PETER Borren’s blitz with the bat helped Holland clinch their third win of the Clydesdale Bank 40 season with a 40-run triumph over Kent on Sunday.

Skipper Borren hit 71 not out from just 33 balls to see his side to 206-8 in a game reduced to 37 overs a side after rain delayed the start.

The hosts quickly lost Michael Swart for a second-ball duck after being put into bat in Rotterdam, but Eric Swarczynski (43) and Tom Cooper (38) put on 75 for the second wicket.

Although the Dutch lost three quick wickets to slip to 87-4, Borren launched six sixes and also struck four fours to put the English county on the back foot.

The New Zealand-born all-rounder put on a crucial stand of 47 with Mudassar Bukhari and then added a further 30 with number 10 Tom Heggelman.

Kent still looked to be coasting to victory when they reached 143-3 in their reply, Joe Denly following up his 3-42 with the ball by hitting 46 at the top of the order.

Martin van Jaarsveld top-scored with 61 from 51 balls, which included five fours and two sixes.

But his side could do little to prevent a stunning collapse, as their last seven wickets going down for just 22 runs.

Shane Mott finished with 3-27 while fellow new-ball bowler Bukhari claimed 2-24 as Kent were skittled out for 165 with more than two overs to go.

Kent are now only one place off the bottom in their group on four points, while the Netherlands move up to third, level on eight points with Sussex.

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