The Netherlands, who participated in the World Cup by playing the qualifiers, suffered a batting disaster in their first match of the World Cup. With a target of 287 runs, they lost 7 wickets for only 164 runs and fell into disaster.
Netherlands won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat. After losing the toss, Babar Azam’s team was bowled out for 286 runs.
The Dutch went to bat with a target of 287 runs and started playing. But they lost the first wicket in the first run of the team’s 28 runs. Hasan Ali sent Max O’Dowd back to the pavilion for 5 runs.
After that Colin Ackerman could not stay at the crease for long. The Netherlands lost the second wicket for the team’s 50 runs. Iftikhar Ahmed beats Colin Ackerman.
Then Bikramjit Singh and Bass de Liddy took the lead of the team. These two batsmen made a pair of 70 runs in 76 balls. But their pair broke when Vikramjit Singh got out for the team’s 120 runs.
He brought up a half century before being dismissed by Shadab. He returned with 52 runs off 67 balls.
Following in Vikramjit Singh’s footsteps, Teja Nidamanuru and Scott Edwards also returned to the pavilion. Both returned to the team’s 133 runs. Teja Nidamanuru returned with 5 off 9 balls and Scott Edwards with 2 balls.
In such a disaster of the team, Zulfikar along with him tried to take the lead of the team and Bas de Lidy. Who picked up a half century in this match. He scored 50 off 50 balls. Which includes 4 fours and a six.
But Julifkar was out for 158 runs. Six runs later, De Leedy was bowled by Newaj. He scored 67 runs off 68 balls. At the time of writing this report, the Dutch were reeling for 164 runs in 33 overs with the loss of seven wickets.