Black Caps defeat Dutch in to start with T20

New Zealand have bowled out the Netherlands for 132 to win their 1st Twenty20 of a two-match sequence by 16 operates.

Immediately after New Zealand medium-pacer Blair Tickner took three wickets in the 1st four overs, the chasing Dutch felt the pressure to hit out and dropped wickets often.

They ended up 6-73 in the 14th in excess of and 7-93 soon after 16 and functioning out of big hitters.

Bas de Leede, who came to the crease just after seven balls of the innings, was the final guy out in the remaining in excess of for a match-large 66 off 53 balls, like 5 boundaries and two sixes.

De Leede also took two catches and bowled two reasonably cheap overs.

But he did not bowl as effectively as Tickner, who claimed 4-27 in 21 balls. Fellow medium-pacer Ben Sears took 3-22.

Opener Martin Guptill led New Zealand when it chose to bat initially on Thursday, scoring 45 off 36.

Jimmy Neesham added 32 off 17 but they laboured against Netherlands spinners Tim Pringle, Shariz Ahmad and Tom Cooper in advance of finishing with 7-148.

But it was sufficient in the teams’ second meeting, and first since 2014. They enjoy the second T20 on Friday.

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