Match Summary: Pakistan vs Netherlands, 2nd Match, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Pakistan vs Netherlands ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 MatchRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India October 6, 2023 Toss The Netherlands won the toss and chose to bowl.

Match Summary: Pakistan vs Netherlands, 2nd ODI World Cup 2023

Match Result: PAK vs NED CWC

Pakistan won by 81 runs

Player of the Match: PAK vs NED CWC 2023

Saud Shakeel

Player of the Match

Pakistan Innings

Pakistan had a difficult start, losing three top batsmen in the first 10 overs. However, Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Rizwan steadied the innings with a 120-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Shakeel was dismissed for shooting a quick 68, but Rizwan scored 68 himself.

Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz also made useful contributions, and Pakistan was eventually bowled out for 286 in 47.5 overs.

Pakistan 2nd ODI CWC 2023 Batting SummaryRuns Balls Face
Rizwan(wk)6875
Saud Shakeel6852
Extras 2
Total286/10 (49 Ovs)

Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-53, 3-65, 4-100, 5-145, 6-165, 7-188, 8-226, 9-252, 10-286

Netherlands Bowlers

The Dutch bowlers put in a commendable performance, restricting Pakistan’s total to 286. Logan van Beek and Fred Klaassen were the pick of the bowlers, each with three sticks.

Netherlands BowlingWicketsRuns
Bas de Leede462
Ackerman239
Van Beek127
Klaassen139
Van der Merwe142

Netherlands Innings

The Netherlands made a good start in their chase, reaching 50 for 1 in the 10th over. However, they then lost wickets regularly and were eventually bowled out for 277 in the innings. 49th.

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Colin Ackermann was the highest scorer for the Netherlands, with a good score of 76. He hit seven fours and two sixes in his innings. Bas de Leede and Tom Cooper also made useful contributions, scoring 46 and 40 respectively.

However, the Dutch bowlers were unable to get regular wickets, which allowed Pakistan to keep up the pressure. In the end, the Netherlands were bowled out for 277, nine runs short of the target.

Netherlands 2nd ODI CWC 2023 Batting SummaryRuns Ball Faced
Bas de Leede 6768
Vikramjit Singh5267
Extras4
Total205/10 (41 Ovs)

Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-42, 3-57, 4-75, 5-80, 6-100, 7-115, 8-136, 9-156, 10-205

Pakistan Bowlers

Pakistan’s bowlers put in a disciplined performance, winning wickets regularly. Mohammad Haris was the pick of the bowlers, with three wickets.

Pakistan BowlersWicketsRuns
Haris Rauf343
Hasan Ali233
Shadab Khan235
Mohammad Nawaz127
Shaheen Afridi117

Analysis

Pakistan were favorites in this match and they lived up to expectations. Their pitchers are too good for the Netherlands and they can defend modestly in total.

Saud Shakeel was Pakistan’s standout performer, with a quickfire 68 in the innings and a knock with the ball. Mohammad Rizwan also played a vital role in Pakistan’s victory by scoring a solid 68 runs.

The Netherlands were disappointing in this match. They had a good start in their chase, but they kept losing points in the middle of the innings. Only Vikramjit Singh and TLW Cooper offered significant resistance.

Overall, it was an easy win for Pakistan. They will look to continue their winning streak in their next match.

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