June 7, 2008

Denmark

Back-to-back twenty20 wins for Netherlands

Martin Williamson

Netherlands won Friday’s back-to-back Twenty20 internationals against Denmark. The games, which replaced a planned ODI, were agreed to assist the Dutch in their preparations for August’s Associates Twenty20 competition in Ireland.

In the first game, Denmark made a reasonable 153 but Netherlands eased home by six wickets.

Netherlands batted first in the second match and exploited a weak Danish attack to plunder 239, Peter Borren leading the charge with 88, with stout support from Tim de Groot (60). Michael Pedersen held Denmark’s reply together with an unbeaten 94 but they managed only 182 for 2, losing by 57 runs.

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Posted by Simon Butler on (June 8, 2008, 7:00 GMT)

That is an impressive win in the second game for the Netherlands. I can really see them making the next step to test cricket in the next few years. despite a few in consistent performances, they have grown a lot in the last two years.

Posted by josh gibson on (June 7, 2008, 11:44 GMT)

Were these matches proper t20 internationals.

ED: They are not considered in international Twenty20 records as they were between two Associate countries.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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