Visee & van der Merwe half-centuries help Netherlands outclass Hong Kong by 37 runs in pentangular series
Brandon Glover was the star bowler for Netherlands and bagged a 4-wicket haul.
Netherlands 185-4 (20 Overs; Tobias Visee68(43), van der Merwe50(34); KD Shah1/25, Raag Kapur1/26)
Hong Kong 148-7 (20 Overs; Haroon Arshad68(40), Shahid Wasif22(21); Brandon Glover4/26, Seelaar2/26)
Result - Netherlands won by 37 runs
Batting first, Netherlands made a statement with some quick runs to begin with. Tobias Visee, in particular, looked good. Once Max ODowd was dismissed, Roelof van der Merwe came to the crease and the two raced along to help Netherlands build a great platform for the following batsmen.
Wicketkeeper Scott Edwards obliged with a 21-ball 42 at a strike rate of 200, including 4 fours and 2 sixes which took Netherlands to 185; a total too stiff for the Hong Kong batting line-up.
Hong Kong's top four Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Barkat and Raag Kapur did not fire. Although a 41-ball 68 came from Haroon Arshad, there was not much support from other batsmen.
Brandon Glover was the star bowler for Netherlands and bagged a 4-wicket haul. He was ably assisted by all-rounder Pieter Seelaar who picked up two wickets.
Hong Kong could only manage 148 in their 20 overs and lost the game by 37 runs.
Netherlands- Tobias Visee, Max ODowd, Antonius Staal, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards, Shane Snater, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Timm van der Gugten
Hong Kong- Aarush Bhagwat, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Scott McKechnie, Waqas Barkat, Haroon Arshad, Raag Kapur, Ehsan Khan, Kyle Christie, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Shahid Wasif
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