Netherlands promise more upsets

The Dutch’s four-wicket win at Lord’s here on Friday, where a scrambled two off the last ball saw them home to their target of 163, left them well-placed to reach the Super Eights.

They now return to Lord’s on Tuesday to take on Pakistan, who were knocked out of the 2007 50-over World Cup in the Caribbean following a first round after losing to Ireland.
“We played okay,” Smits told reporters. “Batting wise we played up to our capabilities but fielding wise and bowling wise there is still room for improvement. The momentum at the moment is on our side.

“We know Pakistan like to play their shots up front but I think we can do it again,” he added.

“I’m really proud of the boys,” said wicket-keeper Smits, who is having to take time off work to play in this event.

“It’s costing us a lot of money, I’m having to take extra days off work but I really don’t mind at this moment,” he said.

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