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August 18, 2011
Netherlands Women 246 for 3 (Rambaldo 106*, Salomons 71) beat Scotland Women 152 (Kasperek 40) by 94 runs
Netherlands Women secured their place at the top of the points table with two wins out of two games in the Women's European Championship, beating the winless Scotland Women comprehensively by 94 runs in Utrecht.
After choosing to bat, Netherlands lost opener Miranda Veringmeier cheaply, but a 151-run partnership between Helmien Rambaldo and Caroline Salomons got the innings firmly back on track. Salomons was run out for a patient 71, but Rambaldo carried her bat through the innings, finishing with a career-best 106 not out as the hosts put on 246 for 3.
Scotland's chase lacked momentum all through. While the top order got starts, no-one was able to build adequate innings - the top scorer Leigh Kasperek could manage only 40 off 93 balls before she was bowled by offspinner Esther de Lange. de Lange was one of three to pick up two-fors, as Netherlands' bowlers shared the wickets around in tidy spells and restricted the visitors well short of their target.
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