Netherlands v Canada, Intercontinental Cup, Pretoria, 1st day December 5, 2006

ten Doeschate leads with all-round show

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Netherlands 239 for 6 (ten Doeschate 135*, Borren 41*, Olinde 3-39) lead Canada 103 (ten Doeschate 6-20, Mohammad Kashif 4-39)by 136 runs
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It was very much Ryan ten Doeschate's day as the Netherlands established a commanding position after day one of their ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Canada in Pretoria. ten Doeschate took a career-best 6 for 20 as Canada were routed for 103 in only 36.2 overs before backing that up with another flamboyant century.

The other notable feature of the innings was a hat-trick for the young left-arm spinner Mohammad Kashif, who finished with 4 for 39 in only his third first-class match. Canada had been handily placed on 76 for 2 before Kashif wrecked the middle order. They never recovered as ten Doeschate added the tail to his three top-order wickets with the new ball.

ten Doeschate was not finished there however, as he scored a century off 116 balls to stabilise a Netherlands innings that had wobbled from the prosperity of 118 for 1 to 159 for 6, with Henry Osinde claiming three wickets. By the close they had advanced to 239, a lead of 136, with ten Doeschate unbeaten on 135.

It was 26-year-old ten Doeshate's sixth first-class century, and he has now reached three figures in four successive innings in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.