Matches (11)
T20 World Cup (2)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)

Scotland vs Netherlands, 28th Match, Super Six at Bulawayo, CWC Qualifier, Jul 06 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
28th Match, Super Six, Bulawayo, July 06, 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
(42.5/50 ov, T:278) 278/6

Netherlands won by 4 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
123 (92) & 5/52
bas-de-leede
Match centre 
Scores: Sudeep Poojar | Comms: Rvel Zahid
Scorecard summary
Scotland 277/9(50 overs)
5/52 (10)
2/59 (10)
Netherlands 278/6(42.5 overs)
123 (92)
2/42 (8)
1/63 (9)

Until next time, take care and keep enjoying this beautiful sport. This is Rvel Zahid, signing off on behalf of Hemant Brar and everyone else at Cricinfo. Adios, be well!

Scott Edwards, Netherlands Captain: "Extremely (happy), yeah. Little bit loss for words. I thought what Bas de Leede and Zulfiqar did in the last 10 overs was unbelievable to watch. This group is just incredible. We put in the hard work and the guys just enjoy everyone's success. We had a different match-winner in every game. It's a pretty awesome feeling. It was just unbelievable batting by Leede and Saqib in the end. Cook brought the batting group together at the halfway point, the white board had 140 at 26 overs, we were maybe 15-20 behind. We knew what we wanted to do; we just needed a couple of batters to cash in towards the backend. Leede got five wickets and 123; he is an unbelievable player, we have always known that everyone is aware of that. It's not the first time he has done it and it won't be the last."

Richie Berrington, Scotland Captain: "Yeah, that's obviously a really tough one to take today. The guys will certainly be be hurting right now. I'm extremely proud of the guys for the fight we showed throughout this tournament. Unfortunately, today wasn't quite enough also have to give credit to their guys, the way they played. I think we probably just maybe weren't as disciplined as we have been through the tournament. They run really well between the wickets. But again, yeah, we probably just missed the mark a little bit. Obviously, it was a different sort of wicket. As we saw in the first Innings, it's been a couple of games played in this surface so it wasn't as much swing today. So it's slightly different tactics. Yeah, maybe through that middle stage, we slid away from those plans which just sort of got them back into the game. Yeah, like obviously it's a really tough one but I think looking over the whole tournament, we can be very proud of some of the cricket we've played. And certainly some good building blocks, we can keep improving. A lot of different players stepped up at different times throughout this tournament, which has been really exciting to see and some young players coming into the squad as well. They've done really well. So that's good signs for the future"

Sampath Bandarupalli chimes that Bas de Leede is only the fourth player to score a century and take a five-wicket haul in the same men's ODI

Bas de Leede, Player of the Match: "We had a look at the targets, where we wanted to be at the halfway point. Maxy and Vikram set the platform for the rest of us to finish it. The rate was 10 to 11 runs per over, so we had to go to the T20 mode, try as many runs as we could and see where it would take us. It's amazing, can't describe the feeling, it's going to be one big party tonight

Logan van Beek: "I'm honestly buzzing right down, just sitting with the boys, I'm shaking right now. To take it back, we had to get one off one, I just wanted to keep it down and run as fast as I could. We tried to build a culture, each one of us brought our own spirit. We overcame all obstacles, no one gave us a shot, but now we're going to the World Cup. All hail Bas de Leede."

Vikramjit Singh: "I have got no words this is the best feeling ever, we have worked so hard for the last five months, wishing to qualify, unreal. We were expecting these moments, these scenarios in the last five months. No words to explain."

Reaching the World Cup is truly a momentous occasion for Netherlands, marking a significant milestone in their cricketing journey. Unbelievable scenes out there as pure ecstasy fills the air as the entire Dutch team rejoice. They are overcome with joy, celebrating this memorable moment with their teammates. It's a sight to behold!

Their campaign in the qualifier has been nothing short of remarkable. They have demonstrated unwavering determination, tenacity, exceptional teamwork, valor and outstanding skills throughout this Qualifier. It's a testament to their hard work and perseverance, and now they will get a chance to showcase their talent on the big stage later this year in India!

They have beaten Scotland in an absolute humdinger! Who would have thought they would have gotten over the line before 44th over? Incredible hitting in the last 10 overs, Scotland simply had no answers and the chips were down as de Leede was timing the ball sweetly and neutralizing Scotland's bowlers.What a cricketer he is!

Scotland managed to post a respectable score on a tricky pitch that offered unpredictable bounce and was a touch slow. The innings was highlighted by a staggering century from Brandon McMullen and a well-crafted fifty by captain Richie Berrington, setting the stage for a potential victory. They would have been pretty happy with the total on board in a virtual semifinal. The Netherlands team showed excellent bowling discipline, with Bas de Leede claiming a remarkable five-wicket haul. In response, Vikramjit Singh displayed immense composure during the bowling powerplay, appearing resolute on providing his team a solid platform. But the century from Bas de Leede proved to be the major difference between the two sides and overshadowed Brandon McMullen's ton, as he scripted a famous win for the Netherlands!

Scelos: "Scotland beat Zimbabwe who beat Netherlands who in turn beat Scotland. Everyone was beating everyone here." Entertainment galore throughout the Qualifier!

Nagendira: "Just cant understand Scots tactics here. They should have used Sole wisely, having him under utilized in this crunch game is a sin. But this tournament was absolute gem. Have to feel for Zimbawe and Scots." They were heavily relying on him to provide important breakthroughs; he should have been brought on earlier but the way Leede and Zulfiqar were hitting towards the end, it felt like nothing was unplayable for them

42.5
1
Sole to van Beek, 1 run

That's it! They have done it, stabs this fuller delivery to extra cover's right and gets a single!

42.4
1
Sole to Saqib Zulfiqar, 1 run

Steps away to the on side and hammers it away to sweeper. Scores are level! Zulfiqar shows nerves of steel when it matters the most!

42.3
Sole to Saqib Zulfiqar, no run

Searing yorker, he keeps it out and it's a dot

42.2
W
Sole to de Leede, OUT

Oh, that's a magnificent yorker dipping in, he digs it out towards short midwicket, de Leede stops a little and the fielder hits a bull's eye, he is not waiting for the third umpire and going back to the pavilion. Excellent fielding from Sharif

Bas de Leede run out (Sharif) 123 (92b 7x4 5x6 116m) SR: 133.69
42.1
1
Sole to Saqib Zulfiqar, 1 run

Goes full and keeps it nice and straight, gently patted to the leg side with soft hands and he jogs through a run

InsertName: "So like the Qualifier in 2018, both Zimbabwe and Scotland to be barely eliminated. "

Mohd Irshad: "Scotland feeling the same heat, WI was feeling against them What a tournament we are having here."

Seth: "Netherlands have a history of chasing down targets quickly to up the net run rate in the last game. I still remember their incredible chase against Ireland in 2014. http://https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/world-t20-2013-14-628368/ireland-vs-netherlands-12th-match-first-round-group-b-682919/full-scorecard"

Rocky: "BCCI should rethink on West Indies tour for WC preparation. They should tour Netherlands instead. "

end of over 4220 runs
NED: 275/5CRR: 6.54 RRR: 0.37 • Need 3 from 48b
Bas de Leede123 (91b 7x4 5x6)
Saqib Zulfiqar31 (29b 3x4 1x6)
Brandon McMullen 9-0-67-1
Mark Watt 9-0-63-1
41.6
2
McMullen to de Leede, 2 runs

Spears it on a full length just outside off, squeezed it out to cover and he is running hard like his life depends on it, shy at the non-striker's end, nobody backing up and they wind up taking a second run. My word, what a turnaround this has been! Absolutely bonkers from de Leede

41.5
6
McMullen to de Leede, SIX runs

Coruscating strokeplay continues! Cries of catch it but he gets the distance! Fuller length on off, he pummels it over mid-off and it goes all the way. What an innings this has turned out to be!

41.4
2
McMullen to de Leede, 2 runs

Fuller and speared with gusto, he clonks it down to midwicket again and they are running hard for the second run, make it in time!

41.3
2
McMullen to de Leede, 2 runs

Tries to whack him over the midwicket, it's fuller and he manages to shank it in the empty spaces at midwicket, excellent running between the wickets

41.2
6
McMullen to de Leede, SIX runs

Imperious! In the slot for him and he does not miss out! juicy half-volley on middle and he hoists him for six, straight as an arrow and hits the sightscreen

41.1
2
McMullen to de Leede, 2 runs

Fuller length, outside off, plonks it down to long-off, slight fumble in the deep. Tension is palpable!

end of over 4122 runs
NED: 255/5CRR: 6.21 RRR: 2.55 • Need 23 from 54b
Saqib Zulfiqar31 (29b 3x4 1x6)
Bas de Leede103 (85b 7x4 3x6)
Mark Watt 9-0-63-1
Brandon McMullen 8-0-47-1
40.6
6
Watt to Saqib Zulfiqar, SIX runs

It's raining boundaries! Watt under the pump! Follows Zulfiqar who was shimming down leg, he waited a touch and then thumps him over square leg for a six, marvelous pick up shot! 23 needed off 18 balls to qualify for the World Cup. Can they do it?

40.5
2
Watt to Saqib Zulfiqar, 2 runs

Steps away to the on side and powered down the ground to deep extra cover, fielder in the deep does well to keep the ball inside the rope

40.4
1
Watt to de Leede, 1 run

Belted in front of square for a run

40.3
6
Watt to de Leede, SIX runs

Takes the aerial route and brings up a fantastic century just off 84 deliveries. What an occasion to bring up his maiden ton but the job is not done yet. This was blazed over square leg

40.2
6
Watt to de Leede, SIX runs

Smears Watt over long-on for a flat six! That's a timely hit from Leede. That's a shot of a well set batter on top of his game!

40.1
1
Watt to Saqib Zulfiqar, 1 run

Short and holds its line on off, skips down the track and pounds it over the bowler's head, didn't get the middle of the bat and it drops short of long-off

Saqlain: "Scotland and Netherlands have become much more competitive and those wins over full members and participation in 3 world cups over last 8 years and wins over full member in those world cups means both Scots and Dutch have fulfilled the criteria of ICC full membership, Am I Correct?"

Rehman: "when they will attack? 4 overs 50 needed. Saving wickets or match only should not be the target. World cup please "

Jiten : "The Dutch have made a mistake by holding their trump card, Van Beek for too late!"

end of over 409 runs
NED: 233/5CRR: 5.82 RRR: 4.50 • Need 45 from 60b
Bas de Leede90 (82b 7x4 1x6)
Saqib Zulfiqar22 (26b 3x4)
Brandon McMullen 8-0-47-1
Mark Watt 8-0-41-1
39.6
2
McMullen to de Leede, 2 runs

Biffed down the ground to wide long-on

39.5
2
McMullen to de Leede, 2 runs

Swatted away to the leg side with vigor and he will pick up a couple

39.5
1nb
McMullen to de Leede, (no ball)

Good length and outside off, goes for the late cut but can't connect properly and he has overstepped on this occasion.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
BFW de Leede
123 runs (92)
7 fours5 sixes
Productive shot
off drive
22 runs
0 four1 six
Control
90%
B McMullen
106 runs (110)
11 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
37 runs
7 fours1 six
Control
88%
Best performances - bowlers
BFW de Leede
O
10
M
0
R
52
W
5
ECO
5.2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
MA Leask
O
8
M
0
R
42
W
2
ECO
5.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossNetherlands, elected to field first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4616
Hours of play (local time)9.00 start, First Session 9.00-12.30, Interval 12.30-13.00, Second Session 13.00-16.30
Match days6 July 2023 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsNetherlands 2, Scotland 0
Language
English
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
Instant answers to T20 questions
Netherlands Innings
<1 / 3>

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Super Six
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL550101.600
NED53260.160
SCOT53260.102
ZIM5326-0.099
WI5142-0.204
OMA5050-1.895
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM44082.241
NED43160.669
WI42240.525
NEP4132-1.171
USA4040-2.164
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL44083.047
SCOT43160.540
OMA4224-1.221
IRE4132-0.061
UAE4040-2.249