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November 23, 2013
Netherlands 130 for 7 (Swart 44, Odoyo 3-17) beat Kenya 101 for 9 (Ngoche 38, Bukhari 3-14) by 29 runs
Defending a middling total of 130, the Netherlands bowlers tore Kenya to shreds, reducing them to 22 for 7 and eventually completing a 29-run win in Dubai.
Netherlands seamer Mudassar Bukhari began the carnage, striking two successive blows in the first over even before Kenya had scored. In the third over, he struck with his second delivery, and Kenya were reeling at 3 for 3. Then it was over to Michael Swart who struck in successive overs to reduce them further to 8 for 5. When Paul van Meekeren dismissed Thomas Odoyo, Kenya were 10 for 6, and none of their batsmen had made more than 3. The lower order rallied as best they could, with Rakep Patel and Hiren Varaiya making 16 and 18, and Shem Ngoche top scored with 38 off 28 balls at No. 9. They ensured Kenya were not dismissed but could only get as far as 101 for 9 in 20 overs.
Netherlands, after winning the toss, had suffered a middle-order slump. They had lost their opener Stephan Myburgh for a duck but Swart made 44 off 37 balls and Wesley Barresi scored 28 in a 70-run stand for the second wicket. They lost three wickets in the space of two runs, though, and slipped to 86 for 5 in the 13th over before the lower order took them to 130.
Nepal 148 for 8 beat Bermuda 127 (Mukhiya 3-25) by 21 runs
A disciplined bowling effort from Nepal powered them to 21-run victory, and subsequently gave them their fourth win of the tournament. Nepal batted first and put on 148 for 8, with Subash Khakurel (35) and Gyanendra Malla (39), being the only significant scores. Almost all of Bermuda's bowlers were successful in their search for wickets though Nepal reached a competitive total.
Bermuda's reply started abjectly when they were quickly reduced to 15 for 4. Janeiro Tucker scored 48, provided the sole resistance as wickets continued to fall at the other end and Bermuda were bundled for 127, with four balls to spare. Seamer Jitendra Mukhiya had best figures of 3 for 25.
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