PAK Vs NED: Pakistan Beat Netherlands By 6 Wickets, Tasted The First Win

Abhay Singh
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T20 World Cup 2022 PAK Vs NED

The T20 World Cup, Super-12 Group-2 match between Pakistan and Netherlands was played in Perth. The Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat first. The Netherlands scored 91 for 9 in 20 overs against Pakistan. In reply, Pakistan won by losing four wickets.

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Pakistan’s Innings, Rizwan Returned To Form

Chasing the target of 92 runs, Pakistan’s start was not good. Captain Babar’s poor form has continued in this match as well. Babar scored 4 off five balls before being run out. At the same time, Rizwan played an innings of 49 runs while batting brilliantly. On the other hand, Pakistan bowler Shadab Khan was given the man of the match.

T20 World Cup 2022 Pak Vs Ned Highlights
T20 World Cup 2022 Pak Vs Ned Highlights

Netherlands Innings, Pakistan Ball Is Dominant

After winning the toss, the Netherlands captain decided to bat first. The Netherlands batters had no answer for the pace and bounce of the Pakistani fast bowlers. Apart from losing the wicket, Bas Dliday was also injured. The Netherlands has set a target of 92, which may not be enough to trouble Pakistan. Shadab Khan took three wickets for Pakistan.

Talking about the match between the two earlier, Pakistan and Netherlands met only once in the T20 International match. In 2009, Pakistan defeated the Netherlands by 82 runs in a match played at Lord’s.

T20 World Cup 2022 Pak Vs Ned Match
T20 World Cup 2022 Pak Vs Ned Match

After the win, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said, I am happy with the team’s performance. The length was necessary on this pitch. There was extra bounce on the perfect size, and we wanted to bowl there. Everyone followed their plan. We can chase better than this. Winning gives you confidence, and we will continue to do that in the coming matches. We will try to give our best in the upcoming matches.

On the other hand, Netherlands captain Scott Edwards said, We felt it was the right decision to bat first. We had never batted before in the tournament, and we thought that we could have put up a good score. We were not able to play partnerships and hit boundaries. Failed. It’s tough to defend 90 on a good pitch. The bowlers did well, but the target was not enough.

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