Netherlands take third place with big win

Netherlands 206 for 5 (Barresi 70, Cooper 44) beat South Africa Emerging Players 164 (Delport 65, Coopr 2-33) by 42 runs

Netherlands finished third in the T20 Quadrangular, after beating South Africa Emerging Players by 42 runs in the third-place playoff on Wednesday.

Batting first, Netherlands scored 206 for 5 in their 20 overs, helped by Wesley Barresi's 45-ball 70. An 87-run stand between Tom Cooper and Barresi took the side to a strong 129 for 2 in the 13th over before Daan van Bunge and Bukhari hit a few blows to take the side past 200.

In reply, South Africa Emerging recovered briefly from a bad start, as opener Cameron Delport added 58 runs for the second wicket with Khayelihle Zondo. However, that was the only substantial partnership in the South Africa innings, as the Netherlands bowlers stated their dominance with regular wickets. Delport top-scored with 65, while the next highest score for South Africa was a 20-ball 37 from Dwaine Pretorious. The Netherlands bowlers shared the wickets, with Michael Swart, Cooper and Bukhari picking up two wickets apiece.

SA Emerging 2nd innings Partnerships

12C JonkerCS Delport
58K ZondoCS Delport
12CS DelportMY Vallie
26J SymesCS Delport
1D WieseJ Symes
39D WieseD Pretorius
0KA MaharajD Pretorius
0D PretoriusDL Piedt
8MP SibotoD Pretorius
8MP SibotoBE Hendricks