Pakistan played their first World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands. But Pakistan fell into a batting disaster due to the bowling balls of the Netherlands bowlers. However, Babar Azam’s team was all out for 286 runs in the Rizwan-Shakeel pair. Netherlands need 287 to win.
Netherlands won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday (October 6).
After losing the toss, Pakistan 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.
These two batsmen took 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.