2023 Pakistan Vs Netherlands World Cup 2nd Match

In the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, at Hyderabad, the 2023 Pakistan vs. Netherlands World Cup 2nd match of the World Cup was played. Pakistan defeated the Netherlands by a resolute margin of 81 runs. When Pakistan won the match against the Netherlands, the whole stadium was reverberated by the resounding echoes.

2023 Pakistan Vs Netherlands World Cup 2nd Match
The caption of Netherlands and Pakistan from left to right

2023 Pakistan Vs Netherlands World Cup 2nd MatchHighlights|Match Scorecard & Points Table

The tale of this riveting encounter commenced with Pakistan seizing the initiative, electing to bat first despite a top-order debacle that cast shadows of uncertainty over their innings. The formidable duo of Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Rizwan embarked on a rescue mission, crafting a symphony of strokes that resonated with elegance and power alike. Both batsmen etched their names on the scorecard with an identical tally of 68 runs, infusing vitality into Pakistan’s innings. As the innings reached its climax, Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan added their own brushstrokes of brilliance, contributing valuable 30-plus scores that bolstered the total.

The Netherlands, on the other hand, embarked on their chase with an air of determination. Openers Vikramjit Singh and Bas de Leede donned the mantle of responsibility, forging ahead with a blend of finesse and resilience. Vikramjit, in particular, showcased his mastery with the willow, scoring 52 runs from 67 deliveries, before succumbing to the guiles of Shadab Khan. Bas de Leede, not to be outdone, orchestrated a valiant effort, accumulating a commendable 67 runs from 68 balls, only to be dislodged by the wily Mohammad Nawaz.

Yet, amidst the ebb and flow of the game, Pakistan’s pace duo of Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali emerged as the architects of the Netherlands’ downfall. They unleashed a barrage of thunderbolts that shattered the Dutch resistance, ultimately constraining them to a total of 205 runs in 41 overs. The significance of their formidable partnership lay in the fact that it dismantled the Netherlands’ hopes, thwarting their valiant pursuit of Pakistan’s target.

In a contest characterized by its twists and turns, Pakistan’s triumph was a testament to their tenacity and skill. Netherlands’ openers showed resilience against the menacing Pakistani pacers, but the breakthroughs came, with Max O’Dowd’s dismissal at the hands of Hasan Ali and Colin Ackermann’s fall to spinner Iftikhar Ahmed.

Bas de Leede, a maestro with the ball, wove a mesmerizing spell, keeping Pakistan’s total in check at 286 runs. The Netherlands’ pace battery roared to life in the initial ten overs, securing three pivotal wickets. However, the partnership between Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel served as a fulcrum for Pakistan’s resurgence, rescuing them from the precipice of a subpar score.

Aryan Dutt provided a much-needed breakthrough, dismissing Saud Shakeel, before Bas de Leede embarked on a spectacular bowling spree, dismantling Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, and Hasan Ali to disrupt Pakistan’s batting rhythm.

In the early exchanges, Netherlands dominated, claiming the prized wicket of skipper Babar Azam and two others. Yet, the equilibrium of the game tilted once more as Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel executed a brilliant comeback, reigniting Pakistan’s hopes and eventually steering them to a resounding victory.

In conclusion, the rivalry of the 2023 Pakistan Vs Netherlands World Cup 2nd Match of ICC was full of entertainment that encapsulated the essence of crickets’ unpredictability. off course Pakistan squads will boost their confidence from the winning journey in the ICC World Cup 2023.

Scorecard

NETHERLANDS BATTING

BattersRB4s6sSR
Vikram Singh C Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan52674177.61
Max O’Dowd C Shaheen Shah Afridi b Hassan Ali5121041.66
Colin Ackermann B Iftikhar Ahmed17213080.95
Bas de Leede B Mohammad Nawaz67686298.52
Teja Nidamanuru C Fakhar Zaman b Haris Rauf591055.55
Scott Edwards lbw Haris Rauf02000.00
Saqib Zulfiqar lbw Shaheen Shah Afridi10181055.55
Roelof van der Merwe Run out (Babar Azam/Mohammad Rizwan)470057.14
Logan van Beek NOT OUT282831100.00
Aryan Dutt B Hassan Ali120050.00
Paul van Meekeren B Haris Rauf7121058.33

NETHERLANDS BOWLING

BowlersOMRWEconDots
Aryan Dutt1004814.8037
Logan van Beek603015.0020
Colin Ackermann813924.8726
Paul van Meekeren604016.6616
Bas de Leede906246.8822
Roelof van der Merwe603606.0014
Vikram Singh201608.005
Saqib Zulfiqar201507.503

PAKISTAN BATTING

BattersRB4s6sSR
Fakhar Zamanc C & b Logan van Beek12153080.00
Imam-ul-Haq C Aryan Dutt b Paul van Meekeren15192078.94
Babar Azam C Saqib Zulfiqar b Colin Ackermann5180027.77
Mohammad Rizwan B Bas de Leede68758090.66
Saud Shakeel C Saqib Zulfiqar B Aryan Dutt685291130.76
Shadab Khan Bas de Leede9111081.81
Mohammad Nawazrun out (Colin Ackermann)39434090.69
Shadab Khan B Bas de Leede32342194.11
Hassan Ali lbw Bas de Leede01000.00
Shaheen Shah Afridi NOT OUT131220108.33
Saud Shakeel C Saqib Zulfiqar b Aryan Dutt161421114.28

PAKISTAN BOWLING

BowlersOMRWEconDots
Shaheen Shah Afridi703715.2826
Hassan Ali713324.7131
Haris Rauf904334.7733
Iftikhar Ahmed301615.337
Mohammad Nawaz703114.4223
Shadab Khan804515.6223

FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. Where was the Pakistan vs Netherlands match played in the World Cup?

A1: Pakistan and the Netherlands played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Q2. Who won the ICC World Cup 2023 match between Pakistan and Netherlands?

A2: Pakistan won the match against the Netherlands.

Q3. What did Netherlands caption Scott Edwards say after losing Pakistan?

A3: Netherlands captain Scott Edwards expressed his disappointment at the team’s loss to Pakistan in their opening match of the World Cup. I was in control in the middle stage of the over.

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