NZ ease to T20 series sweep over Dutch
New Zealand have secured an eight-wicket win over the Netherlands, and with it a Twenty20 series clear sweep, thanks to Mitchell Santner and Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten century partnership.
Santner scored a career-best 77 not out and Mitchell 51 not out in propelling New Zealand to 2-149 in reply to the Netherlands’ 4-147. They received with six overs to spare on Friday.
The Black Caps received the primary T20 by 16 runs on Thursday and had been much more convincing this time.
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Santner got here to the crease within the second over when Martin Guptill was bowled on 2, and his first shot was to hit Tim Pringle over the long-on fence.
Finn Allen fell within the subsequent over on 13, and Mitchell joined Santner. They mixed for 123 runs in 65 balls, of which solely 15 weren’t scored from.
Santner reached his first T20 fifty in 29 balls, having been dropped on 43 and 56.
Mitchell took all the strike within the 14th over, dashing from 33 with two sixes, a two, and a match-winning boundary to notch his second T20 fifty.
The Dutch had chosen to bat first and Bas de Leede adopted his 66 on Thursday with one other team-best 53 not out from 48 balls.
New Zealand have now accomplished a European tour that started in late Could and moved by England, Eire and Scotland.
Their travels aren’t over, although. They go to West Indies for 3 T20s and three ODIs from subsequent Wednesday.