Scotland survive Jonkman scare for victory
Scotland 391 (Berrington 82, Seelaar 3-67) and 77 for 6 (Jonkman 5-21) beat Netherlands 210 (Diepeveen 72*, Parker 4-63) and 257 (Borren 109, Berrington 3-48) by four wickets
Mark Jonkman's opening burst stunned Scotland and raised visions of an unlikely fourth-innings heist before Neil McCallum and Majid Haq ground out victory for the visitors in Deventer. Beginning the last day 13 runs behind, with two wickets standing, Netherlands dominated almost all passages of play on the final day but they had fallen too far behind on the previous days to make it count.
Peter Borren continued his defiance in the first session and progressed from 52 to 109 in aggressive fashion, striking 11 fours and five sixes in all. No. 10 Pieter Seelaar held up the other end to frustrate Scotland, raising 67 with Borren to erase the deficit. After Borren's fall, 22 more were added with Seelaar taking over scoring duties. The innings finally folded with Netherlands 76 ahead, and Scotland had enough time to walk to victory. Jonkman had other ideas though.
He began his handiwork by dismissing Douglas Lockhart first ball, and intervened again in his second over to castle Qasim Sheikh. The panic button was pressed when Berend Westdijk got the better of Preston Mommsen to leave the score reading 4 for 3. The pressure was squarely on Scotland's middle order and Netherlands cashed in with miserly and incisive bowling. Richie Berrington and Gregor Maiden had no answers to Jonkman, and the innings was in tatters with half the side gone for six runs after 11 overs. McCallum stayed put at the other end as he kept losing partners, the next being Matthew Parker after the addition of 12 runs. That gave Jonkman a special five-for and, at 18 for 6, it was Netherlands' game to win.
However, they were worn down by a determined partnership from McCallum and Haq, with the former taking most of the strike to blunt the Netherlands' attack. Haq slowly grew in confidence and struck several fours, and the pair added 59 in fewer than 10 overs to take their side home.