Netherlands beat Zimbabwe by 49 runs in the 1st T20I
Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bowl against the Netherlands in the 1st T20I today at Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam.
Netherlands 199-6 (Ben Cooper 54, Roelof van der Merwe 75*; Christopher Mpofu 2-38)
Zimbabwe 150 (Craig Ervine 59; Pieter Seelaar 3-28, Brandon Glover 3-20, Fredrick Klaassen 3-36)
Result – Netherlands won by 49 runs
Van der Merwe's 75* off 39 blows Zimbabwe away https://t.co/juIqqK2bgg— Cricket??Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) June 23, 2019
Asked to bat first, the Netherlands smashed a competitive 199-6 with Ben Cooper 54 and Roelof van der Merwe 75* top scoring and Christopher Mpofu 2-38, the main wicket taker for Zimbabwe.
In reply, Zimbabwe needed to bat well to chase down the 200 target in the run chase. However, it was not to be and Zimbabwe were bowled out 150 with Craig Ervine 59 top scoring and Pieter Seelaar 3-28, Brandon Glover 3-20 and Fredrick Klaassen 3-36 the main wicket takers for the Netherlands.
Netherlands - Tobias Visee, Max O'Dowd, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Wesley Barresi, Pieter Seelaar(c), Scott Edwards(wk), Fredrick Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe
Zimbabwe - Hamilton Masakadza(c), Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor(wk), Peter Moor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Christopher Mpofu, Ryan Burl
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