Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Dutch failed to take advantage of the batting-friendly pitch

The Dutch failed to take advantage of the batting friendly pitch of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. While the English scored 339 runs with the advantage of this pitch, the Dutch fell into a batting disaster, losing three wickets for just 68 runs chasing the target of 340 runs.

The Netherlands started to bat against the target of 340 runs given by the English. They lost the first wicket for only 12 runs.

Max O’Dowd was caught at mid on by Chris Woakes for just 5 runs off 11 balls. Moeen Ali at mid-on palmed the catch. As a result, the Dutch broke the opening pair in just 12 runs.

Colin Ackerman returned in the over after the departure of Max O’Dowd. He returned to David Willey for zero runs. The Dutch are in danger after losing two wickets for 13 runs.

Wesley Baresi and Sybrand Engelbrecht formed a pair after losing two wickets for 13 runs. The Netherlands completed the team’s century in 13 overs with this pair.

But this pair was broken by Wesley Baresi’s departure for the team’s 68 runs. He returned after being run out for 37 off 62 balls. The pair of 85 runs broke on his departure.

Earlier, winning the toss and batting against the Dutch in their eighth match, the English scored 339 runs by losing 9 wickets in the scheduled 50 overs based on Ben Stokes’ century, David Malan’s 87 runs and Chris Woakes’ half century.

(08 November/NBW)


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