World Twenty20: New Zealand prevail against Netherlands in tricky chase
Brendon McCullum (65) led his side to a six-wicket win in a tricky run-chase against the Netherlands.
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum (65) came to his team's rescue as Netherlands were determined to cause an upset in the group 1 match. (All images AFP)
Chasing a tricky total of 152, New Zealand lost a few wickets and failed to get going at the start. It took McCullum to score a 45-ball knock of 65 to ensure his side recorded their second win of the tournament.
Kane Williamson began well as the Kiwi opener but threw away his start as he was dismissed for 29.
Timm van Der Gugten caused all sorts of problems for the Kiwi batsmen, finishing with figures of 3/30.
Netherlands gave themselves a chance when they restricted the run flow and picked up a couple of wickets early on in the Kiwi innings.
Earlier, it was Peter Borren (49) who took the fight to the Kiwi bowlers.
Stephen Myburgh and Michael Swart gave a brisk start for Netherlands.
Trent Boult, who came in place of Tim Southee, finished with figures of 1/25.
Nathan McCullum was the pick of the Kiwi bowlers, finishing with figures of 1/20.