Netherlands v Nepal, WCL 2016 August 13, 2016

Bowlers give Netherlands crushing win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Netherlands 96 for 3 (Barresi 37, Myburgh 33*) beat Nepal 94 (Mandal 20, Van der Gugten 3-21, Rippon 3-21) by seven wickets

File photo: Michael Rippon wrecked Nepal with 3 for 21 as Netherlands crushed Nepal by seven wickets in their WCL Championship clash © IDI/Getty

Pace bowler Timm van der Gugten and chinaman bowler Michael Rippon led a demolition job to help Netherlands crush Nepal by seven wickets in their World Cricket League Championship match on Saturday.

Van der Gugten and Rippon returned identical figures of 3 for 21 as Netherlands shot Nepal out for 94 after electing to field at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen. Stephan Myburgh then guided Netherlands' small chase with an unbeaten 33, and along with wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi, who slammed 37 off 33 balls, completed the win in 16.5 overs.

Apart from Nepal's top three - Gyanendra Malla, Anil Mandal and Sharad Vesawkar - only Sompal Kami managed to get into double figures. Malla and Mandal's 23-run opening stand was the highest Nepal could manage as they were dismissed in 38.1 overs.

Van der Gugten and Rippon found support from left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe, who took 2 for 12, while Mudassar Bukhari and Paul van Meekeren took a wicket apiece.

Netherlands lost Rippon in the fourth over with just 13 on the board but Myburgh and Barresi then came together for a second-wicket stand worth 57 that shut out any early advantage Nepal may have hoped to attain. Both batsmen struck five boundaries each, before Basant Regmi had Barresi bowled with Netherlands 25 away from a win. Ben Cooper could not hang around for long, but van der Merwe and Myburgh saw the team through to the finish line.

Both teams face off again on Monday at the same venue. Netherlands are perched on top of the table with 12 points, while Nepal are sixth with four points after seven games.

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  •   Prabin Shrestha on August 16, 2016, 12:32 GMT

    Nepal beat Netherlands (strong associate team) in their own home ground, in their own condition, enough evidence Nepal is no any means lesser country!!! Got it Mihir. ?

  • Sparsha on August 15, 2016, 16:48 GMT

    @Mihir I hope the 2nd match gave u the answer

  • Ganesh on August 14, 2016, 9:52 GMT

    Even mighty hardhitters westindians can get bowled out for 108 in a test match, so its just another day in cricket. Noone can decide anything or everything from a single match. we just have to keep trying ,thats more of luck nepal for next match.

  • GK on August 14, 2016, 8:11 GMT

    @MIHIR_NAM- On the name of quality, no country can only hire players from other nations...Nepal never lacks quality, and these things happen in game,,,,,lets see next game...

  • click_3229792 on August 14, 2016, 7:57 GMT

    i believe Nepal lacks the confident level against stronger teams. If we talk about promoting Nepal ahead of Netherlands,Scotland and PNG we should not only calculate the performance level, also needed to calculate the home grown involvement. None of another associates have excluding 1 or couple team have full strength home grown players. But Nepal does. If we just compare Nepal and Netherlands, Nepal are far ahead of Netherlands in statistics of home grown involvement and passionate viewers. ICC must set some plans to promote the teams like Nepal and strong rule to make control on expirates which can stop teams like Nepal to go in next level.

  • anmolj5592414 on August 14, 2016, 2:22 GMT

    nepal is not good in european pitch . Proper exposure should be given .Nepal is very good in asian pitch .I think they could not adapt the weather condition there in netherland

  • Mihir on August 13, 2016, 17:39 GMT

    Wow and ICC wants to promote Nepal ahead of Netherlands Scotland and PNG just cause they get viewers . Cricket lacks quality not quantity

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