Good day! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry‘s live coverage of the ICC World T20 2016 warm up match between Scotland and Netherlands to be played at Mohali. The sides are fairly balanced on paper and it should make for a very thrilling match. It will help fans develop a clearer idea as to which teams are best geared to attain success in the qualifiers. Scotland will be captained by Preston Mommsen, while Netherlands has Peter Borren at the helm. Both are very good leaders and have led their sides by example. Both teams are coming off defeats in their previous games.

Live Cricket Score, Netherlands 133/2 in 15.1 overs | BATTING: Ben Cooper 10 (6): Tom Cooper goes out and both the Coopers have played very well after a wicket down of Myburgh. At the moment the play is suspended due to rains and will have to wait until the coast is clear for the match to proceed further. OUT! Tom Cooper c George Munsey b Josh Davey 10 (6)

Live Cricket Score, Netherlands 122/2 in 14 overs | BATTING: Ben Cooper 47 (36), Tom Cooper 1 (1): Myburgh completes his half-century with a wonderful boundary and six in the 13th over. 14 runs from that 13th over by Matthew Watt. Safyaan Sharif is the next bowler who has come into attack and now Ben Cooper is on his way to complete half-century and off goes Myburgh after successfully completing 58. Tom Cooper comes to bat. Netherlands can easily pose target of 170 runs. And 9 runs from 14th over and Ben Cooper is just three runs away from half-century. OUT! Stpehan Myburgh c George Munsey b Safyaan Sharif 58 (43)

Live Cricket Score, Netherlands 70/1 in 9 overs | BATTING: Stephan Myburgh 37 (29), Ben Cooper 20 (21): And a perfect start to the innings but a wicket down of Wesley. Scotland need yet another wicket to keep the momentum going. Myburgh is already 30 runs up and Ben Cooper is the new batsman on crease. 9th over in process with Myburgh’s two boundaries and Matthew Watt was bowling the 9th over. OUT! Wesley Barresi b Safyaan Sharif 8 (4)

Live Cricket Score, Netherlands 7/0 in 1 overs | BATTING: Stephan Myburgh 1 (4), Wesley Barresi 4 (2): Alasdair Evens begins the attack for Scotland and starts off with two wide deliveries. Wesley Barresi and Stephan Myburgh are the opening batsmen for Netherlands. Scotland seem to be rather nervous with their spells. No run so far from the rest of the spells. Three more to go. And Myburgh picks a quick single. And Barresi ends the over with a boundary. Steady start for Netherlands.

Scotland win the toss and elect to field.

Scotland’s defeat was perhaps more demoralising as it came against Oman, who have not caused ripples till very recently even in the lower ranks. Meanwhile Netherlands lost to Afghanistan, who are fast emerging as the best side in the associate world. Netherlands could look at that as a marginal morale booster as compared to Scotland.

Josh Davey, who boasts very impressive T20 numbers, failed miserably in the first game and will have to get his act right with the ball. Scotland’s top order was disastrous with the bat. Kyle Coetzer will have to lead the transformation with his experience. For Netherlands the batting seemed to be the area of lagging. Apart from Tom Cooper no batsman displayed much spine. They will have to get their act together in unison.

Squads:

Scotland: Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross(wk), Josh Davey, Conde Lange, Alasdair Evans, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, Preston Mommsen(c), George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Matthew Watt

Netherlands: Wesley Barresi (wk), Peter Borren (c), Ben Cooper, Stephan Myburgh, Michael Rippon, Tom Cooper, Timm van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren, Ahsan Malik, Mudassar Bukhari, Vivian Kingma, Max O’Dowd, Pieter Seelaar, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe