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09-Dec-2017 06:11:00 GMT
World Cricket League 2015-17

Netherlands Clinch ICC World Cricket League Championship Title

Dubai: The Netherlands finished their ICC World Cricket League Championship campaign with victory as they comprehensively beat Namibia by five wickets.

With the Netherlands already winning the trophy and achieving the 13th position in the ODI League and all ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 positions secured on Wednesday, today’s matches focused on confirming final positions.

Vivian Kingma set the match up for the Dutch against Namibia at the ICC Academy after taking six wickets including a hat-trick.

The right-arm seamer took three early wickets as the African team slipped to 39 runs for three wickets inside 10 overs.

Gerhard Erasmus battled hard to rescue Namibia but fought a lone battle for the most part. Only Zane Green and Sarel Burger passed 20 runs.

Erasmus shepherded his side to 165 runs for six wickets with 81 runs, but Kingma took a stunning hat-trick in the first three balls of the 34th over to finish with 6 wickets for 39 runs. As Namibia finished on 181 all out.

Namibia's bowlers threw everything to try and defend the small total, but were simply short of runs in the end.

Sarel Burger (2-23) bowled economically and dismissed Max O'Dowd (5) and Wesley Barresi (32).

Craig Williams (2-34) chipped in with wickets of Ben Cooper (26) and Peter Borren (9).

Netherlands seemed uncomfortable at 105 runs for five wickets, but Ryan ten Doeschate (65) ensured victory, alongside Roelof van der Merwe who provided him support at the other end with a 26-ball 17 not out.

Scotland completed a convincing win over Kenya by 161 runs, as the European team finished in second place and Kenya fifth.

The captain Kyle Coetzer innings of 121 runs including ten fours and two sixes was the standout batting performance as Scotland made 266 runs for eight wickets in its 50 overs. Coetzer and Craig Wallace added 87 runs for the fifth-wicket after early wickets had fallen.

Wallace fell on 49 runs, before Michael Leask added 23 runs from 11 balls.

Safyaan Sharif (2-20) gave Scotland the breakthrough in the first over of Kenya’s reply, before Alasdair Evans (2-18) chipped away and Sole who finished with figures of four wickets for 24 runs made the difference.

Dhiren Gondaria (38) offered a spark of resistance, but Kenya were bowled out for 105 runs.

Anshy Rath starred with a century as Hong Kong overcame a fighting Papua New Guinea for a 93-run victory at the ICC Academy.


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