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'What on earth': Cricket world in disbelief over New Zealand drama

The Netherlands, pictured here after reducing New Zealand to 5-32 in the second ODi.
The Netherlands reduced New Zealand to 5-32 in the second ODi. Image: Getty

Cricket fans have been left gobsmacked after the Netherlands decimated New Zealand's top order in the second ODI in Hamilton.

The Netherlands - one of the minnows of world cricket - reduced the Black Caps to 5-32 after just 10 overs at Seddon Park on Saturday.

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Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls got to 0-22 in a solid start for the Kiwis.

However they then lost 5-10 in staggering scenes that left fans and commentators in shock.

Fredrick Klaassen and Logan van Beek did the damage for the Netherlands, with Klassen taking 2-16 from his first six overs and van Beek snaring 3-21.

Will Young, Ross Taylor and Michael Bracewell all fell for just 1 as the Dutch celebrated wildly.

Netherlands, pictured here after the wicket of New Zealand's Will Young in the second ODI.
Netherlands celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Will Young in the second ODI. (Photo by DAVID ROWLAND/AFP via Getty Images) (DAVID ROWLAND via Getty Images)

"What is going on?" one TV commentator said.

"This is unbelievable."

New Zealand's score of 32 at the fall of the fifth wicket was the fourth-lowest of all time from a Test-playing nation against a non-Test nation in men's ODIs.

The Kiwis then slumped to 6-91 after Colin de Grandhomme was dismissed for 19 in the 23rd over.

Luckily for the Kiwis, skipper Tom Latham produced a stunning knock of 140 not out to dig them out of the enormous hole.

Latham's 140 came off just 123 balls as New Zealand made 9-264 off their 50 overs.

Doug Bracewell chipped in with 41 off 51 balls as the Black Caps managed to avoid complete humiliation.

New Zealand then bowled out the Netherlands for just 146 as the Kiwis won by 118 runs.

Simon Harmer stars for South Africa against Bangladesh

Earlier on Friday, South African off-spinner Simon Harmer took all four wickets in his first Test appearance for seven years as Bangladesh reached 4-98 by the close of a gloomy second day of the first Test at Kingsmead.

The tourists were still 269 runs behind South Africa's first innings total of 367 in which Temba Bavuma fell seven runs short of a century.

But the depleted home side, without their entire first-choice pace attack, still took control of the game with spin on Friday.

Much is now resting on Bangladesh opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who finished on 44 not out with nightwatchman Taskin Ahmed.

Simon Harmer, pictured here celebrating after the dismissal of Mushfiqur Rahim.
Simon Harmer celebrates after the dismissal of Mushfiqur Rahim. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI/AFP via Getty Images) (MARCO LONGARI via Getty Images)

Bangladesh were undone by some controlled slow bowling from Harmer (4-42) and Keshav Maharaj (0-24), who strangled the run rate as they conceded only 66 runs in 39 overs between them.

It was a big day for the 33-year-old Harmer, who had also earlier made his highest Test score of 38 not out as the South African tail-enders added valuable runs.

The pick of his wickets was that of Najmul Hossain Shanto (38) as the ball pitched on middle stump and turned to hit the top of off.

Keegan Petersen also took an excellent diving catch at short leg to dismiss visiting captain Mominul Haque for a duck.

Harmer had played the last of his five Tests in 2015 before embarking on a career in English county cricket, but he has been recalled with a number of South Africa's bowlers missing at the Indian Premier League.

with AAP

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