New Zealand beat Netherlands by eight wickets in second T20I at Hague . Spinner Michael Bracewell took two wickets for the Kiwis .
Hague, Netherlands, August 6: New Zealand skipper Mitchell Santner said the focus shown by batters throughout the innings was fantastic.Kiwis won an eight-wicket victory over the Netherlands in the second T20I at Hague on Friday, thanks to tight bowling by spinner Michael Bracewell (220) and a 123-run stand between Mitchell Santner (77*) and Daryl Mitchell (51*).Wind can be a challenge here.Tried slowing a couple (with the ball), and it paid off today.We displayed a great sense of humor throughout the innings.The time had come to come for the game.Whenever you play, you rely on experience.Different guys are stepping up at different times. De Leede, a Netherlands all-rounder, did well with the bat, but it wasn't enough for the Netherlands to win the tournament.He made 53 runs off 48 balls.Netherlands put up 1474 in their 20 overs when batting first.In a solid showing from New Zealands bowling, Michael Bracewell scored two wickets for the team.New Zealand took the game with 6 overs and 8 wickets in hand, however. Netherlands lost the game despite getting wickets from opener Martin Guptill and Finn Allen early in the match, and on Thursday, New Zealand secured a 16-run victory over a struggling Netherlands team at Sportpark Westvliet in The Hague.In a three-match T20I series, the hosts will fly to the Caribbean.