News: Scotland beat Denmark by 3 runs
Denmark needed 4 off the last ball with Zishan Shah facing, but it ended up being a dot ball……. However, the Danes fought very well in this game, and they need to think about why Thomas Hansen was not playing…….. The scottish team however has perhaps found their permanent opener in Watts, who scored 171* today, the highest score by a Scotsman in any one day game.
The other game between Netherlands and Ireland got abandoned due to rain. Chasing 274, the Dutch were in pretty bad shape but ten Doeschate started hitting out. When the game abandoned, the Dutch were 125-5 in 19 overs. In my opinion, they still had a chance, becuase Kervezee and ten Doeschate were playing, with Borren and Van Troost to come.
Netherlands have been the unluckiest regarding ODIs this year….. first their 3 ODIs v Kenya got knocked out…… then their ODIs v Scotland got cancelled…… then their ODI v Scotland 2 days back became a 20 over game (they would have probably beaten the Scots in the 50 over encounter)…. and today their ODI got abandoned……. I think, come the World Cup, and Netherlands will be the least prepared team……. KNCB should probably look into this and try to setup some home games against the associates for the players to gain confidence…… Right now, they are either losing, or their games are not getting completed……
After the big story from Euro Div II vis a viz Greece….. I am not following it anymore, because I think Jersey will win it easily…….