Scotland make it two out of two

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Scotland followed up their 15-run win over the Netherlands in the first ODI with a five-wicket victory via the Duckworth/Lewis over the same opponents on Wednesday.

Scotland followed up their 15-run win over the Netherlands in the first ODI with a five-wicket victory via the Duckworth/Lewis over the same opponents on Wednesday.

After winning Tuesday's encounter in the ICC Intercontinental Cup one-day international series at Mannofield Park in Aberdeen, the hosts reduced the Dutch to 180 for nine in their 50 overs and then took 39.1 overs to chase down their revised target of 162 off 41 overs.

Scotland's decision to bowl first proved to be a good one as the visitors stuttered to 54 for six before captain Peter Borren hit back with an unbeaten 71. Lower-order batsmen Tom Heggelman (22) and Mudassar Bhukari (28) gave him valuable support to push the total to 180.

Debutant Safyaan Sharif did the damage at the top when he removed the top three for 22 and then claimed the late wicket of Bhukari to finish with four for 27 in his eight overs. Gordon Goudie was the other player to shine with the ball and he finished with three for 18 off eight overs.

Scotland also didn't make the best of starts as they slumped 14 for two after Fraser Watts went for a second-ball duck to Bukhari and Calum MacLeod was yorked by the same bowler.

However, opener Kyle Coetzer and Josh Davey steadied the ship with a 57-run third-wicket partnership. Davey fell for 30 to Heggelman after a rain break, but Coetzer dug in to complete his half-century and see Scotland over the line with only five wickets.

Coetzer finished with unbeaten 89. His knock came off 99 balls and included 11 fours and a six, while Bukhari was the most productive bowler for Holland with three for 21 off nine overs.

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