Mitchell Santner came in at No 3 and played a match-winning innings for the Black Caps in their second T20 against the Netherlands. (File photo)
At Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague: Netherlands 147-4 (Bas de Leede 53rd off 48, Tom Cooper 26 off 17, Scott Edwards 26 off 20; Michael Bracewell 2-20) lost to Black Caps 149-2 in 14 overs (Mitchell Santner 77th off 42, Daryl Mitchell 51 off 27) by eight wickets
Black Caps captain Mitchell Santner made the most of a rare appearance up the order, making an unbeaten 77 off 42 balls as they beat the Netherlands by eight wickets in their second Twenty20 international.
Santner emerged at No 3 and shared in an unbroken partnership of 123 for the third wicket with Daryl Mitchell, who was also not out, on 51 off 27, when they chased down their target of 148 with six overs to spare.
Netherlands captain Scott Edwards won the toss and chose to bat in the second match at Sportpark Westvliet in The Hague and made an unbeaten 26 off 20 as his side posted 147-4.
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For the second day in a row, Bas de Leede was the key figure for the home side, making 53 not out off 48 balls, while Tom Cooper chipped in with 26 off 17.
Michael Bracewell came into the Black Caps lineup for Lockie Ferguson and took 2-20 from his four overs of off-spin, while seamer Blair Tickener took 1-25 off his four.
Black Caps openers Martin Guptill and Finn Allen both fell cheaply, but Santner and Mitchell ensured there were no nerves as they completed their tour of Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands with an 11th consecutive white-ball win.
Ten of those present in The Hague will now head to the West Indies, where they will be joined by Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Tim Southee and Trent Boult as a full-strength white-ball squad (or close to it) comes together for the first time this year.
The Black Caps have three T20s followed by three ODIs in the Caribbean before their adventures in the northern hemisphere come to an end.