Blain Guides Scotland To Triumph

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Scotland chased down a target of 118 to beat the Netherlands by six wickets in the European Division One Championship.

Scotland chased down a target of 118 to beat the Netherlands by six wickets in the European Division One Championship.

Former Northamptonshire seamer John Blain took 5-22 as the Netherlands crashed to 117 all out in 39.2 over after opting to bat first in Dublin.

Only Eric Swarczynski's 53 – his third one-day international half-century – averted complete humiliation.

Scotland needed just 22.2 overs to overhaul such a modest target, although they did lose four wickets along the way.

Opening batsman and captain Ryan Watson stood firm with an unbeaten 54 to see his side home with 166 balls to spare.

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