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Pakistan vs Netherlands Cricket World Cup 2023

In the electrifying clash between Pakistan and Netherlands at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, fans witnessed a roller-coaster of emotions as both teams battled it out on the pitch. Here’s a breakdown of the key moments and standout performances that defined this nail-biting encounter.

Early Ups and Downs

The match kicked off with a solid start from Netherlands’ openers, facing Pakistan’s formidable pace attack. However, Hasan Ali’s breakthrough by dismissing Max O’Dowd set the tone. Colin Ackermann showed promise, but spinner Iftikhar Ahmed had other plans, sending him back. Bas de Leede’s brilliant bowling limited Pakistan to 286 runs, but not without a fight from Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel.

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Scorecard of Pakistan and Netherlands innings:

Pakistan Innings

Fakhar Zamanc & b van Beek12153080.00
Imam-ul-Haqc Dutt b van Meekeren15192078.94
Babar Azam (c)c Saqib Zulfiqar b Ackermann5180027.77
Mohammad Rizwan †b de Leede68758090.66
Saud Shakeelc Saqib Zulfiqar b Dutt685291130.76
Iftikhar Ahmedc †Edwards b de Leede9111081.81
Mohammad Nawazrun out (van Meekeren/Ackermann)39434090.69
Shadab Khanb de Leede32342194.11
Hasan Alilbw b de Leede01000.00
Shaheen Shah Afridinot out131220108.33
Haris Raufst †Edwards b Ackermann161421114.28

Extras: (nb 1, w 8) 9
Total: 286 (49 overs, RR: 5.83)
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Fakhar Zaman, 3.4 ov), 2-34 (Babar Azam, 8.3 ov), 3-38 (Imam-ul-Haq, 9.1 ov), 4-158 (Saud Shakeel, 28.1 ov), 5-182 (Mohammad Rizwan, 31.3 ov), 6-188 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 31.6 ov), 7-252 (Shadab Khan, 43.4 ov), 8-252 (Hasan Ali, 43.5 ov), 9-267 (Mohammad Nawaz, 46.2 ov), 10-286 (Haris Rauf, 48.6 ov)


BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsEconomy RateExtras
Aryan Dutt1004814.802
Logan van Beek603015.001
Colin Ackermann813924.870
Paul van Meekeren604016.662
Bas de Leede906246.883
Roelof van der Merwe603606.001
Vikramjit Singh201608.000
Saqib Zulfiqar201507.500

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Netherlands Innings

Vikramjit Singhc Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan52674177.61
Max O’Dowdc Shaheen Shah Afridi b Hasan Ali5121041.66
Colin Ackermannb Iftikhar Ahmed17213080.95
Bas de Leedeb Mohammad Nawaz67686298.52
Teja Nidamanuruc Fakhar Zaman b Haris Rauf591055.55
Scott Edwards (c)†lbw b Haris Rauf02000.00
Saqib Zulfiqarlbw b Shaheen Shah Afridi10181055.55
Roelof van der Merwerun out (Babar Azam/†Mohammad Rizwan)470057.14
Logan van Beeknot out282831100.00
Aryan Duttb Hasan Ali120050.00
Paul van Meekerenb Haris Rauf7121058.33

Extras: (w

9) 9
Total: 205 (41 overs, RR: 5.00)
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Max O’Dowd, 5.5 ov), 2-50 (Colin Ackermann, 11.1 ov), 3-120 (Vikramjit Singh, 23.5 ov), 4-133 (Teja Nidamanuru, 26.2 ov), 5-133 (Scott Edwards, 26.4 ov), 6-158 (Saqib Zulfiqar, 32.1 ov), 7-164 (Bas de Leede, 33.2 ov), 8-176 (Roelof van der Merwe, 35.6 ov), 9-184 (Aryan Dutt, 37.1 ov), 10-205 (Paul van Meekeren, 40.6 ov)


BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsEconomy RateExtras
Shaheen Shah Afridi703715.282
Hasan Ali713324.714
Haris Rauf904334.772
Iftikhar Ahmed301615.330
Mohammad Nawaz703114.421
Shadab Khan804515.622

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Rizwan and Shakeel Shine

Netherlands dominated the initial overs, even sending skipper Babar Azam back to the pavilion. Yet, Rizwan and Shakeel orchestrated a remarkable partnership, steering Pakistan back from the brink. Their resilience and determination stabilized the innings, transforming the game’s momentum in Pakistan’s favor.

Netherlands’ Brave Effort

Despite their best efforts, Netherlands succumbed at 205 runs. Bas de Leede’s notable 67 and Vikramjit Singh’s 52 showcased their fighting spirit. However, Pakistan’s pace duo, Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali, proved too strong. The star of the match was undoubtedly Saud Shakeel, earning the Player of the Match title for his brilliant 68 off 52 balls. His positive approach, improved shots, and bravery turned the game around, leaving fans in awe.

In the end, Pakistan emerged victorious, defeating Netherlands by 81 runs. The match was a testament to the spirit of cricket, showcasing talent, determination, and the unpredictable nature of the game.


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