Published On: Sun, Mar 30th, 2014
Published in Category: Cricket

New Zealand beat Netherlands by six wickets

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CHITTAGONG: Brendon McCullum batted aggressively to get New Zealand their third win in three matches in Super-10 stage of the Group-1 in the World Twenty20 here at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Saturday.

McCullum top scored with a brilliant 65 off 45 balls hitting four boundaries and three sixes.

Among others, Kane Williamson (29), Corey Anderson (20 not out) and Ross Taylor (18) made significant contributions. For Netherlands, fast-medium bowler Timm van der Gugten claimed three wickets for 30 runs.

Earlier, Netherlands made 151 for four wickets in 20 overs after being sent into bat by New Zealand.

A 60-run fourth wicket partnership between captain Peter Borren and tom Cooper enabled the Netherlands to set a moderate target for New Zealand.

Borren made 49 off 35 balls with seven fours and a six while Cooper scored an unbeaten 40 from 23 balls with four boundaries and two sixes.


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