Scotland claim second win over Netherlands in Aberdeen

Kyle Coetzer
Coetzer was in fine form against Netherlands in Aberdeen

Scotland secured a second straight victory over Netherlands in the second one day international in as many days in Aberdeen.

Kyle Coetzer scored a half-century in a five-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis method following a rain-affected encounter at Mannofield.

Opener Coetzer guided them home with 89 not out after the Dutch slumped to 54 for six as they batted first.

Safyaan Sharif claimed four for 27 off his eight overs on his Scotland debut.

Gordon Goudie weighed in with figures of three for 18 off eight overs.

It came after a poor start in reply as the Saltires lost Fraser Watts to a duck off the second ball of their innings, wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi taking the catch off Mudassar Bukhari.

Bukhari then yorked Calum MacLeod for two to leave Scotland on 14 for two and in some trouble.

However, the third-wicket partnership between Coetzer and Josh Davey got Scotland back on course before rain forced the players from the field with the score on 64 for two.

With nine overs being lost, a revised target of 162 off 41 overs was set for the Scots to win the match and series.

The tourists got a quick breakthrough after the resumption when Davey was snared by Tom Heggelman for 30, bringing to an end a 57-run stand with Coetzer.

That left the home side on 71 for three and when Heggelman also dismissed Neil McCallum for 19 it became 103 for four, and the Dutch were still well in the match.

They could get only one more wicket, though - that of Richie Berrington for 10 and with the help of Coetzer, Scotland recorded the victory with 11 balls to spare.

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