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Netherlands beat Scotland by 8 wickets

Netherlands beat Scotland by 8 wickets in their World Cup Group A match at Warner Park in St Kitts on Thursday.

cricket Updated: Mar 23, 2007 15:20 IST

Netherlands beat Scotland by 8 wickets in their World Cup Group A match at Warner Park in St Kitts on Thursday.

Ryan Watson (16) and John Blain (18 not out) were other notable scorers.
The Netherlands bowled accurately after their stand-in captain Jeroen Smits won the toss and elected to field.

The Netherlands regular captain Luuk van Troost dropped himself because of lack of form after his team's plus-200-run defeats in the first two matches.

World number South Africa and Australia, who have already qualified for the next round of Super Eights from the group, meet each other in a high-profile match at St Kitts on Saturday.

Teams

Scotland: Craig Wright (capt), Ryan Watson, John Blain, Dougie Brown, Gavin Hamilton, Majid Haq, Paul Hoffmann, Neil McCallum, Navdeep Poonia, Glenn Rogers, Colin Smith

Netherlands: Jeroen Smits (capt), Bas Zuiderent, Peter Borren, Daan van Bunge, Ryan ten Doeschate, Mark Jonkman, Muhammad Kashif, Tim de Leede, Darron Reekers, Billy Stelling, Eric Szwarczynski.