Netherlands v Zim XI, Intercontinental Cup, Amstelveen, 4th day

Zimbabwe win despite Seelaar's best

Cricinfo staff

July 28, 2010

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Zimbabwe XI 298 (Ervine 145, Westdijk 4-46) and 305 for 5 dec (Sibanda 88, Matsikenyeri 68, Ervine 59*, Chakabva 54*) beat Netherlands 186 (Baressi 81, Mushangwe 3-47) and 280 (Seelaar 81, Maruma 3-44) by 137 runs

A three-wicket haul by Timycen Maruma ensured Zimbabwe XI comfortably beat Netherlands on the final day, despite Pieter Seelaar resisting with 81. Resuming at 134 for 4, Eric Szwarczynski and Seelaar extended their partnership to 51 before Szwarczynski was bowled by Natsai Mushangwe for 72. Peter Borren then joined Seelaar and the pair tried to get Netherlands back on track with a patient half-century stand.

Maruma, the legspinner, then made decisive strikes to turn the match firmly in the visitors' favour. He had Borren caught for 38, and a short while later, he dismissed Maurits Jonkman for 9. Seelaar was gradually running out of partners and when Maruma trapped Berend Westdijk lbw, it was game over for Netherlands as Ruud Nijman was absent hurt. Seelaar remained unbeaten on 81, hitting nine fours.

Zimbabwe now head to King City to take on Canada from August 2 while Netherlands travel to Dublin to take on Ireland from August 11.

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