[caption id="attachment_731359" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/netherlands-cricket.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-731359" alt="netherlands-cricket" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/netherlands-cricket.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Pic Credit: ICC Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/nepal/">Nepal</a> suffered a dramatic collapse when they lost nine wickets for just 49 runs to go down to a 55-run defeat to the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/netherlands/">Netherlands</a> in their maiden one-day international at Amstelveen on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>Chasing a modest 190 to win, Nepal, playing their first 50-over game since securing ODI status earlier this year, were bowled out for 134 with more than eight overs to spare. <p></p> <p></p>Nepal had got off to a flying start in their run chase. <p></p> <p></p>They looked comfortable at 85-1 before they slipped quickly to 104-6 and with most of their stroke makers back in the pavilion. <p></p> <p></p>Opening batsman Gyanendra Malla hit 51 off 61 balls with eight fours and enjoyed a first-wicket stand of 58 with teenage wicketkeeper Anil Sah (21). <p></p> <p></p>But once skipper Paras Khadka became the second wicket to fall and Malla was then dismissed by South African-born all-rounder Michael Rippon, Nepal's challenge petered out. <p></p> <p></p>Dipendra Singh Airee (33) was the only other Nepalese batsman to reach double figures. <p></p> <p></p>For the Dutch, playing their first ODI in four years after losing their one-day status, seamer Fred Klaassen took 3-30, leg-spinner Rippon finished with 3-23 while orthodox slow bowler and skipper Pieter Seelaar claimed a miserly 3-16. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, Rippon had top-scored for the Dutch with 51 while Khadka claimed the best bowling for Nepal, leading from the front with 4-26. <p></p> <p></p>Sompal Kami took 3-34. <p></p> <p></p>The second and final match of the series will be staged at the same venue on Friday.