31 May 2009

NZ trounce Netherlands in final training camp match

12:57 pm on 31 May 2009

The New Zealand cricket team has arrived in London ahead of next week's World Twenty20 tournament, after delivering a solid thrashing to The Netherlands to end their training camp on a high note.

The Black Caps scored 194 for eight before dismissing The Netherlands in the 20th over for just 104 at Wormsley, near Oxford.

Batting first, the New Zealanders took control from the top of the innings, with Brendon McCullum plundering 27 off a hapless Dirk Nannes' first two overs, including five fours and a six.

McCullum and Jesse Ryder put on 46 for the first wicket, and McCullum went on to amass 62, including eight fours and two sixes.

Neil Broom, 28, Scott Styris, 26, and Jacob Oram, 20, provided good support as the Black Caps went confidently through to 194 for 8 in their 20 overs.

In reply the Dutch side never got momentum going as the New Zealand bowlers dominated the innings. None of their batsmen made it to 20, and tight bowling prevented The Netherlands from constructing any significant partnerships.