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Australia broke the opening pair by 28 runs

In their fifth match in the current World Cup, Australia won the toss and lost their first wicket for 28 runs after winning the toss. In the previous match, Ajid’s opening pair broke for 259 runs. Australia has a chance to win a hat-trick by defeating the Dutch today.

Openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh started attacking the Dutch bowlers from the start. He picked up 27 runs in three overs.

But soon after that, there is a slump in the over. Mitchell Marsh, who brought up the century in the previous match, returned today with just 9 runs.

Mitchell Marsh, who scored 9 off 15 balls, was caught by Colin Ackerman off Logan van Beek and returned to the dressing room. On his departure, Australia’s opening pair broke for 28 runs.

Australia-Netherlands have met twice on the World Cup stage so far. Ajira won both the matches. Australia won the match by 75 runs in 2003 World Cup and by 229 runs in 2007. All in all, two teams have played those two matches in ODI so far. Australia entered the field with one change against the Netherlands today. Cameron Green has replaced Marcus Stoinis in the team. Meanwhile, the Dutch are playing with an unchanged XI.

Netherlands XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max Odaud, Colin Ackerman, Bass de Lied, Teja Nidamanur, Scott Edwards (captain/wicketkeeper), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Ariane Dutt, Paul van Meekeren.
Australia XI: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh English (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.

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