Afghanistan won over Netherlands by 7 wickets in 34rd Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The 34rd Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was played yesterday between Netherlands vs Afghanistan, at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. In Afghanistan won over Netherlands by 7 wickets.
TOSS- Netherlands won the toss and opted to bat.
Netherlands Innings- Netherlands batted first and started the inning very well but the ending was very poor, the entire team was dismissed just for 179 runs in the third ball of the 47th over. Sybrand Engelbrecht played a very brilliant half-century inning of 58 runs with the help of 6 boundaries in 86 balls, Max ODowd played a brilliant inning of 42 runs with the help of 9 boundaries in 40 balls, Colin Ackermann scored 29 runs in 35 balls, apart from this no batsman could play well and stay in the crease, Wesley Barresi dismissed just for 1 run in 4 balls, Scott Edwards dismissed without scoring in just 1 ball, Bas de Leede dismissed just for 3 runs in 6 balls, Saqib Zulfiqar 3 runs in 15 balls, Logan van Beek 2 runs in 13 balls, Roelof van der Merwe 11 runs in 13 balls, Paul van Meekeren 4 runs in 24 balls, Aryan Dutt remains unbeaten for 10 runs in 22 balls. In this way, the entire team dismissed just for 179 runs in 46.3 overs and set a target of 180 runs for Afghanistan.
Afghanistani bowlers- Mohammad Nabi took 3 wickets just for 28 runs in 9.3 overs, Noor Ahmad 2 wickets for 31 runs in 9 overs, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1 wicket for 40 runs in his spell, Rashid Khan was wicketless for 31 runs in his spell, Fazalhaq Farooqi wicketless for 36 runs in 5 overs, and Azmatullah Omarzai also wicketless for 11 runs in 3 overs.
Afghanistan Innings- Afghanistan chasing 181 runs in the second inning achieved the target very easily for the loss of just 3 wickets in 181 runs in the third ball of the 32nd over and won the match by 7 wickets. Afghanistan started the inning very well, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran came to start the inning, the first wicket has dismissed for 27 runs in 5.3 overs, Rahmanullah Gurbaz dismissed for 10 runs in 11 balls, next batsman Rahmat Shah came to bat and played well with Ibrahim Zadran, the second wicket has dismissed for 55 runs in first ball of the 11th over, Ibrahim Zadran dismissed for 20 runs in 34 balls, followed by Hashmatullah Shahidi came to bat handled the inning and played a brilliant half-century partnership of 74 runs with Rahmat Shah, the third wicket has dismissed for 129 runs in 22.4 over, Rahmat Shah dismissed after plying a brilliant inning of 52 runs with the help of 8 boundaries just 54 balls, next batsman Azmatullah Omarzai came to bat handled the inning and took the match to the victory with Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hashmatullah Shahidi played a brilliant unbeaten half-century and a victory inning of 56 runs with the help of 6 boundaries in 64 balls, and Azmatullah Omarzai played an unbeaten inning of 31 runs with the help of 3 boundaries in 28 balls. In the way, Afghanistan chased the target very easily for losing just 3 wickets in 31.3 overs and won the match by 7 wickets.
Netherlands bowlers- Logan van Beek took 1 wicket for 30 runs in 7 overs, Roelof van der Merwe 1 wicket for 27 runs in 5 overs, Saqib Zulfiqar 1 wicket for 25 runs in 3 overs, Aryan Dutt was wicketless for 49 runs in 8.3 overs, Paul van Meekeren wicketless for 35 runs in 5 overs, and Colin Ackermann also wicketless for 12 runs in 3 overs.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH- Afghanistani bowler Mohammad Nabi was selected as the player of the match, he performed very brilliant bowling and took 3 wickets just for 28 runs in 9.3 overs.
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