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NZ Vs NED, 1st ODI: Will Young’s Maiden Ton Helps New Zealand Beat Netherlands By Seven Wickets

Will Young partnered Henry Nicholls for a 162-run stand for the second wicket that saw New Zealand overhaul the Netherlands’ total of 202. Blair Tickner took 4/50 on debut.

New Zealand players celebrate the dismissal of a Dutch batter in the first ODI on Tuesday.
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A century by Will Young helped guide New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over the Netherlands in the first of three one-day internationals on Tuesday. (More Cricket News)

Young made 103 and combined with Henry Nicholls in a 162-run partnership for the second wicket which saw New Zealand surpass the Netherlands total of 202 in the 39th over. Nicholls made 57.

Fast bowler Blair Tickner took 4-50 in his ODI debut to help New Zealand limit the Netherlands, which batted first after winning the toss.

The Netherlands slipped to 45-5 before Michael Rippon and captain Pieter Seelaar put on 80 for the sixth wicket. Rippon made 67 and Seelaar 43.

South Africa-born Rippon, who plays for Otago province in the New Zealand domestic competition, also took 2-32 from eight overs.

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