Denmark best Netherlands A at Harga
Bertus de Jong
Following a washed-out first game and a late venue change, Denmark got their Dutch tour underway with a resounding win over Netherlands A today. A half-century from Freddie Klokker and a fine all-round display from Anders Bulow were the stand-out performances as Denmark cruised to a 91-run win.
Having won the toss and elected to bat, Klokker and Zameer Khan put on 99 runs before Leon Turmaine found the first breakthrough, having Khan caught for 39. Klokker went soon after, run out for a 79-ball 53, and Saqib Zulfiqar looked to wrest some momentum back for the Dutch with three wickets in two overs to reduce the Danes to 124-5.
Hidde Overdijk followed up next over with the first of his three wicket, bowling Mads Hendriksen for 11, but Bulow and skipper Khan hit back with a run-a-ball partnership of 59 for the 7th wicket, Denmark eventually bowled out 5 balls before the close or 201.
It would prove more than enough in the end as the Dutch top order crumbled tamely. Tim Etman was the first to go, caught off Javed for 3 in the second over, before Bulow struck three times in succession to reduce the hosts to 33-4.
There was to recover as the wickets kept tumbling, Shane Snater and Saqib Zulifqar alone among the Dutch top-7 managing to pass 3 runs. It wasn't until Hidde Overdijk came in at 8 that the Danes encountered any resistance, and with support from Seb Braat, and Leon Turmaine he added another 47 for the last two wickets, enough to get Netherlands A to triple figures.
The target never looked under threat, however, and the hosts were eventually rolled for 110 inside 33 overs, Overdijk last man out for 39.