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Scotland won by 6 wickets.

Holland vs Scotland

Blain destroys Netherlands

Scotland secure six-wicket success

Blain: devastating spell

First One Day International
Holland 117 (E S Szwarczynski 53, J A R Blain 5-22) v Scotland 120-4 (R R Watson 54 no)
Scotland beat Holland by 6 wkts

Scotland chased down a target of 118 to beat the Netherlands by six wickets in the European Division One Championship.

Former Northamptonshire seamer John Blain took 5-22 as the Netherlands crashed to 117 all out in 39.2 over after opting to bat first in Dublin.

Only Eric Swarczynski's 53 - his third one-day international half-century - averted complete humiliation.

Scotland needed just 22.2 overs to overhaul such a modest target, although they did lose four wickets along the way.

Opening batsman and captain Ryan Watson stood firm with an unbeaten 54 to see his side home with 166 balls to spare.

Match Details

29th Jul 2008
P K Baldwin and B F Bowden


Batsman R
Hamilton c Reekers b ten Doeschate 22
Watson not out 54
Sheikh lbw b ten Doeschate 4
Smith c Seelaar 7
Watts lbw b Seelaar 0
McCallum not out 12
Extras 1nb, 11w, 4b, 5lb 21
Total 22.2 Overs 120 - 4
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Schiferli 5 1 33 0
Bukhari 2 0 9 0
ten Doeschate 8 1 24 2
Seelaar 5.2 0 31 2
Borren 2 0 14 0
Full Bowling Card