Netherlands 180 for 2 (ten Doeschate 65, Zuiderent 63*) beat Bermuda 177 (Mukuddem 43) by eight wickets
Netherlands made short work chasing 178 as they cantered to an eight-wicket victory over Bermuda at Potchefstroom. Ryan ten Doeschate and Bas Zuiderent both scored half centuries as Netherlands recovered from the early loss of Tom de Grooth to win with 12.1 overs to spare.
Earlier veteran medium-pacer Tim de Leede's 3 for 26 helped to dismiss Bermuda for 177, with only Saleem Makuddem and David Hemp occupying the crease for any length of team. Bermuda could only bat for 46 overs and their total never looked likely to be enough.
ten Doeschate continued the fine run of form that brought him two hundreds in the ICC Intercontinental cup game between the same teams last week. But while Bermuda's batting had shown significant signs of improvement in that game as they posted 620, here they could not deal with the extra quality of the Dutch attack. Much rested on the shoulders of Hemp and once he had gone the slump was inevitable, despite Mukuddem's best efforts.
The Netherlands have won both their games at the half-way point of the competition, while Bermuda have yet to get off the mark.