Netherlands collected maximum points in the two ODI’s between them and Kenya when they beat their opponents by 4 wickets in the second ODI played at the Sportpark Westvliet ground in Voorburg.
The visitors won the toss and opted to bat first but they were quickly put under pressure by the hosts tidy all-round fielding performance and found themselves at 70 for 3 after 25.1 overs. A fourth wicket stand of 71 between skipper Collins Obuya (54) and Tanmay Mishra (22) threatened to repair the damage up the order but it was too little too late and the pair were broken by Tim Gruijters who finished with 2 for 37 off his 10 overs when he had Mishra caught by Eric Szwarczynski and then pace man Mudassar Bukhari followed up by picking up the Kenyan captain in similar fashion 2 overs later.
Rakep Patel had earlier made a 60-ball 40 including 5 fours and Irfan Karim’s 21 off 20 balls took the Kenyan tally to 184 but in the end it proved to be a less cahllenging total for the hosts to chase.
Netherlands began brightly to rapidly reach 58 for no loss in 13 overs, but Dominic Wesonga and Lucas Oluoch shared 4 wickets between them to check the home team’s scoring rate. Netherlands however battled through the innings anchored by Wesley Barresi’s 67 runs they managed to get home with 5 overs to spare.