Bas de Leede has put in one of the all-time great ODI performances as the Netherlands beat Scotland today in Bulawayo to secure their place in the men's World Cup later this year.

The Dutch won the toss at Queens Sports Club and opted to put Scotland into bat. They made an almost immediate breakthrough as Logan van Beek bowled Matthew Cross for a duck in the first over, but this was followed by Christopher McBride and Brandon McMullen putting on 45 for the second wicket.

After McBride departed for 32, Munsey added just nine to the total before captain Richie Berrington joined McMullen. The two put on 137 with McMullen bringing up his second century of the tournament, reaching 106 from 110 balls when he was the fifth man out.

Berrington reached 64 before he was bowled by Bas de Leede - the third of his victims - in the 45th over. Tomas Mackintosh clubbed 38 from 28 balls during the last ten overs, with de Leede picking up two more wickets to finish with 5-52. The final total for Scotland was 277-9.

This meant that the Netherlands had to chase that target in exactly 44 overs to qualify for the World Cup, with a bit of wiggle room if they were to overshoot the target.

The Dutch chase started with Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd putting on 65 before the latter was out for 20, lbw to Micheal Leask. Singh was also lbw to Leask two overs later having scored 40. This brought Bas de Leede - a rare county player for the Dutch in the tournament having negotiated his availability for the tournament when signing for Durham - to the crease.

De Leede proceeded to complete one of the all time great ODI all-round performances. Batting with Saqib Zulfiqar for much of the denoument, he'd reached 90 from 82 balls at the 40 over mark, with the Dutch needing 45 from four overs to secure their place in the World Cup.

Bas de Leede plays a shot during his innings of 123 (ICC)

He and Zulfiqar then really put their feet on the accelerator. Zulfiqar got him on strike from the first ball, following which de Leede hit two sixes to bring up his century from just 84 balls and becoming just the fifth player (male or female) to score a century and take five wickets in the same ODI. Zulfiqar added another six from the last ball of the over, and the Dutch needed 23 from 18 balls.

Another 20 - including two more sixes from de Leede came from the 42nd over and just three were needed from 12 balls. A single from Zulfiqar got De Leede back on strike, but he fell for 123 from 92 balls from the second ball of the over, run out by an excellent throw by Safyaan Sharif. 

Just two more runs were needed though, with the winning runs coming from Logan van Beek three deliveries later as the Netherlands completed a four wicket win quickly enough to secure qualification to the World Cup, the first associate side to feature since 2015, and a first appearance for the Netherlands since 2011.

Heartbreak for Scotland as they fall just short yet again in the World Cup Qualifier. They have little time to regroup before they play another World Cup qualifier - this time of the T20 variety - later this month. For the Dutch though, they have no scheduled fixtures until the World Cup.