Borren ton leads Netherlands to 85-run win
Netherlands 297 for 6 (Borren 105*, Bukhari 51) beat Papua New Guinea 212 (Pala 56, Bau 41, Seelar 2-23) by 85 runs
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Peter Borren's first List A century helped Netherlands to a comfortable 85-run win against Papua New Guinea in Amstelveen. Borren came in to bat in the tenth over at the score of 62 for 2, and remained unbeaten on 105 with five fours and three sixes, as he forged significant stands with each of his partners save one.
Netherlands were put in to bat and lost Michael Swart in the second over for 2. Stephan Myburgh (34) and Ben Cooper (22) then added 57 in quick time, off 47 balls. Both of them were dismissed in the space of five balls, before a 42-run stand between Borren and Wesley Barresi consolidated the innings. PNG had the opportunity to contain Netherlands to a modest score when Michael Rippon was the sixth wicket to fall in the 42nd over, with the score at 211. But, Mudassar Bukhari ensured that wouldn't happen with a 32-ball 51, which included four fours and three sixes. Along with Borren, he helped Netherlands finish with 297.
In the chase, PNG lost early wickets and at one stage were 70 for 4 in the 17th over, but Sese Bau (41) and Kila Pala (56) shared a 66-run stand to keep them in the hunt. They again lost wickets in chunks and were eventually bowled out for 212 in the 41st over. Timm van der Gugten, Michael Rippon and Pieter Seelar picked up two wickets each.