With this big win, the Black Caps ended their Europe tour with their 11th consecutive win. They beat Ireland 6–0 in the white-ball series, which was followed by a 3–0 win against Scotland in ODIs and now a 2–0 win against the Dutch.
Bass de Leede of the Netherlands again scored an unbeaten half-century as the hosts looked to give themselves a fighting chance after winning the toss and electing to bat. De Leed’s 53 not out, Tom Cooper’s 26 off 17 and Scott Edwards’ 26 not out in 20 helped the Dutch post 147/4 in their 20 overs.
The hosts took two quick wickets – Martin Guptill (2) and Finn Allen (13) – before stand-in captains Mitchell Santner (77 not out) and Daryl Mitchell (51 not out) snatched the game.
Brief scores: Netherlands 147/4 (Bass de Lead 53; Bracewell 2/20) lost to New Zealand 149/2 (Mitchell Santner 77 not out, Daryl Mitchell 51 not out).
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