Netherlands v Kenya, Intercontinental Cup, Voorburg

Barresi stars as Netherlands down Kenya again

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 12, 2011

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Netherlands 187 for 6 (Barresi 67, Myburgh 56) beat Kenya 184 for 8 (Obuya 54, Bukhari 3-50) by 4 wickets

Wesley Barresi was Netherlands' hero as they successfully chased a middling target set by Kenya for the second time in two days.

Electing to bat, Kenya got off to a steady start thanks to Rakep Patel's 40, but the innings failed to shift into higher gears as the overs progressed. Collins Obuya anchored the innings through the middle overs with a half-century, but Kenya finished well short of 200 despite batting out their 50 overs. Mudassar Bukhari who picked up three wickets, and Tim Gruijters (2-37) were the most successful bowlers.

Netherlands' chase began confidently but they slipped from 58 for 0 to 66 for 3. Stephan Myburgh battled through the collapse and made a half-century, but his exit at 103 gave Kenya another opening. Barresi however shut the door on them with 67, and Peter Borren ensured Netherlands surged home with five overs to spare.

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