Netherlands open with 17-run win
Netherlands 271 for 8 (ten Doeschate 49, Kervezee 49, Dhaniram 3-34) beat Canada 254 for 8 (Maxwell 59, Bagai 53) by 17 runs
Canada rallied after falling to 100 for 4 with Don Maxwell and Desmond Chumney adding 95 for the fifth wicket, but with the asking-rate always heading upwards the pressure was too great. Daan van Bunge claimed both batsmen via stumpings to ensure Netherlands avoided any late scares.
Netherlands's batting performance was based around a team effort as the top five all got starts. The openers laid a solid foundation with 67 in less than 13 overs, allowing the middle order to play with some freedom. ten Doeschate's was the eye-catching knock as he slammed eight fours in his 44-ball innings and Alexei Kervezee, a 17-year-old, also fell one short of a fifty from a more circumspect 68 deliveries.
ten Doeschate then took charge with the ball reducing Canada to 12 for 2. The slide was halted as Ashish Bagai struck a 69-ball half-century but there was too much left to do for the lower order. Canada have the chance to bounce back straight away with their second match of the tournament taking place on Monday against Bermuda.