Bas de Leede was on fire the entire match 

The crucial clash between the Netherlands and Scotland held significant implications, as either team had the opportunity to claim the last qualification spot for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. Zimbabwe had already been eliminated from contention. 

A victory for Scotland would have secured their qualification, while a narrow defeat could have also sufficed. However, in the end, the Netherlands emerged triumphant by reaching the target in 42.5 overs with four wickets remaining.

The number of overs played proved crucial, as the Dutch team needed not only to win but also to achieve victory with a margin of at least six overs in order to surpass Scotland in the qualifying table. Bas de Leede played a pivotal role in their success, delivering a stunning late onslaught to lead his team to victory, overshadowing Brandon McMullen's earlier century for Scotland.

De Leede's outstanding performance marked his first One-Day International century, amassing an impressive 123 runs from just 92 balls before being run out, with the Netherlands falling just two runs short of their target. The Netherlands now secure their place in the upcoming World Cup in India, alongside the winners of the qualifying tournament, Sri Lanka.

This achievement by the Netherlands is highly commendable, especially considering that teams such as West Indies, Zimbabwe, and Ireland were unable to secure qualification during the qualifying series.