Monday 4 August 2008 

Netherlands Beat Scotland To Qualify For Twenty20 WC

Netherlands Beat Scotland by five wickets to qualify for both the final of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier final and the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup finals in England.

Scotland were restricted to 107 for eight before the Netherlands reached 110 for five from 18 overs with all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate in fine form.

Ten Doeschate picked up three wickets for 23 runs as he came on in the middle part of Scotland's innings and after a strong start given to them by Ryan Watson (22), Kyle Coetzer (40) and Navdeep Poonia (25) they fell away, no other batsman making a double figure score.

Peter Borren was the only other man to take a wicket as four Scotland batsmen were run out.

John Blain struck early to remove Darron Reekers for two but a stand of 46 for the second wicket between Eric Szwarzcynski (31) and Tom de Grooth (24) put the Netherlands back on the right track.

Ten Doeschate then came in and hit a quick unbeaten 24 from 14 balls with Borren contributing an unbeaten 16 from 13 balls with victory wrapped up with 12 balls to spare.

Netherlands will take on Ireland in tomorrow's final while Kenya and Scotland will now play off for the last remaining position in the finals.

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