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Pakistan’s big win against Netherlands by 81 runs

After the departure of three top order for 38 runs, everyone was worried about Pakistan’s batting. Cricket lovers were doubtful whether Pakistan’s score would be 200 or not. But because cricket is a game of uncertainty, Pakistan had to manage 286 runs in the end with the 120-run partnership of Mohammad-Shakeel.

Netherlands went down to bat with a target of 287 runs and got all out for 205 runs. As a result, Pakistan got a big victory of 81 runs at the beginning of the World Cup journey.

The Dutch started to look and hear the start after coming down to bat. 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 wickets.

In such a disaster of the team, Shakib Zulfikar tried to take the lead of the team. Who picked up a half century in this match. He scored 50 off 50 balls. Which includes 4 fours and a six.

But Zulfiqar Shakib returned after being dismissed by Shaheen Afridi for the team’s 158 runs. He scored 10 runs off 18 balls before getting out.

After his departure, Bas de Lydio could not hold the team for long. He also returned with 67 runs off 68 balls by Mohammad Nawaj. The Netherlands lost seven wickets for the team’s 164 runs.

The Dutch lost their eighth wicket for 176 runs. Roelof van der Merwe returned after being run out with 4 runs from 7 balls.

Aryan Dutt returned with 1 run from 2 balls off Hasan Ali for the team’s 184 runs. Then Logan Van Beek started fighting with Paul Van Meekeren.

But the innings of the Netherlands stopped at 205 runs when van Meekeren was bowled by Haris Rauf. As a result, Pakistan won by 81 runs

Earlier, Pakistan lost the toss and lost opener Fakhar Zaman by 15 runs. Logan Von Wyk struck first in the Pakistan camp. Then captain Babar Azam departed before settling down on the wicket. Colin Ackerman’s ball was caught by Shakib Zulfiqar and the team returned to 34 runs. Another opener Imam Ul Haque departed after 4 runs of Babar’s departure. He returned with a catch to Aryan Dutt off Van McRae after scoring 15 runs off 19 balls. At that time, Pakistan’s team’s score was 38. Then Saud Shakeel paired with Rizwan.

Both batsmen scored half centuries in the first match. They were leading the team to a good score after handling the initial shock with a pair of half-centuries. Saud Shakil, who came down to play the World Cup for the first time, scored a half century in 32 balls. There are 7 fours and one six.

Rizwan also scored a half century in the first World Cup game. He spent 58 balls to make his half century. Which includes 6 fours.

These two batsmen made a pair of 120 runs off 114 balls. But when Shakil was dismissed for 158 runs and returned to the pavilion, this pair was broken. He returned with 68 runs off 52 balls.

Mohassad Rizwan could not stay at the crease for twenty times after Shakil’s dismissal. He returned with 75 off 68 balls.

After Rizwan’s dismissal, Iftikhar Ahmed also went back to 188 runs. He scored 9 off 11 balls.

After the dismissal of Iftikhar, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz tried to take control of the team. But when Shadab Khan returned with 32 runs off 34 balls, their pair was broken.

After that, Hasan Ali returned to the pavilion with zero runs. After Hasan Ali, Mohammad Newaz also returned. Scored 43 runs off 39 balls. He could not do it even after raising the hope of a half century.

After that Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf took the lead of the team but could not go far. Pakistan’s innings stopped at 286 when Haris Rauf got out with 16 runs off 14 balls.

Ackerman took two wickets in addition to D’Leed’s four for the Netherlands. In addition, Ian, van Beek and Mikkeran had one hunt each.

(06 October/NBW/ES)


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