Bowlers help Netherlands clinch consolation win

Netherlands 279 (Rippon 71, Mpofu 4-41) beat Zimbabwe 130 (Waller 50, van der Merwe 3-7, Snater 3-30) by 149 runs

Incisive opening spells from Shane Snater and Fred Klaassen ripped through Zimbabwe's top order, leaving them 44 for 5 in the 13th over, in their chase of 280. Malcolm Waller struck a counter-attacking 50 off 43 balls, but without much support, Zimbabwe's resistance didn't last long. Roelof van der Merwe picked up the last three wickets to fall, completing a consolation win for Netherlands by 149 runs.

Snater finished with figures of 3 for 30, while Paul van Meekeren and Logan van Beek claimed one wicket apiece. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 130 in the 27th over.

After being put in to bat, Wesley Barresi and Stephan Myburgh put on a 53-run opening stand off 69 balls. Netherlands' middle order - Ben Cooper (27), van der Merwe (32) and Peter Borren (29) - all got starts, but only Michael Rippon, batting at No. 4, went on to make a half-century. His 79-ball 71 carried Netherlands to 279. Fast bowler Chris Mpofu finished with 4 for 41.

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st20CJ ChibhabhaSF Mire
2nd0H MasakadzaCJ Chibhabha
3rd0CJ ChibhabhaPJ Moor
4th22PJ MoorRP Burl
5th2PJ MoorTK Musakanda
6th8MN WallerPJ Moor
7th13MN WallerSikandar Raza
8th42MN WallerDT Tiripano
9th0CB MpofuMN Waller
10th23MN WallerR Ngarava