ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Group B, Dubai November 23, 2013

Netherlands defend middling total

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Ananta on November 24, 2013, 16:42 GMT

    Thanks to Afghanisthan for Overpowering Kenya & most importantly Denmark to just keeping the loosing margin to Just 75 run Nepal finished 3rd (76 or more run win could put Scotland on 3rd & Nepal on 4th) now we are surely into the World Cup.. I am looking forwward to Semi final with Afghanistan on Friday!!

  • Dummy4 on November 23, 2013, 16:42 GMT

    Hope Afghanistan will win against keynia

  • Android on November 23, 2013, 15:03 GMT

    if afghan n netherland wins all their next matches n nepal gets some wins then only nepal has a chance neither really hard....hope kenya n scotland loose their matches

  • Dummy4 on November 23, 2013, 13:42 GMT

    Afgan win over Kenya Favour Nepal For Group 3rd. Hope Afgan Beat Kenya not for Afgan But for Favour of Nepal. Best of luck Afgani Tigers. Jai Nepal Jai Nepali Cricket.

  • Hussein on November 23, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    Tough luck for Kenya but still from 22 for 7 and reaching 101 shows Kenya has a lot of depth but needs more exposure and technical assistance.I once again urge Captain Collins why did he give the last over to Odhiambo instead of Aga or Shem also Elijah is in poor form and Duncan would have been better as he bats and bowls. Tomorrow we face Afghanistan just forget about this defeat and learn from this defeat and GOD willing we will qualify BEST OF LUCK BOYS

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