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Pakistan Defeats Netherlands by 81 Runs in World Cup 2023

Highlights of the Pakistan vs. Netherlands match from the 2023 World Cup: On Friday at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Pakistan defeated the Netherlands by a score of 81 runs to begin its ODI World Cup 2023 campaign. Despite a top-order collapse, Pakistan managed to pile up 286/10 in 49 overs when batting first. With 68 runs each, Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel were the backbone of Pakistan’s comeback. With scores of 30 or more, Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan also contributed significantly towards the finish.

In response, the Netherlands had a respectable start, with Bas de Leede and starter Vikramjit Singh driving the team forward. Against Shadab, Vikramjit scored 52(67) before being dismissed, and Mohammad Nawaz took care of Bas de Leede for 67(68). In the end, Netherlands were bowled out for 205 runs in 41 overs.

By 81 runs, Pakistan wins against Netherlands

Pakistan Defeats Netherlands by 81 Runs in World Cup 2023

Haris Rauf got the last laugh as Pakistan defeats the Netherlands in the ongoing match by dismissing Paul van Meekeren for 7 (12), capping a 205-run innings for the Netherlands in 41 overs. By 81 runs, Pakistan triumphs. Haris Rauf rejoices after bowling van Meekeren out! Van Meekeren is also perplexed by an immediate, straight delivery on middle stump. The ball creeps past the gate as he attempts to defend from the crease, knocking the leg stump over. Rauf makes sure van Meekeren sees his stumps in the background. Pakistan wins the match! Van Meekeren receives 7 runs off of 12 balls, one of which is a boundary.

Scott Edwards, captain of the Netherlands

“First of all, a little depressing. I believe we fielded and bowled extremely effectively. To their credit, Pakistan played solid batting in the end. When we reached 120, we thought the total was par and that we were still in the game. There are several possibilities available, and captaincy involves some instinct. In all three areas of the game, Bas de Leede excels. Just needed a companion to accompany him. Van Beek hasn’t been reached; we’ll evaluate this and see where it goes. We were in an excellent spot, maybe one that got away. A few wickets fell in the middle.

PAK vs NED Highlights

Captain Babar Azam of Pakistan

“We are thrilled with Hyderabad’s support for us. Our group is appreciating the kindness. Pretty happy, indeed thanks to the bowlers for a good start and the wickets we got in the middle overs. The manner Rizwan and Saud batted placed pressure on the Netherlands, and we lost three wickets as a result. Saud played effectively and established his inning. He has come a long way. We adhered to our plans, our bowlers did a great job, and Haris bowled quickly to take wickets.

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