Netherlands tour of Scotland, Scotland v Netherlands at Glasgow, Jul 1, 2014
Netherlands won by 44 runs
Played at Titwood, Glasgow
1 July 2014 (50-over match)
0.1

Evans to Myburgh, no run, Evans starts with a bumper and there is some carry to the keeper

0.2

Evans to Myburgh, no run, short again, prodded into the legside

0.3

Evans to Myburgh, no run, back of a length, driven firmly but straight to cover

0.4

Evans to Myburgh, no run, consistent length from Evans here, and Myburgh defends

0.5

Evans to Myburgh, no run, still short, they consider a quick single but Gardiner is in sharply

0.6

Evans to Myburgh, 1 run, DROPPED, a tough chance off the inside edge for stand-in keeper Calum MacLoud, but he did get a glove to it

End of over 1 (1 run) Netherlands 1/0

    • SJ Myburgh 1 (6b)
    • MR Swart 0 (0b)
    • AC Evans 1-0-1-0
1.1

Wardlaw to Myburgh, no run, Wardlaw will start from the other end, and once again Myburgh pushes to cover for none

1.2

Wardlaw to Myburgh, FOUR, full ball from Wardlaw, driven uppishly through cover for four. Cries of catch it but never very realistic

1.3

Wardlaw to Myburgh, 3 runs, pushed off the back foot through point, and Berrington and Gardiner combine well to save the boundary.

1.4

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, Swart runs his first ball of the face to backward point, but it's well stopped and there's no run.

1.5

Wardlaw to Swart, 1 run, inside edge onto thigh pad and the run a quick single to short fine leg

1.6

Wardlaw to Myburgh, 1 run, short again, and Myburgh slashes it down to Sharif at third man

End of over 2 (9 runs) Netherlands 10/0

    • SJ Myburgh 9 (10b 1x4)
    • MR Swart 1 (2b)
    • I Wardlaw 1-0-9-0
    • AC Evans 1-0-1-0
2.1

Evans to Myburgh, no run, good pace from Evans, and Myburgh wears one in the midrift trying to turn it into the legside

2.2

Evans to Myburgh, FOUR, super shot. Not a huge amount of width from Evans, but Myburgh cuts on length more than anything, and it races away.

2.3

Evans to Myburgh, 1 leg bye, hits Myburgh on the thigh pad and they scamper a single

2.4

Evans to Swart, 1 wide, very short, too short in fact

2.4

Evans to Swart, 1 run, attempted yorker is clipped away into the legside

2.5

Evans to Myburgh, no run, Evans persists with the short length, defended to short fine leg.

2.6

Evans to Myburgh, OUT, full this time and MacLeod just about clings on the the outside edge. An attractive start from Myburgh coems to an end.

SJ Myburgh c †MacLeod b Evans 13 (11m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

End of over 3 (7 runs) Netherlands 17/1

    • MR Swart 2 (3b)
    • AC Evans 2-0-7-1
    • I Wardlaw 1-0-9-0
3.1

Wardlaw to Swart, 1 run

3.2

Wardlaw to Szwarczynski, no run, the new man is Eric Szwarczynksi, and he plays it away somewhat falsely into the legside

3.3

Wardlaw to Szwarczynski, no run, played into the gulley

3.4

Wardlaw to Szwarczynski, 1 run, solidly defended into the legside and they run a smart single

3.5

Wardlaw to Swart, no run

3.6

Wardlaw to Swart, 1 run, pushed into the gap at midwicket and the batsmen jog through

End of over 4 (3 runs) Netherlands 20/1

    • MR Swart 4 (6b)
    • ES Szwarczynski 1 (3b)
    • I Wardlaw 2-0-12-0
    • AC Evans 2-0-7-1
4.1

Evans to Swart, 2 runs, short, pulled away and picked up by the legside sweeper

4.2

Evans to Swart, no run, strangled shout for LBW, but never looked likely.

4.3

Evans to Swart, no run, well left by Swart, who has a prod at the pitch for good measure.

4.4

Evans to Swart, no run, this time a louder shout for LBW, but it looked pretty legside from here

4.5

Evans to Swart, no run, they try to steal a single, but the fielders converge quickly.

4.6

Evans to Swart, 1 run, Evans finishes with a short one, and Swart pulls comfortably for one.

End of over 5 (3 runs) Netherlands 23/1

    • MR Swart 7 (12b)
    • ES Szwarczynski 1 (3b)
    • AC Evans 3-0-10-1
    • I Wardlaw 2-0-12-0
5.1

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, Swart looks to advance, but has to defend, and Wardlaw has a cheeky flick at the stumps after fielding.

5.2

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, textbook forward defensive, solidly met.

5.3

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, Swart on the move again, and Wardlaw adjusts his length accordingly. Good battle developing here.

5.4

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, shorter again, and Swart fences at a little width, but misses, and Wardlaw lets him know about it.

5.5

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, another solid looking defensive stroke.

5.6

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, a fuller ball to finish, which is pushed to mid-off, and Wardlaw ends an excellent over.

End of over 6 (maiden) Netherlands 23/1

    • MR Swart 7 (18b)
    • ES Szwarczynski 1 (3b)
    • I Wardlaw 3-1-12-0
    • AC Evans 3-0-10-1
6.1

Evans to Szwarczynski, 1 leg bye, legside delivery, flicks off the thigh pad between keeper and short fine leg.

6.2

Evans to Swart, no run, pretty quick from Evans, and keeps a little low as Swart stoops to defend. Other than that it looks a decent pitch so far.

6.3

Evans to Swart, FOUR, Swart smashes that half-volley past mid-off. Super shot.

6.4

Evans to Swart, 1 run, nudged away in the leg side.

6.5

Evans to Szwarczynski, no run, a really good ball from Evans beats Szwarczynski.

6.6

Evans to Szwarczynski, 1 run, a good yorker to finish from Evans, but equally well dug out, and they manage a single.

End of over 7 (7 runs) Netherlands 30/1

    • ES Szwarczynski 2 (6b)
    • MR Swart 12 (21b 1x4)
    • AC Evans 4-0-16-1
    • I Wardlaw 3-1-12-0
7.1

Davey to Szwarczynski, no run, Davey starts with a length ball, left alone.

7.2

Davey to Szwarczynski, 2 runs, that one really spat off a length, and Szwarczynzki can only fend, but they run two to deep midwicket.

7.3

Davey to Szwarczynski, no run, a fuller one which is met by a dead bat defensive stroke.

7.4

Davey to Szwarczynski, no run, nothing dead about that bat. Szwarczynski tries to hammer it over extra cover, but misses entirely.

7.5

Davey to Szwarczynski, 2 runs, a skewed drive splits point and cover and they come through for two.

7.6

Davey to Szwarczynski, no run, a good ball to finish, defended once more.

End of over 8 (4 runs) Netherlands 34/1

    • ES Szwarczynski 6 (12b)
    • MR Swart 12 (21b 1x4)
    • JH Davey 1-0-4-0
    • AC Evans 4-0-16-1
8.1

Evans to Swart, 1 run, lifts towards short fine leg, and Swart is slow to get going. A direct hit would have been very close indeed.

8.2

Evans to Szwarczynski, 1 no ball, Evans oversteps, and that will bring a free hit.

8.2

Evans to Szwarczynski, no run, a perfect bouncer is Evans' weapon of choice against the free hit, and it is missed.

8.3

Evans to Szwarczynski, 1 run, miscued into the gap at extra cover.

8.4

Evans to Swart, no run, defended to the very short midwicket.

8.5

Evans to Swart, no run, Evans is in a nice rhythm here, as that one is left alone outside the off stump.

8.6

Evans to Swart, no run, another decent shorter delivery, but Swart is equal to it, and there is no run.

End of over 9 (3 runs) Netherlands 37/1

    • MR Swart 13 (25b 1x4)
    • ES Szwarczynski 7 (15b)
    • AC Evans 5-0-19-1
    • JH Davey 1-0-4-0
9.1

Davey to Szwarczynski, no run, Defended into the off side.

9.2

Davey to Szwarczynski, 1 run, a very very close casll indeed. Pushed to mid-on, hit too well, and Szwarczynski would have been well gone.

9.3

Davey to Swart, no run, defended firmly. Coetzer brings in a leg gulley.

9.4

Davey to Swart, no run, Swart down the wicket again, but can only push it to a straight-ish midwicket.

9.5

Davey to Swart, no run, a slower ball from Davey beats Swart who was down the pitch again.

9.6

Davey to Swart, 1 run, Swart is walking at everything at the moment, but Davey responds well with his length, and they manage to get a single.

End of over 10 (2 runs) Netherlands 39/1

    • MR Swart 14 (29b 1x4)
    • ES Szwarczynski 8 (17b)
    • JH Davey 2-0-6-0
    • AC Evans 5-0-19-1
10.1

Sharif to Swart, 1 run, Sharif into the attack,, and not for the first time today, there is nrealy a run out.

10.2

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

10.3

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, this one beats the bat.

10.4

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, well, this is getting tasty. Szwarczynski advances and misses, and Sharif comes all the way down to let him know how he's feeling.

10.5

Sharif to Szwarczynski, 1 run, run off the face of the bat to third man for an easy single.

10.6

Sharif to Swart, no run, a good finish from Sharif, but Swart leaves extravagantly.

End of over 11 (2 runs) Netherlands 41/1

    • MR Swart 15 (31b 1x4)
    • ES Szwarczynski 9 (21b)
    • SM Sharif 1-0-2-0
    • JH Davey 2-0-6-0
11.1

Davey to Szwarczynski, 1 run, slapped away on the leg side, and they get a single.

11.2

Davey to Swart, no run, another walk towards the bowler, and another defensive shot.

11.3

Davey to Swart, 1 run, sharp running that, which hasn't always been the case this morning, but Coetzer at midwicket can't stop them getting through.

11.4

Davey to Szwarczynski, no run, very short from Davey, who then appeals alone, perhaps in an attempt to prevent the wide?

11.5

Davey to Szwarczynski, 1 run, onto the back foot and run down to Davey at third man, who tests his knee out gingerly.

11.6

Davey to Swart, no run, another leave from Swart, who will resume his battle with Davey.

End of over 12 (3 runs) Netherlands 44/1

    • MR Swart 16 (34b 1x4)
    • ES Szwarczynski 11 (24b)
    • JH Davey 3-0-9-0
    • SM Sharif 1-0-2-0
12.1

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, Sharif continues with his military medium, and Szwarczynski defends on the front foot.

12.2

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, perhaps military medium is harsh? Sharif draws a huge heave from Szwarczynski, who misses entirely.

12.3

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, another play and miss, this time only fencing.

12.4

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, well he's got to hit one of them? Pushing outside off stump again, but fails to make contact.

12.5

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, bat on ball at last, but Szwarzynski can only jab the ball to point, where Berrington fields.

12.6

Sharif to Szwarczynski, FOUR, I didn't see that coming. Sharif offers some width, and Szwarczynski gratefully obliges by hitting the ball straight through extra cover.

End of over 13 (4 runs) Netherlands 48/1

    • ES Szwarczynski 15 (30b 1x4)
    • MR Swart 16 (34b 1x4)
    • SM Sharif 2-0-6-0
    • JH Davey 3-0-9-0
13.1

Davey to Swart, FOUR, Swart scores a body blow, advancing again, and flicking Davey attractively through backward square leg for four more.

13.2

Davey to Swart, no run, played away into the off side ring.

13.3

Davey to Swart, no run, super fielding at midwicket from captain Coetzer saves four, as Swart smashed a short ball towards the boundary.

13.4

Davey to Swart, 1 run, short again, and the batsman gets over it to pull it to one of the men out on the hook for a single.

13.5

Davey to Szwarczynski, no run, much fuller trade for the other man, and it's blocked comfortably.

13.6

Davey to Szwarczynski, 1 run, very short indeed to finish the over, and Sczwarczynski plays it rather without looking, but down to fine leg along the ground.

End of over 14 (6 runs) Netherlands 54/1

    • ES Szwarczynski 16 (32b 1x4)
    • MR Swart 21 (38b 2x4)
    • JH Davey 4-0-15-0
    • SM Sharif 2-0-6-0
14.1

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, defended into the legside..

14.2

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, carbon copy, perhaps slightly straighter.

14.3

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, shorter again, as much of Scotland's bowling has been, but it's run straight to point.

14.4

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, pressure building on the Netherlands, as Szwarczynski heaves an inside edge weakly into the leg side.

14.5

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, firmly driven, but straight to extra cover.

14.6

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, less well timed, but to the same fielder, and Sharif finishes an excellent over. They say dot balls bring wickets. Can Josh Davey pick one up?

End of over 15 (maiden) Netherlands 54/1

    • ES Szwarczynski 16 (38b 1x4)
    • MR Swart 21 (38b 2x4)
    • SM Sharif 3-1-6-0
    • JH Davey 4-0-15-0
15.1

Davey to Swart, FOUR, a slower ball from Davey, out of the back of the hand, but Swart picks it and heaves it over wide mid-on for four.

15.2

Davey to Swart, 1 run, played into the vacant legside, and the two sweepers converge to prevent a second run.

15.3

Davey to Szwarczynski, 1 run, short again, clipped off the hip down to Sharif at fine leg.

15.4

Davey to Swart, 1 run, sliced over the absent slips. Netherlands definitely looking to get a move on here.

15.5

Davey to Szwarczynski, no run, tries to slash a bumper away through the point area, but misses out.

15.6

Davey to Szwarczynski, no run, yet another short ball to finish, but with substantially less venom, and Szwarczynski is through the shot far to early to cash in.

End of over 16 (7 runs) Netherlands 61/1

    • ES Szwarczynski 17 (41b 1x4)
    • MR Swart 27 (41b 3x4)
    • JH Davey 5-0-22-0
    • SM Sharif 3-1-6-0
16.1

Sharif to Swart, no run, defended solidly.

16.2

Sharif to Swart, FOUR, too short, and at Sharif's pace that's easy pickings for Swart, who splits the two men back.

16.3

Sharif to Swart, 1 run, driven hard into the off side, but there is a man on the rope out there and they take a single.

16.4

Sharif to Szwarczynski, 1 run, so nearly the wicket Scotland have been working for. Szwarczynski hits one away on the leg side, but lands it between mid on and incoming deep mid wicket. Unlucky.

16.5

Sharif to Swart, 1 run, into the off side gap for one.

16.6

Sharif to Szwarczynski, no run, a bouncer, left well alone, finishes the over, which was so nearly a successful one, and the players fancy a drink.

End of over 17 (7 runs) Netherlands 68/1

    • ES Szwarczynski 18 (43b 1x4)
    • MR Swart 33 (45b 4x4)
    • SM Sharif 4-1-13-0
    • JH Davey 5-0-22-0
17.1

Leask to Swart, 1 run, some off spin now, as LEaske comes into the attack, and they steal a single to mid-off.

17.2

Leask to Szwarczynski, no run, more air on this one, and there's no run to mid-off this time.

17.3

Leask to Szwarczynski, 4 byes, beats the bat, and the keeper, and runs away. MacLeod isn't the regular keeper, and that's going to happen sometimes.

17.4

Leask to Szwarczynski, FOUR, reverse sweep, in the air briefly, but Haq was nowhere near it.

17.5

Leask to Szwarczynski, FOUR, same result, but Haq might have snagged that. Full toss from Leaske, met by another premeditated reverse sweep, which is just feet wide of the diving Haq.

17.6

Leask to Szwarczynski, no run, appeal for a catch down the leg side, but it must have been pad, as it's neither wide nor wicket. Plenty happening.

End of over 18 (13 runs) Netherlands 81/1

    • ES Szwarczynski 26 (48b 3x4)
    • MR Swart 34 (46b 4x4)
    • MA Leask 1-0-9-0
    • SM Sharif 4-1-13-0
18.1

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, Wardlaw back into the attack with a yorker, dug out to point.

18.2

Wardlaw to Swart, 1 run, more short stuff, and Swart pulls for just one to deep square leg.

18.3

Wardlaw to Szwarczynski, no run, short, off stump, and Szwarczynski defends to point.

18.4

Wardlaw to Szwarczynski, 1 run, pretty poor ball outside off stump, but there is a man out and they take one.

18.5

Wardlaw to Swart, 1 run, driven to mid on, who is right on the edge of the ring, and so the single is easily run.

18.6

Wardlaw to Szwarczynski, no run, length delivery, and Berrington moves sharply to his left at point to cut it off.

End of over 19 (3 runs) Netherlands 84/1

    • ES Szwarczynski 27 (51b 3x4)
    • MR Swart 36 (49b 4x4)
    • I Wardlaw 4-1-15-0
    • MA Leask 1-0-9-0
19.1

Leask to Swart, 1 run, milked to long-on agaon for a single.

19.2

Leask to Szwarczynski, 1 run, flicked off the hip for an easy single.

19.3

Leask to Swart, 1 run, worked into the gap at midwicket.

19.4

Leask to Szwarczynski, no run, tried to pierce the two backward point fielders, but to no avail.

19.5

Leask to Szwarczynski, 1 run, sits back, waits for the turn and pushes into the leg side.

19.6

Leask to Swart, 1 run, driven past a scrambling extra cover.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Netherlands 89/1

    • MR Swart 39 (52b 4x4)
    • ES Szwarczynski 29 (54b 3x4)
    • MA Leask 2-0-14-0
    • I Wardlaw 4-1-15-0
20.1

Wardlaw to Swart, 1 wide, another bouncer, this time too high and the umpires signal wide.

20.1

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, a better length, but Swart leaves with discipline.

20.2

Wardlaw to Swart, no run, length again, a little leg side, but defended. The odd cloud starting to appear at Titwood, but the weather is otherwise set very fair indeed.

20.3

Wardlaw to Swart, 1 run, some attacking intent once again from Swart, but Coetzer makes a good stop at mid on to prevent more than one.

20.4

Wardlaw to Szwarczynski, OUT, that was exactly what Scotland needed! Szwarczynski tries to whip a yorker through the leg side, but misses and is adjudicated LBW. Looked a little leg side from here but he has to go, and Scotland have their second wicket.

ES Szwarczynski lbw b Wardlaw 29 (75m 56b 3x4 0x6) SR: 51.78

20.5

Wardlaw to Barresi, no run, 2 slips for the new man Barresi, whose stance seems absurdly wide. He leaves his first ball outside off stump.

20.6

Wardlaw to Barresi, 2 runs, DROPPED! Oh so nearly. Barresi is neither forward nor back and nicks the ball to first slip, where Majid Haq can't cling on. Difficult to say whether it carried or not but the reaction of the fielders suggests that it did.

End of over 21 (4 runs) Netherlands 93/2

    • W Barresi 2 (2b)
    • MR Swart 40 (55b 4x4)
    • I Wardlaw 5-1-19-1
    • MA Leask 2-0-14-0
21.1

Leask to Swart, 1 run, pushed to long-on for a lazy single.

21.2

Leask to Barresi, 1 run, played off the back foor to long-on this time. Swart looks a little too lazy and Scotland try to run him out at the striker's end, but he was well home in the end.

21.3

Leask to Swart, FOUR, another edge, but with no slip in place, it runs away to the boundary despite the chase of Haq and Sharif.

21.4

Leask to Swart, 1 run, down the wicket, pushed to long-on for another single.

21.5

Leask to Barresi, 1 run, pushed to that man at long-on again.

21.6

Leask to Swart, 1 run, well flighted delivery, and Swart advances to york himself, but it squirts to the deep cover fielder and they take one. Leaske is rather being milked here.

End of over 22 (9 runs) Netherlands 102/2

    • MR Swart 47 (59b 5x4)
    • W Barresi 4 (4b)
    • MA Leask 3-0-23-0
    • I Wardlaw 5-1-19-1
22.1

Evans to Swart, no run, Evans returns, with a dot, and that knee is not right. Immediately pulss up and has a word with the umpire. The physio is out and he may not continue here.

That is it for Ally Evans. He's hobbled off holding his back, not his knee in fact, but nevertheless he won't continue. Off-spinner Majid Haq will take over.

22.2

Haq to Swart, no run, defended with the pad and bat together.

22.3

Haq to Swart, 1 run, down the wicket comes Swart, and flicks Haq with a puff of dust up to mid-on for one.

22.4

Haq to Barresi, 1 wide, missed stumping. Barresi advanced, and Haq fired it down the leg side, but MacLeod couldn't gather in time.

22.4

Haq to Barresi, no run, turn and bounce there, but slow turn which is prodded away.

22.5

Haq to Barresi, no run, forward to the ball this time, patted back to the bowler.

22.6

Haq to Barresi, 1 run, given a bit more air this time, and Barresi hammers it to long-on for one.

End of over 23 (3 runs) Netherlands 105/2

    • W Barresi 5 (7b)
    • MR Swart 48 (62b 5x4)
    • RM Haq 0.5-0-3-0
    • MA Leask 3-0-23-0
23.1

Leask to Barresi, no run, plenty of air on it, and driven to extra cover for nothing.

23.2

Leask to Barresi, 1 run, down the pitch once again comes Barresi, and gets one through cover point.

23.3

Leask to Swart, no run, driven straight back to the bowler.

23.4

Leask to Swart, 1 run, down the pitch, but adjusts to the length and drops it delicately into the gap at midwicket.

23.5

Leask to Barresi, 1 run, drives fluently through mid-on.

23.6

Leask to Swart, 1 run, a firm cover drive beats the man, and they come through for a single, which takes Swart to 50. Mostly chanceless, he's batted with a good rhythm and composure. He should make a big score from here.

End of over 24 (4 runs) Netherlands 109/2

    • MR Swart 50 (65b 5x4)
    • W Barresi 7 (10b)
    • MA Leask 4-0-27-0
    • RM Haq 0.5-0-3-0
24.1

Sharif to Swart, no run, a play and a miss outside off stump, neither forward nor back. An ugly looking effort.

24.2

Sharif to Swart, FOUR, a half-tracker, and you can't bowl that on a flat pitch at a man on fifty, especially at Sharif's pace. Pulled hard through wide mid-on, and it runs all the way.

24.3

Sharif to Swart, no run, a good comeback, drawing a defensive stroke from Swart.

24.4

Sharif to Swart, no run, left alone.

24.5

Sharif to Swart, 1 run, edged through a vacant gulley region.

24.6

Sharif to Barresi, no run, left with a flourish, well outside off stump.

Majid Haq returns, the man with a backwards delivery stride. Seriously, it's remarkable.

End of over 25 (5 runs) Netherlands 114/2

    • W Barresi 7 (11b)
    • MR Swart 55 (70b 6x4)
    • SM Sharif 5-1-18-0
    • MA Leask 4-0-27-0
25.1

Haq to Swart, 1 run, a half-chance, as Swart drops into a paddle sweep which he edges onto his pad, but the keeper would have had to move very quickly indeed.

25.2

Haq to Barresi, 1 run, swept hard to the man at deep backward square leg.

25.3

Haq to Swart, 1 run, another shuffle up the wicket, turning it into a full toss, and Swart nudges to long-on.

25.4

Haq to Barresi, no run, some turn it would appear, as the batsman reacts late to keep it out.

25.5

Haq to Barresi, 1 run, very full, and gently swept into the midwicket gap.

25.6

Haq to Swart, no run, nicely bowled to finish the over, looped up, and Swart can only defend.

I should have said earlier, that the 12th man on for Ally Evans is Gavin Main.

End of over 26 (4 runs) Netherlands 118/2

    • MR Swart 57 (73b 6x4)
    • W Barresi 9 (14b)
    • RM Haq 1.5-0-7-0
    • SM Sharif 5-1-18-0
26.1

Sharif to Barresi, OUT, good length ball, defended well.

W Barresi run out 9 (27m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

26.2

Sharif to Cooper, no run, the new man defends a length ball.

26.3

Sharif to Cooper, no run, bouncer, swiftly dodged by Cooper.

26.4

Sharif to Cooper, no run, left with disdain.

26.5

Sharif to Cooper, no run, left well alone once again.

26.6

Sharif to Cooper, no run, another dot ends the over.

End of over 27 (wicket maiden) Netherlands 118/3

    • BN Cooper 0 (5b)
    • MR Swart 57 (73b 6x4)
    • SM Sharif 6-2-18-0
    • RM Haq 1.5-0-7-0
27.1

Haq to Swart, no run, defended from a length.

27.2

Haq to Swart, no run, DROPPED. Haq drops a dolly. Chipped back at him by Swart, he drops it not once, but twice, fumbling his own rebound as well.

27.3

Haq to Swart, 1 run, in the air, but long-on can't get there. Plenty happening now.

27.4

Haq to Cooper, 1 leg bye, flicks the pad to short fine leg.

27.5

Haq to Swart, no run, blocked off a good length.

27.6

Haq to Swart, 1 run, flicked into the legside for an easy single.

End of over 28 (3 runs) Netherlands 121/3

    • MR Swart 59 (78b 6x4)
    • BN Cooper 0 (6b)
    • RM Haq 2.5-0-9-0
    • SM Sharif 6-2-18-0
28.1

Sharif to Swart, no run, well bowled slower ball beats the bat. Seems like it cut away a touch as well.

28.2

Sharif to Swart, no run, yorker, dug out and well fielded by the bowler.

28.3

Sharif to Swart, no run, hammers into the pads, but only the bowler appeals, and there is no other response.

28.4

Sharif to Swart, 2 runs, slapped into the gap at cover, but the sweeper coems round and saves two more.

28.5

Sharif to Swart, 1 run, driven hard to long-on.

28.6

Sharif to Cooper, no run, short ball, hits the batsman on the arm and loops to the keeper.

Haq must be ruing dropping that simple caught-and-bowled. Would have given Scotland two new men to work on. As it is Haq is pulled from the attack, and Leaske returns.

End of over 29 (3 runs) Netherlands 124/3

    • BN Cooper 0 (7b)
    • MR Swart 62 (83b 6x4)
    • SM Sharif 7-2-21-0
    • RM Haq 2.5-0-9-0
29.1

Leask to Swart, OUT, huge blow! Haq's mistake is reprieved almost immediately, as Coetzer takes a super catch at midwicket, low to his left, to get rid of Swart, who could have been very dangerous indeed.

MR Swart c Coetzer b Leask 62 (127m 84b 6x4 0x6) SR: 73.80

29.2

Leask to Borren, no run, the new man hammers it to mid-off.

29.3

Leask to Borren, no run, played and missed outside the off stump.

29.4

Leask to Borren, 1 run, driven to long-on for a comfortable single.

29.5

Leask to Cooper, 1 run, played away into the offside for another easy single, but Scotland have what they wanted in two new batters at the crease.

29.6

Leask to Borren, no run, completes the over with a dot.

End of over 30 (2 runs) Netherlands 126/4

    • PW Borren 1 (4b)
    • BN Cooper 1 (8b)
    • MA Leask 5-0-29-1
    • SM Sharif 7-2-21-0
30.1

Haq to Cooper, 1 run, down the track to Haq, and flicked into the leg side gap for one.

30.2

Haq to Borren, 1 run, beautifully pushed to long-off for one. Just leant on it and it flew to the deep man.

30.3

Haq to Cooper, 1 run, cut into the outfield where deep cover fields.

30.4

Haq to Borren, SIX, a huge strike right into the pavilion, and almost taking out the Cricinfo base at deep midwicket. Super strike.

30.5

Haq to Borren, 1 run, crunched down the ground again but just a single this time.

30.6

Haq to Cooper, no run, a good finish for Haq, flighting an off break and drawing a measured forward defensive from the batsman.

End of over 31 (10 runs) Netherlands 136/4

    • BN Cooper 3 (11b)
    • PW Borren 9 (7b 1x6)
    • RM Haq 3.5-0-19-0
    • MA Leask 5-0-29-1
31.1

Davey to Borren, no run, Davey again, with his nemesis Swart gone now. Starts with length.

31.2

Davey to Borren, 1 run, length again, but clipped into the leg side, and they take a well-run single.

Clouds gathering a little more now - the rain is never far away in the west of Scotland.

31.3

Davey to Cooper, FOUR, slashed over slips.

31.4

Davey to Borren, no run

31.5

Davey to Borren, OUT, got him! Tried to flick the ball over the slips again, but only nicked it to the keeper. Borren walks too, which is always nice to see.3

PW Borren c †MacLeod b Davey 7 (23m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

31.6

Davey to Rippon, no run, the new man defends strongly.

End of over 32 (5 runs) Netherlands 141/5

    • MJG Rippon 0 (1b)
    • BN Cooper 10 (9b 1x6)
    • JH Davey 6-0-27-1
    • RM Haq 3.5-0-19-0
32.1

Haq to Cooper, OUT, another one goes, this time the tall Cooper. Tries to drive with the spin, but only succeeds in edging to the only slip, who takes a superb diving catch. Scotland really turning the screw now.

BN Cooper c Mommsen b Haq 10 (17m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

32.2

Haq to Jamil, no run, flicks the pad on the way down the leg side. They consider the single but think better as Mommsen scampers round.

32.3

Haq to Jamil, no run, back in his crease, and Haq moves deceptively quickly to cut off the ball.

32.4

Haq to Jamil, 1 run, pushed to long-on.

32.5

Haq to Rippon, no run, resolutely defended.

32.6

Haq to Rippon, no run, pushed to midwicket, but there's not chance of a single.

End of over 33 (1 run) Netherlands 142/6

    • MJG Rippon 0 (3b)
    • MAA Jamil 1 (3b)
    • RM Haq 4.5-0-20-1
    • JH Davey 6-0-27-1
33.1

Leask to Jamil, 1 run, down the wicket again, and hit to long-on.

33.2

Leask to Rippon, 3 runs, clever shot that, as Rippon waits for the ball and burdles it past point, and they run a quick three.

33.3

Leask to Jamil, 1 run, turned with the spin, and picked up by the leg side sweeper.

33.4

Leask to Rippon, 1 run, over-pitched, and hit hard into the off side to the sweeper.

33.5

Leask to Jamil, 1 run, dropped into the gap at square leg again.

So this game has really turned as the Netherlands have lost 4 wickets in 6 overs, including their captain Borren and the very dangerous Ben Cooper, although not before the latter had smashed Haq for the innings only 6 so far

33.6

Leask to Rippon, no run, no single as the captain fields in the leg side.

End of over 34 (7 runs) Netherlands 149/6

    • MJG Rippon 4 (6b)
    • MAA Jamil 4 (6b)
    • MA Leask 6-0-36-1
    • RM Haq 4.5-0-20-1
34.1

Haq to Jamil, 1 run, flicked off the back foot, and they hog through.

34.2

Haq to Rippon, 1 run, a bit quicker through the air, meaning the ball runs off the defensively placed bat into a gap.

34.3

Haq to Jamil, 1 run, width on offer, but Jamil can only hit it straight to long-off and will have to take a single.

34.4

Haq to Rippon, no run, square leg in now, and he is immediately in action, preventing a quick leg side single.

34.5

Haq to Rippon, no run, defended again

34.6

Haq to Rippon, no run, no run again, the off side ring holds.

End of over 35 (3 runs) Netherlands 152/6

    • MJG Rippon 5 (10b)
    • MAA Jamil 6 (8b)
    • RM Haq 5.5-0-23-1
    • MA Leask 6-0-36-1
35.1

Wardlaw to Jamil, 2 wides, leg side wide isn't gathered properly, and Wardlaw starts poorly.

35.1

Wardlaw to Rippon, 1 run, pushed into the off side and they run hard.

35.2

Wardlaw to Jamil, 1 wide, another wide, this time for height. Wardlaw not starting well here.

35.2

Wardlaw to Jamil, 1 run, too much leg side, and worked away into the deep.

35.3

Wardlaw to Rippon, no run, short again, they think about one, but Berrington has them covered.

35.4

Wardlaw to Rippon, no run, more rib-tickling, but well-directed, and they can't get away for a run.

35.5

Wardlaw to Rippon, no run, a fuller one this time, clipped straight to midwicket.

35.6

Wardlaw to Rippon, 2 runs, short to finish, and hooked in the air, but in a gap, and it's well fielded to save the boundary.

A double change then, with Davey replacing Haq.

End of over 36 (7 runs) Netherlands 159/6

    • MJG Rippon 8 (15b)
    • MAA Jamil 7 (9b)
    • I Wardlaw 6-1-26-1
    • RM Haq 5.5-0-23-1
36.1

Davey to Jamil, OUT, the change works immediately. Not a great ball, short and leg side, but it's pulled straight to Haq at short fine leg. Lucky, but Scotland will certainly take it.

MAA Jamil lbw b Leask 12 (20m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

36.2

Davey to Seelaar, no run, not picked up very well, but kept out.

36.3

Davey to Seelaar, no run, neither back nor forward, but missed. Davey may smell blood here.

36.4

Davey to Seelaar, no run, big appeal for LBW, but it didn't have much going for it frankly, and even Davey didn't seem that convinced.

36.5

Davey to Seelaar, no run, pushed to cover with very little conviction, and even in the air briefly.

36.6

Davey to Seelaar, 1 run, edged but short of slip, who fumbles the stop and they come through for one to ruin Davey's wicket maiden.

End of over 37 (1 run) Netherlands 160/7

    • PM Seelaar 1 (5b)
    • MJG Rippon 8 (15b)
    • JH Davey 7-0-28-2
    • I Wardlaw 6-1-26-1
37.1

Wardlaw to Seelaar, no run, quick from Wardlaw, but again, kept out.

37.2

Wardlaw to Seelaar, no run, DROPPED. Another catch goes down, and it's another caught-and-bowled. Seelaar doesn't look comfortable, jab at a full one, and Wardlaw throws a hand at it. Maybe it didn't come as quickly as he thought, but he should have snagged it.

37.3

Wardlaw to Seelaar, 1 run, short this time, but Seelaar rides it and they get a single to fine leg.

37.4

Wardlaw to Rippon, no run, driven to mid-on, no chance of a run.

37.5

Wardlaw to Rippon, no run, full length, jammed the bat down to stop it.

37.6

Wardlaw to Rippon, no run, full and straight, defended with everything behind it.

End of over 38 (1 run) Netherlands 161/7

    • MJG Rippon 8 (18b)
    • PM Seelaar 2 (8b)
    • I Wardlaw 7-1-27-1
    • JH Davey 7-0-28-2
38.1

Davey to Seelaar, no run

38.2

Davey to Seelaar, no run

38.3

Davey to Seelaar, no run

38.4

Davey to Seelaar, no run

38.5

Davey to Seelaar, no run

38.6

Davey to Seelaar, FOUR

End of over 39 (4 runs) Netherlands 165/7

    • PM Seelaar 6 (14b 1x4)
    • MJG Rippon 8 (18b)
    • JH Davey 8-0-32-2
    • I Wardlaw 7-1-27-1
39.1

Wardlaw to Rippon, no run

39.2

Wardlaw to Rippon, 1 run

39.3

Wardlaw to Seelaar, 1 run

39.4

Wardlaw to Rippon, 2 runs

39.5

Wardlaw to Rippon, 1 run

39.6

Wardlaw to Seelaar, 2 runs

Apologies for some technical problems for the last 2 overs. We should be back now, and Sharif is back into the attack.

End of over 40 (7 runs) Netherlands 172/7

    • PM Seelaar 9 (16b 1x4)
    • MJG Rippon 12 (22b)
    • I Wardlaw 8-1-34-1
    • JH Davey 8-0-32-2
40.1

Sharif to Rippon, 1 run, played off the back foot into the leg side. Good recovery this from Rippon and Seelaar.

40.2

Sharif to Seelaar, 2 runs, short again, Seelaar fends to fine leg, and runs hard to come back for two. Good cricket.

40.3

Sharif to Seelaar, OUT, the kiss of death from the commentator, as Sharif gets on to shape away a touch. Seelaar never moved his feet and followed it, nicking it to MacLeod who took a good diving catch to his right with no slip in.

PM Seelaar c †MacLeod b Sharif 11 (18m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.11

Sharif has deserved that wicket for his consistency today.

40.4

Sharif to Jamil, no run, and he almost has another, as Jamil plays and misses at his first delivery. Not the most convincing looking shot.

40.5

Sharif to Jamil, no run, another miss, this one a little wider, but still not looking like much a of a batsman.

40.6

Sharif to Jamil, no run, shorter, defended well this time, with head and feet in line, and played under his nose.

At 91-1, Scotland would have been fearing chasing 250+, but now will be looking to dismiss the Netherlands for well under 200. Leaske again now.

End of over 41 (3 runs) Netherlands 175/8

    • MAA Jamil 0 (3b)
    • MJG Rippon 13 (23b)
    • SM Sharif 8-2-24-1
    • I Wardlaw 8-1-34-1
41.1

Leask to Rippon, 1 run, driven through the off side, and Rippon seems happy to let Jamil face the spinner. I'm not sure I'd be so profligate with the strike.

41.2

Leask to Jamil, 1 leg bye, big appeal for LBW, but nothing doing, and they get through for a single.

41.3

Leask to Rippon, 1 run, another missed opportunity, as Jamil calls his partner through for a suicide single, but Haq's throw to the non-striker's end is wayward.

41.4

Leask to Jamil, no run, DROPPED? A sweep maybe edged down the leg side. MacLeod certainly looks pretty disappointed.

41.5

Leask to Jamil, 3 wides, wides and they run two of them.

41.5

Leask to Jamil, 4 byes, a big swipe from Jamil puts MacLeod off behind the stumps, and the ball misses everything to go for four.

41.6

Leask to Jamil, no run, a better ball, on a length, and Jamil controls himself to defend it properly. Lovely.

End of over 42 (10 runs) Netherlands 185/8

    • MAA Jamil 0 (7b)
    • MJG Rippon 15 (25b)
    • MA Leask 7-0-41-1
    • SM Sharif 8-2-24-1
42.1

Sharif to Rippon, no run

42.2

Sharif to Rippon, 1 run

42.3

Sharif to Jamil, 2 runs

42.4

Sharif to Jamil, no run

42.5

Sharif to Jamil, no run

42.6

Sharif to Jamil, 1 wide

42.6

Sharif to Jamil, no run, Scotland though they had another, or at least the bowler did, as Jamil flashes a drive straight to second slip, but bump ball is called.

End of over 43 (4 runs) Netherlands 189/8

    • MAA Jamil 2 (11b)
    • MJG Rippon 16 (27b)
    • SM Sharif 9-2-28-1
    • MA Leask 7-0-41-1
43.1

Leask to Rippon, FOUR, reverse sweep goes very fine indeed, running away for four very valuable runs.

43.2

Leask to Rippon, no run, tries the same shot, but it's too full.

Leask round the wicket now.

43.3

Leask to Rippon, 1 run, nudged into the leg side for an easy one.

43.4

Leask to Jamil, 1 run, clipped to short fine leg for a tight one, or it might have been tight had Haq picked up cleanly.

43.5

Leask to Rippon, 1 run

43.6

Leask to Jamil, 1 run, really short from the spinner, but Jamil can only find the fielder, and will retain the strike.

These missed chances are racking up for Scotland now. They will feel they should be having their lunch by now. Me too... Sharif into his last.

End of over 44 (8 runs) Netherlands 197/8

    • MAA Jamil 4 (13b)
    • MJG Rippon 22 (31b 1x4)
    • MA Leask 8-0-49-1
    • SM Sharif 9-2-28-1
44.1

Sharif to Jamil, 2 runs, flicked very nicely into the leg side, and they run hard for two. Jamil is starting to look okay out there.

44.2

Sharif to Jamil, 1 run, dropped towards point off the front foot and they set off straight away. Berrington almost had another though.

44.3

Sharif to Rippon, 1 run, DROPPED. I can't believe I've typed that again. Really good slower ball, but it seems to drop just in front of mid on.

44.4

Sharif to Jamil, 1 run, another single to Berrington, and again he misses. I don't back him to miss three times...

44.5

Sharif to Rippon, no run, slower ball, picked this time, and Rippon defends it to cover.

44.6

Sharif to Rippon, 1 run, width on offer, run down the third man for a single and the strike.

End of over 45 (6 runs) Netherlands 203/8

    • MJG Rippon 24 (34b 1x4)
    • MAA Jamil 8 (16b)
    • SM Sharif 10-2-34-1
    • MA Leask 8-0-49-1
45.1

Leask to Rippon, 1 run, run to short fine leg, and Haq can't stop the single.

45.2

Leask to Jamil, FOUR, over-pitched, outside off stump, and even Jamil can thump those. Nicely played though.

45.3

Leask to Jamil, no run, quicker ball, beats the bat, well taken.

45.4

Leask to Jamil, OUT, gone this time, bit quicker, and Jamil played across the line attempting to sweep. Looked pretty adjacent.

MAA Jamil lbw b Leask 12 (20m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

45.5

Leask to van Meekeren, no run, flighted again to the number 11, and beats the bat easily.

45.6

Leask to van Meekeren, no run, more air, and gently played out into the off side.

End of over 46 (5 runs) Netherlands 208/9

    • PA van Meekeren 0 (2b)
    • MJG Rippon 25 (35b 1x4)
    • MA Leask 9-0-54-2
    • SM Sharif 10-2-34-1
46.1

Davey to Rippon, FOUR, Davey returns, and is immediately pulled for four. It seemed to keep a bit low but Rippon adjusted and shovelled it away.

46.2

Davey to Rippon, 2 runs, driven to long-on, but wide enough that they can run a fast two.

46.3

Davey to Rippon, FOUR, leg side again, and an inside edge races for four with fine leg up in the ring.

46.4

Davey to Rippon, 1 run, played with soft hands into the off side, and Rippon will leave two balls for his partner to survive.

46.5

Davey to van Meekeren, 1 run, off the mark with a push into the leg side, which Scotland will take.

Can he find a single?

46.6

Davey to Rippon, 1 run, yes is the answer. Hits it straight to mid-off, who is Kyle Coetzer, but he can't hit and Rippon keeps the strike.

End of over 47 (13 runs) Netherlands 221/9

    • MJG Rippon 37 (40b 3x4)
    • PA van Meekeren 1 (3b)
    • JH Davey 9-0-45-2
    • MA Leask 9-0-54-2
47.1

Wardlaw to Rippon, FOUR, different bowler, same result. Wardlaw just misses his yorker length and Rippon hammers it straight of long-on for four.

47.2

Wardlaw to Rippon, 1 leg bye, gets the yorker right, but they get through for a single.

47.3

Wardlaw to van Meekeren, no run, good short ball, well defended, Rippon wants a single but is sent back correctly.

47.4

Wardlaw to van Meekeren, 1 run, driven up to mid-off and they take the single on offer.

47.5

Wardlaw to Rippon, 2 runs, heaved away on the leg side and they run two.

47.6

Wardlaw to Rippon, 1 run, another good yorker, but with no-one saving on the leg side, it's a simple single.

End of over 48 (9 runs) Netherlands 230/9

    • MJG Rippon 44 (44b 4x4)
    • PA van Meekeren 2 (5b)
    • I Wardlaw 9-1-42-1
    • JH Davey 9-0-45-2
48.1

Davey to Rippon, no run, slower ball, well bowled, tapped back to the bowler.

48.2

Davey to Rippon, 1 run, hit into the legside but can't get back for the second.

48.3

Davey to van Meekeren, 4 leg byes, leg side again, not for the first time for Josh Davey, and it flicks a pad and goes all the way. Not clever bowling, or lucky bowling.

48.4

Davey to van Meekeren, no run, length ball, driven gently, fielded by the bowler cleanly. Proper cricket. Pleasant.

48.5

Davey to van Meekeren, 1 run, big dig, splits long-on and deep midwicket, but Sharif moves really well to cut off the second. He's bowled all ten overs already as well. Good fitness.

48.6

Davey to Rippon, 2 runs, no such luck this time, as they run hard and get both runs. Davey is done, and could have had a lot better than a respectable 2 for 49.

End of over 49 (8 runs) Netherlands 238/9

    • MJG Rippon 47 (47b 4x4)
    • PA van Meekeren 3 (8b)
    • JH Davey 10-0-49-2
    • I Wardlaw 9-1-42-1
49.1

Wardlaw to van Meekeren, FOUR, superb shot from the number 11, belted through extra cover

49.2

Wardlaw to van Meekeren, 1 leg bye

49.3

Wardlaw to Rippon, 1 run

49.4

Wardlaw to van Meekeren, SIX, oh boy! More magic from the last man, heaving Wardlaw over midwicket for a maximum.

49.5

Wardlaw to van Meekeren, 1 run

Can Rippon find two for his 50 here?

49.6

Wardlaw to Rippon, 1 run, no he can't, but it's still a tremendous effort from him and the tail, getting Netherlands over 250.

So that's lunch here. Scotland will rue a missed opportunity with Netherlands eight down for 175, but it is a good pitch and they will certainly try and have a go. See you in half an hour. Match State: Innings Break Match State: Innings Break The bell has been rung, and Kyle Coetzer and Calum MacLeod have just walked past me which must mean we're about to kick off.

End of over 50 (14 runs) Netherlands 252/9

    • MJG Rippon 49 (49b 4x4)
    • PA van Meekeren 14 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • I Wardlaw 10-1-55-1
    • JH Davey 10-0-49-2
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