loss of their second wicket, they somehow managed to come back into the track and recovered a bit. They utilised all 50 overs and had put up a total score of 234 runs loosing only 6 wickets. Teams top scorer was Tom Cooper who had scored 87 runs from 130 deliveries.

Scotland needed just 235 runs from 50 overs to win their opening match. Scotland right from the start kept on loosing wickets. They lost wickets in regular intervals, but the asking rate was following the required run rate. By 49.5 overs, Scotland scored 235 runs and won the match by just 1 wicket and a ball remaining. It turned out to be a tough and a close chase for them. At the end, it was the Scotland who were victorious. Teams top scorer was Moneeb Iqbal. Man of the match award went to Tom Cooper for his 87 runs.

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