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Both Netherlands and Scotland won thier first matches © Getty Images
Both Netherlands and Scotland won thier first matches © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Desert T20 challenge 2017. This is match No. 8 between Netherlands and Scotland. This is Aditya Sahay and I will bring to you all the live cricket updates of the match. The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi. Both Netherlands and Scotland have had a great start to the tournament as they both won their respective series openers. Netherlands won their first match against Oman while Scotland are coming off a victory against Hong Kong. The teams will now lock horns to claim the top spot as both have equal points in hand.

Netherlands won their first match with domination as they first restricted Oman at 146. All the bowlers joined hands to not let Oman get to a big total and later, the batsmen contributed with ample runs to get to the target with 4 balls in hand. Michael Rippon, Wesley Barresi and Roelof van der Merwe were the main contributors with runs.

Scotland played the inaugural match of the tournament with Hong Kong and won it comfortably. Calum MacLeaod and Richie Berrington were the major contributors with identical scores of 60 and took the score to 189. They later restricted the opponents at 165 for 6 to win the match by 24 runs.

Squads:

Netherlands: Peter Borren (c), Ahsan Malik, Wesley Barresi, Ben Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Sikander Zulfiqar, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Tobias Visee

Scotland: Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Con de Lange, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal