Scotland's late resurgence continued as it beat the Netherlands by 115 runs in the sixth and final T20I of the tri-series, at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen on Wednesday. It was also Scotland's second consecutive win over the Netherlands, following its seven-wicket win on Tuesday, as the win allowed it register a series win.
Earlier, winning the toss and electing to bat, Scotland did a commendable job with the bat, with opener George Munsey scoring a healthy 71. He, along with wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Cross, put up an 84-run stand for the second wicket, while Cross, later, went on to score a half-century.
Prior to Cross's dismissal for 50, it was Richie Berrington, who too was involved in a decent 78-run stand for the third wicket, while he remained unbeaten on 64, as Scotland finished on a challenging total of 221.
In reply, the Netherlands batsmen were off to a shaky start, losing their opening wicket with just a run on the board. It was certainly the pressure of the massive scoreboard total which was taking a toll on the Dutch batsmen, while the Scottish bowlers too took good advantage of the good work by their batsmen.
Netherlands's wicketkeeper-batsman Scott Edwards was the top-scorer with 31 runs, while all the Scottish bowlers contributed their part, claiming a wicket each. As Hamza Tahir claimed three for 26, Netherlands was bundled for mere 106 in 14 overs, succumbing to a massive 115-run loss.
With this win, Scotland managed to finish atop the table with five points, a point above the host, therefore winning the T20I tri-series tournament, which involved Ireland as well.
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