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Myburgh, Malik lead Netherlands to series win

Netherlands 149 for 6 (Myburgh 71*, Karan 2 -24) beat Nepal 131 for 9 (Khadka 36, Malik 4-21) by 18 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Stephan Myburgh and Ahsan Malik, who had played key roles in the first T20, were at the forefront of another Netherlands win, the 18-run victory in Rotterdam helping the hosts wrap up the four-match series with one game to spare.

Having opted to bat, Netherlands got off to a brisk start with Myburgh quickly getting into his shot-making stride and adding 37 for the opening partnership with debutant Rahil Ahmed. Netherlands reached fifty by the eighth over, and despite a middle-order wobble, they ended with 149 for 6, Myburgh striking five fours and two sixes on his way to an unbeaten 71 off 56 balls.

Malik then wrecked Nepal's chase, claiming impressive figures of 4 for 21. Thijs van Schelven, Pieter Seelar and Peter Borren pitched in with a wicket each as Nepal managed only 131 for 9. Paras Khadka and Sharad Vesawkar mounted a brief fight, adding 48 for the fifth wicket after being reduced to 59 for 4, but Nepal collapsed, losing five wickets in their last three overs.

Nepal 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10SP KhakurelSagar Pun
2nd32G MallaSP Khakurel
3rd12P KhadkaSP Khakurel
4th5P KhadkaB Bhandari
5th48P KhadkaS Vesawkar
6th11P KhadkaPS Airee
7th9B RegmiPS Airee
8th0B RegmiKaran KC
9th4Sompal KamiKaran KC