Netherlands 163 for 8 (O'Dowd 82, Main 2-16) beat Scotland 149 for 8 (Berrington 41, Kingma 3-21) by 14 runs
Rotterdam: Max O'Dowd's 82 steered Netherlands to a 14-run win over Scotland in the first of their two one-day internationals in Rotterdam on Wednesday.
The New Zealand-born batsman helped the home side, who won the toss, to a total of 163-8 in the rain-delayed game.
Losing Matthew Cross for one and captain Kyle Coetzer for nine left Scotland chasing the game at 25-2.
Richie Berrington (41) and George Munsey (27) top scored as they fell short for the loss of eight wickets.
Spin bowler Mark Watt hit a major milestone in the innings, taking 2-27 in his six-over spell to reach 100 wickets for Scotland.
It was Scotland's first international since before the Covid-19 pandemic in December 2019 and the two sides meet again on Thursday after the second ODI was brought forward 24 hours to avoid forecast rain.