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Szwarczynski's ton the highlight of Netherlands win

PNG falls short by 130 despite Jack Vare's fighting 96 off 59 balls

Szwarczynski's ton the highlight of Netherlands win - Cricket News
Eric Szwarczynski scored an unbeaten 137 off 155 balls.
Eric Szwarczynski starred with an unbeaten century at New Plymouth as Netherlands beat Papua New Guinea by 130 runs in the 12th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier on Sunday (January 19). 
Batting first, Netherlands lost Stephan Myburgh for 26, but Szwarczynski's unbeaten century and the partnerships among the top four batsmen laid the foundation for an imposing 323 for 4. PNG, in reply, never really got close despite a fighting 96 from Jack Vare and was bowled out for 193 in 37.2 overs.
Szwarczynski hit 16 fours and one six in his unbeaten 155-ball 137, and Wesley Barresi gave him company with a solid 56 to add 116 for the second wicket. After Barresi was dismissed in the 31st over, Szwarczynski added 96 in 11.2 overs with Peter Borren, the captain, before Borren was dismissed for a quickfire 65 in 35 balls.
Willie Gavera picked his second wicket dismissing Mudassar Bukhari for 25, but not before he added 58 runs in another rapid partnership with Szwarczynski.
PNG got off to a shaky start, losing wickets early. With Bukhari accounting for three wickets in PNG's top five, it was tottering at 57 for 6 at one stage with none of the top six batsmen crossing the 20-run mark. 
The only noteworthy partnership came down the order when PNG was struggling at 113 for 8 when Vare shared a 40- and a 72-run stand for the eighth and ninth wickets with Gavera and Raymond Hooda respectively before being bowled by Ahsan Malik. 
Bukhari returned figures of 3 for 15, while Pieter Seelaar picked up two wickets.  
This was PNG’s first loss in the tournament and it next plays Namibia in a Group B clash at Mount Maunganui on Sunday. Netherlands will wait till Thursday for its clash against Kenya in Lincoln.

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