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Dhaniram and Ali revive Canada

Canada 177 and 206 for 3 (Dhaniram 63*, Ali 60*) lead Netherlands 229 (Statham 57, Jyoti 3-59) by 163 runs
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An unbeaten partnership of 131 between Sunil Dhaniram (63) and Qaiser Ali (60) restored Canada's hopes at Rotterdam, leaving the visitors on 206 for 3 at the end of the second day.

Netherlands' bowling attack struggled to find a decent length and any sort of consistency, allowing Canada to recover from their shaky start of 84 for 3. They finished with a lead of 163 and still have seven wickets in hand.

Ali brought up his 50 in style with a hefty slog sweep for six, clearing the boundary with ease off Daan van Bunge. In an equally impressive manner, Dhaniram cracked a cover drive for four to produce his half century off Pieter Seelaar.

Earlier in the day, Netherlands were bowled out for 229 - an advantage of 52 - with Nick Statham being the only man to produce a significant innings with 57, before being run out by Rizwan Cheema. Tom de Grooth was looking solid, but his innings was cut short at 36 by a handy stumping from Ashif Mulla off Umar Bhatti.

The pick of the bowlers were Sandeep Jyoti, taking 3 for 59 with some impressive offspin, and Zameer Zahir who took 2 for 31 from 17 overs.

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Netherlands 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0NA StathamW Barresi
2nd11W BarresiES Szwarczynski
3rd23DLS van BungeES Szwarczynski
4th17TN de GroothDLS van Bunge
5th26DLS van BungePW Borren
6th53DLS van BungeJA Brand
7th53DLS van BungeB Schilperoord
8th37DLS van BungeMBS Jonkman
9th13DLS van BungePM Seelaar