Netherlands v Scotland, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Utrecht July 30, 2005

Schiferli leads the way for Netherlands

Cricinfo staff

Netherlands 31 for 0 trail Scotland 217 (Stanger 50, Schiferli 4-46) by 186 runs

Edgar Schiferli, Netherlands' medium-pace bowler, put his team in charge of the Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland at Utrecht, taking 4 for 46 to bowl out the opposition for a paltry 217. Netherlands were 31 without loss at the end of the first day, and the score remained the same after the second day due to rain which caused play to be abandoned.

The 29-year-old Schiferli started the rot in Scotland's innings, getting rid of both their openers, Steven Knox and Fraser Watts, and then returned to get rid of two of the tailenders as well. For the Scots, Ian Stanger (50) and Ryan Watson (46) were the only batsmen who offered some resistance.

The Netherland openers had knocked off 31 runs without loss when play was called off.