Scotland beat Netherlands by 5 wickets to win ODI series 2-0

Kyle Coetzer clobbered 11 boundaries and a six in his unbeaten innings of 89 AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Aberdeen: Jun 29, 2011

Kyle Coetzer slammed an unbeaten 89 off 99 balls to help Scotland register their second consecutive win over the Netherlands by five wickets in the second One-Day International match at the Mannofield Park, Aberdeen. Scotland won the two-match ODI series by 2-0.

In the rain-truncated match, Coetzer clobbered the Dutch bowlers for 11 fours and a six to guide his team to victory with 11 balls to spare.

Chasing a revised total of 162 needed from 41 overs as per the Duckworth-Lewis method, Scotland reached 162 for five from 39.1 overs.

Mudassar Bukhari jolted Scotland early by dismissing opener Fraser Watts and Calum MacLeod cheaply, but a 57-run partnership between Coetzer and Josh Davey revived them.

Earlier, Skipper Peter Borren s unbeaten 71 resurrected Netherlands from a slump and pushed them to 180 for nine from 50 overs. Safyaan Sharif scalped four wickets for 27 and Gordon Goudie took three for 18 as they reduced Netherlands to 42 for four in 16 overs.

Scotland won the first ODI by 15 runs at the same venue on June 28, 2011.

Brief Scores: Netherlands 180 for 9 in 50 overs (Peter Borren 71*; Safyaan Sharif 4 for 27, Gordon Goudie 3 for 18) lost to Scotland 162 for 5 in 39.1 overs (Kyle Coetzer 89*, Josh Davey 30; Mudassar Bukhari 2 for 21, Tom Heggelman 2 for 34) by 5 wickets (D/L method)

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