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Kenya v Netherlands, World Cup warm-up match, Colombo

Doeschate propels Netherlands to narrow win

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 15, 2011

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Netherlands 264 (ten Doeschate 98 not out, Tikolo 4-39) beat Kenya 263 (Waters 126 not out, ten Doeschate 2-47) by two wickets

Kenya's Seren Waters celebrates his century against Netherlands, Kenya v Netherlands World Cup warm-up match, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, February 15, 2011
Seren Waters' knock of 126 not out for Kenya went in vain © Associated Press
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Powered by a knock of 98 not out from 92 balls by Ryan ten Doeschate, Netherlands beat Kenya by two wickets in a close World Cup warm-up match at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, on Tuesday. After tottering at 130 for 7 in the 30th over, Netherlands chased down 264 with five balls to spare thanks to ten Doeschate's innings and useful lower-order cameos.

Winning the toss and batting, Kenya built their innings around opener Seren Waters. While wickets fell around him, Waters steadily piled on the runs, scoring 126 not out in 150 balls with 12 fours. A 129-run partnership for the fifth wicket - the best in the match - between Waters and Rakep Patel took Kenya past the 250 mark. The stand was broken in the last over of the innings by Pieter Seelaar, but not before Patel had boosted Kenya's run-rate (57 runs came in the batting Powerplay) with 64 off 59 balls.

Netherlands got the start they wanted chasing 264, with an opening partnership of 67 in 10.1 overs between Alexei Kervezee and Eric Szwarczynski. But five wickets - most courtesy Steve Tikolo, who took four in the match - in the space of 28 runs put Kenya ahead. It was left to ten Doeschate, who had Netherlands' best bowling figures of the match, to take his team home. He timed his innings to perfection, scoring a measured 50 off 69 balls in crucial partnerships with Atse Buurman and Mudassar Bukhari, before opening up. He went from 50 to 98 in 23 balls, displaying some of the hitting ability that has bought him places in overseas Twenty20 teams like Essex, Tasmania and Canterbury.


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Posted by Humair on (February 15, 2011, 22:26 GMT)

He is a class act and will be dangerous in this world cup.

Posted by Mainuddin on (February 15, 2011, 17:28 GMT)

Ryan ten Doeschate is without doubt one of the best limited overs cricketers in the world. He has the highest batting average among any cricketer EVER who has played over 20 ODI's - 68 after 27 matches. He could set this world cup alight

Posted by Spad on (February 15, 2011, 16:41 GMT)

Well Done Netherland....You can play much better against biggies..Ryan ten Doeschate was excellent..but not to forget Waters hundred. Kenya were a little bit of easy mood after the lose of 7th wicket of Dutch...That costs the game for them.Its OK...only a warm-up match..All the best Netherland and Kenya..Waiting to see some exciting matches in the World Cup....Prove ICC that you are worth to play in the World Cup

Posted by Hemanth on (February 15, 2011, 15:46 GMT)

The overseas team for "Ryan ten Doeschate" now also includes Kolkata Knightriders. I am waiting to see his exploits in IPL.

Posted by Ankan on (February 15, 2011, 14:55 GMT)

and also to KnightRiders (dropped kolkata from the name because they dropped dada) in IPL. Ten Doeschate is a great prospect. Looking forward to see more fireworks from him in world cup.

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