Netherlands held their nerves to stave off a late challenge from Ireland as they clinched the match at Rotterdam by a close margin.
They would be keen to maintain the winning run. Ireland, on the other hand, would want to learn from their mistakes and turn around the team fortunes.
In the previous match, Netherlands recovered from a precarious 52 for 4 thanks to Bas de Leede (33 in 35 balls) and captain Pieter Seelaar (36 in 28), who stitched together a half-century partnership. The bowlers then did well enough to restrict Ireland under pressure.
For Ireland, debutant, Simi Singh had a superb game as he scored the rare feat of a fifty and 3 wickets. The top order crumbled to 63 for 7 before Simi blasted 57 from 29 balls. He featured in some quick partnerships towards the end, but it wasn’t enough.
Netherlands: Pieter Seelaar (c), Scott Edwards, Paul van Meekeren, Shane Snater, Fred Klaassen, Ben Cooper, Wesley Barresi, Sikander Zulfiqar, Tobias Visée, Bas de Leede, Saqib Zulfiqar, Max O Dowd.
Ireland: Gary Wilson (c), James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young, Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin